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With 2 session days left, Ga. lawmakers churn through bills

ATLANTA (AP) - With three days left in the year's session, Georgia lawmakers plowed through a packed calendar on Friday sending bills to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature or across the hall to the other chamber for review.

March 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

GOP celebrates good week on Hill, but sees challenges ahead

March 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Authorities: Woman posed as lawyer for decade, named partner

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman used forged documents to pretend to be a lawyer for a decade and made partner before her fraud was discovered.

March 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Stocks close with slight gains, but still end the week lower

NEW YORK (AP) - A tough week on the stock market ended quietly Friday.

March 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Georgia House defeats bill preventing plastic bag bans

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House has rejected a bill preventing cities from banning plastic bags.

March 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

US stock indexes are slightly higher at end of a tough week

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were flat to slightly higher in a quiet session Friday, giving investors a break after four straight days of losses.

March 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Governor Deal gives cannabis oil green light

Governor Nathan Deal has signed an executive order requiring state agencies to start preparations now for the enactment of the state's medical marijuana bill. The bill provides immunity for possession of cannabis oil for registered patients and caregiveres inside Georgia.

March 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Georgia religious freedom bill stalls in House committee

ATLANTA (AP) - A divisive religious freedom bill stalled Thursday in a Georgia House committee after a Republican member of the panel successfully added anti-discrimination language to the proposal.

March 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia House and Senate announce deal on autism bill

ATLANTA (AP) - An autism insurance bill considered dead earlier this week got a new lease on life Thursday when two key legislators from the House and Senate announced a compromise plan they hope will pass before the session ends next week.

March 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Tybee Island weighs smoking ban for largest Ga. public beach

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's largest public beach could become off limits to smoking next year.

March 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

2 charged with killing deer that mingled with farmer's cows

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in northeast Georgia have charged two young men with killing a deer in a pasture where it was known to mingle with a farmer's cows.

March 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Put me in: Craig T. Nelson returning as Coach Fox in sequel

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Craig T. Nelson is getting back in the coaching game for NBC.

March 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday he will not seek re-election to another term, saying he wanted to focus on bringing Democrats back to power in the Senate rather than his own re-election.

March 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say

MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) - Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said Friday.

March 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stock market opens higher, breaking a 4-day slump

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are opening modestly higher after four losing days.

March 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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Salvation Army needs our help

Dear Sirs: I was in our local Salvation Army Store yesterday to donate some items. While there, I was talking to one of the employees I know. She said donations were very slow due to the economy. After I got home, I decided to write this letter.

March 13, 2011 | Gerald J. Childers Covington | Letters

Support SPLOST for Miracle League

Dear Sirs: I am a parent of a 16-year-old special needs teenager and we live in Covington.

March 13, 2011 | Mickey Bradley Covington | Letters

More Support SPLOST for Miracle League

Dear Sirs: I am a proud parent of a 21 year-old special needs young adult. I am personally asking that you vote "Yes" for the SPLOST on Tuesday.

March 13, 2011 | Dewey Conrad Covington | Letters

Lessons from the slope

This week, along with many other Americans, our family is on spring break. After years of beach vacations, we decided to brave something new and take our family skiing. After turning in points for flights, and determining what location might provide the best value, we are finally midweek into our vacation.

March 13, 2011 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Liberty Middle instructors honored

Two Liberty Middle School instructors were among 30 from across Georgia who were honored recently for their achievements in education at the United In Christ Forever's annual Unity Conference.

March 13, 2011 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Say no to SPLOST

Dear Sirs: The SPLOST contains some good projects, but few that benefit a significant number of Newton County residents. It is unfortunate that it contains personal projects of interest to few in the community except for individual commissioners and a handful of their constituents.

March 13, 2011 | Jim Smith Covington | Letters

Harwell: Tying up loose ends

Tying up loose ends is always difficult, isn't it? Humans wish to project some sense of permanency - some evidence proving that we once actually mattered - into our existence. We are mortal, and we know it, yet we throw up obstacles to prevent us confronting the abyss yawing before us. We will all die, and that scares us. We don't know how to deal with the fact that we - all of us - will perish.

March 13, 2011 | Nat Harwell | Columnists

Go vote

You'll see on these pages today editorials and letters advocating both for and against the SPLOST that's set to come up for a vote on Tuesday.

March 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

School cuts

The Newton County School Board has done what had to be done and cut more than $9 million dollars from its budget.

March 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Rowe: Dreaming of a good night’s sleep

This column should be quite interesting given that it was written on one of those sleepless nights that seem to occur too frequently these days. Ever have one of those? Mine seem to be happening more and more and you can just about set your clock by me.

March 13, 2011 | Beth Rowe | News Columnists

House takes on immigration, HOPE

The pace really picked up in the House last week. H.B. 87 is a major anti-illegal immigration bill.

March 13, 2011 | Doug Holt R-Social Circle | Columnists

Newton County Jail Log - March 13

Joseph Duntin Morgan, 50 B Church St., Covington, March 3. Probation violation.

March 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

At Home with the Hambys

Who: Bobby and Debra Hamby

March 13, 2011 | Brittany Thomas | LOCAL

Friends help community center

Two years ago, Doug Vason and three friends donated $600 to the Washington Street Community Center.

March 12, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Delia Fleming elected local GOP chair

The Newton County Republican Party elected local officials and state delegates Saturday morning as it prepares for the 2012 presidential election.

March 12, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

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