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Friday night football roundup 10/24

There were some dominating performances in this week's football matchups.

October 24, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

BOC postpones cell tower vote

Lanier Sims served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners as Keith Ellis was absent from the public meeting Tuesday, leaving a four-commissioner board with the possibility for a 2-2 tie.

October 24, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Special needs workshop upcoming

Parents and guardians of students with special needs have a special workshop upcoming specifically geared towards assisting the child with his/her education.

October 24, 2014 | Martin Rand | LOCAL

Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced, a new church essay acknowledges.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Police: Lone shooter dead after high school attack

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - Police in Washington state say a shooter is dead after attack at a high school north of Seattle.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Judge may enter Georgia voter registration dispute

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia state judge is weighing whether it's appropriate for him to intervene in a dispute over more than 50,000 voter registration records in one of the nation's most politically contested states.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Porterdale church catches fire

The Anointed Body of Christ Church in Porterdale suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage Thursday night, when a fire blazed through the building.

October 24, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

TLC cancels its 'Honey Boo Boo' series

NEW YORK (AP) - The TLC network says it is canceling "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," its colorful series about a young beauty pageant contestant and her family.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Federal officials: Dallas nurse free of Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) - The first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Georgia woman, 'voice of Siri,' speaks in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Whether it's giving sports score updates or naming the hottest restaurant in town, the voice heard by millions of iPhone users took center stage at Augusta's Legends Club on Tuesday.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

FACT CHECK: Making 97 percent a failing grade

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Republicans trying to take back control of the U.S. Senate are working hard to sear one big number into the brains of voters from Alaska to Arkansas: 90 percent. Or 95 percent. Or 97 percent.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles

DETROIT (AP) - Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

McGiboney, Alcovy Trestle made safer

Aaron Wadley, who has been on the job as Newton County's transportation director since September, briefed the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday on several projects going on throughout the county.

October 23, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

I-20 pedestrian bridge project under budget

The Covington City Council learned it would be saving money on the pedestrian bridge over I-20 on SR 81 during Monday's council meeting.

October 23, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

NEW YORK (AP) - From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America's adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators.

October 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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County may have to cut many jobs to avoid tax increase

If the county does not raise the millage rate, it may have to cut nearly 100 employees - a sixth of its workforce - based on early projections. Even if the commissioners do raise the millage rate to the rollback rate, from 9.73 mills to 10.9 mills, they will still likely have to cut more than 70 employees.
These preliminary budgets have not been voted on and won't be official until late June. However, that's the stark reality facing the Newton County Board of Commissioners, as they head into their second straight of year of cutting millions from ...

May 19, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Parents and students flock to BOE meeting to protest dissolving Clements Theme

More than 30 parents and teachers addressed the Newton County Board of Education while dozens more held signs protesting the board's May 11th decision to dissolve Clements Theme School.

May 18, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Social Circle de-annexes all land in Newton County

The Social Circle city council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday evening that de-annexes all Social Circle land in Newton County effective immediately.

May 18, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Social Circle

Newton Co. library system ranked the best in state

The Newton County Library System has been ranked the top system in the state by Hennen's American Public Library Ratings, based on statistics submitted for the Fiscal Year 2009.
The ranking is performed by HAPLR, system that ranks libraries on how well they are using financial resources based on the number of people who use the system and the size of the community the library is located in.
According to Greg Heid, Director for the Newton County Library, "We are ecstatic. The staff at this library has been working so very hard to give the public the best service ...

May 18, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Nancy Elizabeth Jackson

Nancy Elizabeth Jackson, 33, died May 16 at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta.

May 18, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mary Lou Walker

Mrs. Mary Lou Walker of Covington, GA died Monday May 17, 2010 at Walton Regional Medical Center. She was born on February 6, 1923 in Atlanta, GA to James Henry and Fannie Pearl Williams Hutchinson. Mrs. Walker worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Kitchens and Haney Tire Company; she was of Christian faith and a member of Brown Bridge Christian Church and was formerly a member of Mount Carmel Christian Church. Mrs. Walker, known as Honey by those who loved her is survived by; Daughter and Son-in-law Patricia and Rudy Miller of Covington, Sister Louise Kelly of Conyers ...

May 18, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

I Spy Museum

The Summer Music & Art Camps I Spy Museum is proud to partner with the Newton County Recreation Commission for a summer of fun.

Supervised and taught by owners Jeff and Angie Johnson, the camp is only $69. Dates are June 8-9, June 22-24, June 29-July 1, July 20-22, and July 27-29. All camps run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

May 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Recreation

The Roast of Betty Faith Jaynes

The Friends of Porterdale held a special fundraiser for the reconstruction of the Porter Memorial Gymnasium Saturday night. The Roast of Betty Faith Jaynes filled the banquet room at Turner Lake to capacity and drew several celebrity roasters. Jaynes, who is originally from Porterdale, was the founding director and first chief executive officer of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Monica Pearson, anchor of WSB-TV's 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscast, served as the mistress of ceremonies. Roasters were long-time advocate for Newton County Recreation B.C. Crowell, winningest active varsity basketball coach Ron Bradley, former University ...

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Ed Martin

Mr. Ed Martin of Oxford passed away May 16, 2010 at Newton Medical Center at the age of 64. A life long resident of Newton County, he was born in Covington to the late Ollie Eugene and Mary Alice (Owens) Martin. Mr. Martin purchased City Motors from E.J. Shannon, which he owned and operated for 4 years, and had also owned and operated Pure Oil Station on Hwy. 278 for a number of years. He enjoyed racing go-carts, drag racing and was a member of Georgia Rail. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving with the ...

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

60th reunion for the Newton County High School’s first graduating class

Together again: The first ever graduating class of Newton County High School, after the school system consolidation, celebrated its 60th anniversary Monday afternoon at the Oaks Golf Course. The 1950 graduating class originally consisted of 103 members. Around 40 classmates attended Monday's event to catch up and reminisce, and to honor their 33 deceased classmates. Betty Jaynes was named the class mascot because of her integral role in founding the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. She had been ruled ineligible to join the existing BCA because she was a woman. She was elected into both the Georgia and Virginia ...

May 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Campout of the Century

Thousands of boy scouts converged on the Bert Adams Scout Reservation this weekend to take part in the Campout of the Century, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of scouting and the 50th of the camp and to be part of the largest gathering in the council's history.

May 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Farm tour shows county’s riches

Several county officials went on a tour of some of Newton County's most successful farms Saturday, learning about some of the intricacies of fruit, cattle and hay farms.

May 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

CPR Saturday scheduled in June

According to the American Heart Association's website, CPR and defibrillation within the first 3 to 5 minutes after someone collapses can result in high (greater than 50 percent) long-term survival rates for a heart attack patient.

May 16, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | LOCAL

Habitat for Humanity to hold 5K run and walk

Don't miss out on this very unique and special opportunity to have your organization or company be involved in this special public awareness and fundraising event on the beautiful grounds of Oxford College. Habitat for Humanity of Newton County is an all volunteer, locally funded, and locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. Funds raised from this event ...

May 16, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Woman arrested after argument

A fight amongst family members ended with one woman arrested Saturday night after authorities from the Covington Police Department were called out to a home on Nelson Drive.

May 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

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