News for Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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Oxford Lady Eagles eager for their first win

OXFORD -- Although the Oxford College women's soccer team lost its season opener last Friday at Judson College in Alabama, Lady Eagles coach Gregory Moss-Brown said the Lady Eagles are eager to even their record at their home opener on Thursday.. The Lady Eagles, who fell to Judson 4-0

Rockdale volleyball falls to Apalachee

CONYERS -- Rockdale's volleyball team erased a 10-point deficit in the deciding game three against Apalachee on Tuesday, but it wasn't enough. In a 23-23 game, Apalachee forced two Rockdale errors to pull out a 25-23 win and a 2-1 match victory over the Bulldogs, pulling both teams even

Drish pitches shutout for S. Ala. Jaguars

Former Heritage goalkeeper Melissa Drish pitched her first shutout of the 2011 season this past weekend. Drish, a sophomore at the University of South Alabama, had to face just two shots on goal, but saved them both in the Jaguars' third consecutive victory, 2-0 over Jacksonville State. In four games

Alcovy bounces back with 4-inning shutout win

COVINGTON -- After losing three straight Region 3A-AAAA games, Alcovy continued on its streak of region wins, winning its second straight game with a 12-0, four-inning shutout over Dutchtown on Tuesday.. While Dutchtown's pitching was not up to what the Lady Tigers (6-6 overall, 2-3 Region 3A-AAAA

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THOMAS: Rubio's speech puts government in its proper place

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla) repeatedly says in various ways it is too soon, or he isn't ready, for higher office, such as vice president. He's been in the Senate for a little more than seven months and has delivered only two major speeches -- his maiden speech on the

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HUCKABY: Audiobook done -- just in time for football season

Me and Moby been working on a project this summer and it's a humdinger, if I do say so myself. Now before you get your drawers in a bunch, I know "me and Moby" is improper English. Get over it. I say ain't sometimes, too, and as Dizzy Dean said to the critics who threw him under the bus for butchering the Queen's English during the Great Depression, "Lot of folks ain't sayin' ain't, aint eatin'."

BOE to OK balancing funds policy

The Newton County Board of Education recently passed a new fund balance policy.

Police hunt for suspects in invasion

NCSO investigators still looking for two men who assaulted couple in their home in Lake Charles subdivision.

Relay pageant now accepting applications

Entry is underway for the Miss Sweetheart Relay 2012 Pageant.

Election qualifying yields few surprises

There have been no surprises two days into qualifying for the Municipal Election, as most candidates who have qualified announced weeks ago.

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Conyers Marine vet recalls perils of Vietnam

With only a few months left of his enlistment, the Marines released Bill Campbell early because of his two tours in Vietnam. He was finally headed home. Campbell celebrated his 21st birthday on Okinawa but because of the International Date Line, he was able to celebrate again in San Francisco. "I partied both times," he admitted. Bill Campbell's war was over.

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Say Oak Hill!

Oak Hill Elementary School picture day.

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SHIELDS: No regrets for Huckabee

While walking the halls of the James H. Hilton Coliseum on the Iowa State University campus where the recent Republican straw poll was being held, I ran into one of my favorite Republican presidential candidates (now turned successful television host), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Not surprisingly, he had some fascinating insights on the 2012 GOP race.

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THOMAS: Putting government in its place

In my high school days before sex and environmental education and the general dumbing down of the population, memorization of some Shakespeare was expected in Miss Kauffman's 12th-grade English class. A favorite I still recall is this line spoken by Brutus in "Julius Caesar": "There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries..."

Just in time for football season

Me and Moby been working on a project this summer and it's a humdinger, if I do say so myself. Now before you get your drawers in a bunch, I know "me and Moby" is improper English. Get over it. I say ain't sometimes, too, and as Dizzy Dean said to the critics who threw him under the bus for butchering the Queen's English during the Great Depression, "Lot of folks ain't sayin' ain't, aint eatin'."

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