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Celebrating Black History

During its 5th Annual Black History Program Covington held a celebration, themed "A Century of Black Life, Culture & History" in the Newton County Historic Courthouse.

February 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Stocks slip after weaker growth, end best month since 2011

The stock market is closing lower following news that U.S. economic growth slowed more sharply than previously estimated in the final three months of the year.

February 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Man convicted of 2001 Newton County murder scheduled for execution

Brian Keith Terrell, the man convicted of killing 70-year-old John Watson in his Covington home in 1992 is scheduled to be executed March 10 at 7 p.m., Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced Friday.

February 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Execution date set for Ga. man convicted in 1992 slaying of Covington man

ATLANTA (AP) - An execution date has been set for a man convicted in a 1992 murder.

February 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Ida Arbeau

Ida M. Arbeau, 83 of Oxford passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Riverside Healthcare. She was born on December 11, 1931 in Clayton. to the late Cecil and Clara Mae Thompson. Ms. Arbeau loved the Lord and was a loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She sewed for the church, the school system and even made costumes for the show "In the Heat of The Night". Ms. Arbeau also lovingly cared for many children in her home. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at Canaan Baptist Church for over 35 years. Everyone knew her by "Aunt Ida" or ...

February 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Ga. consumer information possibly compromised in data breach

ATLANTA (AP) - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says personal information belonging to millions of Georgia consumers may have been compromised in a recent data breach.

February 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Stocks slip in afternoon after weaker estimate of US growth

U.S. stock indexes drifted mostly lower in afternoon trading Friday, but were still on track to end the month higher. Investors were balancing encouraging reports on housing and consumer confidence against data showing that the economy grew at a slower annual rate in the final months of 2014. Oil prices rebounded after a steep drop the day before.

February 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Travis Kvapil's NASCAR car stolen from hotel before race

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Travis Kvapil's NASCAR Sprint Cup car was stolen early Friday from a hotel parking lot, forcing him to withdraw from a race this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

February 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Falcons release WR Harry Douglas, G Justin Blalock

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have released wide receiver Harry Douglas, who was third on the team with 51 catches in 2014, and starting offensive guard Justin Blalock.

February 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock,dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

February 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

House clears way for short-term Homeland Security bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has cleared the way for passage of a short-term bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial agency shutdown.

February 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Spate of crimes linked to Craigslist prompts extra caution

ATLANTA (AP) - With gray skies and a curtain of drizzly rain, the transaction at the McDonald's had an aura of film noir.

February 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

DeKalb police rescue 2 girls after tip about prostitution

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - DeKalb County police say three people were arrested after officers got a tip two girls were being held and forced into prostitution.

February 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Mexico official: Top capo nabbed in western Michoacan state

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of the most-wanted drug lords and who once terrorized western Michoacan state, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to a Mexican official.

February 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Rams’ run ends

Man, what a run it was. Newton played the underdog three times in the state playoffs, first upsetting Tift County – originally a favorite to at least make the elite eight – then beating Dacula in the sweet sixteen. However, Newton couldn't best Wheeler in the elite eight and fell to the Wildcats 72-54.

February 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

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Speaking of the square...

Speaking of good family happenings on the Covington Square, we might suggest you stop the Southern Heartland Art Gallery, located at 1132 Monticello St. on the square.

August 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Music on the square

September on the square is going to be alive with music every Thursday during the month of September, starting at noon.

August 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Survivor's spirit

Some people are born fighters.

August 30, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Covington

Qualifying week for council seats begins Monday

Residents planning on running for their local city council will be able to qualify for the Nov. 3 municipal election beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday. Council seats are up for election in all of Newton County's municipalities.

August 30, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log - Aug. 30

o Westley Adam Wyatt, 25, 6146 Johnson Dr., Covington, Aug. 8. Probation violation.

August 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Is it September yet? I’m sick of August

"By all these lovely tokens

August 30, 2009 | Kari Apted | News Columnists

Geigerman

Alison Nicole Dimsdale of Loganville and Jason Daniel Geigerman of Sandy Springs were married July 3 at Fairweather Farms in Monroe. The bride was given in marriage by her father and the Rev. Kody Wynne officiated.

August 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Weddings

Officer reinstated after investigation into firing his service weapon

Covington Police Officer Grant Satterfield is back on duty after paid administrative leave during an investigation after firing his weapon during a foot chase late Tuesday night.

August 28, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington

My eureka moment

My little girl usually sits with me and my wife during church. [Sunday] we sat in the balcony while she sat down front on the front row because today was the day the fifth graders were anointed as acolytes. The church service was nice, but for me it proved to be an hour of reflection as I sat looking at the back of my 10-year-old's head.

One thing that I have always wanted for my family is stability, perhaps a sense of normalcy. As a child my parents did a good job of providing that for me and my ...

August 28, 2009 | Alan Fowler Guest Columnist | OPINION

McClain denied bond for second time

Bond was denied once again for 16-year-old Katria Luche McClain, the teenager being charged as an adult in the murder of Conyers landscaper Timothy Clements. She is being charged with felony murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

August 28, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Parents of injured deputy on a mission

Following the shooting of two Newton County deputies, the parents of Wesley Atha are spearheading a campaign to raise money to upgrade the bullet proof vests at the NCSO.

August 28, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Rocky Creek keeps on growing

Since 1874, the New Rocky Creek Baptist Church has continued to serve the Newton, Jasper, Butts and Putnam County area. Their mission is to exalt the Savior, equip the saints and evangelize the sinner. The 12-acre campus houses the original structure, an educational building and a multi-purpose building with eight classrooms, a nursery, fellowship hall and sanctuary. A family life center was dedicated in June, debt free.

August 28, 2009 | Colleen Capes Jackson | RELIGION

Senior Center complexities

County commissioners and employees say Newton County Senior Services is an effective, quality program, but they also believe it can improve and are considering reorganization amidst questions of Senior Services' hierarchy, funding and future.

August 28, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Get over it

Dear Editor: I'm writing because I am so tired of reading about traffic and bus issues at Clements Theme School. When we first learned about the theme school, we knew from the start it would be parent transportation only. I can't believe the comment in the article of someone asking if asking can she get a refund on their taxes because no buses were available. Buses are available at drop off points; your taxes pay for your home school buses.

This school is a choice that you and I made. The key word here is choice. Also, an ...

August 28, 2009 | Angela Ballard Oxford | Letters

The last brick of Camelot

"Each evening, from December to December,

August 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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