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US stocks extend losses to a fourth day, oil price gains

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing lower after a see-saw day, extending the market's losses to a fourth day.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

A Veteran's Story: Our Boys are Coming Home

Eleven heroes from Rockdale County and twelve of their brothers from Newton County are coming home. Befitting the 40th Anniversary of the ending of the Vietnam War, the Moving Wall – a traveling half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. – will be on display at the Walk of Heroes War Memorial in Rockdale County, May 6-12. And thanks to one man, Bud Sosebee, our heroes will have a noble venue for their homecoming.

March 26, 2015 | Pete Mecca | A VETERAN'S STORY

Georgia Senate passes controversial ride sharing legislation

ATLANTA (AP) - The state Senate has overwhelmingly passed a slightly tweaked substitute measure to a House bill that apparently clears the way for Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing firms to keep operating in Georgia.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Welcome to your Weekend (week of March 27)

Today I noticed my daughter reading one of Charles Schultz' Peanuts stories. You remember Peanuts right? Charlie Brown ran to kick the football, only to have Lucy jerk it out from under him. Snoopy, the World War I Flying Ace, relentlessly pursued the Red Baron. Linus, sweet and wise, couldn't seem to let go of his blue blanket. Schroeder wowed us with his Mozart-like talent on his kiddie piano. And Sally, full of love and a bit naive, followed Linus into the Pumpkin Patch for yet another disappointment. We all know the characters and the stories so well. They ...

March 26, 2015 | Jenni Mauran | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER

House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks recover most of an early loss, oil gains on Yemen

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were slightly lower in afternoon trading Thursday, having recovered most of their losses from earlier in the day. Investors continued to watch the Middle East, where Saudi Arabia has launched strikes on key military installations in Yemen. The price of oil rose.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Newton County Jail Log; Mar.26

Vision Marie Archuleta, 24, Norcross, Mar 20, Driving While License Suspended

March 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

County finalizes form of gov't citizen panel

Each of Newton County's commissioners and chairman have chosen a citizen to sit on a panel to review the county charter, which dictates the local form of government.

March 26, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Ga. police chief, assistant chief charged with stealing

EUHARLEE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a small town police chief and assistant chief in northwest Georgia have been charged with stealing government funds and violating their oaths of office.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

The Latest: Experts say crash raises need for 3rd pilot

6:45 p.m. (1745GMT, 1:45 p.m. EDT)

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Bergdahl charged despite torture, attempts to escape Taliban

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cable, chained, held in a cage and threatened with execution after trying to escape.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Medical marijuana bill headed to governor's desk

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will announce Friday that he plans to sign a hard-fought medical marijuana bill into law after the 2015 General Assembly session ends April 2 and will order state agencies to begin preparing to implement it, his office said Wednesday.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

US market open lower, pushing losing streak to a 4th day

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock indexes are opening modestly lower as the market extends a losing streak to a fourth day.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Payday lenders to face new federal regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) - Payday lenders would face federal rules aimed at protecting low-income borrowers from being buried by fees and debts under proposals being unveiled Thursday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Divisive religious freedom bill sent to full House committee

ATLANTA (AP) - Members of a Georgia House panel made some changes to a divisive "religious freedom" bill, but left opponents who say it could provide legal cover for discrimination against gays and transgender people dissatisfied.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

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Grizzard: Eternally grateful for pigs’ sacrifice

I read an article not long ago about police in St. Petersburg, Fla., using a pig to sniff out drugs and other contraband.

February 16, 2011 | Lewis Grizzard | News Columnists

Apted: My bad luck on Valentine's

I've had little luck with Valentine's Day in recent years. Far from being centered on romantic love, my last few Feb. 14ths have been more pitiful than passionate.

February 16, 2011 | Kari Apted | News Columnists

Letter to the editor - Pave the crossings

Dear Editor: I was reading the paper and I see that the City of Covington is going to pave over the (abandoned) rail road crossings inside the city.

February 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Letters

Yarbrough: A public relations train wreck

Things are in a mess under the Gold Dome and I may be responsible.

February 16, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

County discusses SPLOST road projects

The county has hundreds of millions of dollars in road projects it wants to complete over the next several years, making it a challenge to choose only $17.28 million worth of projects to complete with SPLOST funds if the 2011 SPLOST is passed in March.

February 15, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Giddens: Keeping HOPE

The anguished call came in the night three Christmases ago, a voice mail message left by the son with whom I share a name.

February 15, 2011 | Tharon Giddens | Columnists

Piedmont Academy attends Tech Fair

Several students from Piedmont Academy participated in the 2011 Oconee RESA Technology Fair held at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville on Jan. 26.

February 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

Dorothy Piedrahita talks black history

Dorothy Piedrahita, a 64-year-old Covington resident who was present when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech at the start of the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott in 1955 and who became the first black woman to run for mayor of Montgomery, will speak for free at the Newton County Public Library on Floyd Street at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

February 15, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Eastside High adopts laptop initiative

Times have changed, technology has changed and Eastside High School has changed as well to meet the needs of today's learner with its laptop initiative.

February 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

Supporter Spotlight: Ramsey's Produce

Jim Ramsey leaves for the State Farmers Market in Forest Park at 5 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

February 15, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Business

Education budget woes plague state

Money remains tight for education from the state, and there's little likelihood that Newton County schools will see any relief from budget cuts for next year, according to Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews.

February 15, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education

Oxford to celebrate Arbor Day

You can learn about proper tree-planting techniques and take home seedlings at the city of Oxford's Arbor Day observance from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at City Hall.

February 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Oxford

Pageant celebrates 50 years

A half-century of cuteness will be celebrated on Saturday at the 50th Little Mr. and Miss Newton County Pageant.

February 15, 2011 | Tharon Giddens | LOCAL

Melvin Baker has strong roots

Family and community are watchwords for Melvin O'Neal Baker.

February 15, 2011 | Tharon Giddens | LOCAL

Pete the bloodhound finds toddler

Pete the bloodhound was able to track down and find a missing toddler in woods near the Yellow River in southern Newton County on Friday.

February 14, 2011 | Special to The News | LOCAL

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