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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

I-20 construction work continues

This weekend is full of fall festivals to travel to, but also construction on highways around Metro Atlanta and Georgia.

October 23, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Perdue urging conservatives in final bus tour

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Twelve days from Georgia's Senate election, Republican David Perdue has launched a statewide bus tour to remind conservatives that he wants to help his party continue fighting President Barack Obama.

October 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.

October 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Man gives $800, promised $30,000

A Covington man was convinced to give someone $800 to get $30,000 to deposit in his bank account after meeting him in the parking lot of the Food Depot Wednesday.

October 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

October 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Burned dogs showing up at Georgia animal hospital

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Several dogs with burn marks on their backs have shown up in a Georgia county, and no one seems to know how or why they're being injured.

October 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Metro Atlanta jobless rate falls to 7.3 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - Metro Atlanta's jobless rate has fallen to 7.3 percent.

October 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

White House fence jumper charged with assault

WASHINGTON (AP) - The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

October 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Hillgrove ends Alcovy's playoff run

On a cold Wednesday evening Florida State commit Abby Evans, blanked the Lady Tigers twice lifting Hilgrove to 1-0 and 6-0 wins respectively, ending Alcovy's playoff run in the second round.

October 22, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Change the World Day this Saturday

Citizens of Newton County are racing against hunger in working to change the world.

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

R.L. Cousins class of 64 celebrates

The R.L. Cousins Class of 1964 celebrated its 50th class reunion at Pilgreen's Steakhouse on Lake Dow Road in McDonough Sept. 20.

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

RCSO requests $2M more for personnel

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office officially made its 2015 budget request, including a request for nearly all of the county's capital budget, to the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners during the board's Tuesday morning work session.

October 22, 2014 | Martin Rand | LOCAL

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and heavy gunfire then erupted inside Parliament. One gunman was killed, and police said they were hunting for as many as two others.

October 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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June 02, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS

Web Exclusive: SIU busts three at flea market for selling counterfeit goods

Two men were arrested by investigators from the Special Investigation Unit Thursday and charged with trafficking in counterfeit merchandise for allegedly selling counterfeit goods out of booths at America's Flea Market on Salem Road. Both had been arrested previously for the same charges.

June 01, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Supreme Court reinstates Terrell death sentence

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court has reinstated a death sentence given to Brian Keith Terrell, convicted of killing a 70-year-old Newton County man in 1992.

The court's ruling Monday was unanimous. It reversed a lower-court judge's ruling that Terrell's death sentence should be set aside because his lawyers provided ineffective assistance of counsel.

June 01, 2009 | Staff Report | LOCAL

A new horizon

Saturday marked a milestone in the lives of more than 500 of Newton County's students when Eastside, Alcovy and Newton high schools held their commencement ceremonies.

May 31, 2009 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Alcovy High School graduates

  • Gregory Keith Allen
  • Oran Isler Allen
  • Nicholas Antonio Allicock
  • Ashley Ann Alvarez
  • Matthew James Anderson
  • Jessica Faye Anglin
  • Justin Matthew Argo
  • Leslie Ann Armistead
  • Tequilla Renae Arnold
  • Parrish Shasonyia Austin
  • Brandon Jamel Avery
  • Kelly Marie Azar
  • Steven Oluwadamilare Badru
  • Arthur Ross Bagley
  • Johnna Rae Bagley
  • Kadarius Dewayne Bailey
  • Darrius Terrell Baker
  • Cody James Bala
  • Jacob Aaron Ball
  • Joseph Brian Bandoo
  • Shana Nicole Barronton
  • Raegan Nicole Barton
  • Jeremy Lee Batson
  • Konstantin Ivanovich Bazelyuk
  • Rahmel Tavon Beaudoin
  • Richard Lee Berhmann
  • Gabrielle LaRae Belcher
  • Tiara Nichole Benford
  • Melissa Leen Bennett
  • Lawrence Chua Bituin
  • Douglas Samuel Blanks, Jr.
  • Angel Marie Boggs
  • Jarrood Henry Bolivar ...

May 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Education

Patients should be the focus

From all accounts, reform of the medical care "system" is on the way. As one of the chronically ill, I am a type 1 diabetic, there is one thing that I think any reform needs to address, and that affects everyone - not just me.

All patients should be the "customer" or "consumer,"whatever term is necessary, for medical care. That means that you and your doctor decide what treatment is best for your individual case. In case you didn't know, that isn't how it operates now.

May 31, 2009 | Patrick Durusau | OPINION

A gift from Caldwell & Cowan

In these tough economic times we are glad to record when local businesses reach into their own pockets and donate equipment or funds to our local schools.

The folks at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home and Crematory recently donated 10 Netbook mini-laptops to the four local high schools for their Academic Recourses classes.

May 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Sharp successes

In the good old days when you were in high school, if you were a problem child or enjoyed skipping school, then after a few warnings you were called to the office and summarily kicked out of school. If your infraction was bad enough, you never returned.

If you were a young lady and became pregnant, you just disappeared. At that time the disappearance was a grand mystery. As we grew older, we realized that in actuality the pregnant young lady had usually been shipped off out of state to some relative's house because of the shame of it ...

May 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

40 years since my graduation

Graduation ceremonies for many area high schools were held recently. Perhaps because we held no reunion, it hit me like a ton of bricks that my own senior class was graduated this very week.

But it was 40 years ago.

May 31, 2009 | Nat Harwell | OPINION

Newton County Restaurant Scores - May 31

o Captain D's, 6167 U.S. Highway 278, May 8. 99. Gaskets on coolers torn or missing, walk-in freezer has strips on door not working, air curtains torn.

May 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Restaurant scores

Baxter-Bennett

Steve Baxter of Atlanta and Michael and Kim Newhouse of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Payne Baxter to Charles (B.J.) Buchanan Bennett Jr., son of Maj. Charles (Buck) and Joni Bennett of Brunswick.

May 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Engagements

Eight adults arrested at awards ceremony at elementary school

Eight people were arrested at an awards ceremony at Oak Hill Elementary School after a large fight began over a saved seat in the cafeteria.

May 31, 2009 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Newton County School System honors 38 retirees

The Newton County School System honored 39 retirees at their annual retirement dinner at Turner Lake Thursday evening, paying tribute to a combined 915 years of service to Newton County and its children.

May 31, 2009 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Turner Lake shelter final OK delayed again

Once again, the Garden of Gethsemane homeless shelter on Turner Lake Circle is almost ready to open.

May 31, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Preparing for a long, hot summer of house cleaning

School's out, and while everyone else is thinking of vacations and downtime, all I can think about is cleaning.

I am so behind on spring cleaning this year. I'm blaming my lack of motivation on the unusually cool and rainy May and the unimaginable exhaustion that happens when a woman my age finds herself with child.

May 31, 2009 | Kari Apted | News Columnists

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