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Blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital

Gas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital, at least 2 dead

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Craig reappointment brings attention

Newton County Attorney Tommy Craig is in the Metro Atlanta news this evening.

January 29, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Stock market rises after good news on earnings, job market

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market is closing sharply higher after investors received encouraging news on corporate earnings and the jobs market.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Mannington Mills coming to Covington

Since 2012, when the plant closed its doors for good, the buildings at 9172 Industrial Dr., N.E., formerly Berry Plastics, have been slowly deteriorating.

January 29, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Ga. Senate passes bill requiring coverage for autism therapy

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia state Senate has passed a bill requiring insurance companies to cover autism therapy for children younger than 6.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

2 loaded guns, 2 inert grenades recovered at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal authorities say three people were found trying to take loaded guns and inert grenades onto flights departing from Atlanta's airport.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

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

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Our Thoughts: Bank Robbers

On Thursday, the BB&T bank located on Highway 278 was robbed. It looks like it was done by the same group that has struck banks throughout the area, including a Wachovia Bank in Rockdale on Wednesday.

August 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Snake oil salesmen in internet clothing

For some time now I've preached about the evil side of the internet and how people can be taken in by ruses or outright hoaxes. Human nature leads us to more or less believe what we see in print. If the internet says it's true, anyone can be fooled, especially those who lack the common sense which comes with life experience to recognize balderdash when they see it. And all too often these days, many people are just too busy to research a fantastic claim made on the internet in order to verify its validity.

August 29, 2010 | Nat Harwell | Columnists

Covington council continues strategic planning process

The City of Covington's staff has completed many of the goals previously set by the city council, but council members said they still had trouble communicating with each other, particularly during controversial issues.

August 29, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Telling it like it is: Local History 101

How many of you picked up the Wednesday Covington News and read the local business report? While I was saddened to learn that Popeye's has closed its Covington location, I started recalling other restaurants and businesses that have come and gone to Newton County. It brought back quite a few memories of fine businesses that served our community as well as surrounding areas.

August 29, 2010 | Beth Rowe | News Columnists

Reliving memories: Porterdale Reunion

Together again: Former and current Porterdale residents came together Saturday for the eighth annual Porterdale Reunion. Old photos and other memorabilia were on display, and residents and guests alike poured over them sharing stories. Copies of "Diary of a Cotton Mill Girl," written by Lucy Ivey Shaw, were available to buy, as were engraved bricks. There was also a bake sale, hosted by the Porterdale Woman's Club and a silent auction. Proceeds from all the sales will go toward renovating the Porterdale gym.

August 29, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale

4-H 4-Health

I remember taking a comic with an anti-smoking message to my grandfather, who looked at it and set it on the table by his recliner.

August 29, 2010 | Terri Kimble | News Columnists

Fire department budget doesn’t allow for promised pay increases

Some firefighters are wondering if a 2 percent pay increase promised for becoming EMTs will ever happen. According to the county fire chief it will, but not until the county fire has more money budgeted for the department.

August 29, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Lendmark, BB&T donate more than $6,000 to shelter

The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter aims to be Covington's safety net, the place that prevents those who have lost everything from falling through society's cracks.

August 29, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Boss Brothers to host cancer benefit horse ride

"Be the boss of you" is the slogan for the Boss Brothers Breast Cancer Trail Ride, which is focused on raising money for people in the local area fighting the tough fight against this formidable foe.

August 29, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Social Circle

How to win the argument — Thatcher style

We know we're not happy with our current government. A Rasmussen poll released last week noted that 40 percent of voters are very angry, and 25 percent are somewhat angry "at the current policies of the federal government." Combined, this means two out of every three likely voters are not happy with their government.

August 29, 2010 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

No honor among alleged thieves

A woman whose car was overheating thought she was being assisted by three good samaritans Tuesday morning. Instead, those three are accused of stealing her cell phone.

August 29, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Local runner wins Junior Olympic event

Antwonette Thomas is a two-time AAU Junior Olympic National Champion in track and field. Thomas is a long running captain of the Track Phi Elite track club, which is based in Lithonia. The 11-year-old Thomas runs the 800m, 1500m and 3000m runs and has collected several state, region and national medals in her events.

August 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

Square Dance school supplies

Dancin' donations:

August 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Historic trees deemed to be safety hazard

The Porterdale City Council held a work session on Thursday to discuss several items, two of which will be action items for the council's Sep. 13 meeting.

August 29, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Porterdale

City receives tree planting grant

City of Covington officials thankfully received a $6,000 tree planting grant from the Upper Ocmulgee River and Chestatee Chattahoochee Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) councils. The grant funds will be used to plant trees in City Pond Park. This project has many benefits to the local community. The grant funding source comes from the American Recovery and Re-investment Act. This project will stimulate local green jobs by purchasing trees from local private nurseries and employing private landscape contractors to plant and maintain the trees for three years.

August 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

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