News for Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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Cross country season set to begin with Spalding meet

The season begins soon for the three Rockdale County cross country teams. This weekend Heritage and Rockdale open the year making their annual trip to the Jag Invitational on Saturday at Spalding High School. A number of teams are expected to attend the annual event, including Newton High School. Salem's

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Investigation closed in toxic substance scare

The investigation into the incident that closed Newton Medical Center's Emergency Room for 12 hours last week is now closed.

Social Circle's Blue Willow Inn exits bankruptcy

The Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle is coming out of bankruptcy and faces a healthy financial future.

Investigators looking into shooting on Whitehead Court

Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators are looking into a shooting that occurred around 9 p.m. Monday on Whitehead Court.

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Reaching for the sky

Stand alone art.

More than 160 students transfer

More than 160 Newton County students are attending different schools than which they were assigned to this school year due to federal and state laws.

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HUCKABY: Dog days prove that God is still in charge

Consider the certainty of the seasons of the year in the North Georgia Piedmont. Summer, no matter how hot and humid it might be, always gives way to fall. Granted, fall may be brief or late in arriving, but it always gets here--and it is always followed by winter, which may, in itself, vary greatly in degree of frigidness and duration. As surely as the infrequent snows will melt into the red clay hills, spring will follow winter and be followed by another summer.

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Anita Rainey will seek seat on Porterdale Council

PORTERDALE — Another candidate has announced she will run for the Porterdale City Council in the upcoming election.

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Mansfield residents protest GTC's plans for power line placement

MANSFIELD — Mansfield is not much larger than 1 square mile with fewer than 600 residents and is surrounded by rural land, which leaves many questioning why an electric company wants to run a strip of power lines through the area of town where most people live.

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