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Body of man pulled from central Georgia river identified

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in central Georgia have identified a man whose decomposed body was found in the Ocmulgee River.

July 29, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

New director named for Atlanta's High Museum of Art

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's High Museum of Art has a new director.

July 29, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Newton County Jail Log: July 29

Sharon Deloris Banks, 59, Covington, July 22, probation violation

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Boil Water advisory for Porterdale

A boil water advisory has been issued for the south side of Porterdale after a water line was hit during construction Wednesday morning.

July 29, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Georgia back-to-school tax holiday begins Friday

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia retail officials say an upcoming sales tax holiday is meant to offer shoppers back-to-school savings.

July 29, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

US stocks edge higher in early trading; China shares rebound

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks posted modest gains Wednesday, as Chinese shares rebounded and traders wait to hear from the Federal Reserve.

July 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Covington loses state title to Rockdale

The Covington Post 32 A's entered this weekend's American Legion State Baseball Tournament in Loganville with high hopes of repeating as State Champions ...

July 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Recreation

Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady's 4-game suspension

NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL ...

July 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Boy Scouts to allow gay adult leaders

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain ...

July 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US indexes open higher on earnings

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were slightly higher in early trading Tuesday following five straight losses. The market was helped by positive results out ...

July 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Armed veteran enters Army recruitment office in Conyers

CONYERS - A local veteran was arrested for bringing a gun in to the Conyers Army recruitment office in an effort to "keep the guys on ...

July 28, 2015 | Martin Rand | LOCAL

Douglas placed on administrative leave from GPC

John Douglas has been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation from Georgia Perimeter College.

July 28, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

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 ...

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

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Foreclosures still abundant in county

Joseph Flanigan's house is worth $52,000, less than a third of its peak appraisal in 2007.

January 20, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Kimble 4-H 4Ever: Free weekend event for military families

When a friend thought she was moving from Georgia to Alaska on Army orders, I chalked it up to "patriotic duty" and offered to drive with her.

January 20, 2011 | Terri Kimble | News Columnists

Edward Berry deRastick Hanson

The Rev. Edward Berry deRastrick Hanson, Episcopal priest of the Atlanta Diocese, died Jan. 19 after a courageous struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. Father Hanson attended the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, graduated from Georgia State University and received a Master of Divinity from The University of the South. His parishes included St. Michael and All Angels, St. Matthews and the Church of the Good Shepherd.

January 20, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton topples Rockdale

Rockdale may have four Division 1 prospects, including Darion Clark and University of Tennessee-bound Kevin Ware, and have the talent to make a serious run at a Class AAAA state title. But the Bulldogs realized Wednesday, as has every other team that's faced Newton over the past three years, that they don't have Derrick Henry.

January 20, 2011 | Josh Briggs | LOCAL

Jackie Simmons

Jackie Simmons of Covington, passed away January 18, 2011, at the age of 54. Mr. Simmons enjoyed hunting and fishing; and loved attending gospel singings. Most important to him was his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Carlton and Martha Elizabeth (Johnson) Simmons; brother, David Simmons; and nephew, Shane Simmons.

January 20, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

Georgia, local unemployment rate up

ATLANTA - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has grown to 10.2 percent, and claims rose in Newton County by 13.2 percent.

January 20, 2011 | Associated Press | LOCAL

Oxford set for second round of hearings

The first readings are done, and now the city of Oxford is set to hold a second round of hearings on Monday on a proposed change to the form of city government, a proposed homestead exemption and changes to the city's retirement plan.

January 20, 2011 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton faces Rockdale tonight

Newton basketball faces Rockdale tonight with the girls starting at 6 p.m. and he boys hitting the floor at 7:30 p.m. It's a makeup game from the much-anticipated matchup that was cancelled Saturday because of the snowstorm.

January 19, 2011 | Josh Briggs | LOCAL

School board approves budget timeline

Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews has released a list of potential cuts to the system's budget and the Newton County Board of Education has unanimously approved a timeline that would have a final budget set by June 14.

January 19, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education

Fire Chief Floyd to retire

Covington is accepting applications for a new fire chief to replace Don Floyd, who will retire on June 15 after nearly 40 years with the department.

January 19, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Superintendent lists possible cuts

Despite a somewhat optimistic speech by newly-elected Gov. Nathan Deal, the Newton County School System is still looking at potentially cutting $9 million from its 2011-2012 budget. Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews has released a list of 13 possible cuts and their potential savings to the school system.

January 19, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education

Survey seeks youth’s opinion of county

Newton County officials are trying to find out what young people want and how the county can retain and attract younger residents.

January 19, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

In the Spotlight: Let’s Paint Pottery

Express your creative side at Let's Paint Pottery crafts and pottery studio in Conyers. The paint-your-own pottery studio lets customers choose from a variety of blank pottery pieces and clay sculptures and then paint and decorate them to their hearts content. After designing the pieces, Let's Paint Pottery has kilns onsite to fire the pottery.

January 19, 2011 | William Brawley | Business

Yarbrough: Political landscape unchanged by weather

Last week you would have thought we were living in two different states. North of the Gnat Line, it seemed like Siberia. Even possums and yard dogs were hugging each other trying to stay warm.

January 19, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Our thoughts... Back in business

The snow and ice are gone, save for a few vestige pools of slush in deep shade.

January 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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