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Shopping center curfew for unaccompanied minors after 7 p.m.

CONYERS - The Conyers Police Department (CPD) will be working with the Conyers Crossroads shopping center to help enforce the private property's new curfew and ...

August 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Hurricane Fred forms in the Atlantic, expected to weaken

MIAMI (AP) - Fred has strengthened to a hurricane, spreading wind and heavy rain across the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

August 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Gov. Deal proposes $50M more on pre-kindergarten

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal said he wants to spend $50 million to reverse cuts to Georgia's pre-kindergarten program that increased class sizes and ...

August 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

US stocks move lower; energy sector drags as oil price falls

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks moved lower in mid-morning trading Monday as oil prices fell and investors reacted to signs that the Federal Reserve was still ...

August 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Of the power that is in imagination?

Behind the Newton County Health Department and near the Covington Branch of the Newton County Library, you will find a very different place, Chimney Park ...

August 30, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

A frozen and forgotten battle

The gathering at Oxton Village Assisted Living in Social Circle witnessed a rare ceremony on August 25 honoring a WWII veteran of the Aleutian Islands ...

August 30, 2015 | Pete Mecca | A VETERAN'S STORY

A condition of the heart

I Peter 3:10-11 (New Living Translation) For the Scriptures say, "If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue ...

August 30, 2015 | Jan McCoy | Columnists

The struggle for economic liberty is real

Here's my taxi question. If a person is law-abiding, has a driver's license, has a car or van that has passed safety inspection ...

August 30, 2015 | Walter Williams | Columnists

Too many phony wars

War, real war, is the end result of botched politics. War is a dirty blood-stained business with the goal of defeating an enemy whose viewpoints ...

August 30, 2015 | Pete Mecca | Columnists

Jimmy Carter shows a special kind of courage

Another school year is underway in our state, which means that it's time to start complaining about the Georgia High School Association (GHSA).

August 30, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Our Thoughts: Newton's citizens committees

Being an elected official is a thankless job. We are promised the moon every election season, and rarely ever see its full glow throughout the ...

August 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Affordable housing takes root in Newton County

Like many people, Jasmine had a negative view of housing authorities-commonly conflated with 'the projects'-before she came to live at New Leaf in ...

August 30, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Trump says what he means and means what he says

Pollster Frank Luntz conducted a 29-person focus group of Trump supporters this past Monday. At one point, while talking to journalists who were watching the ...

August 30, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Covington Police Dept. announces “Filming the Fuzz” contest, prizes

The annual Fuzz Run is rapidly approaching on Sept. 12 and the Covington Police Department is offering runners and spectators a unique way to get ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Jersey Day kicks off Sept. 5

Football season is here, and the only thing better than showing support by wearing your favorite team's jersey is to do it for a ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Unacceptable

Dear Editor: I am absolutely incensed after reading the article "Non-renewal of contract stands" in Friday's News. Incensed, because for anyone to be paid that much money when our school system is ranked at the very bottom for academic achievement is robbery - robbery of the tax-paying citizens of this county.

August 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Letters

Learning from Greece

Dear Editor: The ancient Romans learned a lot from Greece. Today's American can learn a lot from modern Greece.

Over the last 40 years, the citizens of Greece sought and accepted the care, control and generosity of their government. And the money was borrowed money. Over time the people have become parasites rather than providers.

August 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Letters

To our elected officials

Dear Editor: To all those in governance on the local, state and national level, from the Holy Bible the book of Kings chapter 3: "And your servant is in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a great people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or counted. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern good from evil; for who can govern this your great people?"

August 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Letters

Changing tides

It's the last few weeks of summer. For those of us with children in school, this is our last chance to get away before becoming engulfed in school schedules, homework, activities and carpool. For children, it is their last chance to be carefree, sleep in and play with friends.

August 07, 2011 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Newton County Jail Log - Aug. 7

Jason Luke Darnell, 33, 60 Brookhollow Way, Covington, July 28. Child support default.

August 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Residents, businesses vexed by ‘Diaries’

Local residents and business owners are voicing concerns to the Covington City Council over the filming of "The Vampire Diaries," saying the crew has taken over the streets and is displaying rude behavior.

August 07, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | LOCAL

Lady Tigers have renewed optimism

Two years ago, Alcovy volleyball was the best team in the county. The Lady Tigers won the county championship, posted their first winning season and narrowly missed the school's first playoff berth. Last year though, the program took a step back.

August 06, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy

Justice is served

Former Newton defensive end Justice Ejike was the unequivocal leader of the Rams defense in 2009. He was their best player on that side of the ball. He was so good, he also played offensive line. Fast forward two years and he has a new role, one he isn't too familiar with.

August 06, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton

Julia Kathryn Jones

Julia Kathryn Jones, 89, of Social Circle, died on Aug. 5.

August 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

Jewell West Gilbert

Jewell West Gilbert, 74, of Monticello, died Friday, Aug. 5, at her residence.

August 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mentally-ill man enters plea in siblings' slaying

ATHENS (AP) - A mentally-ill Athens man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his brother and two sisters more than two years ago.

August 06, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE

Two arrested for Taco Bell brawl

A racial tirade directed at Taco Bell employees ended with one woman arrested for DUI and another for battery Thursday evening.

August 06, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Police seek 3 in restaurant shooting

JONESBORO (AP) - Police are searching for three men who opened fire inside a Clayton County restaurant, killing the owner's son.

August 06, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE

Morehouse to pay $1.2 million after federal probe

ATLANTA - Morehouse College in Atlanta has agreed to pay $1.2 million to end a federal investigation into what officials call the misuse of funds intended to promote scientific study, the U.S. Department of Justice announced late Friday.

August 06, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE

Firefighters, police rescue man from burning home

ATLANTA - Authorities say Atlanta firefighters and a police officer worked together to rescue a 300-pound man from a burning home, saving his life.

August 05, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE

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