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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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Newton's united under-8 All Stars win big

With 11 players on each side of the ball, football requires the melding of different personalities, no matter what level of skill or age.

November 27, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation

Fazio: Much ado about nothing

This space was supposed to be reserved for Aaron Murray but he conveniently chose not to do interviews.

November 27, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

Part 2: Prisoner of war Oglesby makes it home

This is the second part in a two-part series profiling World War II veteran Nicholas Oglesby who flew a B-29 Superfortress which bombed targets in Japan, Manchuria and Japanese-controlled cities in China. The first part of this story can be found here.

November 27, 2012 | Pete Mecca | News Columnists

Crime briefs: Shots fired in Covington

A Covington man was arrested the evening of Thanksgiving after officers were called to a home on Bent Pine Court regarding shots fired.

November 27, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

County votes to not pursue trail funding

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to deny applying for a $100,000 funding from the Georgia Recreational Trails Program through the Department of Natural Resources at their Nov. 20 meeting.

November 27, 2012 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Vision for Salem Road advances

Salem Road is already one of the county's main commercial corridors, but county officials realize it likely won't reach its potential as a true destination to both shop and live in without some changes.

November 27, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Area gas prices rise .9 cents in past week

Atlanta, Nov. 26 - Average retail gasoline prices in the area have risen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26/gal yesterday. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $3.43/gal, according to gasoline price website

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

County’s jobless rate declines slightly

Newton County's unemployment rate declined to 9.5 percent in October, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 9.6 percent in September, according to preliminary numbers released by the Georgia Department of Labor recently. The rate was 11.5 percent in October 2011.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Tax increases coming in 2013

No matter what happens to the fiscal cliff, Newton County residents can expect a tax increase next year, according to Brian Byars of Advanced Retirement Planners.

November 27, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Business

William L. Plunkett

Mr. William L. Plunkett of Porterdale, 70, passed away Nov. 25.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS

Roscoe (Floyd) Ingram

Mr. Roscoe (Floyd) Ingram Sr., 71, of Covington, passed away Nov. 26. Mr. Ingram was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Eula (Ayers) Ingram.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS

Daniel Lee Hicks

Mr. Daniel Lee Hicks, 40, of Covington, passed away on Nov. 22.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS

Cheryl Fuller East

Mrs. Cheryl Fuller East, 45, of Social Circle, passed away on Nov. 24. Mrs. East received her BBA degree in marketing at Georgia College in Milledgeville. However, she was a stay at home mom until her children were teenagers, then she went to work as a special education paraprofessional at Social Circle Primary School. She was a loving mother and wife. She enjoyed spending time at the lake and entertaining there.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS

James Doucette

Mr. James Arthur Doucette, 78, of Covington, passed away Nov. 25. He graduated from technical school in the field of electrical construction and maintenance. Mr. Doucette joined the U.S. Navy, and proudly served his country as Electrician's Mate Second Class, before being honorably discharged after four years. He was recruited by Trans-World Airlines, for Kennedy Space Center, to supervise air-conditioning crews as well as the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of space oriented environmental control systems. With the phasing-down of the space program, Mr. Doucette returned to private industry as a self-employed, licensed, service contractor.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS

Clara Cooper Bell

Mrs. Clara Cooper Bell, 94, of Covington, passed away Nov. 26.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS

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