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Rams: Letting them off the leash

All year long Newton football made its money on offense where Rams' head coach Terrance Banks had nine returning starters from last year's team. As the Black Knights know, the Rams live and die (mostly living) on the arms and legs of Romario Johnson. However, it's been the Rams' defense that has propelled the team to new heights in this year's playoffs.

November 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Three NCSS teachers receive grants

The Newton Foundation for Educational Excellence announces the recipients of the Fall 2014 ReImagine Newton Classroom Grants.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Cosby philanthropy shadowed by sexual allegations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bill Cosby's record of big donations to colleges and other institutions has been a key part of his rosy public image. But even his generosity can't stand apart from the rising tide of allegations made by women accusing him of sexual assault.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Ga Tech-Georgia brings national chops this season

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - There's no need for any extra motivation when Georgia faces Georgia Tech.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

NHS JROTC accepting Toys for Tots

The Newton High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC program invites the students, clubs and organizations of all Newton County Schools to join it in assisting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve with their annual Toys for Tots drive.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

US stock indexes hold at record levels

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks edged higher again Tuesday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy. The government raised its estimate for economic growth in the third quarter, giving the U.S. its strongest six months of growth in a decade, but a separate report showed that consumer confidence fell in November.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ferguson mayor: National Guard deployment delayed

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Ferguson's mayor is criticizing what he says was delayed National Guard deployment as violent protests broke out following the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

WASHINGTON (AP) - Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Toy Ride to be held Dec. 13

The Newton County Sheriff's Office 16th annual Toy Ride will take place Saturday, Dec. 13 to help benefit local children for Christmas.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift

NEW YORK (AP) - It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Fires burn in Ferguson, gunshots heard in streets

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Flames engulfed at least a dozen businesses in Ferguson early Tuesday and gunfire kept firefighters at bay after protests over the decision not to indict a police officer in Michael Brown's death turned violent, despite pleas for peace from Brown's family and others.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Protesters plan Atlanta protest of Ferguson ruling

ATLANTA (AP) - Activists plan to rally in downtown Atlanta in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

NEW YORK (AP) - Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ferguson police officer not indicted

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A grand jury declined Monday to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many African-Americans and police.

November 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Shopping small businesses Saturday

At this year's Lighting of the Tree event on the Covington Square, visitors could stop at a table displaying promotions for "Shop small, shop local."

November 24, 2014 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

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Scholarship named after Covington teacher

The DeKalb Technical College Foundation announced a new scholarship to be given out yearly.

September 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Picture of the Day - Sept. 8

Susan Wahl gets help hanging a framed photograph at Southern Heartland Arts' annual Artful Harvest art show which will be on display in the library until September 30.

To see more photos, click on the links below Related Content.

September 08, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | LOCAL

Artificial hearts: the promise and the business

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. The invention of an artificial heart to replace diseased and damaged hearts would be an incredible blessing to medical science and result in saving thousands of lives a year. To this end, Carmat, a French medical start-up company, is in the final stages of testing an artificial heart that could be implanted as a standard medical procedure for patients in the final stages of heart failure. The company hopes to start human testing in France by the end of the year and bring the technology ...

September 08, 2010 | Kirven Weekley | News Columnists

As 50 looms, there are still a few surprises

Once you begin staring at the half-century mark as I am, you figure it rather unlikely there are any completely new experiences left.

September 08, 2010 | Lewis Grizzard | News Columnists

DECA Delight

The Newton High School DECA Chapter, under the direction of Quinita Morrow, proved that they are off to a good start. Beginning their first community service project, several DECA members of Newton High School went to Porterdale Elementary on Sept. 2 to assist in their afterschool program. Under the assistance of Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Colbert (Porterdale instructors), 38 DECA students participated in communication skills, enrichment activities and finger painting with the students. Morrow was so pleased with the interaction of her DECA members with the students of Porterdale that they have decided to return to Porterdale on a bi-weekly ...

September 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Our thoughts... The blame game

In Sunday's edition of The Covington News, we ran a guest column by Trish Bilich, who attended Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor event in Washington, D.C., a few weekends ago.

September 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our thoughts... The fairest time of year

As summer winds to a close and we welcome in autumn, there's one thing left to do before the seasons change.

September 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Fun at the fair

The Social Circle fair has returned to town to fill the night with bright lights, jovial sounds and delicious smells through Saturday.

September 08, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Social Circle

Kari's Corner - Eagerly awaiting autumn

It was just a little nibble, but judging from the 10-day forecast, it's going to have to hold me a while.

September 08, 2010 | Kari Apted | News Columnists

Literacy Festival is this weekend

Covington will celebrate the written word on Saturday with the seventh annual Literacy Festival.

September 08, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Meet the Kid Cavalier

Parents in search for some good, spooky fun just in time for Halloween need look no further than the square on Saturday, when local author Erik Oliver will be signing copies of his children's Halloween book, "Kid Cavalier on a Halloween Quest," at Mayfield Ace Hardware.

September 08, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log - Sept. 8

o Kendall Deshawn Barnes, 25, 125 Pleasant Hill Dr., Covington, Aug. 27. Possession of marijuana, no seat belt.

September 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Sisters squabble after alleged voodoo ritual

Two sisters got into a physical altercation after one allegedly attempted to perform a voodoo ritual on the other.

September 08, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Supporter Spotlight: Multi-Care Holistic Health Center

Taking an alternative approach to health and wellness, Multi-Care Holistic Heath Center aims to make you feel better naturally. Located on 1650 Honey Creek Commons, Suite F, the clinic addresses a range of issues, from weight-loss, sleep issues, nutrition and body pain, with a variety of treatments, including natural, pharmacological-grade nutraceutical supplements, whole-food supplements and bio-identical hormones.

September 08, 2010 | By William Brawley | Business

Well watered

Newton County recently completed a $12 million expansion of its main water treatment plant, a project that will ensure the county has adequate water for the next five years.

September 08, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

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