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Change isn’t that bad

Life changes all the time. We change homes. We change jobs. We change clothes. We change a lot of things. Some of us like change ...

December 04, 2016 | Andy Butts | Religion

Lassiter: Multiple uses for Second-To-Die Life Insurance

Second-To-Die or Survivorship Life Insurance became a very viable product after the 1982 TEFRA legislation. This act allowed estate taxes to be postponed until the ...

December 04, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Have you ever thought …

We are just a few days into December and Christmas is closing in on us. For most of us there seems to be a thousand ...

December 04, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Crawford: I remember Roscoe

Friends and relatives who know I work at the state capitol often ask these questions: How can you stand it there? Don't you just ...

December 04, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Forensic Audit: Actions ‘caused financial harm and damage to the taxpayers of Newton County’

Eds Note: To read more on the forensic accounting report click for a report on the Bear Creek Reservoir project, here; read about the report ...

December 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Responses to Castro's death reveal wide chasm between Obama, Trump

This past week, Fidel Castro, Cuban dictator, died. The responses from President-elect Donald Trump and the Obama White House underscored how different the two men ...

December 04, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich-Cushman | Columnists

Plenty of time left to enjoy Christmas on the Square

Main Street Covington's Christmas on the Square is in full swing with a great Lighting of the Tree and Polar Express night. But don ...

December 04, 2016 | Velinda Hardy | Business

Yarbrough: Random thoughts on random subjects

God bless America and God bless Mount Paran Christian School in Cobb County. Before a recent football playoff game, every player on the team came ...

December 04, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Our Thoughts: Audit, citizenry can be a tool for change

For those who even just pay casual attention to their local government, this week brought some big news to Newton County.

December 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Sawyer: former attorney’s actions ‘detrimental to taxpayers’

On Oct. 18, 2015, the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to bring a halt to the proposed Bear Creek Reservoir project, under way ...

December 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Accountant points to unapproved contracts at landfill

The landfill has been a financial burden on Newton County for years, especially since a leachate spill in 2015 caused millions of dollars in damage.

December 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

County refutes Sawyer’s SPLOST claims

In David Sawyer's accounting analysis of Newton County's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) and Impact Fees funds, he reported that at ...

December 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Look at Nelson Heights may spur change in county practices

While David Sawyer's reporting on the Bear Creek Reservoir project, SPLOST and Impact Fees and the county's landfill was released Monday, in May ...

December 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Former commissioners speak out against water sale

The Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority (NCWSA) will present the team it has selected to perform due diligence to the Newton County Board of ...

December 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

4-H’er encourages others to be themselves

"I can get up and talk in front of a big crowd, now that I was in 4-H," said Rocky Plains Elementary fifth grader Miranda ...

December 03, 2016 | Terri Fullerton | Agriculture

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Boy Scouts delay decision on admitting gays

IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America put off a decision Wednesday on whether to lift its ban on gay members and leaders, saying the question will be taken up at the organization's national meeting in May.

February 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Saturday mail delivery to end in Aug

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion annually, the financially struggling agency says.

February 06, 2013 | By PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Saturday mail delivery to end in Aug

CNN is reporting that the USPS will end Saturday delivery of First Class mail in August. Packages will continue to be delivered.

February 06, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Home Depot to hire 80,000 workers

ATLANTA (AP) - Home Depot Inc. said Wednesday that it will hire more than 80,000 seasonal workers for this year's spring selling season - up from about 70,000 a year ago. It cited expectations of sales growth.

February 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Monopoly tokens change! Cat added.

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a new cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday.

February 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Chung inspired by Obama

Last month, President Barack Obama addressed the nation in his second inaugural speech and said, "America's possibilities are limitless." It was not just American citizens who were listening to him; but his words resonated with the rest of the world as well. People of different backgrounds, cultures, and countries all tuned in to see what President Obama had to say about the next four years. One of those spectators that day was Oxford College sophomore Won Chung.

February 05, 2013 | Nicole Goetz | Education

Do you want fries with that?

A Covington man was advised to take out a Temporary Protection order against his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend after she reportedly harassed him at his job at Checkers early Saturday morning.

February 05, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Former employee sues Social Circle

Social Circle's former director of public safety has filed suit against the city, alleging they fired him for being a whistleblower.

February 05, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Chamber to get Main Street duties?

Mayor Ronnie Johnston wants to reorganize the Main Street program by reassigning some of the program duties to the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, and asked the council for their support in moving forward with his proposal.

February 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Carpenters claim continued harassment

Local school administrators Dennis and LaQuanda Carpenter will be paid nearly $70,000 following the Newton County Board of Education's unanimous decision to release the couple from their contracts early.

February 05, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Education

Commissioner Douglas to seek US rep seat

Newton County Commissioner John Douglas is planning a run at Georgia's 10th congressional seat in 2014, hoping to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, who officially announced Wednesday that he would be seeking the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.

February 05, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

BOC approves controversial contracts

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to approve two five-year contracts for lawn care and recycling services without seeking bids at their meeting Tuesday night. It was a decision that caused dissention between board members, something that has happened over the last few years.

February 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Margaret Stowe

Mrs. Margaret Stowe, 85, of Oxford, passed away Feb. 2, at Abbey Hospice. She was born in Hogansville in 1927, the daughter of Warner and Ophelia Godfrey Rowe.

February 05, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Joseph M. Isom

Mr. Joseph M. Isom, born in 1923, died Feb. 4. A native of Taft, Lincoln County, Tenn., Mr. Isom was the son of the late Athol Isom and Mildred Commons Isom.

February 05, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Never give up

"You're never a loser until you quit trying."

February 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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