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Man arrested in shooting aboard Atlanta commuter train

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a man has been arrested in a shooting aboard an Atlanta commuter train.

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Boston out as US candidate for 2024 Olympics

Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over.

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Hundreds mourn U.S. Marine

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - A U.S. Marine killed in attacks on military facilities in Tennessee was remembered at his funeral as a dedicated and courageous serviceman who was determined to excel.

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Autopsy planned for Bobbi Kristina Brown

ATLANTA (AP) - An autopsy will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Whitney Houston, authorities said Monday, the day after her death.

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Rep. Johnson calls for Douglas' resignation

Congressman Hank Johnson issued a statement Saturday calling for Newton County Commissioner John Douglas to resign over a racist, sexist comment Douglas posted on Facebook.

July 27, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Fees discussed for Legion Field

Each week Legion Field is getting closer and closer to completion for use as a park and rental facility for everyone.

July 26, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Covington

Francis headed to Truett-McConnell

Tyrik Francis sort of fell into soccer accidentally. At around the age of four, Tyrik and his mother, Nicole Isaacs, met a group of people while playing t-ball and they informed Isaacs that the YMCA had soccer. Isaacs, who is Carribean, decided to let Tyrik play.

July 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Davidson takes over as EHS AD

Philip Davidson began his tenure as the new Eastside Athletic Director this week as they held a signing for Eagle soccer player Tyrik Francis. Davidson takes over for former EHS Athletic director Dr. Bruce McColumn, who transferred to Alcovy to take the same position.

July 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

A dream come true

Daniel Mejia has dreamed of signing his letter of intent to play soccer in college for longer than he can remember. No longer a dream deferred, Mejia signed to play soccer at Truett-McConnell on Thursday afternoon.

July 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Enter the Jaguar

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback and former Newton High School football star Demetrius McCray is gearing up for his third season in the NFL and he's hoping that it'll be his best yet.

July 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Landfill should not be losing money, says committee member

The Newton County landfill could not only break even but also save money towards capital improvements if subsidies to the convenience centers are ended and all fees strictly collected, according to a member of the citizen solid waste panel.

July 26, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Don’t be too busy to buckle up

The week after Spring Break is always a hard transition in my household. It is like a taste of summer hours - we stay outside until dark, go to bed late, and get up at 7:30 a.m. (which is late in our house!). So when reality hits and we get back to our school days routine, we inevitably have a few bumpy mornings.

July 26, 2015 | Hosanna Fletcher | Health

Sam Ramsey: Salem Camp Meeting

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Colleen Capes Jackson: Return to the Simple Ways, to the Simple Truths

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Our Thoughts: Inexcusable

Once again Newton County has found itself in an embarrassing situation, and once again its leadership needs to be called into question.

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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Newton-Young Professionals to meet at The Oaks

Newton County's young professionals have a chance not only to network; not only to have an evening out on the golf course but also a chance to learn more about the county they work, live and play in.

May 27, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

David J. Hood

David Hood, age 60, of Covington passed away May 24, 2015. He was born in Covington on November 7, 1954 one of the first ten babies born at Newton General Hospital. Graduated from Newton County High School and went Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College graduating with a degree in horticulture and while attending college worked at Callaway Gardens. David was the grounds superintendent for several golf course throughout his career including Hidden Hills and Cross Creek golf courses.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Robert ‘Bobby’ Patrick

Robert "Bobby" Patrick of Oxford, passed away May 26, 2015, at the age of 82. He was a 1952 graduate of Newton High School; and proud veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in both Germany and France, during his active duty from 1953 – 1957. Mr. Patrick was employed by Henson Furniture, until the business closed, and then went on to work for Hercules, for 24 years, prior to his retirement. He served as a deacon for several churches, and was Chairman of the deacon boards at First Baptist of Covington, Mt. Zion Baptist and Calvary Baptist. In ...

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

US stocks move higher in the afternoon, a day after a slump

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks rose modestly in late-day trading Wednesday, recovering most of a steep loss from the day before. Investors remain focused on Greece's debt problems.

May 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

2nd submariner guilty of sharing videos of women officers

MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. (AP) - A second submariner pleaded guilty Wednesday to sharing videos of female officers undressing for a shower, continuing a case that a prosecutor calls a "black eye" for the Navy's integration of women into the nation's sub fleet.

May 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Georgia man charged with supporting Islamic State militants

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia man has been charged in federal court with trying to aid the Islamic State group.

May 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

NYC judge hears arguments on the rights of 2 chimpanzees

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City judge has heard arguments over the rights of two chimpanzees that advocates hope to free from a state university where they're kept.

May 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Illinois couple welcomes their 100th grandchild

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - A western Illinois couple recently celebrated the birth of their 100th grandchild.

May 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Dispute over MLK Bible, Nobel prize headed for mediation

ATLANTA (AP) - A legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize is headed for court-ordered mediation, and lawyers for both sides said Wednesday they hope for a lasting resolution to issues that have long divided the civil rights icon's heirs.

May 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Congress wants to know how thieves stole tax info from IRS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is demanding answers about how identity thieves were able to steal the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website.

May 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Newton-Fatality in I-20 crash identified

52-year-old Joel William Simpson, a Newton County resident, has been confirmed dead after he drove his vehicle against traffice on I-20 Tuesday night, crashing into another vehicle around the 89 mile mark between Almon and Salem roads.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

EPA rules to protect drinking water, regulate small streams

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is moving to protect the nation's drinking water with rules that clarify which smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands are protected from pollution under the Clean Water Act.

May 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks open modestly higher in quiet trading

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks rose modestly in early trading Wednesday, recovering some of the steep losses the market had the day before.

May 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

4 rescued after car veers into DeKalb County river

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say four people climbed to the roof of a car after it veered into a DeKalb County river.

May 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Naked man rescued after getting stuck on Florida drawbridge

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Firefighters in Florida have rescued a naked man trapped on a raised drawbridge.

May 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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