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Newborn seeks to stagger terms for city council

NEWBORN - The town of Newborn is pursuing a charter amendment that would stagger terms of office for elected officials.

Chambliss wins Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss handed the GOP a firewall against Democrats eager to flex their newfound political muscle in Washington, winning a bruising runoff battle Tuesday night that had captured the national limelight.

Porterdale enacts spending freeze

PORTERDALE - Spending on all but routine expenditures and emergency maintenance will be frozen for the next six months following a unanimous vote by the City Council on Monday night.

School system's professional learning department gets busy

COVINGTON - Samantha Fuhrey has had a busy year, and she's gearing up for more next year.

NMC offers Gifts of Love for holidays Luminaries will honor loved ones

COVINGTON - The Newton Medical Center Auxiliary is offering a way to honor loved ones this holiday season while at the same time making a difference for a good cause.

Traffic stop results in meth charges Man accused of intent to distribute

COVINGTON - A Covington man found himself escorted to a stay in the Newton County Detention Center on Monday after deputies pulled him over in his truck and allegedly discovered methamphetamine, marijuana, and a treasure trove of electronics, tools, cell phones and other items, at least two of which had been reported stolen.

Tech's bowl future likely a warm one Chick-fil-A, Gator are seen as most likely postseason games

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech players have been looking forward to playing a bowl game in nice weather.

Tech's Johnson named ACC coach of the year

RALEIGH, N.C. - The question followed Paul Johnson ever since Georgia Tech hired him: Would his spread-option offense work at the highest level of college football?

Darrell Huckaby - To the victors go the spoils, but don't overdo it

I was shocked that the sun came up Sunday morning. It didn't, in fact, come out from behind the clouds, but it did come up.

Rams show growth in Collins' second year

COVINGTON - The Newton football team showed a lot of improvement from last season, but the Rams still have some room to grow.

Sources: Braves acquire Vazquez from White Sox

ATLANTA - Javier Vazquez is likely headed from the Chicago White Sox to the Atlanta Braves in a multiplayer trade.

Community Calendar - 12/3/2008

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Texas not out of national title hunt AP may favor Longhorns if Alabama falls

NEW YORK - The best chance Texas has to be crowned national champion this season likely lies with the members of the media who vote in The Associated Press college football poll.