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Atlanta Streetcar won't debut for football weekend

ATLANTA (AP) - The debut of the Atlanta Streetcar, which has been delayed numerous times, is still unknown and officials say it won't start carrying passengers this weekend as some had hoped.

December 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Protests in Atlanta after decision in Garner case

ATLANTA (AP) - Protesters gathered peacefully in downtown Atlanta to protest a New York City grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man.

December 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Protests erupt after decision in chokehold death

NEW YORK (AP) - The cellphone video of the last moments of Eric Garner's life was watched millions of times on the Internet, clearly showing a white police officer holding the unarmed black man in a chokehold, even as he repeatedly gasped, "I can't breathe."

December 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Local educators named to advisory board

Two people from the Newton County School System have been handpicked to join Governor Nathan Deal's Education Advisory Boards.

December 03, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

GA lawmakers look ahead to medical marijuana bills

ATLANTA (AP) - A state lawmaker sponsoring a bill that would allow limited use of medical cannabis in Georgia says he hopes to have specifics by Christmas.

December 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

NCSS writing tests scores see increase

The rate of Newton County School System high school students who passed the Georgia High School Writing Test this year increased across the board from 2013.

December 03, 2014 | Martin Rand | LOCAL

US stocks extend record run ahead of jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) - A batch of good news on the economy Wednesday pushed the stock market to new highs.

December 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Peggy Knox

Peggy Knox, age 79, of Covington, passed away December 2, 2014. Mrs. Knox was a soft-spoken lady, with a gentle spirit and caring heart. She enjoyed playing bridge and dining out at nice restaurants. Additionally, she was an exceptional cook, and was known for her delicious pancakes and biscuits. Mrs. Knox cherished her family and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

December 03, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

US stocks trade slightly higher; Oil gains

NEW YORK (AP) - A batch of good news on the U.S. economy nudged stocks slightly higher Wednesday as major indexes flitted near record levels. Oil and gas companies climbed as the price of crude oil edged up.

December 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Gloria Strikes Again

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three women who claim they were victimized by Bill Cosby are scheduled to appear at a press conference called by attorney Gloria Allred.

December 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Michael Brown's stepfather apologizes for comments

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The stepfather of Michael Brown has apologized for angry comments he made after the grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who killed his stepson, but said his remarks had nothing to do with the arson and looting that ravaged Ferguson and the surrounding area.

December 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Mrs. Billie Kay Rawlins

Mrs. Billie Kay Rawlins, age 82, of Homestead, Florida passed away November 27, 2014. She was born November 25, 1932 in Porterdale, Georgia to the late James Lonnie and Regina Marie Guthrie. Mrs. Rawlins was a strong willed woman who loved her children and grandchildren very much. A woman with a strong work ethic, she worked at Owens Illinois in Hapeville, Georgia from 1957 to 1993. Mrs. Rawlins was an avid bowler who bowled on numerous championship teams. She loved to cook and shared that passion with her friends and family. Mrs. Rawlins was full of life, she enjoyed dancing ...

December 03, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Water Authority moves on Bear Creek

The Newton County Water and Sewer Authority will carry out two key studies on Lake Varner and the proposed Bear Creek Reservoir, preempting a bid by Schnabel Engineering that would have cost the county tens of thousands of dollars.

December 03, 2014 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Justices hear pregnancy discrimination case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is weighing how much employers must do to accommodate pregnant workers under a federal law aimed at combating discrimination against pregnant women.

December 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

House plans to extend tax breaks through December

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House is moving Wednesday to extend a massive package of expired tax breaks through the end of the year, adding about $45 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade.

December 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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Deal's inauguration set for Jan. 12 in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal's inauguration has been set for Monday, Jan. 12 in Atlanta.

December 01, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Stocks sink after retail sales slip, China slows

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock indexes are closing slightly lower following more signs of weakness in China and disappointing retail sales over the Thanksgiving holiday.

December 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

House nearing vote on 1-year package of tax breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are moving to pass a one-year extension of temporary tax breaks affecting millions of businesses and individuals.

December 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Stocks sink after retail sales slip, China slows

EW YORK (AP) - Signs of weakness in China's economy and a weak start to the holiday shopping season knocked the stock market lower on Monday.

December 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Tree decorations and family

My two daughters and four granddaughters came to my house the Saturday before Thanksgiving to help me put up my Christmas decorations and tree. I usually don't put up the tree that early, but who is going to turn down free help.

December 01, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIVING

Warning: The Christmas spirit is catching

I have always felt sorry for those folks that see Christmas right around the corner and complain they just can't get in the Christmas Spirit. If you live near Covington and you name is not Scrooge you have no excuse to fail to get the Christmas Spirit.

December 01, 2014 | | LIVING

Homemade butter

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December 01, 2014 | Melanie Thompson | Cooking with Melanie

The Movember Movement

This Thanksgiving, as I sat around listening to family stories and eating turkey (no lasagna has been made since my grandmother passed), I noticed that there was an abundance of facial hair. Really creative, somewhat whimsical, and abundant facial hair. It was on the cousins and the uncles. It was on football players, commercial actors, and parade commentators. It was on hipsters and baby boomers. Is this a trend that my husband has missed?

December 01, 2014 | Hosanna Fletcher | LOCAL

Girl Scouts cookie sales go digital

NEW YORK (AP) - Watch out world, the Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies.

December 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ex-UPS driver's pregnancy bias claim at high court

WASHINGTON (AP) - Peggy Young only has to look at her younger daughter to be reminded how long she has fought United Parcel Service over its treatment of pregnant employees, and why.

December 01, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Supreme Court to consider Facebook threats case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is weighing the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media.

December 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Republicans push to update education law

WASHINGTON (AP) - The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback.

December 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Let's go to the Alpaca Farm (video)

Let's go to the Alpaca Farm (video)

November 30, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington

Cooking with Melanie (video)

Weekly Recipes

November 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Cooking with Melanie

Local cedar tree headed to the Governor's Mansion

Local cedar tree headed to the Governor's Mansion

November 30, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington

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