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Stocks mostly higher as company earnings reports pour in

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks edged higher Tuesday afternoon, erasing losses from earlier in the day, as investors worked through the latest round of earnings reports. Pharmaceutical stocks rose after drug giant Merck reported better-than-expected results.

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Georgia teacher to retire after blasting Obama to students

DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) - A central Georgia middle school teacher will retire at the end of the school year after criticizing President Barack Obama and his supporters in front of students.

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Regions Bank fined $7.5 million for illegal overdraft fees

NEW YORK (AP) - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has fined Regions Bank $7.5 million for illegally charging customers for overdraft protection.

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

NFL relinquishing tax-exempt status

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Football League is giving up its tax-exempt status, which Commissioner Roger Goodell called a "distraction."

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

NCSS procedures for HB91 petitions for diplomas

As a result of the passage of House Bill (HB) 91 in the Georgia General Assembly, former Newton County School System (NCSS) students who did not earn a diploma due to failing one or more portions of the Georgia High School Graduation test or the Georgia High School Writing Test now have the opportunity to petition the Newton County School System to receive their high school diploma.

April 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Obama: Too many troubling police interactions with blacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - As National Guard troops responded to rioting in Baltimore, President Barack Obama said Tuesday there have been too many troubling police interactions with black citizens across American in what he called "a slow-rolling crisis." But he said there was no excuse for rioters to engage in senseless violence.

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

CARE benefit raises money for scholarships

Come Saturday, May 2, the Tiger Bragg Band will play a benefit concert at the Porterdale Memorial Gymn, 2201 Main Street, to raise money for the Community Assistance Relief Effort (CARE) scholarship fund.

April 28, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Stocks open mostly higher; Health care rebounds

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are opening mostly higher as the health care sector rebounds from a slump the day before.

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Roby named interim Commissioner of Veterans Service

Mike Roby, GDVS Assistant Commissioner for Field Operations & Claims, has been named Interim Commissioner of Veterans Service.

April 28, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE

Air Force pilot laid to rest at Arlington cemetery

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia Air Force pilot has been laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery almost 50 years after he was killed in Vietnam.

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

National Guard called in to keep the peace in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) - National Guardsmen fanned out across the city, police with riot shields blocked streets, and firefighters doused smoldering blazes Tuesday after looting and arson erupted in Baltimore following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Supreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land.

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel

ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.

April 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

High school teacher killed in wreck with prom-going teens

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - An Atlanta high school teacher has died after a car crash with two students on their way to her school's prom.

April 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Stocks edge up at midday as investors wait for Apple results

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are barely higher at midday as investors look ahead to Apple's results later today and a meeting by the Federal Reserve on interest rates.

April 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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Tip of the Week - May 1

You can whip up flavorful, frugal fare for your family with a little creativity and not a lot of know-how. One of my family's monthly staples is something we call "Ziti con Salsa Aurora." That fancy moniker is a completely made up name for a simple, yet delicious dish we first enjoyed in Florence. The cost for this quick and easy meal that serves four adults (or my family of two adults and three Littles) is around $6. Add some homemade bread and a salad and you have an Italian feast without breaking the bank!

May 01, 2011 | Beth McAfee-Hallman | LOCAL

One Fabulous Mama - The art of storytelling

My Littles have always been able to sucker me into reading another bedtime story. Well, if I'm honest here, there isn't much suckering involved. I just love reading aloud to them and/or making up my own stories while we're tucked in together in that magical time just before sleep. I'm pretty lucky I had Littles, because there would have been a huge void in my life if I didn't have this opportunity each and every day. See, it's not just time alone with my cherished babies. It's also like a little bitty ...

May 01, 2011 | Beth McAfee-Hallman | News Columnists

Special Olympics parade at 10 a.m. today

Since 1974 Newton County has rallied around its Special Olympians, and it's time once more to do just that today.

May 01, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Cultural conceits and value of values

"Every society produces its own cultural conceits," Jack Weatherford wrote in "The Secret History of the Mongol Queens," "a set of lies and delusions about itself that thrives in the face of all contrary evidence. The Mongols believed that they could not be completely defeated."

May 01, 2011 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

America has no time for more silliness

Last week the White House released a long-form official Hawaiian birth certificate purporting to lay to rest ongoing controversy regarding Barack Hussein Obama II's qualification by birth to fill the office of president of The United States of America. At the heart of the matter has been rampant speculation that the conditions of the birth of the 44th president did not satisfy requirements set forth in the supreme law of the land, The Constitution of The United States of America.

May 01, 2011 | Nat Harwell | Columnists

Optimism up over job outlook in Newton

Hiring is on the rise in Newton County, and local staffing companies say they're optimistic that trend could continue for the rest of 2011.

May 01, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Eyesore of the Week - May 1

Abandoned shop: This eyesore is located on Macedonia Church Road and Duncan Road in North Newton. If you would like to submit an "Eyesore of the Week," send a picture to news@covnews.com or by mail to 1166 Usher St., Covington, GA 30014. Please do not submit residential properties that are occupied.

May 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Eyesore of the Week

Some special moments

There's a celebration on the square downtown on Monday and you're invited.

May 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Long-distance relay

The tents have been struck and the walkers are recuperating and making up for sleep lost overnight Friday at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event for Newton County.

May 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Beaver Manufacturing celebrates 40 years

Beaver Manufacturing celebrated its 40th anniversary in business with a banquet Saturday night at DeKalb Technical College in Covington.

April 30, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Hornyhead Fish Head Festival winners

Touting their horns: The results are in for the Hornyhead Fish Head Festival, which was held Saturday in Newborn. (L-r) Youth Winner: Eli Galloway - 8 inches long with 8 horns. Adult Winner: Tom Krieger - 6 inches long with 11 horns. Children's Winner: Malcom Whitaker - 7 1/8 inches long with 9 horns. The festival also included a parade, a flea market and other arts and crafts booths. The fish were fried, and according to residents, taste like trout.

April 30, 2011 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Lorene “Sister” Scott

Martha Lorene "Sister" Scott, 100, died on April 28. She was born in Walton County on May 11, 1910, to the late Robert Leonard Thompson, and the late Dora Louvenia Irwin Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Frank Vernon Scott; sisters, the late Christine Weldon, the late Dorothy Williamson, the late Mildred Bentley, the late Elaine Owens, the late Dora Mae Owens; and brother, the late Howard Thompson.

April 30, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

Bobbye Maddox Cawthon

Bobbye Maddox Cawthon, 84, of Jackson, died April 29 at the Abby Hospice in Social Circle. She had been residing at Autumn Village Assisted Living Center in Jackson. She was born in Butts County, in 1927 one of 11 children of Glenn C. and Leila Mason Maddox. She was wife of the late John Curry Cawthon. Mrs. Cawthon was a secretary for Eastern Air Lines for many years before her retirement. She was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church in Covington.

April 30, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

Relay for Life results

Best Campsite - Kerbow's Cruizers

April 30, 2011 | Staff Report | LOCAL

William Roy (Bill) Aiken, Jr.

William Roy Aiken Jr. (Bill) died peacefully with his family on April 29, 2011. He was born in Covington, GA on May 31, 1928. He was the only child of W. Roy Aiken and Florrie Aiken of Covington. Bill attended Heard Mixon School as a young child and later graduated with a M.S. degree from University of Georgia. He also attended Abraham Baldwin doing his undergraduate studies. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1986 achieving the rank of Colonel. He later went on to teach 5th grade at Heard Mixon Elementary school where he retired again ...

April 30, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

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