News for Sunday, September 27, 2009


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Community Calendar - 09/27/09

Sept. 27

On the beat: NCSO: Woman's trash can stolen

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at

Groves' love of magic spreads through the family

For Kyle Groves, magic is a way of life. Growing up in Colorado, he learned the craft from his father, Ed Groves, known as Mr. E, who traveled nationwide and abroad performing as a magician. The younger Groves acted as his father's stage assistant and ran the lights and sound.

Perry up by 2 shots on Woods

ATLANTA - Kenny Perry already has had a week to remember at the Tour Championship.

Worthy of praise Heritage's Worthy wins fifth straight; Pats take title

CONYERS - When the race was on the line, Heritage's Aaron Worthy made his move at the perfect time.

Kathleen Parker - 09/27/09 INTERVIEW WITH AN APOSTATE

No one was more delighted by the recent ACORN pimp 'n' prostitute, hidden-camera sting than Marcel Reid, the former ACORN board member who was booted in summer 2008 when she tried to examine the organization's books.

Rob Jenkins - 09/27/09 In (grudging) praise of Tim Tebow

Let's be clear: Tim Tebow is the best college football player I've ever seen. He's the best player you've ever seen, too, even if you won't admit it.

Darrell Huckaby - 09/27/09

I can't figure out how to watch TV anymore.

Maze of adventure Mitchams turn farm into tourist destination

The Mitcham Farm goes back five generations in Newton County. For more than 50 years, cotton, vegetables, livestock and feed crops sustained the farm. In the latter part of the 1900s and into the beginning of this century, beef cattle kept it going. But in the last several years, the Mitcham family has tried a new tact in generating income from the land - Colonel Cob's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch.

Hanson gets 11th win as Braves roll

WASHINGTON - Tommy Hanson is a major reason why the Atlanta Braves are closing the season with a flourish. They're going to need more than Hanson's help to get into the playoffs.

BOC gives $40K to charities Board donates money to RER, Project ReNeWal

CONYERS - A couple of local humanitarian groups won't have to worry about turning away Rockdale County's most needy after the organizations got a hand from the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners.

GPC needs more staff College needs part-time faculty as enrollment increases demand

COVINGTON - Although Georgia Perimeter College is experiencing tough financial times along with the rest of the country, the college is moving forward.

Nesbitt, Ga. Tech run past North Carolina, 24-7

ATLANTA - The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets didn't like falling out of the Top 25 with their first loss, so they made a point with a lopsided victory against another ranked opponent.

Schools to close for furlough days, fall break

CONYERS - Students in Rockdale County are preparing for what soon will be an extended fall break.