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A community is a composite of the efforts of many people who came before us. We are indebted to those who laid the foundations of ...

June 26, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Learning the signs of gang interest

Newton County Sheriff's Office Captain Keith Crum suggested that if parents start seeing gang symbols on their child's school, the need to pay ...

June 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Historic Georgia state park gets a makeover

The historic Hard Labor Creek State Park in Rutledge, Georgia will reopen to the public on July 1, boasting several new renovations.

June 26, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

Alcovy FFA to host Aggie Academy in the summer

Alcovy Future Farmers of America (FFA) is offering a day camp at the Newton College & Career Academy center this summer.

June 26, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL

Tax-free exchanges

One of the provisions of the Revenue Code that is very attractive to life and annuity policyholders is Section 1035. This provision of the Code ...

June 26, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Christian youth softball league boasts 25 years of safe sports

From June 27 to July 2, several kids across Newton County will participate in the Newton Christian Youth Softball League (NCYSL) summer softball tournament.

June 26, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation

Memorial honors former El Charro manager in wake of tragedy

Since the death of Enrique Ramirez Trejo, the El Charro family has banded together to support the Trejo family and one another.

June 26, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: When is enough, enough?

This week two Newton County young people lost their lives and another took a life, leaving a cloud of sadness over an otherwise sunny time.

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

When our habits become spiritual

We moved to Oxford eight years ago so that I could be the college chaplain at Oxford College of Emory University. We left behind family ...

June 26, 2016 | Lyn Pace | Columnists

This Sebastian is the real deal and that’s no joke

I don't know how schoolteachers manage to do what they do and do it as well as they do, given the obstacles tossed in ...

June 26, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Georgia can learn something from Louisiana

This may be the first time I've ever written these words, but here goes: Georgia could learn a lesson from Louisiana.

June 26, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

James ‘Sam’ Allgood

James "Sam" Allgood, Sr., 71, of Sparta. passed away June 23, 2016. An Oxford native, Allgood and his wife, Frances moved to Sparta in 2006 ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

NAACP hears Johnson and Anderson

The weather has heated up and election season hasn't cooled off as a handful of candidates are in a runoff for the primary election.

June 24, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

The Newton County Farm Bureau celebrated National Dairy Month in June.

The dairy industry is a crucial part of Georgia's agriculture industry. The state of Georgia is home to approximately 83,000 head of dairy ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING

Theme school council gives $600 to homeless shelter

Members of the Newton County Theme School (NCTS) Student Council recently presented a check for $600 to the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter. The Theme ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Apple's sales slowdown tugs Nasdaq index lower

NEW YORK (AP) - A sharp drop in Apple's stock pulled the Nasdaq down with it after the tech giant warned of weaker sales. Other stock-market indexes eked out slight gains.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Gov't probes possible USAID bid rigs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Documents obtained by The Associated Press show the Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation into possible contract rigging by the general counsel at the government agency that distributes foreign aid.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Changes to contract bid process discussed at Commissioners' retreat

Commissioners reviewed operational goals for the coming year during a second retreat Thursday at the JP Carr center, including revising the contract procurement process, opening the JP Carr gymnasium more to the community, and incentives to encourage first responders to live in Rockdale.

January 24, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

White House says Obama supports women in combat

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says allowing women to serve in combat marks another step toward the country's founding ideals of fairness and equality.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

State Atty. Gen. Olens speaks at Conyers Rotary

Georgia Attorney General Samuel Olens spoke to the Conyers Rotary Club Thursday and detailed a few of the projects his office is working on this year, most notably efforts to ban "pill mills" in Georgia.

January 24, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Breakfast for church and community leaders on Jan. 26

All pastors, church and community leaders are invited to participate in the East Gate Breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9:30-11a.m. It will take place at the Father's House located at 1203 Royal Drive, Conyers. This is a free, continental breakfast featuring guest speaker, Judge Nancy Bills, about the Family Violence Task Force.

January 24, 2013 | Rachel Loyd | Rockdale Archives

Brake failure ruled out in school bus crash in Newton

Inspections by the Georgia State patrol and state Department of Public Safety concluded that the brakes did not fail in a crash of two Newton County school buses on Tuesday.

January 24, 2013 | | LOCAL

US hit by new stomach bug spreading around globe

NEW YORK (AP) - A new strain of stomach bug sweeping the globe is taking over in the U.S., health officials say.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Arizona sends Upton to Braves in 7-player deal

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona has traded outfielder Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves in a seven-player deal that sends former All-Star infielder Martin Prado to the Diamondbacks.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Apple's sales slowdown tugs Nasdaq index lower

NEW YORK (AP) - A sharp drop in Apple's stock is pulling the Nasdaq down with it after the tech giant predicted weaker sales. Other market indexes were mixed.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Brake failure ruled out in school bus crash in Newton

Inspections by the Georgia State patrol and state Department of Public Safety concluded that the brakes did not fail in a crash of two Newton County school buses on Tuesday.

January 24, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Freezing rain forecast for Friday

Freezing rain may be coming to central and north Georgia for Friday morning.

January 24, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

How states fared on unemployment benefit claims

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in five years, a positive sign that layoffs have fallen and hiring may pick up.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

S&P 500 breaks through 1,500, first time since '07

NEW YORK (AP) - The Standard & Poor's 500 index traded above 1,500 for the first time since December 2007 following a sudden drop in claims for unemployment benefits, another sign that the labor market is healing.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Mattie Pearl Woods Gaskin

Ms. Mattie Pearl Woods Gaskin passed away on January 15, 2013. She was born on September 24, 1948 to the late Andrew "Blue" and Elnora (Gaither) Woods. Although Mattie was the first born of eleven girls and two boys, her motto was, "I am the first born but I am not the oldest". That is because Mattie had a forever young spirit and a real zest for living life to its fullest. Her father, mother, brother, James "Babyboy" Woods, and live-in aunts, Zola and Lillie Woods preceded her in death.

January 24, 2013 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES

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