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Henderson, Beshears make softball history

Former softball player Morgan Beshears of Alcovy and Amanda Henderson of Eastside had their dreams come true as they helped raise the 2015 NCAA Division II Softball Championship trophy following their 5-0 win over Dixie State.

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Hawks’ Korver has surgery; Mack separates shoulder

Atlanta Hawks guard/forward Kyle Korver underwent surgery on Wednesday night to repair the ligament damage in his right ankle suffered during the Western Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Blatter defies calls to quit as FIFA scandal widens

The corruption charges engulfing soccer’s governing body have heaped shame and humiliation on the game, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said on Thursday, although he flatly rejected calls to resign over the scandal.

Opinions vary on whether Uribe asked for trade

Juan Uribe says he didn’t demand the Los Angeles Dodgers trade him. All he wanted was for the club to define his role.

Community calendar of events for May 28

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

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Run with the monks

Monastery of the Holy Spirit 5K set for June 6.

Outdoor events scheduled in Arabia Mountain area

Roll into summer with free bike rentals, guided river paddles, campfire stories and more

With school children at home for the summer recess, temperatures rising and the sunscreen coming out, there’s good news for area families. The partners of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area are gearing up for an exhilarating line-up of outdoor adventures.

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Four Newton County graduates earn full-ride scholarships

Four Newton County School System seniors have earned a full-ride scholarship to the college or university of his or her choice.

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Steady as you go: Ride-along with Nancy Schulz

County commissioner credits father’s patience, mother’s courage and creativity as major influences

Newton County, Ga., Commissioner Nancy Schulz credits her father’s patience and mother’s courage and creativity as major influences on her life.

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Bridge work at South River in Newton County on schedule

The entire project site is about three-fourths of a mile long and includes the bridge itself and the approaches on Ga. 36 on both sides.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Two years later, the adventure continues

This weekend marks an anniversary, of sorts, for my lovely wife Lisa and me. This weekend marks the second anniversary of our initial excursion into the travel industry. It never was a career goal — honest.

JACK SIMPSON: National recognition for Sheriff Ezell Brown

The May/June issue of The National Sheriffs Association Magazine just arrived in my mailbox. From its contents I learned a few things that made me proud to still be in this profession since first I began in the 1950s.

Newton Blotter, May 20-26

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

Newton County commissionerse table vote on cell tower

A request for a conditional use permit that would allow erection of a telecommunications tower on undeveloped land off Crowell Road has been tabled to allow time to consider a suitable alternative site.

Wrong-way driver dies in crash on Interstate 20 in Newton County

The driver of an SUV was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of travel on I-20 around 10 p.m. Tuesday died after he struck another SUV.

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Family appeals for information about missing Covington woman

Julie McRee Smith, 48, was discovered missing Thursday, May 21, when a homeowner in Jackson County reported to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office around 4 p.m. that a Toyota Camry with the motor running was blocking her driveway on Ga. Highway 124 near Braselton.

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, May 18-25

Restaurant health scores, May 18-25

Suspected shoplifter fights with Food Depot manager

A Rockdale County man was arrested after he allegedly tried to hit a grocery store manager as he was attempting to steal about $80 worth of cold medicine and some beef jerky.

Community calendar of events for May 27

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

School choice options available for special needs students

Parents of students with disabilities who meet the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Eligibility criteria may request to have their child attend another public or private school.

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