10 Things to Know for Thursday

The Associated Press news@newnan.com Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday. 1. FOR WOMEN, A CHANCE AT FRONT-LINE DUTY
The Pentagon is scrapping its ban on women serving in combat. 2. CLINTON FORCEFULLY DEFENDS HANDLING OF BENGHAZI She squares off with lawmakers — including potential 2016 presidential rivals — in often combative testimony before Congress. 3. BOEHNER PLEDGES LONG-TERM MONEY FIX The GOP, he says, will draft a budget that would wipe out federal deficits in a decade. 4. HOW ISRAELI ELECTION COULD REVIVE PEACE TALKS As Netanyahu seeks Lapid's support, centrists get leverage to restart negotiations with the Palestinians. 5. THE GOP'S DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL Divided and battered, Republicans gather to ponder fundamental changes aimed at keeping them competitive. 6. WHY APPLE'S LOSING ITS SHINE Stocks plunge 10 percent and analysts warn the company can't keep growing without some completely new products. 7. ALGERIA MILITANTS' LATEST WEAPON: THE TRUTH The hostage-takers provided the media with timely, accurate information while government officials were silent or gave out murky reports. 8. WHERE BANKERS AREN'T FEELING THE LOVE Even at Davos, a gathering of the globe's financial elite, banking execs find themselves explaining away recent scandals. 9. EQUALITY — BUT NOT IN A GOOD WAY Women now smoke more regularly and at a younger age, much like men. They are also more likely to die because of their habit, much like men. 10. CALL IT THE SUPER BRRR If this year's frigid temperatures are any indication, the 2014 New York-region Super Bowl could be one for the record books.


More Local

Alford says flag is precious

To Sgt. Maj. Jerome Alford, the American flag is more than just strips of cloth. “When you’re in a foreign land and you see the ... Read More


Flags placed beside graves of veterans

The graves of local soldiers were again honored with American flags. On Saturday, Coweta Veterans’ Club held its annual ceremony of pl ... Read More


Local Hilton Hotel construction begins

Construction is under way for a new hotel on the corner of McIntosh and Newnan Crossing. Hilton Hotels has currently initiated site preparat ... Read More


McDonald’s movie coming to Coweta for filming

A replica of the hamburger stand Richard and Maurice McDonald opened in San Bernardino, CA, in 1940 will be built in the parking lot of the ... Read More


Public safety can easily cover Greentop homes

Although the Greentop Road development project may add nearly 350 homes to the city of Newnan four miles north of downtown, both the Newnan ... Read More

River Fest returns to Newnan on June 10

Chattahoochee Bend River Fest will be returning to downtown Newnan. The second annual event will be held June 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. This year, ... Read More