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Newton County Jail Log: July 1

Rod Clark Coleman, 22, Covington, June 26, burglary – 1st degree, criminal trespass

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

TV Land pulls 'Dukes of Hazzard' reruns from its schedule

TV Land has dumped "The Dukes of Hazzard."

July 01, 2015 | Associated Press | LOCAL

Worker injured at Falcons stadium construction site

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a construction worker has been injured by a falling piece of scaffolding at the Atlanta Falcons stadium construction site.

July 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Sheriff's Office issues fireworks caution

The Newton County Sheriff's Office would like you to have a happy-and safe-Fourth of July.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Fireworks, hotel fee, gas tax changes hit July 1 with new laws

July 1 typically brings a bevy of new laws into effect that were approved by the General Assembly earlier in the year. This year, Georgians can expect to see a new $5 fee tacked on to hotel/motel stays, slight changes to their gas taxes, and will now be able to buy aerial fireworks that were formerly illegal.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

DeKalb County CEO found guilty

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A suspended DeKalb County official accused of pressuring vendors for campaign contributions has been found guilty of perjury and attempted theft by extortion.

July 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Fire at S.C. black church wasn't arson

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday.

July 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US, Cuba to open embassies

WASHINGTON (AP) â€" The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in their capital cities, a major step in restoring ties after more than 50 years of hostilities. The latest developments (all times local):

July 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Landfill Meeting Tonight

The Newton County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight, Wednesday, July 1, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss and likely vote on the Green Hill P3 proposal to lease and operate the county landfill.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Davis named Rotary Club president

COVINGTON- The Covington Rotary Club closed out its 76th year Tuesday, handing out awards from 2014-15 and inducting its next president.

June 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

GOP's Jeb Bush to release 33 years of personal tax returns

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Jeb Bush is releasing a third of a century of his personal income tax returns, a record disclosure for presidential candidates.

June 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in northwestern Forsyth County

NORTHWEST FORSYTH - Authorities say they are treating the burning of a rainbow flag on a vehicle at a northwestern Forsyth County home as an anti-gay hate crime.

June 30, 2015 | Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | LOCAL

Extension Agent Ted Wynne (video)

Newton County Extension Agent Ted Wynne gives advice about trees.

June 30, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington

Christie says he's running in 2016 to 'change the world'

LIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has launched a 2016 campaign for president.

June 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Georgia State Patrol steps up enforcement this weekend

The July Fourth weekend is not only a chance for many people to celebrate, it is also the busiest travel period of the year. The holiday weekend is recognized as beginning Thursday at 6 p.m. and running through Sunday, July 5 at midnight, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

June 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Restaurant Scores - May

o Amici Italian Café, 1116 College St., Covington, May 26. 94.

June 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

About Faith: Take Time to be Holy

The church in which I grew up had a tradition of singing one particular song more often than any other. In the middle of the service, just before the pastoral prayer, we would sing "Take time to be Holy."

June 03, 2011 | Brian Dale | Columnists

Grace Notes: See God's power!

This week in the church year, we are celebrating the Ascension of Jesus. That's the day, 40 days after Jesus rose from the dead on Easter, that he elevated in front of the disciples' eyes and rose up to the heavens until the clouds hid him from their sight (See Luke 24 or Acts 1).

June 03, 2011 | Jonathan E. Scharf | Columnists

Tips for raising beautiful hydrangeas

Look around many older homes in the South and you will likely find a bigleaf hydrangea. Most of them started out as gifts that were taken outside and planted. They're popular landscape plants and easy to grow. The large flowering blooms are easy ways to earn compliments for your "green thumb."

June 03, 2011 | By Ted Wynne | News Columnists

Living out loud: Blessing, not blessing out…

"Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. Don't repay evil for evil. Don't retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will bless you for it."

June 03, 2011 | By Jan McCoy | Columnists

Torres competent to stand trial for murder

Attorneys for accused murderer Abel Torres announced today that he is competent to stand trial for the 2008 murder of his roommate.

June 03, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

County job cuts not decided

Newton County Chairman Kathy Morgan is adamant the county needs a millage rate increase, but county commissioners are undecided at best.

June 03, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Chief Floyd

Firefighters are special people and the city of Covington is losing one of the finest to ever wear the uniform.

June 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Fire Chief Floyd retires

Firefighters are family.

June 02, 2011 | Tharon Giddens | LOCAL

Mary Jane Meyer Wysocki

Mary Jane Meyer Wysocki, 91, of Monticello, died June 2 at The Retreat Nursing Home in Monticello. She was born and raised in Plymouth, Pa. Her parents were the late Joseph Meyer and Agnes Muchler Meyer. She moved to New Jersey as a young woman where she met and married her late husband Stanley Francis Wysocki, who preceded her in death in 1991. Mrs. Wysocki loved to entertain and play cards and shop at Wal-Mart. Her favorite pastime was spending time at the beach or pool with her grandchildren. She was a world class whistler and a danger with a ...

June 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

Robert Louis Driskell

Mr. Robert Louis Driskell died May 31. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie Louis (Lizzie Kate) Driskell, he was born in 1950 in Covington. The first of nine children, he was raised in Covington and educated in the Newton County School System. Mr. Driskell was a hard worker and employed with Pete Knox Farms and the city of Oxford. He retired from Oxford in 2011 after 21 years of service. Mr. Driskell was a cheerful person with a sweet, gentle, caring spirit. He was a joy to be around and enjoyed fishing, dancing and watching Western movies ...

June 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

Congressional excess

Dear Sirs: Now that all of our congressmen have voted to end government funded Medicare and Medicaid, I think that they should practice what they preach. They should stop their government funded health insurance and health care and either self-insure or self-fund their health costs for themselves and their families (including parents). They should shop around when they or family members get sick to make sure they get the best deals. They should go it alone and give up their "free" health plans that are paid for by our taxes. Also they shouldn't steal from us by using their ...

June 02, 2011 | J.J. Hayden Covington | Letters

Help the libraries

Dear Sirs: Libraries are an important resource for many segments of our society, but especially for children and the less fortunate. In these hard economic times, they have become an important part of searching and applying for jobs as that function goes electronic.

June 02, 2011 | Sheryl Christian Covington | Letters

No to scare tactics

Dear Sirs: (The June 1) editorial about the scare tactics being used by our local officials in all walks of government is spot on in its assessment. We, the public, have absolutely no way of knowing what is true and what is a statement stretching the truth and what is absolute misstatements of the facts. This makes it virtually impossible to find any real truths coming from our so-called leaders.

June 02, 2011 | Ed Applewhite Covington | Letters

A national case of the nerves

Sour economic notes have dominated the news for years now. Sure signs of our harsh economic climate are all around.

June 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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