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Rams: Letting them off the leash

All year long Newton football made its money on offense where Rams' head coach Terrance Banks had nine returning starters from last year's team. As the Black Knights know, the Rams live and die (mostly living) on the arms and legs of Romario Johnson. However, it's been the Rams' defense that has propelled the team to new heights in this year's playoffs.

November 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Three NCSS teachers receive grants

The Newton Foundation for Educational Excellence announces the recipients of the Fall 2014 ReImagine Newton Classroom Grants.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Cosby philanthropy shadowed by sexual allegations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bill Cosby's record of big donations to colleges and other institutions has been a key part of his rosy public image. But even his generosity can't stand apart from the rising tide of allegations made by women accusing him of sexual assault.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Ga Tech-Georgia brings national chops this season

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - There's no need for any extra motivation when Georgia faces Georgia Tech.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

NHS JROTC accepting Toys for Tots

The Newton High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC program invites the students, clubs and organizations of all Newton County Schools to join it in assisting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve with their annual Toys for Tots drive.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

US stock indexes hold at record levels

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks edged higher again Tuesday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy. The government raised its estimate for economic growth in the third quarter, giving the U.S. its strongest six months of growth in a decade, but a separate report showed that consumer confidence fell in November.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ferguson mayor: National Guard deployment delayed

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Ferguson's mayor is criticizing what he says was delayed National Guard deployment as violent protests broke out following the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

WASHINGTON (AP) - Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Toy Ride to be held Dec. 13

The Newton County Sheriff's Office 16th annual Toy Ride will take place Saturday, Dec. 13 to help benefit local children for Christmas.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift

NEW YORK (AP) - It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Fires burn in Ferguson, gunshots heard in streets

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Flames engulfed at least a dozen businesses in Ferguson early Tuesday and gunfire kept firefighters at bay after protests over the decision not to indict a police officer in Michael Brown's death turned violent, despite pleas for peace from Brown's family and others.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Protesters plan Atlanta protest of Ferguson ruling

ATLANTA (AP) - Activists plan to rally in downtown Atlanta in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

NEW YORK (AP) - Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ferguson police officer not indicted

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A grand jury declined Monday to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many African-Americans and police.

November 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Shopping small businesses Saturday

At this year's Lighting of the Tree event on the Covington Square, visitors could stop at a table displaying promotions for "Shop small, shop local."

November 24, 2014 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

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Meet the court

The little court: McIntosh Trail ECDC would like to present the 2010-2011 King and Queen and their court. Sitting L-R Kaderrius Hutchings (King), Carmen Ruiz and Jamaya Anderson (Queen). Standing L-R Trinarion Griffin, Ceclia Burgess and Dalio Enriquez. The children raised a total of $1,305.30.

November 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Spread the cheer

The holidays are all about giving. Here are some agencies that provide help to the needy. Is your group doing something special for others during the holidays? Send an e-mail to tiddens@covnews.com, or post on our Facebook page. You can suggest additions to our list at Covnews.com/helpers.

November 23, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

State patrol roll out Operation C.A.R.E.

Expect plenty of company on the roads this Thanksgiving holiday, and expect to pay more for gas, too.

The Georgia State Patrol says its officers will be watching for impaired drivers, seat belt violations and speeders, according to a release.

November 23, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Carol Starnes Russell

Carol Starnes Russell, 73, of Hendersonville, N.C., daughter of the late William H. Starnes and Helen Hale Starnes, died peacefully on Nov. 19.

November 23, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Meet the new Congressman at 7 p.m.

Newly elected U.S. District 7 Representative Rob Woodall (R-Lawrenceville) will speak at the Newton County Republican Party's monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Covington Women's Club, located behind Amici's Italian Cafe on College Avenue.

November 22, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newborn Opry ending 10-year run

The stage will fall silent in December at the Newborn Schoolhouse as the Newborn Opry is set to end its 10-year run with a final show.

November 22, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

William T. Thompson

William T. Thompson of Oxford, passed away November 21, 2010, at the age of 65. Mr. Thompson was a resident of Oxford, since 1971, and owned and operated Thompson Framing & Construction company for 39 years. He was a Nascar fan. In his younger years, he was a stock car driver and raced in the Athens area for several years. Mr. Thompson was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Lamar (Tab) Thompson, Sr.; sister, Mary Allgood; and his brother, Albert Lamar Thompson, Jr. Survivors include his loving wife, Linda ...

November 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mr. Dixon Hays

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November 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Gas costs up for Thanksgiving

Expect plenty of company on the roads this Thanksgiving holiday, and expect to pay more for gas, too.

November 22, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log - Nov. 21

Chad Edward Morris, 36, Conyers, Nov. 16. Two counts child support default.

Krystal Evette Parker, 25, 185 Avert Drive, Covington, Nov. 15. Contempt of court, to serve 48 hours.

November 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

SPLOST list pared to $57.6 million

Despite the split among the Board of Commissioners, it did reach an informal consensus on a final SPLOST list Thursday night, totaling $57.6 million in projects.

November 21, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Students stroll the catwalk

The West Newton Elementary dance program recently held its first Golden Catwalk Fashion Show at Liberty Middle School.

November 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

County divided over SPLOST

A divided Board of Commissioners continued to disagree Friday about whether Thursday night's 3-2 consensus decision in favor of Commissioner Mort Ewing's SPLOST proposal was the result of backroom politics or a show of leadership.

November 21, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

EYESORE of the week - Nov. 21

Look at that lawn: This abandoned home is located on High Ridge Road in Covington. If you would like to submit an "Eyesore of the Week," send a picture to news@covnews.com or by mail to 1166 Usher St., Covington, GA 30014. Please do not submit residential properties that are occupied.

November 21, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | Eyesore of the Week

Thanksgiving memories

Thanksgiving has always been special for me. My parents came from big families, but in spite of the numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, we were and still are very close. A lot of families don't get together much, if at all anymore and barely know their extended families.

Growing up, we didn't need a holiday or special occasion to get together. Every Sunday after lunch, we piled into the car or truck and went to Mama Parker and Granny Stapp's house to visit. After my grandmothers passed on, some wondered whether we'd still to get together ...

November 21, 2010 | Beth Rowe | News Columnists

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