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TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A television reporter revealed during a live on-air segment that she owns a medical marijuana business and was quitting her job to advocate for the drug ahead of a November ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of pot in Alaska.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Man gets 5 years for restroom recordings in Cobb

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - The Cobb County district attorney says a man is going to prison for secretly videotaping women in restrooms at two of his salons.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Braves fire GM Frank Wren

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday, less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the NL playoff race.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS

White House security changes weighed

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is "obviously concerned" about a weekend White House breach by an ex-soldier with a small knife who scaled a fence, sprinted across the lawn and entered the mansion before being arrested, a spokesman says.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks open lower as China weighs on markets

NEW YORK (AP) - US stocks opened lower on Monday amid concerns over China's economy. Silver fell again, dropping to its lowest level in over four years.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians

BEIRUT (AP) — The spokesman of the Islamic State militant group says his fighters are ready to face a U.S.-led military coalition and is calling on Muslims worldwide to kill civilians of nations that join the fight.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Illinois city marks birthday with mega bratwurst

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Residents in the southwest Illinois city of Belleville celebrated its 200th birthday with a 200-foot bratwurst, complete with a 200-foot bun.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ga. agency says photo IDs will cost $7.7 million

ATLANTA (AP) - State officials expect adding photos to food stamp cards will cost Georgia more than $7.7 million next year.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Developer seeks rezoning for Norcross move studio

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) - A developer is seeking permission to build an estimated $1 billion move studio campus in Norcross.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

iHave it! Fan waits for iPhone 6

Ben Parchem was almost certainly the first person in Newton County to secure a brand new iPhone 6 Plus Friday morning.

September 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Newton, Eastside homecoming courts

Here are the 2014-15 homecoming courts for Newton High School and Eastside High School.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

Mansfield, Rocky Plains on Reward School list

Two public schools in the district received high honors from the Georgia Department of Education, setting them in a top tier of schools with the highest performance or biggest academic gains by students in the last three years.

September 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education

An exhausting retirement

I have a friend who recently retired.

September 20, 2014 | Paula Travis | Columnists

Mansfield Garden Club turns 75

Memories and warm thoughts filled the room as 16 women gathered to celebrate more than a lifetime of gardening and friendship.

September 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

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Bank of North Georgia hosts peanut butter and jelly food drive

Bank of North Georgia will host its third annual Back-to-School Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive to benefit 27 local food pantries that are located near the bank's 43 branches. The drive will be Monday, July 12, through Saturday, July 31, during normal banking hours.

July 07, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

I wish I was politically correct in Dixie

I certainly agree with all those who have protested the playing of "Dixie" at Southern football games.

July 07, 2010 | Lewis Grizzard | News Columnists

'Phantom' fabulous at Fox

The music of the night will come to an end for Atlanta this month as Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic "The Phantom of the Opera" concludes its farewell engagements at The Fabulous Fox Theatre.

July 07, 2010 | Amber Pittman | ENTERTAINMENT

There will be laughs

Those tired of the banality of summer reality programs, but still in need of soap opera hijinks, can thank the New Depot Players, who will be presenting "The Great American Trailer Park Musical" premiering at 8 p.m. July 16. Here, audiences can enrich their imaginations and still be highly entertained.

July 07, 2010 | By Sabastian Wee | ENTERTAINMENT

The Salem Campmeeting Schedule

The annual Salem Campmeeting will be held from July 9-16 at Salem Camp Ground, located at 3940 Salem Road, Covington, Ga. 30016. During the week, speakers from local churches will lead the gathered campers in a time of worship and growing closer to God.

July 07, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log - July 7

o Clinton Damon Townley, 29, 220 Sims Road, Covington, June 19. Disorderly conduct.

July 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

3 armed bandits rob Kay Jewelers

Detectives from the Covington Police Department are looking for three men who are accused of robbing the employees at Kay Jewelers at gunpoint Monday afternoon.

July 07, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Letters to the editor: Hats off to Porterdale

Dear Editor: I would like to express my thanks to the city of Porterdale for stepping up to the plate and providing Newton County with a great fireworks show.

July 07, 2010 | Dale Warren Covington | Letters

Our thoughts...Be vigilant with children

Those of us who are old enough to remember harbor fond memories of the summer days when parents turned us loose early in the morning and told us to be home in time for dinner. There was no fear of molesters or any other monster taking us.

Sunday we published a story about an ice cream man who allegedly inappropriately touched one of our young children. The story ran in the edition immediately after one that detailed changes in Georgia's sex offender laws. If you missed either article, they can be seen at CovNews.com.

July 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our thoughts...Community tradition

We live in a world that is now constantly changing. Change happens so quickly that it sometimes makes your head spin.

In our community, we are fortunate to have a tradition as constant and true as the change of seasons.

July 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Packing heat in public

It's been a very difficult year for politicians trying to raise money for their campaigns, but state Rep. Sean Jerguson (R-Holly Springs) seems to have come up with an idea that's right on target.

Jerguson is a stocky, amiable person who operates a combination gun shop and shooting range in Cherokee County called "Hi-Caliber."

July 07, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

No more texting while driving

This time of year is referred to as "Dog Days." That is because state government feels that in appreciation for your tax contributions this is a great time to hound you with a bunch of new laws, regulations and similar irritations that usually become effective July 1. Hence, Dog Days.

Perhaps the most noted change is the fact than in Georgia one can no longer text while driving, thus depriving us of a plethora of LOLs, OMGs and BTWs. Now, if we can just ban self-important yuppies from yakking on their cell phones in restaurants while I am trying to ...

July 07, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Board member, superintendent sworn in Tuesday

Dr. Gary Mathews, new superintendent for the Newton County School System, was sworn in Tuesday morning by Newton County Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn.

July 07, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education

Charlie F. "Snap" Jackson Sr.

Mr. Charlie F. "Snap" Jackson Sr., died June 25. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Wesley (Jessie Lee Evans) Jackson, he was born in 1947 in Oxford, one of eight children. He was raised and educated in Newton County. At an early age, Mr. Jackson joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Oxford. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1970 and later was honorably discharged. Affectionately called "Snap" by family and friends, Mr. Jackson was a very hard worked, employed by mobile Chemical, Sweetheart Plastics, Dart Containers, Riverside Nursing Home and Mocks Pallet. His passion, however ...

July 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

USPS announces 2-cent rate increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - The post office wants to increase the price of a stamp by 2 cents to 46 cents starting in January. The agency has been battered by massive losses and declining mail volume and faces a financial crisis.

Postal officials announced a wide-ranging series of proposed price increases Tuesday, averaging about 5 percent, and covering first class, advertising mail, periodicals, packages and other services.

July 06, 2010 | The Associated Press | AP Top Stories

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