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Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 25

Telly Fedinandro Banks, 40, Lithonia, November 21, theft by shoplifting

November 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Atlanta reveals 3 bidders for Turner Field redevelopment

ATLANTA (AP) - Three groups, including Georgia State University, have submitted bids to acquire all or part of Turner Field, according to the recreation authority overseeing ...

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

NEW YORK (AP) - A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Deadly 'kissing bug' reported in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a deadly insect known as the "kissing bug" has made its way to Georgia.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Interim legal firm hired by BOC

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved a contract with Jarrard and Davis, LLP, of Cumming, Georgia to serve as the county's interim ...

November 23, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Calloway officially committed to Savannah State

Mason Calloway, Newton's star centerfielder, signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at Savannah State University on Monday morning.

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Medlin signs to play softball at Belmont Abbey

Brittany Medlin hated softball when she started playing. Now, she's signed her national letter of intent this past week to play softball at Belmont ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Newton’s Johnson wins Offensive POY

Seven Newton High School football players were named to the 2-AAAAAA All-Region team and senior quarterback Romario Johnson was named Offensive Player of the Year ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Fowler to represent Eastside in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Add Katie Beth Fowler, 16 year-old junior, to a very short list of talented local youth. A member of the Pride of Eastside Marching Band ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Covington

Eagles in college

The beginning of every year for high school football players and college football coaches, is highlighted by National Signing Day. Over the years Eastside had ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Lady Eagles earn All-Region honors

Eastside softball saw five of its players selected as members of the 4-AAAA All-Region first or second team. The Lady Eagles held a banquet on ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Meeting to approve legal team Monday

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) announced a special called meeting for Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. to approve a contract with ...

November 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Two suspects in the Walmart murder arrested in Tennessee

A man and woman were arrested in connection with the Covington Walmart murder yesterday in Manchester, Tn., after a citizen tipped off the local media.

November 22, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Everybody has a story

I've been asking children, "Does American history only happen to famous people?"

November 22, 2015 | Terri Kimble | LIVING

Leadership — a Study in Contrast

When terrible events happen, leaders address the safety concerns of their communities, and then reach out to various factions to ensure a solution is reached ...

November 22, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

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Are deputies needed in elem. schools?

When parents and residents in Newton County heard about the tragic school shooting in Newton, Conn., one of their first reactions was to ask if schools needed to be safer.

December 18, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Education

Tigers pull off upset

Alcovy didn't get off to the start of 2012-13 season it would hope after losing its first three and four of its first five games.

December 18, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

Newton County Jail Log - Dec. 19

Drew Ocie Wilkinson, 22, Hampton, Dec. 5. Probation violation.

December 18, 2012 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Response to Conn. shootings

Dear Parents: By now, you are well aware of the tragic school shooting that occurred Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. As a parent, I am heavy-hearted and know that you, like me, are hurting. There will be extensive media coverage of this terrible tragedy on the news and much discussion about it in our communities in the days and weeks ahead.

December 18, 2012 | Gary S. Mathews, Ph.D. Newton County Schools Superintendent | Letters

Emergency Action Plan

Once again, we see the necessity of school systems in even the quietest locations having a plan in place to deal with what happened in Newtown, Conn. These tragedies are happening more and more and both school systems and businesses must have an Emergency Action Plan in place, practiced and ready in case the unthinkable happens.

December 18, 2012 | John Douglas County Commissioner-Elect | Letters

Annual prayer breakfast

It's time to start making plans for the annual Rotary-Kiwanis Legislative Prayer Breakfast, which will be held at 7 a.m., Friday, Jan. 11, at Turner Lake Complex.

December 18, 2012 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Hometown Hero

Porterdale police Lt. Jason Cripps shows up for his job every day and conducts himself in a professional manner.

December 18, 2012 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

A gift fit for a princess

My youngest granddaughter asked me for a pair of boots for Christmas. Wanting to clarify her request, I asked if she meant cowboy boots. She looked at me as only a child can look at an adult when the adult has not grasped what is obvious to the child, and she said firmly, "No, grandmamma, cowGIRL boots.

December 18, 2012 | Paula Travis | Columnists

Return to Vietnam

Hubert L. Townley began his military career in March 1955 and retired from the U.S. Army more than 20 years later in November 1979. In January 2013, Townley will travel to Vietnam on a Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsored tour, "Return to Vietnam," which will last for two weeks during Jan. 3 through 17.

December 18, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Teen charged after pointing gun

A 15-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday after reportedly having a muzzle loader that officers believe was stolen from a car earlier in the week.

December 18, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Porterdale to become drug-free zone

Porterdale will soon become the fourth city in the state to become a Drug Free Commercial Zone after the city council passed a Drug Free Commercial Zone ordinance at its Dec. 3 council meeting.

December 18, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale

Don’t let your holiday cheer go up in smoke

The holiday season is the time of year when most people are thinking about shopping for gifts, office parties and spending time with family and friends. Sadly, this is also the time when home fires peak. State Farm spokesman Justin Tomczak said, "Approximately one-third of home fires and home fire deaths occur during December, January and February."

December 18, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Girl Scout troop 50 years later

Girl Scout Troop 1062 reunited 50 years after receiving their curved bar badges for a fun lunch celebration. The gathering was also in honor of their Scout leader Ruth Moseley's birthday as well as the 100th year of Girl Scouts.

December 18, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Piedmont Academy earns SAIS accreditation

Piedmont Academy is now an accredited member of SAIS and Advanced Ed. To earn accreditation from SAIS, Piedmont Academy complied with quality standards, was evaluated by an outside group of peer professionals, and implemented a school plan focused on strategic improvement and student performance in accordance with the school's mission which is, Piedmont Academy educates, encourages and develops students in a safe, Christian environment where faculty and staff partner with families to guide students into opportunities that build character and prepare them for success.

December 18, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

The Covington Y gives back

The Covington Y LowImpactForEveryone (LIFE) class enjoyed a delicious lunch together on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Presents were brought by all for less fortunate children, and after wrapping them, the gifts are ready for delivery. The Y invites you to join their family of friends.

December 18, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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