10 Things to Know for Friday

The Associated Press news@newnan.com Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. TRUE STORIES OF LIFE ON THE CRIPPLED CRUISE SHIP
As the Carnival Triumph creeps toward Mobile, Ala., passengers recount horror stories. 2. HAGEL NOMINATION HITS SNAG Senate Republicans block the would-be defense secretary, demanding unrelated information on the Benghazi attack — which the White House says was already provided. 3. BLADE SHOCKER Oscar Pistorius could have been voted "least likely to kill someone" by those who ran track with him, now the feel-good story of the Summer Olympics is sullying the sport. 4. QUEEN OF THE HIGH ROLLERS The former mayor of San Diego acknowledges looting millions from her husband's charity as she wagered a billion dollars — yes, with a 'B' — during a years-long gambling binge. 5. WHEN IT'S TIME FOR A SENATOR TO RETIRE Democrat Frank Lautenberg won't seek re-election at age 90, but says "this is not the end of anything" as he outlines goals for the rest of his term. 6. HOMES FOR DRONES The FAA looks for sites across the U.S. to test unmanned aircraft, while attempting to calm privacy fears with an online statement. 7. POT LUCK IN NYC Starting in March, people arrested on low-level marijuana possession charges will be released with appearance tickets if they have ID and no open warrants. 8. WHAT'S SQUEEZING SOME HUB AIRPORTS American-US Airways mega carrier could lose one or two of the combined eight focus cities. 9. WHERE OBAMA WILL CELEBRATE PRESIDENTS DAY The commander in chief will get some downtime on Florida's Atlantic Coast. 10. A VALENTINE WEDDING THE BRIDE'S FAMILY WANTED NO PART OF An Argentine woman marries the man convicted of killing her twin sister.


More Local

Ceremony held for new safety complex

Key leaders in Georgia and Newnan gathered at Newnan’s new public safety complex to commemorate its opening with a ribbon-cutting cere ... Read More


Package turns out to be harmless

Unity Elementary evacuated Thursday

Unity Elementary School in Luthersville was evacuated Thursday after “a suspicious package” was observed on the school grounds. ... Read More


Construction continues on Lower Fayetteville

The construction on Lower Fayetteville Road is bringing more lane closures because of problems with the soil on the south side of the projec ... Read More


Coweta Commission

Public hearing on Bridgeport Tuesday

The rezoning public hearing for the Bridgeport industrial development on U.S. 29 between Newnan and Moreland will be held Tuesday before the ... Read More


Benghazi

CIA security operator in Newnan for book tour

This week, Cowetans got the opportunity to discuss the 2012 Benghazi attack with a true expert on the subject, one of the private security c ... Read More

‘First Love’ getaway contest

Jackon’s high school ride part of museum exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s special exhibition, Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country, has been extended ... Read More