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Change isn’t that bad

Life changes all the time. We change homes. We change jobs. We change clothes. We change a lot of things. Some of us like change ...

December 04, 2016 | Andy Butts | Religion

Lassiter: Multiple uses for Second-To-Die Life Insurance

Second-To-Die or Survivorship Life Insurance became a very viable product after the 1982 TEFRA legislation. This act allowed estate taxes to be postponed until the ...

December 04, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Have you ever thought …

We are just a few days into December and Christmas is closing in on us. For most of us there seems to be a thousand ...

December 04, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Crawford: I remember Roscoe

Friends and relatives who know I work at the state capitol often ask these questions: How can you stand it there? Don't you just ...

December 04, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Forensic Audit: Actions ‘caused financial harm and damage to the taxpayers of Newton County’

Eds Note: To read more on the forensic accounting report click for a report on the Bear Creek Reservoir project, here; read about the report ...

December 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Responses to Castro's death reveal wide chasm between Obama, Trump

This past week, Fidel Castro, Cuban dictator, died. The responses from President-elect Donald Trump and the Obama White House underscored how different the two men ...

December 04, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich-Cushman | Columnists

Plenty of time left to enjoy Christmas on the Square

Main Street Covington's Christmas on the Square is in full swing with a great Lighting of the Tree and Polar Express night. But don ...

December 04, 2016 | Velinda Hardy | Business

Yarbrough: Random thoughts on random subjects

God bless America and God bless Mount Paran Christian School in Cobb County. Before a recent football playoff game, every player on the team came ...

December 04, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Our Thoughts: Audit, citizenry can be a tool for change

For those who even just pay casual attention to their local government, this week brought some big news to Newton County.

December 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Sawyer: former attorney’s actions ‘detrimental to taxpayers’

On Oct. 18, 2015, the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to bring a halt to the proposed Bear Creek Reservoir project, under way ...

December 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Accountant points to unapproved contracts at landfill

The landfill has been a financial burden on Newton County for years, especially since a leachate spill in 2015 caused millions of dollars in damage.

December 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

County refutes Sawyer’s SPLOST claims

In David Sawyer's accounting analysis of Newton County's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) and Impact Fees funds, he reported that at ...

December 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Look at Nelson Heights may spur change in county practices

While David Sawyer's reporting on the Bear Creek Reservoir project, SPLOST and Impact Fees and the county's landfill was released Monday, in May ...

December 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Former commissioners speak out against water sale

The Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority (NCWSA) will present the team it has selected to perform due diligence to the Newton County Board of ...

December 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

4-H’er encourages others to be themselves

"I can get up and talk in front of a big crowd, now that I was in 4-H," said Rocky Plains Elementary fifth grader Miranda ...

December 03, 2016 | Terri Fullerton | Agriculture

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Brazil: police puzzle over 7 gift-wrapped skulls

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Police in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo are baffled by a macabre puzzle: someone has been leaving gift-wrapped human skulls around town.

March 18, 2013 | Associated Press | STATE

Stocks fall Wall Street on Cyprus bailout

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks fell in early trading on Wall Street on concern that the terms of a proposed bank bailout for the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus could cause the euro crisis to flare up again.

March 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Finalists named for Small Business Award

The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for the 2013 Jerry Barboe Small Business Person of the Year Award, the winner of which will be named in a ceremony on Thursday.

March 18, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Supreme Court upholds sentence in girl's killing

ATLANTA (AP) - The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the convictions and life prison sentence given to the stepmother of an 11-year-old girl who prosecutors say was starved and beaten to death in Henry County in 2003.

March 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Conyers Pilot Club Share Pilot Night

The Pilot Club of Conyers celebrated the annual Share Pilot Program during its Thursday night meeting at Conyers Presbyterian where donations were given to local groups and nonprofits supporting work in brain-related injuries and disorders.

March 18, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Lowest gas price - March 18

The lowest price for regular fuel in Conyers is $3.49 at the RaceWay, located at 2187 Salem Road SE near Flat Shoals Road.

March 18, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Ga. day care regulators changing some rules

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Georgia day care regulators are changing some rules and adding others in an effort aimed at better protecting and educating children.

March 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Rise of Latino population blurs US racial lines

WASHINGTON (AP) - Welcome to the new off-white America.

March 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Lowest gas price - March 18

The lowest price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.49 at the RaceWay, located at 5148 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Piper Street.

March 18, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Call for purpose at NAACP Freedom Fund banquet

Keynote speaker state Sen. Ronald Ramsey challenged the Rockdale NAACP to rediscover the purpose of the civil rights organization as one for all people during the local chapter's 25th annual Freedom Fund scholarship fundraising dinner on Saturday.

March 18, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Grad to compete in fashion week event

Design and fashion may be a dream for some people, but an evolving Social Circle designer will face reality as she participates in a competition for emerging designers during Charleston Fashion Week, in Charleston, S.C.

March 17, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Working at the car wash

Meet Nick McWilliams, a 20-year-old guy who loves the car wash so much that he works at one. McWilliams, has been working at Four Seasons Auto Wash Express here in Covington for nearly three years, in which time he has endured rain, sleet, snow and 104 degree weather just to make sure your car is as clean as it can be.

March 16, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL

Turner Lake looks good after spruce up

With spring just around the corner, many residents are making their way over to Turner Lake Park to walk the trails, and several have noticed it is looking good. The Newton County Recreation Commission said it recently went in with machines and cleared out much of the underbrush and limbs in order to keep the public safe and the park looking nice.

March 16, 2013 | By Alexis Duffy news@covnews.com | LOCAL

Strand of Norovirus sweeping country

Each year in the U.S., about 20 million cases of noroviruses are reported. These are a group of related viruses that cause gastroenteritis, which is inflammation of the stomach and kidneys.

March 16, 2013 | Madison Morganthall | LOCAL

Letter: Follow the driving laws

To the editor and all Georgia drivers:

March 16, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters

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