News for Wednesday, November 2, 2011


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Dems urge baseball to test for HGH, ban tobacco

WASHINGTON -- Two House Democrats are urging Major League Baseball and the players union to implement testing for human growth hormone and ban chewing tobacco by players in uniform and in public view.. Reps. Henry Waxman of California and Frank Pallone of New Jersey made those requests in a letter

Alcovy prepares for Region 3-AAAA championship game

COVINGTON -- Alcovy and Northgate may not be the biggest teams in Region 3-AAAA, but they proved that they are the best as the two clash in the region championship game at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Northgate.. While both teams are similar in size and the ability of

Eastside ready, set to go run at state

COVINGTON -- Nervous? Who's nervous?. Not Eastside's cross county team. Just because this is the first time in school history that both squads have made it to state and they have never competed in an event with 160 teams watching is nothing to be nervous about.. All five classifications, eight

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Rockdale volleyball ranked for first time

CONYERS -- The Rockdale volleyball made some more history Tuesday.. After reaching the state quarterfinals for the first time, the Bulldogs are ranked No. 10 in the final Class AAAA coaches poll of the 2011 season. It's the first state ranking in the history of the volleyball program.. Rockdale

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THOMAS: Herman Cain's Gauntlet

Herman Cain must endure media gauntlet. Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton allegedly trolled for women, using state troopers as his procurers. As president, Clinton engaged in oral sex with Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office. He lied about it under oath and was impeached, though later acquitted by the U.S. Senate

Rally planned in Snellville to support Occupy movement

While they don't plan to "occupy Snellville," a local group is planning a protest in the suburban city Saturday to support the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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Salvation Army bell ringers out early

Salvation Army bell ringers are out early this holiday season in an effort to meet greater demand from those in need.

Rally planned in Snellville to support Occupy movement

Protest planned in Snellville to support Occupy movement.

Railroad discussion not over

It looks like the Covington City Council isn't yet through discussing the Norfolk Southern rail corridor.

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ActivClassroom provides look into future for Newton schools

Newton County residents were able to get a peek into the future this week when the Promethean ActivBus, a 21st Century Classroom on Wheels, rolled into town. Parents, students and teachers were able to see the latest in interactive technolgies by visiting the bus. Promethean is the manufacturer of the

Newton Schools renews grounds contract

Last week, the Newton County Board of Education approved a nearly $300,000 contract with CMC Lawn Maintenance Inc. of Covington for lawn care and maintenance of school grounds for the next year.

Washington Street hosts casino fundraiser

Washington Street Community Center will host its annual casino night fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 12.

15 of 23 Newton County schools make AYP

COVINGTON --Newton County schools surpassed expectations when 15 of the systems 23 schools made Adequate Yearly Progress, according to final results released Wednesday from the state Department of Education.. When preliminary AYP results for the 2010-11 school year were announced in July, the Newton County School System as a whole


Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 6 p.m., Be Thou Healed Global Church, 1445 McDonough Highway, Conyers, the church hosts its annual revival -- guest speakers, psalmists and more, visit: 5Fall FestivalNov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Middle Ridge

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MORRIS: Ragweed seeds make an excellent bird food

Our scripture for today has a wildflower theme, but is applicable to the political scene, too.The greatest of the judges of the Hebrew nation quoted a message God had given him, "He who rules over men righteously, who rules in the fear of God, is as the light of the

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JOHN PEARRELL: God loves you so much He will not force you into a relationship

Is God's love really only reserved for those who accept Jesus? Absolutely not.. The Bible says, ""For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into

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FOCUS ON THE FAMILY: Find a balance with kids' extracurricular activities

Q: I'm not one of those women who are attracted to "dangerous" guys, but I'm beginning to question my judgment. Few of my relationships survive past the second or third date, at which point I usually shut things down due to serious concerns about my boyfriend's character. Am I being

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JULIE WELLS: Be thankful for God, loved ones all year long

So begins the month of thankfulness.. Some people have begun using Facebook as a tool to show the world what they are thankful for each day by listing on their "wall" what is most important to them for the 30 days of November.. I think that is a great idea

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Mansfield Baptist Celebrates 100th anniversary

Proctor & Gamble had just unveiled its Crisco shortening while the first transcontinental airplane flight safely landed in California from its launch in New York when at the corner of Highway 11 and 3rd Avenue, a group of believers gathered to worship God and constitute Mansfield Baptist Church.. The year was

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Christ's calm allows us to see the bigger picture

The second verse of the enduring hymn, "Great is Thy Faithfulness," states, "Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth." There is something to be said about peace, especially in a society in which peace is difficult to find.. Peace can mean many different things. It could point

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JAMES BEHRENS: God is there, even when we make a wrong turn

I was once asked to bless a brand new car. It belonged to a young girl and it was her first car, a present from her parents.. She pulled into the parking lot, parked in front of the rectory front door. I got my little blessing book and holy water

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JASON DEES: True worship is seeking the pleasure of God

I got to see James Taylor a few months back and, as always with James Taylor, it was a great show. The man may be 63 but he can still rock. Thousands were there enjoying the beautiful night; they were out to have fun, and fun they had.. As Taylor

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TONY ELDER: Let's focus more on who we are on the inside

Last week I was paying for some groceries when I noticed the cashier staring at me. Twenty years ago I may have thought otherwise, but being at my present grandfatherly age, I had no illusions that this young lady who had just checked me out might now be "checking me

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LISA MCLEOD: Concentrate on best customers, not a few complainers

It doesn't matter whether you sell cupcakes, or you're trying to recruit members for your church, attracting (and keeping) the right customers is more important than pleasing a small group of complainers.

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Candlelight Bridal's by Gigi offers unique wedding, evening wear dresses

When Gigi Shinall orders designer dresses for her bridal and boutique business, she puts her requests in early to get the best selection.. "The goods ones go fast," said Shinall. "They run out because they only make a certain amount of them. I carry only one of each kind

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Long road in restoring Northeast power

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Crews trying to restore power to hundreds of thousands of Northeasterners two days after a freak snowstorm swept up the coast face a tough job, even with fair weather to work in.

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Falcons hope Snelling can take over at fullback

FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Atlanta Falcons almost began the season without Jason Snelling. Now he could be one of the keys to the team's playoff hopes.

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BISHER: Tech's Johnson a special breed of coach

There may have been another football coach like Paul Johnson, but if there was, I missed him.

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Reagan statue unveiled at namesake airport near D.C.

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The 18 million passengers who travel in and out of the nation's capital through Reagan National Airport each year will now be greeted by a 9-foot tall, nearly $1 million bronze statue of the former president that was unveiled Tuesday.

Allie Hawkins

Mrs. Allie Brock Hawkins, age 92 of Covington, GA passed away October 29, 2011. Arrangements by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, (770) 786-7062, (770) 784-5582 (24 hr. obituary line) ...

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Florence Mcclain

Florence Elizabeth McClain of Conyers, formerly of Atlanta, passed away Monday, October 31, 2011 at the age of 99. She moved to Morningside of Conyers to be near family members ...

James Coody

Mr. James R. "Jim" Coody, age 80, of Covington passed away November 1, 2011. He was born in Jersey, Georgia on January 23, 1931 to the late Newton and Ruth ...

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Carolyn Wilson

Mrs. Carolyn A. Wilson, age 90 of Conyers, died Monday, October 31, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, S. Glenn Wilson, Jr. She is survived by daughters ...

Genell Harper

Genell Harper, age 60 of Oxford, GA passed away October 31, 2011. Arrangements by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, (770) 786-7062, (770) 784-5582 (24 hr. obituary line)