News for Tuesday, January 29, 2013


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Ga. House speaker proposes lobbyist spending ban

Georgia speaker of the House proposes restrictions on lobbying in Legislature.

Alcovy soccer gears up for new area

COVINGTON -- It could be a stellar year for Alcovy's soccer program. A new area means new challenges and hopefully a better opportunity to get beyond the area and into the Class AAAAAA playoffs.

Heritage girls cruise past Winder

CONYERS -- Early in Tuesday's game against Winder-Barrow, Aujana Dawkins left with an apparent leg injury. And though Dawkins returned and didn't look at full strength the rest of the way, it was plenty good enough for Heritage.

Perdue won't run for Chambliss' seat in Senate

Former Ga. governor not interested in running for Senate in 2014.

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Darrell Huckaby: Let Arthur Blank build his own new stadium

How much of the bill for the proposed new stadium does Arthur Blank expect the taxpayers to pick up?

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Cal Thomas: GOP: R.I.P.?

Some political commentators are dancing on what they believe to be the grave of the Republican Party.

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Jeff Meadors: Guiding our students toward college, career readiness

The current issue of Fortune Magazine profiles the 100 Best Companies to Work For and 78 of them need to fill 67,000 jobs. Will Georgians fill any of those spots?

Moe's Southwest Grill, Rainbow Apparel coming to Covington

COVINGTON -- Covington residents will soon be hearing the greeting, "Welcome to Moe's!" The restaurant is locating in an existing building that once housed United Bank, located between Baskin Robbins and Dairy Queen in Newton Plaza off U.S. Highway 278, according to John Brozovic, director of regional leasing for

Pro wrestlers coming to Covington this weekend

Steve "The Brawler" Lawler will wrestle one of his final matches in Covington.

Jailer hurt in scuffle with inmate

A Newton County detention deputy was injured Saturday night when he was allegedly attacked by an inmate.

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50 students headed to region science fair

Newton High students sweep high school fair

Nearly 50 Newton County students are headed to the regional science fair next month.

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Josie, Holly looking to be adopted at animal shelters

A variety of dogs and cats are available for adoption this week at both the Newton and Rockdale animal shelters.

GSP: Bus driver issued citation for crash

The Georgia State Patrol has issued a Newton County school bus driver a citation after an accident.

Delta: Outdoor airport decks in Atlanta, NY's JFK

Delta Air Lines is planning to open outdoor terraces with sweeping runway views for its Delta Sky Clubs members at New York's John F. Kennedy and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airports.