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Obama to seek to bust spending limits by $74 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will ask Congress to boost government spending by roughly 7 percent above current limits, the White House said Thursday, setting up a certain clash with Republicans who insist that federal spending must be held in check.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Study: Chances of dying in a car crash plunged over 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Attorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans demanded wholesale change at the Justice Department Thursday as they questioned whether President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, would provide it.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Smoke may be seen in Newton today

Smoke may be present in Newton County today as a prescribed fire is being conducted in Jasper and Jones counties.

January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Traffic stop leads to gun, cocaine charges

A traffic stop for a broken headlight led to the seizer of a 45 cal. handgun, a crack pipe and an open container of alcohol early Thursday morning.

January 29, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

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January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington

Before harbor gets deepened, Confederate shipwreck must go

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Before workers can start to deepen the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, they first must remove a Confederate shipwreck still sitting at the bottom of the Savannah River after 150 years.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Stone-faced Holyfield has starring role in road rage PSA

ATLANTA (AP) - Flashing the same stone-faced glare that once was so familiar in the boxing ring, Evander Holyfield appeared headed toward another fight.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Metro Atlanta jobless rate remains unchanged at 6.4 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate stands at 6.4 percent.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

1 person killed, 3 others wounded in DeKalb County shooting

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say one person has been killed in a shooting that wounded three others in DeKalb County, just outside Atlanta.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Panel recommending changes to military health care, benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say an independent commission is recommending broad changes to the military's retirement and health care systems that could save more than $20 billion over the next four years.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Indonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesian investigators announced Thursday the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in control when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Second suspect in chase still at large

South Salem Elementary and Liberty Middle School were both briefly on lockdown Tuesday as police chased two burglary suspects on car and foot, leading to an arrest behind one of the schools.

January 28, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Clergy speak out on 'religious freedom' bill proposed in GA

ATLANTA (AP) - Baptist clergy members in Georgia are picking sides over a bill that supporters say protects religious freedom.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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Democrats rally

Spreading the word: The Newton County Democratic Party elected not to stage a candidate's forum this year, but chose to hold a rally Saturday as a chance to inform voters and highlight Democratic candidates.

October 17, 2010 | | LOCAL

One Fabulous Mama - 3, 4, 8

I'm a spazzy, ADHD kind of girl. I fully embrace my nerdy-can't-sit-still personality and use it to fuel my never-ending stream of brilliant ideas. This is like having a live-in muse and a Starbucks inside my head. Being in a constant state of fabulous can be exhausting, so about two years ago I started meditating daily. This is not to be confused with medicating daily, which I've tried as well and with less satisfying results.

October 17, 2010 | By Beth McAfee-Hallman | News Columnists

Our thoughts... Effective leadership

This could have been the year we had an opportunity to elect a governor who we could have had confidence in to help lead us out of the economic misery we are now wallowing in.

October 17, 2010 | | Our Thoughts

Mental health parity, maybe

Finally, mental health providers might be able stand toe-to-toe with medical doctors, including psychiatrists, with the passage of the new health care reform bill. For years, psychologists and other mental health providers have been fighting to obtain parity for mental health insurance policies.

October 17, 2010 | Kirven Weekley | News Columnists

Looking for hope in the wrong places

Last month, at a CNBC-sponsored town hall meeting in Washington, President Barack Obama was forcefully questioned by Velma Hart, one of his supporters from the 2008 campaign. An African-American and the chief financial officer of AMVETS, a veterans' group, she made clear her disappointment with his performance as president.

October 17, 2010 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Vent and help your heart

It's no secret to my wife and close friends that I let things upset me from time to time. Quite often it's the case that I get upset the most over things which I have little or no control of, whatsoever. And when emotionally upset, I tend to rant like a spoiled child who can't have his way. It's very amusing to those witnessing the tirade.

October 17, 2010 | Nat Harwell | Columnists

Our thoughts... The color purple

There's a purple ribbon on the front page of today's newspaper.

October 17, 2010 | | Our Thoughts

‘Diaries’ donates courthouse replica

Newton County has a new courthouse, but county employees won't be moving their offices anytime soon.

October 17, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

The Yellow River Jam

Party in the streets: It was an afternoon and evening of music and dance - The annual Yellow River Jam returned to Porterdale on Saturday.

Five bands will perform throughout the day. They included Larry and Anita Denny, Donnie Long, True Gospel Church Band, Apostles of Bluegrass and Jordan Rager will sing country from 6-8 p.m.

October 17, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | Porterdale

The past speaks

The Covington Historic Society brought several of the spirits buried in the Covington Cemetery to life Thursday night to speak on the history of the town and it's people. Proceeds go to Historical Society to benefit the history center to be establish the museum in the Old Jail.

October 17, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Portion of Lee Street to permanently close

The portion of Lee Street between Conyers and Reynolds streets will be permanently closed as preparations begin for construction of the long-awaited $9 million senior affordable complex.

October 17, 2010 | | LOCAL

Board of Education - District 5

Abigail Morgan Coggin, Republican

October 17, 2010 | | Board of Education

Local girl wins International Junior Miss Georgia Princess pageant

Seven-year-old Kaitlyn Cole has earned the title as International Junior Miss Georgia Princess.

October 17, 2010 | | LOCAL

McCartney - Fincher

Mr. and Mrs. Mike McCartney of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa Anne McCartney to Billy Dean Fincher, son of Mrs Karen Fincher of Oxford and the late Randy Fincher.

October 17, 2010 | | Engagements

Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 17

o William Henderson Jr., 48, Covington, Oct. 8. parole violation.

October 17, 2010 | | Newton County Jail Log

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