News for Thursday, September 20, 2012


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Jack Simpson: Are we willing to gamble on another term for Obama?

This presidential election is a very important one for the U.S.A. and for our future.

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HUCKABY: Of all of the treasures in Texas, one is closest to my heart

Ever since I was a small child watching shoot 'em up cowboy movies on television, Texas has been a mystical sort of place for me.

Freedom of speech our most sacred right

Freedom of speech is the most sacred of the rights guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

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Covington man shot and wounded by GSP Trooper during traffic stop

A Covington man was wounded by a State Patrol trooper Thursday after he reportedly brandished a weapon during a traffic stop.

School crime reports for Sept. 21, 2012

School crime reports for Sept. 21. 2012

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Newton County food pantry in need of donations

The Communty Food Pantry is asking for community assistance as their cupboard is just about bare and requests for help continue to cone in.

Panhandling banned in Covington

The Covington City Council approved an ordinance amendment prohibiting panhandling in the city.

Meals on Wheels serves hundreds in Newton

The local Meals on Wheels program has delivered more than 18,000 meals so far this year.

Nursing home patient burglarized

At least one resident of Riverside Nursing Home was burglariized in the early morning hours Thursday.

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Oxford students begin year with service

More than 100 Oxford College freshman recently helped package meals for the volunteer organization Stop Hunger Now.

Suspect shot by State Patrol trooper

A suspect was reportedly shot by a Georgia State Patrol trooper this morning following a pursuit.

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New GPTC president arrives

The new president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College began his first day of work earlier this month.

Georgia DOE launches IT training program for students

The Georgia Department of Education will offer the Microsoft IT Academy program statewide.

Newton County Jail Blotter for Sept. 12, 2012

The Newton County Jail Blotter for Sept. 21, 2012.