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Autism bill passes Ga. Senate; House backs trafficking fines

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers passed dozens of bills Tuesday, the penultimate working day of the 2015 legislative session.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Ga. Senate clears way for continued operation of Uber, Lyft

ATLANTA (AP) - Uber and other ride sharing companies may have passed their last legislative roadblock with the passage of a Georgia Senate bill mandating insurance minimums for drivers and the firms they drive for.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

3D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) - Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Eastside Academic team wins state championship

The Eastside High School Academic team won the Division 4 state championship after cruising through the competition at the Georgia Academic Team Association (GATA) State Championship Tournament held at Collins Hill High School on March 21.

March 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

US stocks move lower a day after big jum

Major U.S. stock indexes veered lower in late-afternoon trading Tuesday, on course for their first decline in two days. Traders seized on the final day of the quarter to do some profit-taking and prune their portfolios. Health care stocks were among the biggest decliners. Oil prices extended their slide.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Senate OKs bill guaranteeing autism insurance for children

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill requiring insurers to offer $30,000 of insurance coverage for treating autism in children.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Tiger Woods' plane seen at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - In the strongest indication that Tiger Woods might play the Masters, a newspaper reports that his private plane has been spotted at a local airport.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

State House backs charge on strip clubs to fight trafficking

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House has approved a constitutional amendment charging strip clubs to provide services for victims of child sexual abuse.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

State Senate OKs 5 percent raises for judges, public lawyers

State Senate OKs 5 percent raises for judges, public lawyers

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law

NDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Old soldiers never die

The closing paragraph of General Douglas MacArthur's April 19, 1951 address to Congress: "I still remember the refrain of one of the most popular barracks ballads of the day which proclaimed most proudly that old soldiers never die; they just fade away. And like the old soldier in the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty."

March 31, 2015 | Pete Mecca | LOCAL

US stocks open slightly lower a day after a big jump

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower following a big advance the day before.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

New Ga. hunting regulations proposed; public comment sought

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials are inviting public comments on proposed changes to hunting regulations.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Girl, 9, wounded by gunshot in northeast Georgia

WINDER, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in northeast Georgia are investigating a gunshot that wounded a 9-year-old girl.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

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Democrats set to rally Saturday in Covington

Local and statewide Democratic candidate has been invited to the local Democratic party's "Movement on the Square" rally from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday in downtown Covington.

October 14, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Church vehicles destroyed in suspicious fire

Three vans and a cargo trailer belonging to Solid Rock Baptist Church on Brown Bridge Road were torched early Thursday morning and Covington Fire officials are investigating the blaze, while church members try to understand who would do such a thing.

October 14, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Charles David McGowan

Charles David McGowan Sr. age 62 of Covington, GA died Thursday, October 14, 2010 at his home. He was born on December 4, 1947 in Dothan, AL to Buford and Myrtle Davis McGowan. He really enjoyed fishing and hunting and working in his yard. Mr. McGowan is survived by his wife: Barbara McGowan of Covington, GA; son and daughter-in-law: David and Susie McGowan of Covington GA; daughter and son-in-law: Kristi and Lenny Filipkowski of Cumming, GA; brother and sister-in-law: Wallace and Linda Seals of Dothan, AL; grandchildren: Caitlin and Bethany McGowan, Jaeden, Laila and Leah Filipkowski. He is preceded in ...

October 14, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Woman found dead in woods off Washington Street

A body of a woman was found Wednesday afternoon off Washington Street, according to Covington Police.

October 13, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Pearlie Gene Durden

October 13, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Steve W. Wilson

October 13, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Our Thoughts: Giving thanks in advance

Families across Newton County are already busy making plans for Thanksgiving. For many, those plans involve who is going to serve as host this year, and who is going to bring the pumpkin pie.

October 13, 2010 | | Our Thoughts

Our thoughts: A shot in the arm

Polio was once one of the most feared diseases in the world.

October 13, 2010 | | Our Thoughts

Voices from the Past

Ghostly lessons in history are offered Thursday at the annual Voices from the Past Cemetery Tour.

October 13, 2010 | Tharon Giddens | Covington

Our thoughts... Getting schooled

Newton County School Superintendent Gary Mathews recently talked about the state of our school system at a civic club meeting.

October 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Welcoming Winters: 43-year-old intern gets new start on life

Roosevelt Winters is a communicator. He's willing to lend an ear to someone in need of venting or offer up one of the numerous Bible verses he has stored in his head.

October 13, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Candidate gets around

Dear Editor: After reading the editorial that was in the Covington News last week regarding "A County Ignored," I felt it necessary to set the record straight regarding Austin Scott and his numerous appearances in Newton County. Each and every time that Austin Scott has been coming to Newton County for events, The Covington News has been made aware. So, to inform the readers of The Covington News, Austin Scott has been to Newton County on Feb. 2, July 26, (The Covington News attended); Aug. 23, Sept. 11, (Newton and Rockdale event); and then last week when the paper actually ...

October 13, 2010 | Susan Reising Covington | Letters

Newton County Jail Log -Oct 13

o Fordyce Benjamin Townes, 25, 65 Woodcrest Drive, Covington, Sept. 30. Court sentenced.

October 13, 2010 | | Newton County Jail Log

Supporter Spotlight: Covington Pediatrics

Covington Pediatrics has a new physician, Annalise Cawley, at the clinic, known for its primary care practices and experienced staff members.

October 13, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business

Covington Fire Dept. testing all city hydrants

The Covington Fire Department will be testing the 1,500 fire hydrants in the city to make sure they have sufficient pressure.

October 13, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

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