10 Things to Know for Friday

The Associated Press news@newnan.com Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. WHO COMMANDED DESERT STORM
"Stormin' Norman" Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, dies at 78. 2. WHERE THERE'S STILL NO SIGN OF COMPROMISE Democrats and Republicans remain snarled across a partisan divide, showing no sign of reaching a deal to avoid year-end tax increases and spending cuts. 3. THEY'RE DITCHING THE STOCK MARKET With distrust of Wall Street growing, ordinary Americans are selling off stocks for a fifth year in a row. 4. WHY HE WANTS TO PACK A GUN English teacher Kevin Leatherbarrow favors carrying a weapon to school, saying "we're sitting ducks" in the event of an attack like the one that occurred in Newtown, Conn. 5. DEMANDING AN INVESTIGATION Egypt's chief prosecutor orders a probe into allegations that opposition leaders committed treason by inciting supporters to overthrow President Morsi. 6. STORM REACHES NORTHEAST A muted version of a winter storm that has killed more than a dozen people in its journey across the eastern half of the country hits New England. 7. WHAT COULD DISRUPT EAST COAST SHIPPING If 14,500 longshoremen strike, ships that move much of American commerce would be unable to use most major ports on the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico. 8. RIDING SHOTGUN, VIA TWITTER Virtual ridealongs, a new approach to informing the public about what law enforcement officers do, are taking hold at police departments across the U.S. and Canada. 9. CONSUMER CONFIDENCE FALLS It was driven down by fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect next week. 10. BUSH SENIOR STILL IN HOSPITAL A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush remains in intensive care at a Houston hospital.


More Local

Sheriff's office asks drug dealers to turn in their rivals

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky sheriff's office has posted a flyer on its Facebook page asking drug dealers to turn in their rivals. ... Read More


Gas prices fall 5 cents in past week

Before Christmas, as many as 20 states, including Florida, could have average gas prices below $2 per gallon as the national average for Dec ... Read More


Coweta Commission

Dollar General rezoning, pension discussion on agenda

A public hearing on the rezoning of property at Fischer Road and Raymond Hill Road for a Dollar General store is on the agenda for Tuesday n ... Read More


NTH turns 150

UFO movie lands in Coweta

In the spring of 1979, Newnan played host to a Italian film company shooting a motion picture. Leone Film chose Newnan as the backdrop to th ... Read More


UWG invites community to Newnan campus

The University of West Georgia (UWG) is inviting the public to celebrate the grand opening of its new Newnan campus at its upcoming August c ... Read More

School bus schedules available on NTH website

The 2015-2016 bus schedules for the Coweta County School System are now available on The Newnan Times-Herald website, www.times-herald.com. ... Read More