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Christmas on the Square

November 21, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington

Play 13: Newton vs Central Gwinnett

All the talk has died down now. Newton football was named Fox 5's team of the week on Thursday and has drawn plenty of media attention the past week for its victory over Valdosta. None of that matters tonight when the Rams take on Central Gwinnett at 7:30 at Sharp Stadium.

November 21, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Ex-Gov. Perdue defends "Go Fish" center in Perry

PERRY, Ga. (AP) - Despite criticism, former Gov. Sonny Perdue says he's proud of his efforts to support fishing, including committing the state government to borrow $14 million for an aquarium in rural Georgia.

November 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Bomb threat called in to Bard

An employee monitoring the switchboard at Bard, on Industrial Blvd. in Covington, received a phone call at 12:47 p.m. Tuesday, stating "There's a bomb and it will go off in 10 minutes."

November 21, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Forecasters: Storms coming to Plains, Gulf Coast

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Forecasters say severe weather is possible in the Southern Plains and across the Deep South over the next few days.

November 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Emotions rise as people hear immigration plan

Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.

November 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Lighting the square (slideshow)

Lighting the square (slideshow)

November 20, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington

Emmanuel adds Hopper

If you've been to an Eastside softball game this year, then you know Madison Hopper. She's gone yard a few times this season and been stellar for the Eagles as a pitcher. On Thursday evening, Hopper signed a scholarship to attend Emmanuel College next fall. Check the Covington News' Sunday edition for the full story.

November 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Fox 5 names Newton team of the week

After their stunning playoff victory over Valdosta, the Rams have garnered plenty of attention. On Thursday morning, Newton held a pep rally, as Fox 5 came to award the football team with their trophy as the team of the week. Rams' head coach Terrance Banks accepted the trophy after the pep rally.

November 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Atlanta readies for reaction to Ferguson case

ATLANTA (AP) - Police and leaders in the Atlanta area were preparing Thursday for protests and possible unrest as a grand jury in Missouri decides whether to criminally charge a white officer who fatally shot a black man.

November 20, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Dow, S&P 500 edge back up to record highs

U.S. stocks are back at record levels as investors were encouraged by good news on housing, the job market and corporate earnings.

November 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Herbert Emil Hess

Herbert Emil Hess, 75, of Jersey, formerly of Kedulen, Germany, passed away November 17, 2014. Mr. Hess was preceded in death by his parents, Albert J. and Lina (Haase) Hess, and brother, Walter A. Hess.

November 20, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Official says FSU gunman was alumnus

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida State University alumnus and attorney shot three people at the school's library early Thursday before being killed by police, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

November 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Official says FSU gunman was alumnus

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University's library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

November 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Georgia's jobless rate declines to 7.7 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7.7 percent.

November 20, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

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Inside the GBI

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is oft accused of being the reason why investigators can't pinpoint suspects and why evidence isn't processed in time for court, but according to a report given to Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, a mere 5 percent of crime lab reports take the GBI more then 180 days, with 88 percent of reports being issued in 90 days or less.

March 03, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Local sheriff’s deputy completes GPSTC course

Deputy Colin Cunningham of the Newton County Sheriff's Office recently completed a DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

March 03, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

True Colours

The True Colours Art Exhibit will be on display until March 26 at the Newton County Library. The exhibit, presented by the Arts Association in Newton County, features artwork from students in all grade levels in the Newton County School System.

March 03, 2010 | Staff Report | ENTERTAINMENT

Not even coffee

Dear Editor: Mr. [Earnest] Simmons has it wrong. Elected officials and government employees should never even take a cup of coffee from anyone whom they are doing business with as a government official.

Our elected officials volunteer to serve. If they are looking for a free meal, then [they need to] resign or not run again.

March 03, 2010 | Mark Harrah Covington | Letters

Saying goodbye to the Southern Crescent

Aboard the Southern Crescent-I don't know exactly where we were. Between Spartanburg and Charlotte perhaps. Midnight approached. Four hours earlier, the Southern Crescent had pulled out of Atlanta's Peachtree Station bound for Washington with three green-and-gold engines, 13 cars and a pack of riders come to attend the funeral-on-wheels of America's last privately owned overnight luxury passenger train.

"I just wanted to say goodbye in person," said a man who had boarded in Gainesville for a half-hour ride to Toccoa.

March 03, 2010 | Lewis Grizzard | News Columnists

Community that cares

Dear Editor: On Monday, Jan. 25, what a parent hopes and prays to be a normal, regular, safe day at school turned out to be one of the scariest days of our family's life. Our son, James P. Norrington, a 17-year-old student at Newton High School, entered his third block class and stated to his teacher that he didn't feel good; the teacher told him to go to the clinic and see the nurse but before reaching the clinic James collapsed in the front office. This is where our life started to change.

James' heart stopped and he ...

March 03, 2010 | Nancy and Johnny Norrington and family Covington | Letters

Encore

This time of year, we are not only excited that the first warmer days of spring are just around the corner, but also that the Arts Association in Newton County's spring series is ramping up too.

During the month of March the Arts Association sponsors the True Colours Art Exhibit at the Newton County Library. This exhibit features work from all grades of Newton County students and we are always amazed at the talent of the young people within our boarders.

March 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

So long, Linder

There was a time when communities like ours knew their congressman. He usually attended all the major functions, patted babies on their head and even made speeches at Rotary and Kiwanis meetings.

Then politicians figured out a way that they could have their party, and themselves if they played their cards right, stay in power for as long as they chose.

March 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Pillow talk in the governor's race

It's time for Bill and Hillary Clinton to step aside. The hottest new couple in politics is one of Georgia's own, DuBose and Carol Porter.

DuBose Porter, the state legislator from Dublin, has already been campaigning for several months in the Democratic primary for governor. His wife, Carol, announced last week that she will run in the same primary for lieutenant governor.

March 03, 2010 | Tom Crawford | OPINION

Joseph M. Holahan Jr.

Joseph M. Holahan Jr.

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton Recreation Partners with United Gym

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Recreation

All GPC classes after 5 p.m. canceled

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, which is in effect Tuesday from noon to midnight.

Rain will change over to snow early Tuesday morning in the west and hold off until afternoon in the east. Once the snow begins accumulations of up to 1 inch can be expected across the advisory area. Snow will begin to taper off late Tuesday into Tuesday night.

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

feb. students of the month

Livingston Elementary School announces its students of the month for February.

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Edith A. Baugh

Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home2157 East StreetCovington, Georgia 30014 Please run in next edition. BAUGH Mrs. Edith A. Baugh, 83 of Oxford died March 2, 2010 at Riverside Healthcare Center. Mrs. Baugh was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Axel & Anna Christensen Hansen and has lived in the Oxford area for over 50 years. She was a loving mother, stepmother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She loved gardening, sewing, crocheting, knitting and craft making. Mrs. Baugh was predeceased by her husband James W. Baugh in 1994. She is survived by her daughter and son in law Karen ...

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

U.S. Rep. John Linder announces retirement

Update: State Sen. Don Balfour (R-Snellville) announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the 7th U.S. Congressional District of Georgia, following the retirement announcement of John Linder.

March 02, 2010 | The Associated Press | LOCAL

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