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Cov parents cited for Conyers curfew

More citations had to be given to parents and guardians from Newton County for their children violating Conyers' underage curfew law over the weekend. From 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday nig...

September 24, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

NutraSweet to stop making aspartame

NEW YORK (AP) - NutraSweet says it will no longer make the artificial sweetener aspartame and instead concentrate on more profitable sweeteners. The company expects to shut down a major portion of...

September 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) - A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York. The decision was announc...

September 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Algerian extremists behead French hostage

RABAT, Morocco (AP) - Algerian extremists allied with the Islamic State group have decapitated a French hostage after France ignored their demand to stop airstrikes in Iraq, according to a video ob...

September 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Obama to address UN amid new strikes

NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama is addressing the United Nations as a commander in chief overseeing a war against militants in two Middle Eastern nations, a striking shift in the trajectory ...

September 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Governor's race drives spending in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - A new national report has found that political spending on television ads for Georgia state offices is down from four years ago. The nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity says tha...

September 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Wal-Mart launching mobile checking account

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Wal-Mart is launching a mobile checking account for its customers that will eliminate some of the fees charged by banks. The company said Wednesday that the GoBank checking...

September 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

3 and out

Midway through the season, Eastside football sits at a comfortable 2-2. One fumble in overtime might have propelled them to 3-1, but that's something we'll never know. What we do know is, the Eagle...

September 23, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Alcovy remains undefeated in region

In softball and baseball in the box score 'K' stands for strikeout, in the Alcovy vs. Rockdale game it stood for Kalia Johnson. Standing strong at 13-2, and an undefeated 7-0 in region play, the Al...

September 23, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Ciara Bryan: Newton Athlete of the week

The Covington News has chosen Ciara Bryan as Newton High School's athlete of the week. Bryan plays shortstop for the Lady Rams. For the week of September 15, the Lady Rams went 2-0 in the region an...

September 23, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

It's fall (pumpkin) season

Now that it's officially fall, it's time to break out the costumes and spider webs and rake up those colorful leaves. But what is any season without its annual themed drinks and desserts? Get read...

September 23, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

National Farm week applies to you too

The weather is changing… finally. The hot, dry summer is coming to a close and fall is beginning to creep in. My recently crispy grass is enjoying the slightly cooler air and frequent drink...

September 23, 2014 | Hosanna Fletcher | LOCAL

Porterdale PD adds new officer

A small-town police department just got a little bigger. Officer Ashley Kelley became the newest member of the Porterdale Police Department after being sworn in by Mayor Arline Chapman on Monday, ...

September 23, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale

Flying with Laughter

Arranging an interview quickly turns into something even more exciting when the veteran suggests, "Let's just fire up the old Stearman and fly down to Peach State Aerodrome for lunch at Barnstormer...

September 23, 2014 | Pete Mecca | A VETERAN'S STORY

Thinning out the alternatives for Jekyll Islander

I have one of the most interesting jobs in the world. One day I am advising world leaders on the nuances of international monetary policy. The next day I am consoling a distraught reader who thinks...

September 23, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

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