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Georgia officials indecisive about execution

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - Before they ultimately postponed an execution at the eleventh hour, Georgia officials were indecisive about whether they should proceed with a cloudy injection drug, according to a court filing.

March 03, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

House passes bill to regulate car hailing firms such as Uber

ATLANTA (AP) - The first of a slew of bills that would regulate popular car hailing services such as Uber has passed the Georgia House, and several more are under discussion.

March 03, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

US stocks slip a day after Nasdaq passes 5,000 milestone

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock indexes edged lower in morning trading Tuesday as investors await earnings from the few companies yet to announce results and a jobs report later this week. The Nasdaq fell below 5,000 a day after passing that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15 years ago.

March 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Clinton used personal email account as Secretary of State

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official government documents required by law.

March 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Mr. Johnny Lamar Freeman

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

March 03, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS

Mr. Pleas (Junior) Nolley

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

March 03, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS

White out as Social Circle city manager

After 13 years the city of Social Circle is making a change with its city manager.

March 03, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Wintry weather possible in northwest Georgia by mid-week

ATLANTA (AP) - Another round of wintry weather could soon hit parts of north Georgia.

March 03, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Execution of Georgia woman postponed; problem with drug

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - Georgia postponed its first execution of a woman in 70 years late Monday because of concerns about the drug to be used in the lethal injection.

March 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer's protective vest when fired from a handgun.

March 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Covington woman shoplifts with children

A Covington woman was arrested for allegedly stealing nearly $2,000 worth of items from a retail store with the assistance of her two juvenile sons.

March 02, 2015 | Martin Rand | LOCAL

: Ex-superintendent charged in cheating scandal dies

ATLANTA (AP) - Beverly Hall, the former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools charged in what prosecutors had called a broad conspiracy to cheat on state exams, has died.

March 02, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Nasdaq closes above 5,000 for first time in 15 years

NEW YORK (AP) - The Nasdaq composite index is closing above 5,000 for the first time since the dot-com bubble peaked 15 years ago.

March 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

New medical marijuana bill in Senate weaker than House form

ATLANTA (AP) - A new bill to legalize a form of medicinal marijuana in Georgia has been filed in the state Senate, and unlike its House counterpart would set up a four-year study rather than making the drug available immediately.

March 02, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Obama: 'Now is the moment' for police to make changes

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Monday that the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, with a White House task force recommending independent outside investigations when police use deadly force.

March 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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Rep. Holt pays for driveway clearing

Rep. Doug Holt paid Newton County $278.80 Friday morning for work done to clear his ice-covered driveway on Jan. 10.

January 21, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Social Circle lowers liquor license fees

The Social Circle City Council has reduced the fees for local businesses applying for a license to sell beer, wine and liquor.

January 21, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Five Newton schools earn state honors

The Newton County School System announced that five schools – Heard-Mixon Elementary,

January 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

Mr. Billy E. Hester

Mr. Billy E. Hester, 84 of Covington passed away January 19, 2011 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Billy was born in Walton County to the late Junie and Louise Malcolm Hester. He owned and operated several businesses in Covington including Hester's Pool Room and Hester's Package Store. He loved fishing and baseball, especially the Atlanta Braves. He was also a member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington and a United States Army Veteran. Billy is predeceased by his children Rodney Hester, Marlene Hester and Billy Hester, Jr., his brothers Harry Hester, Jimmy Hester and Sammy Hester and ...

January 21, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

Snow make-up days set for Newton

Mid-winter break for students in the Newton County School System will be cut short to make up for the week that students were off due to inclement weather. The break will now just be two days with students required to attend school on Feb. 16 and 17, but will have Feb. 18 and Feb. 21 off. Students will make up the third day on March 14.

January 21, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education

What are your thoughts on school cuts?

The search for $9 million in education cuts has begun in Newton County and School System Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews has released a list of 13 potential cuts.

January 21, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education

Have you seen this classic car?

Authorities are on the lookout for a classic car stolen Friday from the Longhorn's parking lot.

January 21, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Emory expresses regret over slavery

ATLANTA - Emory University officials are expressing regret for the campus' role in slavery in Georgia.

January 21, 2011 | Associated Press | LOCAL

Morgan: Dreams can grow anywhere

Did you set out when you were young with the sure belief that you were going to change the world?

January 21, 2011 | Barbara Morgan | Columnists

Scharf: Revelation

Have you ever been confused by the Bible?

January 21, 2011 | Jonathan E. Scharf | Columnists

Our thoughts... Cuts unwanted, but needed

There is no question that since the day last summer that Dr. Gary Mathews took the reins of the Newton County Schools System that he has been off and running at full gallop.

January 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our thoughts... Trailblazers

Idle time and hungry bellies can lead good kids to do bad things. That's why the Rev. Hezekiah Benton of Bethlehem Baptist Church and church member Hazel Bostick got their church involved in starting a youth feeding and enrichment program two decades ago. Ms. Bostick has since passed away, but the program continues to serve kids in need.

January 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Newton County Jail Log - Jan. 21

o Lewis Dewayne Scott, 47, 1938 Bailey Creek Road, Covington, Jan. 5. Defective equipment, possession of cocaine.

January 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Durusau: Want reform? Throw all the rascals out

Health care reform or rather an alleged repeal of health care reform is in the news.

January 21, 2011 | Patrick Durusau | Columnists

Pets of the Week - Jan. 21

Come visit the Newton County Animal Shelter at 210 Lower River Road, open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They would love for you to see what great animals they have for adoption. Telephone (770) 786-9514.

January 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Pets of the Week

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