These past weeks we have listened to and chanted the verses of The Farewell Discourse of Jesus as recounted in the Gospel of John. 

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Over 600 Americans disappeared in Laos, many known to have been alive on the ground.

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For many years I have been on the mailing lists of top New York publishing houses to receive books that deal with Southern life or its people.

Simply stated, I cannot over-emphasize the critical nature of listening to the building of authentic relationships.

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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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JONESBORO — Clayton County Police say an off-duty reserve deputy from South Carolina allegedly opened fire on another driver on June 19 after the two brandished weapons at each other.

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The Porterdale City Council recently approved the appointment of Mallory Q. Minor as thee new city clerk.

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Oxford College students in the Global Connections program spent part of their summer in New York City to immerse themselves in the variety of art culture the city has to offer.

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The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied the request submitted on behalf of Marion Wilson Jr., who was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison.

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Trees crash onto truck, block roadway on Ga. Highway 142 west of Newborn.

A suspect identified as William Minter is brought into the Butts County Jail Wednesday afternoon following an alleged bank robbery at United Bank in Jackson. 

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A plan by District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson to add 1.91 acres to the footprint for Nelson Heights Community Center was put on hold by the Board of Commissioners Tuesday night after questions were raised about the amount of money to be paid for the property.

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Covington joined the city councils of Mansfield, Oxford and Porterdale in approving at separate meetings Monday night a new one-year agreement on water service with Newton County.

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Georgia State's Perimeter Newton Campus introduced the Academic Community Engagement program in 2018. Since then, students have uncovered statistics and facts including the effect of the local poverty rate and how many families suffer from food instability. 

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The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Metro Atlanta, Athens and Northeast Georgia is warning consumers of the business practices of PupSocks, a company that offers the online sale of socks with custom prints such as dogs, cats, faces and more. 

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COVINGTON— McLeRoy Inc. of Zebulon was unanimously selected as the site contractor for Eastside High School during the Newton County Board of Education's Tuesday work session. 

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Rockdale County Clerk of Courts Ruth Wilson has announced she plans to retire and will not seek re-election in 2020.

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