News for Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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Rams ready to roll

COVINGTON -- Newton is hoping that they will be able to continue their winning ways following their 49-7 Rockdale scrimmage game win in their on-the-road season opener against Shiloh at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Rockdale tries to rebound

Rockdale-Winder Barrow football preview

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Newton rallies to 10-8 win

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- Not even six errors were enough to keep the Lady Rams from getting a win, 10-8, over Social Circle on Wednesday.

Councilwoman Chapman to run for mayor of Porterdale

Porterdale City Councilwoman Artline Chapman has resigned from her post in order to run for mayor.

Newton couple robbed at gunpoint in home

A Lake Charles subdivision couple was robbed in their home Wednesday morning.

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Reading pays off

Covington resident Taylor Boyd, a second-grader at Piedmont Academy in Monticello, was awarded $5,529 in the form of a college savings plan from the Path2College 529 Plan in partnership with the Georgia Public Library Service for being the winner of the 2011 Destination College Savings Sweepstakes.

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Simoes-Mann Engagement

Simoes-Mann Engagement

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Emmons-Minear Wedding

Emmons-Minear Wedding

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Estes-Tiffner Engagement

Estes-Tiffner Engagement

Texas man brought back to Newton on murder charge

A Texas man who was partially paralyzed in a shooting has been brought back to Newton County.

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RECIPE BOX: No name pie a sweet, tart, church-cookbook recipe

The Recipe Box -- No name pie

Community Calendar -- 8/25

Aug. 25Lunch Bunch SocialAug. 25 at 11:30 a.m., Milano's Restaurant, Conyers, the Conyers High School Lunch Bunch Social meeting and lunch, Bill Byrd, 770-880-9638.Alcovy High SchoolAug. 25 at 6 p.m., Alcovy High School, off Highway 36, Media Center, Covington, the school holds a meeting -- Title I informational meeting

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Colson-Tamasi Wedding

Colson-Tamasi Wedding

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Griffey-Hutcherson Engagement

Griffey-Hutcherson Engagment

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'Think, drink water'

Inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative to fight childhood obesity, three moms are waging a campaign of their own to improve the health of local children.. Kimberly Williams, Litisha Cooper and Sjoukie Holt recently teamed up to establish Walii Water Works, a business that sells bottled water. The water

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Griffin-McEwen Engagement

Jimmy and Sandra Griffin announce the engagement of their daughter, Holli Griffin, to Mike McEwen, son of Alan and Elvina McEwen, all of Conyers.

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Morton-Aiken Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Anderson Morton Jr. of Bryon announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Marie Morton of Macon, to Timothy Greer Aiken Jr. of Macon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Greer Aiken Sr. of Covington.

Government Meetings

Government meetings is a listing of scheduled meeting times and location of local government and public institutions. Meetings may be cancelled or changed at 24 hours notice. For revisions, corrections and additions, please call 770-483-7108, ext. 252.

Cal Thomas: Look to states for economic lessons

Washington should look to the states for clues on economic turnaround.

Porterdale has reunion like no other

My first experiences with reunions were of the family variety. My daddy's people were good about holding one every year -- especially on my grandmother's side of the family. She was a Rivers and a lot of her folks lived down around Griffin.

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