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Zoning changed for $22 million nursing home

A $22 million nursing home facility and more than 100 jobs could be headed toward Covington as the city council approved to rezone an area on Dearing Street.

April 20, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log; Apr. 15

Quintarus Antonio Aikens, Covington, Apr 11, Probation Violation

April 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Tornado watch issued until 8 p.m.

A tornado watch is in effect for Newton, Rockdale and surrounding counties until 8 p.m. Monday.

April 20, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Hazel Haggard Cordell

Hazel Haggard Cordell, of Covington, passed away April 19, 2015, at the age of 89. Born to Charles and Willie Mae (Parks) Haggard, Hazel attended school in Porterdale. She lived next door to the school and could run home at recess time to get fresh baked sweet potatoes, one for the teacher and one for herself. This was a happy time for her. An employee of Scientific Atlanta, she wired the first printed circuit board ever to be wired in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her children, John Robert Russell and Jackquelyn Ann Russell.

April 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Creator of Atlanta's "Ghetto Burger" dies

ATLANTA (AP) - Ann Price, the creator of the world famous Ghetto Burger, has passed away. She was 72.

April 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Waivers may give next president way out of health care feuds

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress.

April 20, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Savannah female veteran receives Congressional Gold Medal

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A former support member of the Tuskegee Airmen has received one of the nation's highest civilian honors.

April 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Families upset over veteran cemetery turned into movie set

CANTON, Ga. (AP) - Several families are outraged over a decision to turn a cemetery for military veterans into a movie set.

April 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Most known unknown

Kurt Taylor Jr. Get to know the name and the young sophomore Newton running back because by the time he's a senior, Taylor Jr. will be one of the best running backs in the nation.

April 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Three Rams join college ranks

Newton basketball will lose three of its best players this year to college as D.J. Hill, Antonio Smith and Donovan Grubb all signed letters of intent to play at the next level. Hill will play at the University of Mobile while Grubb and Smith grind it out together at West Georgia Tech.

April 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Playing for keeps

A longtime rivalry will be reignited this week when the Newton/Rockdale baseball teams play a three-game series with playoff implications on the line.

April 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Tornado watch ends for Rockdale, Newton

UPDATE: The tornado watch for 13 Georgia counties, including Rockdale and Newton counties, ended at 3 p.m. A tornado watch is in effect for Aiken County in the Augusta area until 4:15 p.m. According to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Doppler radar picked up indications of a possible tornado near Jackson, 11 miles southeast of Augusta at 3:53 p.m.

April 19, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Hazardous weather outlook remains in effect

The tornado watch for Newton, Rockdale and surrounding counties has been lifted, but a hazardous weather outlook still remains for Sunday and Sunday evening.

April 19, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Peace, be still ...

Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, "Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?" Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

April 19, 2015 | Jan McCoy | Columnists

Where is your heart today?

Where is your heart? When we say the pledge to the flag of the United States, we place our hand over our heart on the left side of our chest, is that where our heart is?

April 19, 2015 | William Burnham | Columnists

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Marian Potts

Marian Potts of Covington, died March 14, 2011, at Abbey Hospice at the age of 75. Daughter of the late Robert M. and Mary Burnham Potts, she enjoyed traveling and said that her nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews were her grandchildren. Miss Potts is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Potts, and brothers, Bob and Reggie Potts.

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

Judith Makepeace Farr

Mrs. Judith Makepeace Farr, 74 of Oxford, GA went home to be with her Lord, Thursday March 10, 2011.

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

SPLOST approved in Cobb

MARIETTA - Cobb County voters apparently have narrowly approved extending a local option sales tax.

March 16, 2011 | Associated Press | LOCAL

Newton Education Foundation awards grants

Newton County School System is pleased to announce the first?ever recipients of the Newton Education Foundation's Classroom mini?grants. The foundation announced in October that it would fund up to a maximum of $2,000 in grants at each of the district's three curriculum levels-elementary school, middle school, and high school. All Newton County School System teachers were eligible to apply for a grant to be used for a wide variety of instructional projects and materials. After reviewing dozens of applications from teachers across the county, the Newton Education Foundation awarded mini?grants to the following ...

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

Oak Hill student wins poster contest

Newton County School System is pleased to announce that Levi Adcox, a first grade student at Oak Hill Elementary School, has been announced as a winner in the 2010 Statewide Fire Safety Tips Calendar Poster Contest. Of the hundreds of pictures submitted from

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

Former local track star helps Texas college team excel

Former track standout and Covington resident Chris Woods is passing along his knowledge at the collegiate level. Woods, who went to Newton High School before transferring to Benjamin Mays, is the head cross country and assistant track coach at Abilene Christian University in Texas.

March 16, 2011 | Josh Briggs | LOCAL

New school named Flint Hill Elementary

After narrowing the names from 91 locally-submitted names, the Newton County Board of Education voted to name the new elementary school on Airport Road Flint Hill Elementary.

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

Supporter spotlight: Current Events

Chris and Teri Haler met while attending the Atlanta Art Institute in pursuit of careers in graphic design. Finding each other through their passion for their art, they married a year after graduation and eventually went into business together.

March 16, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Business

Apted: St. Patrick’s Day greenery

Don't forget to wear something green on Thursday. If you don't, you might get pinched. Nobody's going to be pinching me because I plan to wear "Old Faithful," also known as my favorite lime-green shirt, purchased on clearance at least five years ago.

March 16, 2011 | Kari Apted | News Columnists

Grizzard: Georgia on my mind

There are those who would like to see all this come to an end. All this is 90,000 people showing up to see a football game between the University of Georgia and some less prestigious institution of higher education on a beautiful fall Saturday afternoon.

March 16, 2011 | Lewis Grizzard | News Columnists

Corey Crowder to perform Saturday

The Arts Association of Newton County will be presenting country singer Corey Crowder this Saturday at the Oaks Golf Course.

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Going green

In 1850 in Ireland at the crest of the potato famine emigration, Orestes Brownson, a celebrated convert to Catholicism, stated: "Out of these narrow lanes, dirty streets, damp cellars, and suffocating garrets, will come forth some of the noblest sons of our country, whom she will delight to own and honor."

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Artist displays works at Oxford College

Works depicting the Stations of the Cross by South Carolina artist Kristofer Neely are on display through April 22 at the Oxford College Chapel.

March 16, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Andrea Hammond pleads not guilty

Andrea Hammond, Newton County Home Builders Association former executive officer, entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday on charges that she stole from the company.

March 16, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Don’t forget forgotten man

Dear Sirs: May I join in the discussion between pastors Jason Dees (First Baptist) and Billy Wade (First Presbyterian) over whether Jesus would be a liberal or a conservative?

March 16, 2011 | Fred Wheeler Covington | Letters

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