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Man arrested in shooting aboard Atlanta commuter train

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a man has been arrested in a shooting aboard an Atlanta commuter train.

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Boston out as US candidate for 2024 Olympics

Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over.

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Hundreds mourn U.S. Marine

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - A U.S. Marine killed in attacks on military facilities in Tennessee was remembered at his funeral as a dedicated and courageous serviceman who was determined to excel.

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Autopsy planned for Bobbi Kristina Brown

ATLANTA (AP) - An autopsy will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Whitney Houston, authorities said Monday, the day after her death.

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Rep. Johnson calls for Douglas' resignation

Congressman Hank Johnson issued a statement Saturday calling for Newton County Commissioner John Douglas to resign over a racist, sexist comment Douglas posted on Facebook.

July 27, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Fees discussed for Legion Field

Each week Legion Field is getting closer and closer to completion for use as a park and rental facility for everyone.

July 26, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Covington

Francis headed to Truett-McConnell

Tyrik Francis sort of fell into soccer accidentally. At around the age of four, Tyrik and his mother, Nicole Isaacs, met a group of people while playing t-ball and they informed Isaacs that the YMCA had soccer. Isaacs, who is Carribean, decided to let Tyrik play.

July 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Davidson takes over as EHS AD

Philip Davidson began his tenure as the new Eastside Athletic Director this week as they held a signing for Eagle soccer player Tyrik Francis. Davidson takes over for former EHS Athletic director Dr. Bruce McColumn, who transferred to Alcovy to take the same position.

July 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

A dream come true

Daniel Mejia has dreamed of signing his letter of intent to play soccer in college for longer than he can remember. No longer a dream deferred, Mejia signed to play soccer at Truett-McConnell on Thursday afternoon.

July 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Enter the Jaguar

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback and former Newton High School football star Demetrius McCray is gearing up for his third season in the NFL and he's hoping that it'll be his best yet.

July 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Landfill should not be losing money, says committee member

The Newton County landfill could not only break even but also save money towards capital improvements if subsidies to the convenience centers are ended and all fees strictly collected, according to a member of the citizen solid waste panel.

July 26, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Don’t be too busy to buckle up

The week after Spring Break is always a hard transition in my household. It is like a taste of summer hours - we stay outside until dark, go to bed late, and get up at 7:30 a.m. (which is late in our house!). So when reality hits and we get back to our school days routine, we inevitably have a few bumpy mornings.

July 26, 2015 | Hosanna Fletcher | Health

Sam Ramsey: Salem Camp Meeting

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Colleen Capes Jackson: Return to the Simple Ways, to the Simple Truths

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Our Thoughts: Inexcusable

Once again Newton County has found itself in an embarrassing situation, and once again its leadership needs to be called into question.

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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Thomas (Tom) S. Brown, Sr.

Thomas (Tom) S. Brown, Sr., of Oxford, passed away June 22, 2011, at the age of 85. Mr. Brown was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and retired from General Motors after several years of dedicated service. Mr. Brown served as Past Master of the Oglethorpe Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed woodworking. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lucia (Bulfin) Brown.

June 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

N.C. man killed in Newton wreck

A North Carolina man was killed early this morning when he was ejected from his car on Ga. Highway 212.

June 23, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Minorities a majority of U.S. babies

WASHINGTON - For the first time, minorities make up a majority of babies in the U.S., part of a sweeping race change and a growing age divide between mostly white, older Americans and predominantly minority youths that could reshape government policies.

June 23, 2011 | Associated Press | LOCAL

More rain today?

A line of strong storms packing wind gusts of up to 60 mph moved through Newton County Wednesday evening, dropping the temperature into the 70s in some locations.

June 23, 2011 | | LOCAL

Freeman’s Low Country Fish Camp

Freeman's Low Country Fish Camp on Usher Street in Covington will have a special Low Country boil available for takeout on Sunday, July 3.

June 23, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Business

Homeless man accused of stealing $100

A homeless man is accused of stealing $100 from the wallet of a man who was giving him a ride to The Depot Friday night.

June 22, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Man charged with molesting stepchild

A man who was undergoing a mental evaluation after reportedly admitting to the ongoing molestation of his stepdaughter has been arrested.

June 22, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Most CRCT scores up in Newton

Preliminary results for Newton County's CRCTs are in and show that most grades have made improvements from last year.

June 22, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education

Finger to seek re-election in Porterdale

Porterdale Councilwoman Linda Finger has announced that she will seek re-election to the council.

June 22, 2011 | | LOCAL

Tommy Lee Millwood, Sr.

Tommy Lee Millwood, Sr., of Covington, passed away at his home, Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at the age of 71.

June 22, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

See Covington in first Footloose trailer

June 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Covington

Bust yields hundreds of pot plants

Two people have been arrested after more than 1,000 marijuana plants were found in a grow house and two additional buildings off King Bostick Road, according to The Newton County Sheriff's Office.

June 22, 2011 | AJ Archer | LOCAL

State puts probationers to work

LESLIE - It's 3:25 p.m. in a dusty cucumber field in south Georgia. A knot of criminal offenders who spent seven hours in the sun harvesting buckets of vegetables by hand have decided they're calling it quits - exactly as crew leader Benito Mendez predicted in the morning.

June 22, 2011 | Associated Press | LOCAL

Giddens: Not in the mood for Laundromat

Donna and I have been without a washer and dryer in the house almost eight months, now.

June 22, 2011 | Tharon Giddens | Columnists

A summer tragedy

On Monday, a toddler died after being left in a daycare van in the Jonesboro area. The daycare director and two workers were arrested Tuesday in connection with the death.

June 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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