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Bear Creek session moved to Nov. 5

The Newton County Board of Commissioners public meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 4, election night, has been rescheduled for Monday Nov. 3.

October 21, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Rock Plains PTO disbanded

The Rocky Plains Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization board has been disbanded after alleged misuse of funds by PTO board members.

October 21, 2014 | Martin Rand | LOCAL

Obama pitches for votes on black radio

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Top subprime mortgage firm accused of abuses

The nation's largest servicer of subprime mortgages has engaged in abuses that could potentially harm hundreds of thousands of borrowers, according to the New York Superintendent of Financial Services.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

McDonalds paid for with counterfeit bill

A customer paid for their McDonald's with a fake $10 bill Monday.

October 21, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Today in Pictures

a look around town through the camera

October 21, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL

Mr. Robert C. Cason

Mr. Robert C. Cason, 79, a lifelong resident of Oxford passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. He was born in Oxford, Georgia to the late Charles Arthur and Sadie Ruth Bostwick Cason on October 31, 1934. Mr. Cason served his country in the United States Army. He worked for and retired from John S. Frey Company, retiring in the early 1980's. After retiring, Mr. Cason worked with his longtime friend, Wendell Parker, remodeling and restoring homes. He was a devoted and hardworking member of Gum Creek Presbyterian Church, where he was a member his entire life. Mr. Cason loved ...

October 21, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

America says no to cappuccino potato chips

NEW YORK (AP) - America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Mr. Phylliss Jocquelyn Patty

Phylliss Jocquelyn Patty, 81, went into the arms of her Savior on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.

October 21, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Georgia partisans feud over voter registration

ATLANTA (AP) - Amid a scramble for political supremacy in rapidly changing Georgia, Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers over the handling of as many 50,000 voter registration forms as the Nov. 4 election looms.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia workshops urge women to embrace outdoors

MANSFIELD, Ga. (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials are offering a series of workshops intended to encourage women to embrace outdoor activities.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Jury to resume deliberations in county CEO trial

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Jurors are set to resume their deliberations in the trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis after repeatedly telling the judge they can't decide on the counts against him.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Officer fires at car after pedestrians struck

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) - A police officer opened fire on a driver that police say struck at least two people -- including an officer -- after a fight in a bowling alley south of Atlanta spilled into the parking lot.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

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Our thoughts... Police Accreditation

We are particularly proud of the fact that the Covington Police Department has been recognized internationally for its excellent service.

August 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Steele Alden Cher

Lori Edge Cher and Jeff Cher announce the birth of their son Steele Alden Cher June 14 at Northside Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds and 13 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

August 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Births

Maldonado enters not guilty plea

Accused murderer Pablo Fernando Maldonado pleaded not guilty in the 2009 death of Timothy Clements in court Thursday.

August 08, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

School Superintendent speaks to Celebrating Women group

Lee Aldridge believes new Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews has some really great ideas about how to improve the Newton County School System - she would know.

August 08, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Rules of the road: Cell phone, texting laws change and amp up fines for drivers

The start of school comes with a new set of rules for drivers, some of them aimed directly at teenagers.

August 08, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

State Representative District 95 Democrat

Incumbent Rep. Toney Collins (D-Conyers) is facing Pam Dickerson, a former Delta flight attendant, in the Democratic State Representative District 95 runoff. The candidates were each asked five questions pertaining to their district.

August 08, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | State Representative 95

Sen. Isakson’s reps to be at courthouse Monday morning

Representatives for U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Marietta) will hold an open office day from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Monday at the Historic Courthouse.

August 08, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Food banks running low

Faithworks Ministries and their local food banks are running very low on supplies as the summer comes to a close.

August 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

Mr. James "Jim" Franklin Moss, Sr.

Mr. James "Jim" Franklin Moss, Sr. of Covington passed away on August 7, 2010 at the age of 75. He was born in Newton County to the late Frank Wright and Georgia Rena (Callahan) Moss in 1934, and was a member of High Point Baptist Church. He enjoyed making peanut brittle and sharing it with family and friends. Mr. Moss loved sports, especially watching the Atlanta Braves, enjoyed gardening and loved raising his chickens. He loved God, his family, and will be missed by all who knew him. Mr. Moss is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, James Franklin, Jr ...

August 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Just call me SugarNat

Once upon a time, way back in 1969, this tender, sheltered kid from a really small town went off to school, landing in Statesboro. That's where Georgia Southern College, a tiny camp of some 6,000 students, was located. And that was it. There wasn't even a McDonald's! Fast food was an emporium on Fair Road called Burger Chef. No kidding.

August 07, 2010 | Nat Harwell | Columnists

Eddie Lewis Kite

August 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

About Faith: Pardon my dust

Well, my doctor has advised me to reduce my salt intake for the sake of my blood pressure, a task which has proven to be very difficult. I can pass by the obviously salty things like chips and bacon, but salt is hidden in everything from artichokes to zucchini. Cooking without salt is not hard, but dining out low-sodium style is next to impossible.

August 06, 2010 | Brian Dale | Columnists

Newton County Jail Log - Aug. 6

• Fredrick Donte Jones, 28, 8132 Collier St., Covington, July 25. Probation violation.

August 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Grace Notes: Lord, teach us to pray

Our church's construction project has hit a little delay. We're still waiting for approval from the Department of Transportation. So, I asked the contractor who's trying to work through all this what I could do to help. I was thinking he might tell me to make a phone call or supply some documents. His answer? Pray.

August 06, 2010 | Jonathan E. Scharf | Columnists

Pilot Club President visits Kentucky for international Pilots convention

Ann Brooks, President of the Pilot Club of Covington, joined more than a thousand Pilot members from all over the world at the Pilot International/Pilot International Foundation Annual Convention, held is Louisville, Ky., on July 7-11 at the Galt House.

August 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

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