News for Wednesday, September 19, 2012


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Taking precautions

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Newton County elected officials hold off on energy tax

An excise tax on energy won't be levied by Newton County at this time.

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Christmas preparations under way

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Zoning modifications approved for tree service

Zoning modifications were approved by the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night for Above All Tree Service to be located at 126 Larue Road, near Ga. Highway 162.

Community support is urged for Covington's homeless shelter

The Rev. Clara Lett says support from the community is needed for Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter.

District 1 resident chastises school board for allowing Hall's comments

A Newton County District 1 resident chastised the Newton County Board of Education for its handling of comments from Newton County Chamber president last week.

Newton school board passes resolution opposing state control

The Newton County Board of Education has passed a resolution to oppose the constitutional amendment for charter schools.

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Free health screenings, family activities featured at Monastery Fall Festival

For their second annual Fall Festival, the monks at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit have decided to put into action one of their basic tenets -- service to the community.

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RONDA RICH: Only a woman can be wise in the ways of other women

One evening I was sorting through clothes in the bedroom while Tink, settled in a comfortable chair, was (as usual) fiddling with his phone.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Trickster's Point' a mystery with rich characters, lots of tension

How well did you know the kids you played with?. Back when you were young, you might've said you knew them well.