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PREP FOOTBALL: Five things to watch during Spring Football

Spring is in full bloom, which means football is in the air once again.

April 29, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

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BOC approves procurement and check writing policy

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) adopted a new procurement and check writing policy at its March 21 meeting.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Covington teen Morgan Hathorn wins karate world championship

Thank goodness for the window in Morgan Hathorn's house that let her see her Covington neighborhood. It's probably the reason why she's now a karate world champion.

November 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Initiative asks parents to ‘Talk with Me Baby’

A student who can't read on grade level by third grade is four times less likely to graduate by the age of 19 than a child who reads proficiently by that time, a 2011 study by the American Educational Research Association revealed. Yet, alarmingly "Get Georgia Reading" says that 64 percent of third-grade students are not reading proficiently.

October 02, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Local

Risks and hidden commissions in Municipal Bonds

Municipal bonds are considered the foundation for conservative investors looking for steady income. These bonds are issued by local and state governments and pay investors income that may be substantially exempt from Federal and possibly State income tax.

September 27, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.

July 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Walmart pushes to curb antibiotics in meat

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them.

May 22, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Taste of Conyers coming back to Olde Town

The Conyers Main Street Program is inviting everyone with an appetite to Olde Town Conyers for the annual Taste of Conyers and Conyers Car Show on Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 22, 2015 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Vroom! Vroom! Navigating Georgia’s Transportation Bill

If you find the debate over HB 170, Georgia's transportation bill, confusing, you are not alone. For one thing, it keeps changing, and will likely undergo more changes in the state Senate. As federal funds for state transportation decrease over time, Georgia will have to get creative to find money for its transportation infrastructure, which is vital to the safety of its citizens and the growth of its economy.

March 12, 2015 | Meris Lutz | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER

Carlton Trail project is go; Clark St stalls

Sidewalks were a hot topic during Monday's Covington City Council meeting with one area set to get some and the other not having a project completed.

February 03, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Local

Education secretary says he backs annual testing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday that testing U.S. schoolchildren annually in math and reading is critical for measuring their educational progress, setting the stage for what is likely to be a contentious Capitol Hill debate on the federal role in education.

January 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Friendships are truly the gift that KEEPS ON GIVING

Maybe it's the fact that I have more days in the rearview mirror than I have ahead of me, but at this special time of year I am more aware than ever of the gift of friendships. Friendships are always the correct size, the right color and don't require a set of instructions on how to operate them. They are truly the gift that keeps on giving.

December 27, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Redskins on warpath for State Title

The Social Circle High School Varsity Wrestling team coached by Randy Prater is on the warpath for a state title this year. The Redskins have five returning state placers on the team from last year's lineup. Senior Aaron Forrester (3X state placer) finishing third last year at 152, Junior Reid Harris (2X state placer) finished second at 120, Junior David Engstrom placed third at 145, Sophomore Stevie Howard third at 113, and Sophomore Cade Lackey returning State Champion at 132. You would think that Social Circle would be down this year after graduating 10 seniors last year (which included ...

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Social Circle

The long road to Bear Creek

Divisions over how to address Newton County's future water needs resurfaced this week, pitting proponents of the proposed Bear Creek Reservoir against critics who question its necessity and timing.

November 08, 2014 | Meris Lutz | Local

Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 ½ socks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital.

September 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Taste of Conyers and Conyers Car Show, May 3

Anyone with an appetite for good eats and hot cars is invited to Olde Town Conyers for the annual Taste of Conyers on Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., hosted by Main Street Conyers.

April 25, 2014 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

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