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Obama's vacation in line with average

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation this year as most Americans do.

August 22, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs.

August 22, 2014 | JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ice challenge may change nonprofits

NEW YORK (AP) - The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

August 22, 2014 | ALICIA RANCILIO, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Good decisions made for 2050

We believe Tuesday's Board of Commissioners meeting was the most critical in recent memory, and we applaud the commissioners for their efforts.

August 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Bear Creek dam site to move

Bear with some small changes to the Bear Creek Reservoir's location, because it'll mean the roads around it won't have to close during its construction.

August 21, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

City OKs changes for mini-warehouses

"Non-conforming" is a designation no business owner wants. It means a business can't be rebuilt if more than 65 percent of the building is burned, or if things are put on hold for more than six months. And it makes selling such a business much more difficult.

August 21, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

Newton kicks off against Berkmar

Finally, football is back.

August 21, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Alcovy High to host college fair

High school students in the Newton County School System are invited to attend a PROBE College Fair at Alcovy High School Wednesday, September 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the school commons area.

August 21, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Volunteers help with DUI training

The blaring blue flashing lights behind The Main Event in Porterdale Wednesday did not result in any arrests, but it would have had it been a real-life situation.

August 21, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

How the game was won:

In case you missed it, Eastside topped Alcovy 5-4 in an early evening matchup that showcased talent on both teams, but also shed a light on areas of improvement. We break down the strengths and weaknesses for both teams as of right now.

August 21, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Political stereotyping

While we might like to think that voters research the issues, review the candidates, and then vote for the candidate that best reflects their views, the reality, based on political science research, is much different. A

August 21, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Panthers look strong in opener

On a beautiful sunny day for soccer at the RYSA complex in Conyers, coach Ken Van Ness and his 2014 Peachtree Academy Panthers took down conference foe Furtah Prep 7-0, in a home game that saw the Panthers excel in every phase of the game.

August 21, 2014 | Staff Reports | Recreation

Tuition pays for this

According to College Board, average tuition and fees for the 2013-14 school year totaled $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for in-state residents at public colleges and $22,203 for out-of-state residents. Many schools, such as Columbia University and George Washington University, charge yearly tuition and fees close to $50,000. Faced with the increasing costs of higher education, parents and taxpayers might like to know what they're getting for their money.

August 21, 2014 | Walter Williams | Columnists

Peachtree Academy sets off season

The Panther volleyball team kicked off the 2014 season in high fashion with three -straight wins at home this past week.

August 21, 2014 | Staff Reports | Recreation

Letter to Editor

Dear editor,

August 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters

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Police bust Avery Street drug house

Covington-Newton County Special Investigation Unit forces struck a known Covington drug haven Friday afternoon, arresting five people in connection with using or selling cocaine and marijuana.

March 02, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Master planning

The results of a UGA workshop on the update of Covington's Downtown Master Plan paint a very attractive picture for the future of the city's downtown, though that future hinges on the availability of funding to implement the Master Plan.

March 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

'Wild Thing' Moylan makes his mark with Braves

By Paul Newberry

March 02, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives

Eastside wrestling riding the ultimate wave

I have a question for you: What if dreams of greatness and courage were illegal in this world? Well, if that were the case then the 2008 Eastside High traditional wrestling state champions would not only be guilty of such a crime, but they would also be deemed as rugged outlaws.

March 02, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives

Loganville takes two from Eastside in soccer

The Eastside High varsity soccer teams were swept at home by Loganville Friday night in Area 8 action.

March 02, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

BOE names new crop of administrators

The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved the transfer of Holly Dubois, principal of Fairview Elementary School, to the principal position of the new South Salem Elementary School at Tuesday night's board meeting.

February 29, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Authorities take down drug ring

Newton County law enforcement personnel, in coordination with Henry County law enforcement, searched the home of three Covington residents charged with operating a multimillion dollar drug distribution ring on Feb. 15, according to the Covington Newton County Special Investigations Unit.

February 29, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Long walk to equality

While Newton County may seem today to have smooth relations between the races, it was only 38 years ago that U.S. Highway 278 was lined with state troopers and the Covington Square was filled nightly with black residents protesting the county's segregationist policies.

February 29, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Aviation building collapses

Evening Washington Street commuters were rerouted on Thursday after the Bankston Aviation building partially collapsed shortly after 5:30 p.m.

February 29, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

GLISI participants recognized

The Newton County School System Change Team recently participated in the second school improvement conference held at the Evergreen Conference Center in Stone Mountain.

February 29, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

A special visit from Dr. Jean Feldman

Ever heard of the "Tooty Ta"?

February 29, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

A special visit from Dr. Jean Feldman

Ever heard of the "Tooty Ta"?

February 29, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

It happened in March

Here are some interesting events that happened in March, from the Church History Institute.

February 29, 2008 | John Donaldson | Archives

A new kind of gospel music

Ed Nolan has 30 years experience singing with gospel groups such as the Morris Stancil Quartet, the Fishermen, the Darryl Lundy Singers and Homeward Bound. In December 2007, God gave him a vision to step out in faith and organize a new group. Calling on friends, Greg and Wendy Chambers and Holly McCullough, New Again was formed. Plans are in place for Pete Freeman to join the group as bass player.

February 29, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives

Leap year story

The idea of Leap Year was first proposed by a guy named Aloysius Lilius, who was also known as Luigi Lilio or Luigi Giglio. Whoever he was, he was a pretty smart guy.

February 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives

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