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BOC Summary: 162 proposed to honor Deputy Justin White

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) honored Deputy Justin White Tuesday evening by requesting the local legislative delegation to have a portion of Georgia ...

December 07, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Housing Authority financial investigation continues

Covington Housing Authority Executive Director Greg Williams is continuing to gather documents for the forensic audit which was initiated after suspected employee theft was discovered ...

December 06, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Football recruiting fair will bring exposure to athletes

Football recruiting is starting to heat up for many area athletes, starting with a Newton High star getting snagged by the local SEC football program.

December 06, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Alcovy football coach Chris Edgar prepared to show off his acting chops this weekend

If you happen to take a trip to the Porter Auditorium this coming weekend and you see a familiar local football coach donning a wig ...

December 06, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Newton girls' basketball coach Tiffani Johnson 'bleeds blue and white'

If you peaked at the scoreboard during virtually any part of the Newton Lady Rams' basketball team's last two games, you would think there ...

December 06, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Recreation Commission finds ‘no illegal or dishonest behavior’

The Newton County Recreation Commission's board of directors did not make any personnel changes stemming from a recent forensic audit released by Frazier and ...

December 05, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Football coach turning heads in … The Nutcracker

If you happen to take a trip to the Porter Auditorium this coming weekend and you see a familiar local football coach donning a wig ...

December 05, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | LOCAL

Change isn’t that bad

Life changes all the time. We change homes. We change jobs. We change clothes. We change a lot of things. Some of us like change ...

December 04, 2016 | Andy Butts | Religion

Lassiter: Multiple uses for Second-To-Die Life Insurance

Second-To-Die or Survivorship Life Insurance became a very viable product after the 1982 TEFRA legislation. This act allowed estate taxes to be postponed until the ...

December 04, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Have you ever thought …

We are just a few days into December and Christmas is closing in on us. For most of us there seems to be a thousand ...

December 04, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Crawford: I remember Roscoe

Friends and relatives who know I work at the state capitol often ask these questions: How can you stand it there? Don't you just ...

December 04, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Forensic Audit: Actions ‘caused financial harm and damage to the taxpayers of Newton County’

Eds Note: To read more on the forensic accounting report click for a report on the Bear Creek Reservoir project, here; read about the report ...

December 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Responses to Castro's death reveal wide chasm between Obama, Trump

This past week, Fidel Castro, Cuban dictator, died. The responses from President-elect Donald Trump and the Obama White House underscored how different the two men ...

December 04, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich-Cushman | Columnists

Plenty of time left to enjoy Christmas on the Square

Main Street Covington's Christmas on the Square is in full swing with a great Lighting of the Tree and Polar Express night. But don ...

December 04, 2016 | Velinda Hardy | Business

Yarbrough: Random thoughts on random subjects

God bless America and God bless Mount Paran Christian School in Cobb County. Before a recent football playoff game, every player on the team came ...

December 04, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

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City holds Public Safety Citizen’s Academy

The City of Covington will be holding its first Public Safety Citizen's Academy. The program will begin on Thursday April 11, and will last 12 weeks with classes meeting each Thursday night from 6-9 p.m. As part of the new SCAN initiative (Safer Covington Action Network), the Citizens Public Safety Academy will provide an opportunity for citizens to become familiar with the various resources, services and functions of the City of Covington municipal government.

February 23, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Burgess: Social Circle’s beauty

In every community there's a choir of folks who loudly sing their songs of complaint about anything and everything going on in town. These are usually the people who contribute very little to help make things better. Fortunately, in Social Circle we have many other groups whose members give generously of their time and talents to help make our city a great place to live, work and play. One group in particular inspires all of us in its efforts to appreciate and enhance the beauty of our community. All my conversations about local beautification projects invariably lead to Crenan ...

February 23, 2013 | Madeline Burgess | News Columnists

Georgia Farm Bureau Day at Capitol

Newton County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta recently to participate in the Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol.

February 23, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Kimble: Youth government in action

When I was a 4-H'er, county extension agent Clyde Taylor put me up to telling county extension director Mike Welborn that a little bird told me that the messier your office is, the more work you do.

February 23, 2013 | Terri Kimble | LOCAL

6 leaking tanks are Hanford nuke site's latest woe

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Federal and state officials say six underground tanks holding a brew of radioactive and toxic waste are leaking at the country's most contaminated nuclear site in south-central Washington, raising concerns about delays for emptying the aging tanks.

February 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Work resumes on coastal Ga. bridge after delay

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Work has resumed on a $22.5 million bridge connecting a Savannah causeway to Skidaway Island after problems stalled construction for nearly six months.

February 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Jackson Jr.'s district has history of corruption

CHICAGO (AP) - They elected a Harvard-educated Rhodes Scholar and ended up with a congressman who was convicted of having sex with an underage campaign worker. They voted for the son of a famous civil rights leader and got someone who illegally spent campaign funds on everything from furniture to Bruce Lee memorabilia.

February 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Flying High

While the sky was definitely the limit it was also a destination for Conyers native Capt. Calvin Flanigan, who will be retiring as Delta's senior most pilot next month after 37 years of flying for the airline.

February 23, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Alcovy's three-year run comes to end

The most prolific era in Alcovy basketball, and perhaps the most celebrated in the school's sports tenure came to an end Friday night.

February 22, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy

Our Thoughts: Corporate Citizenship

One of the most exciting times for a community is the announcement of a brand new industry coming to town. The excitement about new jobs and more tax money is thrilling, particularly in this economy.

February 22, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Adoma: Shop the Rock for seniors

Can you imagine grandma and grandpa homeless or living in undignified conditions? What does quality equitable housing and "shop local" have in common? More than 22 percent of Rockdale County's population are over age 55 and some are veterans. Many of them are making calculate decisions to locate to other counties and cities that provide services such as housing, access to transportation, health amenities and other services. Shop the Rock is reinforcing buyer priorities and competitive local services, especially to fragile target markets such as our valued senior citizens and veterans.

February 22, 2013 | Diane Adoma | Rockdale Archives

Preparing for the worst: Active shooter trainings held

Gunfire echoed in the school hallways over winter break.

February 22, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Red, Hot and Healthy at Rockdale Medical

There were no fashion victims to be found on Rockdale Medical Center's runway during their annual Red, Hot and Healthy Luncheon and Fashion Show Friday afternoon. However, there was a former heart attack victim, Becky Rutledge, who shared a first-hand account of her experience. The beloved event, a celebration of American Heart Month, never fails to inform and entertain.

February 22, 2013 | Jessica Smith | Rockdale Archives

East Mountain opens new film studio

East Mountain Studios celebrated the soft opening of its 130,000 square foot studios with an evening of excitement of enchantment on Wednesday. The premiere film, television, commercial and video production studio, located at 2030 East Park Drive, Conyers is now open for business.

February 22, 2013 | Rachel Loyd | Rockdale Archives

Flying routine for Ga. doc, staff killed in crash

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - With four medical clinics across the Southeast, commuting by private plane was a routine day at work for Dr. Steven Roth and his surgical staff.

February 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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