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MONROE – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, are seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary and theft of firearms…

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The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

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Area United Methodist ministers gathered on the corner of Center and Main streets in Olde Town on Ash Wednesday for “Ashes to Go,” a different way of administering the ashes of repentance.

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The only thing that can be said about former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s first appearance with his fellow Democratic presidential candidates in Las Vegas Wednesday night was that Mike did not get it done, as his campaign ads promise he will if he becomes president.

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COVINGTON — The Newton County School System was well represented at the recent Griffin RESA (Regional Educational Service Agency) 2019 Regional Literacy Days Poetry Recitation, Ready Writing and Drama Competition as 14 students brought home awards.

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Newton County’s legislative delegation has been asked to sponsor a local bill in the General Assembly that would create an authority to issue bonds for construction of county projects.

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COVINGTON — The seniors in Catherine Sikes’ anatomy and physiology class at Piedmont Academy have been working on a Hematology/Blood unit and students got to test their blood types using field blood typing kits.

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The Rockdale County Constitutional Officers — Clerk of Courts Ruth A. Wilson, Probate Judge Clarence Cuthpert Jr., Tax Commissioner Tisa Smart-Washington and Sheriff Eric Levett — in cooperation with the Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia are supporting four $1,000 scholarships for graduating high school seniors.

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COVINGTON — Tarquinius Mack, 17, of Atlanta, the suspect identified by Covington Police in connection with the theft of vehicles from Planet Fitness locations in Covington and Conyers and several other locations in Georgia and surrounding states, was captured over the weekend in Panama City …

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A Portuguese navigator is credited with finding Mogmog and several other small islands in the atoll in 1525. However, the first visit to the atoll was reported by a Spanish navigator on the ship Florida in January of 1528. He named the islands Islas de los Reyes (Islands of the Three Wise Ki…

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As I got into my car and pulled out onto what is normally a busy thoroughfare for that time of day, I was struck by the fact that there were no other vehicles on the road.

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I read a story about a church in a small town that had just purchased a new organ. Half of the congregation wanted the organ placed on the left side of the church (from the pews’ perspective) and the other half of the church wanted it placed on the right side of the church.

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The Democratic Party is in trouble. Not only did it have difficulty organizing what used to be simple caucuses in Iowa, the party risks repeating that debacle in Nevada on Saturday.

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Sports betting would become legal in Georgia without the need to go to voters with a constitutional amendment under legislation introduced in the state Senate.

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The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

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An homage to a chapter in American history is presented by The New Depot Players with their production of “Radium Girls” by D. W. Gregory and directed by Vic Flessas.  One might be surprised to know that the dangers of radium were not known when it was discovered in 1898, and radium was thou…

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The media attach labels to politicians who reflect their political and social views. Those labels have included "right-wing," "extreme right-wing" "far-right," "out of the mainstream," and when reporting on religion, "fundamentalist."

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COVINGTON — The Covington City Council voted Monday night to issue a 90-day notice of its plan to cancel the city’s contract with the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce for the Main Street program and move Main Street back under the city’s umbrella. Main Street had previously been w…

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A decision by the Newton County Recreation Commission in December to pay hefty bonuses to its senior staff members appears to have been the catalyst for the county to consider bringing the Recreation Department under county management.

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