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Ventura: Mixed emotions about defamation suit win

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he has mixed emotions about winning his defamation lawsuit in U.S. District Court.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Georgia tax holiday approaching

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Retail Association is reminding residents that the state's tax holiday is quickly approaching.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Atlanta, Macon break record low temperatures

ATLANTA (AP) - Unusually cool air helped Atlanta and Macon break records for low temperatures.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Theater apologizes after kids see 'Sex Tape' clips

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A movie theater chain says it's reviewing complaints after its Augusta theater showed scenes from the R-rated film "Sex Tape" instead of the children's movie "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" in a summer movie program for youngsters.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

A sad liberal comentary

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the city should be a safe place for unaccompanied children who cross the U.S. border.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

What's a group selfie? Usie (pronounced uss-ee)

NEW YORK (AP) - What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course!

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

2050 Plan Public Panels Video Coverage

July 30, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Live Streams

Geocaching comes to Newton County

The Porterdale Yak Club sold out last weekend, and a worldwide trending hobby – that is not kayaking – may be part of an explanation.

July 29, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Mecca: Kilroy was here!

He sported a big elongated nose, a smooth bald head, beady eyes, and three to four fingers of each hand dangled over the imaginary line of an imaginary wall. A rather comical figure, yet pitifully ugly if symbolic of a real person, Kilroy quickly developed into one of the historic symbols of World War II.

July 29, 2014 | Pete Mecca | A VETERAN'S STORY

Unyielding to cancer

According to 2010 study, the average annual cost for males with brain cancer is $115,250 and the average annual cost for a female with breast cancer is $108,168. Crossfit Unyielding is hosting an event, 'Unyielding to Cancer,' for two friends, Lisa Baker who has stage three breast cancer and Hank Dunn who is terminally ill with stage four brain cancer.

July 29, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation

Ready, set, teach!

Every public school in the county was empty Monday morning, but that's not to say teachers and employees weren't preparing for the first day of school.

July 29, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Miller to bring great customer service to the Oaks Course

The Oaks Course has its new pro in Gary Miller.

July 29, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation

County forms 2050 panel

After four public hearings and scores of pointed questions about the 2050 Plan, the Newton County Board of Commissioners is calling for help. County Chairman Keith Ellis told the Covington Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon that a citizens' panel will soon be formed to delve into the intricacies of the plan.

July 29, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

City to vote on code alternatives

The City of Covington will present some amendments to its fire code ordinance at Monday's city council meeting after reaching a consensus on it in a work session Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Live Oak teachers prepare for the 1st day of school

When kids are asked what they want to be when they grow up, how many actually become the firefighter or astronaut or professional football player they claim destined to become? As one local teacher sticks decorations on her classroom walls, arranges textbooks and clears students' desks, she is doing exactly that.

July 29, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

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January 25, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Falcons hire Smith as the head coach

By Charles Odum

January 25, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives

Cougars top Oxford on the court, 76-64

OXFORD - As the snow melted from Sunday's wintry wonderland, so did the opportunity of a heroic late comeback for the Oxford men's basketball team.

January 25, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Hoops: Newton at Luella

MCDONOUGH - Smooth ball movement. Steady defense. Easy transition baskets. Solid shooting.

January 25, 2008 | Bud L. Ellis | Archives

NCSO investigates double homicide

A man and woman were reportedly found dead at a residence in The Falls subdivision at 695 Freeman Drive Tuesday night in what investigators believe to be a double homicide.

January 23, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Team Depot lends a helping hand

Most of the time, if a customer needs assistance in a Home Depot store a friendly sales associate is more than happy to assist a customer find something.

January 23, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Community meeting focuses on growth

Approximately 200 people ignored the dire warnings of inclement weather to attend the first in a series of community meetings to address county growth issues at the Turner Lake Recreation Complex Saturday morning.

January 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Several recent drug arrests made locally

Local law enforcement has recently been cracking down on drugs in the county making several arrests for a variety of drug related offences.

January 23, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Margaret Nash Zorn

Margaret Nash Zorn, 90, of Covington, died Jan. 18. She was born in 1917 in Tampa Fla., and moved to Jacksonville as a small child, living there most of her life. After serving her family as a dedicated wife and mother for many years, Mrs. Zorn retired from Methodist Hospital. In Jacksonville, she was a longtime member of North Main Street Baptist Church and more recently of First Presbyterian Church, Covington. She was a member of the Gainesville Women of the Moose, Melrose Woman's Club and Kirby Smith Junior High School and Andrew Jackson High School PTAs. Mrs. Zorn ...

January 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Lottie O. Taylor

Lottie O. Taylor, 83, of Covington, died Jan. 21 at Social Circle Nursing and Rehab. The daughter of the late James and Rillia Shed, she was born in Paulding County. Mrs. Taylor was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Covington, and was a foster parent for over 20 years to over 45 children. She was a good cook and worked at Mamie's Kitchen on U.S. 278 making biscuits and desserts. Mrs. Taylor loved the Christmas season.

January 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Sharapova takes a toll on Henin with Williams gone

By John Pye

January 23, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives

Shirley Ann White Baker

Shirley Ann White Baker, 58, of Atlanta, died Jan. 17 at Heartland Hospice. The daughter of the late Dothan and Maude White, she was born in Tampa, Fla. She was a customer service ambassador for Scottish Rite Hospital for over 15 years where she gave her all for the children and their families as well as to her family at home. Ms. Baker was a member of New Beginnings Full Gospel Baptist Church, Decatur, and enjoyed painting, music, singing and spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by brother Christopher Charles White.

January 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Celebration of dreams

Forrest Sawyer and Dennis Cheek received the "I have a dream" award Sunday afternoon during Newton County's three-day celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

January 23, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Louis W. Bailey

Lois W. Bailey, 92, of Covington, died Jan. 22. the daughter of the late James T. and Clara Hardegree White, she was born in Walton County. She retired from Covington Mill with over 40 years of service and then from Newton Medical Center after 30 years where she worked as supervisor of housekeeping. Mrs. Bailey was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church, serving on many church committees in several different capacities. She was preceded in death by husband Judson P. Bailey and brothers Bill White, Clifford White, Clarence White, Crawford White, Earnest White and Bud White.

January 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Local wrestlers place in Sandy Creek Patriot Classic

TYRONE - On Saturday, five youth wrestlers from Covington's Black Watch Wrestling program competed against athletes from around the metro area at the Sandy Creek Patriot Classic held at Sandy Creek High School.

January 23, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives

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