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County saves thousands in dam fix

The leak at Turner Lake has been fixed without leaking more cash out of Newton County for the project.

October 31, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Florida's Muschamp gets another shot at alma mater

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Will Muschamp has been on the losing end of the Florida-Georgia series his entire career.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Did you remember to set your clocks back?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) - A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

$2.25M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death

NEW YORK (AP) - The city has reached a $2.25 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said Friday.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US, global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose across the globe Friday, capping off a seesaw month for investors, after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost the country's struggling economy. Japan's stock market jumped 4.8 percent to the highest level since 2007.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Warner Robins museum may get B-17

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) - Museum of Aviation officials are hopeful that a longtime goal of getting a B-17 bomber is within reach.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Warner Robins museum may get B-17

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) - Museum of Aviation officials are hopeful that a longtime goal of getting a B-17 bomber is within reach.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Fall Festival, car show at CrossRoads

CrossRoads Baptist Church , in Social Circle, is holding its 10th Annual Community Fall Festival tonight from 6-8 p.m.

October 31, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" as state troopers led a suspect in a fatal police barracks ambush from his first court appearance following a seven-week manhunt.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Lawsuits: 2 women raped at Georgia Tech fraternity

ATLANTA (AP) - Two young women have filed lawsuits alleging that misconduct at a Georgia Tech fraternity - including members referring to women as "rapebait" - led to them being raped, their lawyers said Thursday.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Freeze watch issued in north Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a freeze advisory covering a large part of north Georgia.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Big gain in Visa drives Dow average higher

NEW YORK (AP) - Solid quarterly results from a range of big companies helped send the stock market slightly higher Thursday. The standout was Visa, whose 10 percent jump helped tug the Dow Jones industrial average up nearly 200 points.

October 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

DeKalb Co. crime stats questioned in federal audit

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A federal audit has found that inflated crime statistics helped DeKalb County secure more than $2.3 million in criminal justice grants.

October 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) - Practically daring Maine health authorities to go to court to have her confined, nurse Kaci Hickox went out on a bike ride Thursday in defiance of the state's voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.

October 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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September 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

BOE seeks $29 million in state money for new Newton High

The Newton County Board of Education is expected to approve a recommendation at their Tuesday meeting to apply for more than $29 million from the state to assist in the construction of a replacement high school for Newton High.

September 19, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education

Newborn Opry to return in October

After a year's hiatus, they're getting ready to make music again at the Newborn Opry.

September 19, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Juvenile shot in leg

Deputies were called to a shooting Tuesday evening, but instead of arresting the shooter, charges are pending against the juvenile who was shot.

September 19, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Artful Harvest winners announced

Best In Show: Terrel Godfrey, "Wheat Dreams"

September 19, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Schools receive grants for tech, career programs

Several Newton County school's have received thousands of dollars in grant money - and are hoping to receive more - to help with improving instruction, equipment and facilities for career, technical and agriculture (CTAE) programs.

September 19, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education

Our thoughts... Seniors

Last Friday we ran an editorial that stressed the fact that a strong school system is essential not only for the welfare and growth of our children but for our county as well. We said that in order for our schools to improve, it would take a strong community effort.

September 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our thoughts... Everybody cut “Footloose”

We are pleased to see that another movie company has decided to use Covington as a major spot for filming.

September 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Newton County Jail Log - Sept. 19

o Kenneth Wayne Whitaker, 34, 330 Willow Shoals Dr., Covington, Sept. 2. Reckless driving.

September 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Anime night

September 19, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | LOCAL

One Fabulous Mama - The newest member of the family

Seems like we're never very far out of diapers and training pants before we introduce some new pooping and peeing machine into the Hallman household. Now, don't go getting any crazy ideas about another baby. Y'all would be reading about me on the front page of this fine publication if that were the case. Something like "One Fabulous Mama attacks former OBGYN." Tubal ligations are no laughing matter. Make a note of it.

September 19, 2010 | By Beth McAfee-Hallman | News Columnists

Norris - Ellis

Mr. and Mrs. Doug Norris of McDonough announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Michelle Norris to Nicholas David Ellis of Covington, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Ellis of Covington.

September 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Engagements

Health benefits of pets

Most readers who own a pet, be it dog, cat, bird, ferret, horse or other creature, can probably speak to the emotional benefits of owning an adoring animal. Anecdotes are prolific about the human health benefits of companion animals, both service and therapy animals, and family pets. (I'm not too sure about goldfish, however.) But in-depth scientific research into this apparently obvious phenomenon are rare. Now, however, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health, is embarking on a study of whether animals can have tangible effects on ...

September 19, 2010 | Kirven Weekley | Health

Picture of the Day - Sept. 18

Bryana Newby and Akem Hunt were crowned Homecoming Queen and King during Newton High School's football game against Northview Friday night.

To see more photos, click on the links below Related Content.

September 18, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | LOCAL

Mildred Louise Dudding

Mildred Louise Dudding of Covington, GA died Friday, September 17, 2010 at Abbey Hospice. She was born on May 26, 1935 in Bulls Gap, TN to William Vandis and Lillie Mae Rednawoner Hayes. She loved to go to yard sales and to garden. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother and great grandmother. Mrs. Dudding is survived by daughter: Barbara Bowen of Covington, GA; daughter and son-in-law: Robin and Charles Akins of Covington, GA, sons: William Dan Bowen of Covington, GA and Woodson Boyd Bowen of Macon, GA; daughters and sons-in-law: Shirley and Michael Florence, Marty and Pete Akins, Linda ...

September 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

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