WASHINGTON - The Senate on Monday voted unanimously to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting by four months to June 12 - setting the stage for Congress to pass the proposal as early as Tuesday.
Monday's Senate vote is a big victory for the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress, who have been pushing for a delay amid growing concerns that too many Americans won't be ready for the currently scheduled Feb. 17 changeover.
January 27, 2009|
Associated Press Writer
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This edition's "Eyesore of the Week" is located at Washington Street and Williams Brothers Road.
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January 27, 2009|
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Mrs. Sharon Parris Almand, 33, a lifelong resident of Covington and Conyers died Jan. 25. She was born in DeKalb County on Dec. 26, 1975 to John and Marie (McDonald) Parris. Mrs. Almand worked as a teller at BB&T. She enjoyed playing tennis and staying in touch with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Joshua Almand of Covington; daughters, Ashlee Girdler of Covington, Brooklyne Almand of Covington; son, Jordan Almand of Covington; parents, John and Marie Parris of Conyers; brothers, Robert Parris and Steve Parris both of Conyers; brother and sister-in-law, David and Ginnie McCollum ...
The Newton County Animal Shelter's pet of the week is an adult poodle mix, about 3-years-old, white, very sweet and cute. Also available for adoption are an adult Jack Russell mix, tri-colored; an adult black poodle; a 3-year-old white Spitz; a yellow Lab, 3-years-old; a terrier mix, white and brown; a 3-year-old Bassett, tri-colored; a beagle mix; a gray and black poodle mix; an adult Jack Russell mix, white and brown; a miniaturePinscher/terrier mix; a 2-year-old mixed breed, red with bobbed tail, a retriever mix, 1-year-old; a 2-year-old husky; a chocolate Lab about 2-3-years-old; a brown cocker ...
CHICAGO - Home Depot Inc. plans to eliminate 7,000 jobs while closing four dozen stores under its smaller home improvement brands as the recession continues to batter the nation's housing market. Its shares climbed more than 5 percent in morning trading.
The nation's biggest home improvement retailer said Monday the cuts will affect about 2 percent of its 300,000 workers and cause the Atlanta-based chain to record a $532 million pretax charge, most of which will be recorded in the fourth quarter.
January 26, 2009|
By Ashley M. Heher
AP Retail Writer
Dear Editor: Once a man or woman leaves the military, they are entitled to earned benefits, but each must be applied for in writing. Within the state of Georgia, the Georgia Department of Veterans Service provides their expertise, at no charge, to maximize each and every benefit applied for. Additionally, the veteran's spouse and children may be entitled at earned benefits. Each office is called a VSO - Veterans Service Office. The VSO in Conyers services the counties of Rockdale, Newton and Walton, but veterans and their families make use of this VSO from all counties along I-20, from I-285 ...
January 24, 2009|
Manager, Conyers VSO
So fresh and so clean: Social Circle Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Krystal Williams joins over 35 volunteers Jan. 17 as they put a fresh coat of colorful paint on the walls of the Social Circle club located at 169 Thurman Baccus Road. The day completed a two-part renovation of the club's new space, which they moved into this year.