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Judge denies challenge to death penalty provision

ATLANTA (AP) - A judge has denied a Georgia death row inmate's latest challenge to a state requirement that defendants must prove intellectual disability beyond a reasonable doubt in order to be spared from execution.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Hoffman, Covington radio pioneer dies

In 1957 Bill Hoffman reached out to much of the Newton County community through the airwaves.

October 01, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Today in Pictures

a look at our home town through the camera.

October 01, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL

SSEMC linemen to wear pink hardhats

Snapping Shoals EMC's linemen will be making a fashion statement and an effort to educate members and employees about breast cancer prevalence and early detection during the month of October.

October 01, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Why the bond market is more fragile than you think

NEW YORK (AP) — A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks slide in midday trade; Airlines sink

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks sank in midday trading Wednesday as disappointing economic data in the U.S. and Europe weighed on investors' minds. Airlines stocks fell as investors feared that news of the first case of Ebola being diagnosed in the U.S. would discourage people from traveling.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Truck deals boost US auto sales in September

DETROIT (AP) - Big discounts on pickup trucks kept U.S. auto sales strong in September.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Reuben Yearwood

Reuben Yearwood, age 79, of Covington, passed away September 30, 2014. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and going fishing. Mr. Yearwood loved his family dearly, and especially cherished his time spent with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Howard and Lovie (Chambers) Yearwood.

October 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Rivers Alive cleanup next Saturday

The annual Rivers Alive cleanup is quickly approaching.

October 01, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Ralph William "Bill" Hoffman

Ralph William "Bill" Hoffman passed away in his Covington home, September 30, 2014, at the age of 90. Mr. Hoffman was a member and former deacon of the First Baptist Church, in Covington, where he also served as past chairman of the Board, Sunday School teacher and superintendent of the Intermediate Department.

October 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

GA lawmakers to hear testimony on medical cannabis

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A committee of state lawmakers tasked with studying effects of marijuana extracts on certain illnesses is scheduled to meet with law enforcement officials, health professionals and others.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Man struck, killed by transit train in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a man has been struck and killed by a commuter train at a downtown station.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

What if high court rejects gay marriage cases?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some parts of the United States would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone and decline to get involved in the issue right now.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons

BEIJING (AP) - The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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Saying thanks to Mom on her day

Mother's Day is this Sunday, and just like most of you Molly and I have dispatched off a present to my mother to tell her we were thinking about her and to show our love.

May 07, 2008 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Archives

I apologize for... something, possibly

Recently, I have watched with interest how public figures such as former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and baseball players Roger Clemens, Andy Pettite and Jason Giambi have handled their respective scandals.

May 07, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives

Covington murder suspects plead not guilty to homicide

 Two Covington teens and one Newton County man charged with murder appeared in Newton County Superior Court Tuesday for arraignment hearings and entered pleas of "not guilty."

May 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Our thoughts

When one of our community's noted "characters," Horace Don Gresham, attended local board meetings and made a spectacle of himself, people shrugged. When he attended one meeting in transparent shorts with no underwear, according to Newton County Sheriff Joe Nichols, people just snickered.

May 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Shelter takes pet's lives seriously

Dear Editor: Concerning the May 2 letter to the editor from Ms. Karen Key of Covington, it is a difficult thing for people to read this type of reality, but Ms. Key is right in pointing out the numbers of animals that are euthanized every week. The animal control officers have a very difficult and stressful job. They face neglect, cruelty and irresponsibility by pet owners on a daily basis. They speak to people everyday who wish to give up their pets for reasons that some of us can't even imagine. I respect the job that they do and ...

May 07, 2008 | Nina Henderson | Archives

Gresham remains a BOE candidate

 The question regarding Horace Don Gresham's candidacy for the District 2 seat on the Board of Education is still in the air despite the revelation of his 1988 felony conviction of sodomy of a child under the age of 14 in DeKalb County.

May 07, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Meeting environmental goals

 For local businesses and industries interested in doing their part to help the environment but not sure where to begin, there is help available.

May 07, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Extensive fraud ring uncovered in Covington

 Covington Police Department Detective Daniel Seals has seen many cases of identity theft throughout his career, but nothing quite like the case he came across a couple weeks ago.

May 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Teachers accused of child abuse resign

May 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Oxford council discusses boundaries

 Though they're manmade and unseen, boundaries can often determine the resources available to the people living within them and their responsibilities.

May 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Sherry Faye Benefield

Sherry Faye Benefield of Carnesville died May 5 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. The daughter of the late Martin McSherdon and Nelda Jean Olgles McSherdon, she was born in Tillsburg, Ala. She was married to Michael Ray Benefield, who died for injuries in the same accident.

May 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Changes on tap

After an hour of discussion Monday night, the Covington City Council decided to table the first reading of the city's new alcohol ordinance until a number of issues with the first draft are worked out.

May 07, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Marvin L. Knight

Marvin L. (T-Model) Knight, 69, died peacefully at his home May 3. the son of the late David F. and Helen D. Piper Knight, he was a member of Central Community Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, playing horseshoes and traveling. Most of all Mr. Knight loved spending time with his family.

May 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Changes on tap

 Members of the Porterdale City Council and those in attendance on Monday waited patiently for 59 minutes to hear the final reading of the newly adopted liquor ordinance.

May 07, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Marvin Riley

Mr. Marvin Riley, 96, of Atlanta and originally of Covington, died April 24. The son of Grand and Sara Riley of Emory Street, Mr. Riley was born in Covington and graduated from Clark University. He became the director of the Harlem Boys Club in New York City and was the director of Camp Wallkill in upstate New York.

May 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

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