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Chamber trolley to be mobile visitors center

A new form of transportation will be used around the Square and Covington-Newton Chamber of Commerce President Hunter Hall says it’s going to be a mobile visitors center.

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Chelsea Clinton announces she is pregnant

Chelsea Clinton announced on Thursday she is pregnant with the first grandchild of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

New greenhouse in the works for Newton High

Plans are underway for construction of a greenhouse on the new campus of Newton High School.

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Good Friday tradition

Many Christian crosses are draped in purple during Lent, a color that represents the season and that is also known as the color of royalty.

Mansfield approves 2014 budget

A 2014 budget of $1.073 million was approved by the Mansfield City Council Monday night.

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Rams get three playing at next level

Three Newton baseball players have decided to continue playing the game they love after signing to play at the next level.

Local runners claim 17 region champions

There was no doubt who was the best boys track team in Region 2-AAAAAA after Rockdale won the region championship by 35-point margin at Twelve Oaks Stadium on Wednesday.

Nwiloh heads to MLS after signing with Chivas USA

Former Georgia State men’s soccer standout Michael Nwiloh made history when he signed a professional contract with Chivas USA on Wednesday. The Conyers native will be the first GSU men’s soccer player to play for a Major League Soccer (MLS) team.

JACK SIMPSON: Time to rein in Obama’s executive powers

I suppose you were among the many Americans who watched when President Obama took his oath of office. For crying out loud, don’t oaths mean anything anymore!

DARRELL HUCKABY: Some folks are just discovering the wisdom of the ages

Throughout my childhood, Good Friday was always the day upon which my daddy would pronounce it safe to plant anything that anyone intended to plant in the North Georgia Piedmont.

Newton Medical spring gala offers a night in Tuscany

Newton Medical Center wants to take guests to a beautiful night in Tuscany as it hosts its annual Auxiliary spring gala.

Deputies arrest three on weapons, drugs charges

Social Circle man found with narcotics in trunk

Three people have been arrested and charged on drugs and weapons offenses after a traffic stop where the driver of the car they were in fled from deputies; a Social Circle man was arrested after a member of NCSO’s Crime Suppression Unit found a significant amount of marijuana in his car.

ROBINSON: A victory lap for Obamacare

In the long run, no matter what happens in the election, I’m more convinced than ever that the Affordable Care Act will be seen as landmark legislation.

Newton Jail Blotter, April 9-15

Newton Jail Blotter, April 9-15

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Ga. school evacuated after pranksters release pepper spray

As many as 100 students at a suburban Atlanta high school were exposed to pepper spray on Wednesday after the material was released in a school hallway in an apparent prank.

Eagles on five-game losing streak after sweep by Lumpkin County

What started as almost a sure thing in making the Class AAAA playoffs has turned into uncertainty after Eastside lost their fifth straight Region 8-AAAA game on Wednesday.

Agreement reached on Bucks’ sale

Milwaukee Bucks longtime owner Herb Kohl confirmed Wednesday that he reached an agreement to sell the NBA franchise to hedge-fund billionaires Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry.

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Hawks put Bucks out of their misery

There was almost nothing at stake on Wednesday night when the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-103 in the regular-season finale at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

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Story-Denison engagement

The couple plans to wed June 28 in Auburn.

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Stephens-Miller enagement

The couple plans to wed June 14 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Newborn.

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