News for Tuesday, October 25, 2011


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DREAM in JEOPARDY: GA Tech tries to get back on track after 2 losses

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech's dream season has turned ugly.. The once-unstoppable offense is sputtering. The special teams are anything but special. Two straight losses have knocked the Yellow Jackets out of the rankings and put their Atlantic Coast Conference title hopes in severe jeopardy.. It doesn't get any easier

Young Oxford team succeeds in exhibition play

Oxford's men's basketball team wins second exhibition game.

LETTERS: This 'end of world' date just like the last one

Did the end of the world pass me by?

HUCKABY: Even in the land of plenty, some things are missing

These are amazing times we live in, although we still long for some things of the past.

LETTERS: If corporations are 'people' then let THEM face prison time, too

Corporations are now considered "people."

THOMAS: Gadhafi bites the dust ... what's next?

Has the demise of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi changed things for the better in Libya?

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WWII vet served as 'Dorothy the Welder' in Marines

Dorothy Turner, also known as "Dorothy the Welder," was a proud Marine.

Georgia Perimeter students, staff tested for tuberculosis

Some students and staff at Georgia Perimeter College's Newton campus are being tested for tuberculosis after a staff member tested positive for the disease.

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WWII vet served as 'Dorothy the Welder' in Marines

Dorothy Turner, also known as "Dorothy the Welder," was a proud Marine.

DOT mowing state routes in Newton

DOT crews will be mowing the sides of state highways 162 and 81 this week and motorists are urged to be cautious.

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Barnes seeks seat on Porterdale Council

Political newcomer Terry Barnes is seeking the Post 3 seat on the Porterdale City Council.

Bullets strike home in apparent drive-by shooting

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent drive-by shooting.

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Social Circle Cemetery Tour promises a spooky peek into the past

Take a spooky walk through the past this weekend in Social Circle.

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Elks celebrate Red Ribbon Month

The Covington Elks and Elkadettes ask the community to join them in celebrating October as Red Ribbon Month, designed to bring attention to the importance of staying drug free.. The Covington Elks decided to emphasize drug awareness and education five years ago and applied for a $5,000 grant from Snapping

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Which one's the best?

Four-year-old Griffin Lane gives these pumpkins a keen eye as he tries to pick out the best one of all. Helping him make his choice is Krissy Jones, First Presbyterian Church Pre-School Early Learning Director. Students from the school were visiting the pumpkin patch at Covington First

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Morgan says she'll run in 2012

Board of Commissioners Chairman Kathy Morgan said she plans to seek reelection in 2012.


Oct. 22 at 5 p.m., Cornish Mt. Baptist Church, Cornish Mt. Church Road, Oxford, the church hosts a ham and egg supper, 770-787-7644.Auto Show. and BarbecueOct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Salem UMC, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, the church hosts its annual auto show and barbecue --

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JASON DEES: Use Halloween as a way to spread the Christian message

I am always asked this time of year, "What should Christians do with Halloween?" Now, for most Americans Halloween is a fun night to dress up and eat candy, but it does have some connection to pagan ritual and is a holy time for neo-pagans. Therefore, many Christian

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JOHN PEARRELL: God did not create evil, His creatures did

Years ago a book was written in which the author was examining the tension that exists between believing that God is good and believing that He is all-powerful. At the center of the debate for this Jewish author lay the very real problem of evil in our world.. Examining

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Making friends is an important spiritual discipline

When we consider our economic downturn in the United States, we immediately think about lack of jobs and money. As I talk to more people, however, I learn that the glaring casualty from America's recession is a loss of friendships.. One might assume that the prevalence of online networks, such

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TONY ELDER: Follow Christ when it comes to the matter of living and dying

Do you know what a wishbone is? I'm not referring to the football formation, but rather to the forked bone in the front of the breastbone of many birds. I can remember as a kid when my mother would often cook fried chicken for Sunday dinner. If someone found the

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JAMES BEHRENS: The ability to control our lives is illusory

It was a typical morning. Maybe too typical. I was determined to get some things done that seemed at the time important to me. I sat here at the computer and reached for a few letters on my desk.One letter was from Gaetan, a monk and friend of mine. He

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FOCUS ON THE FAMILY: Parents should talk openly with children about sexual issues

Q: My parents never had "the sex talk" with me, and I seemed to turn out just fine. Now I'm wondering whether to delve into this issue in great detail with my own teenagers. Won't I just drive them away if I'm too heavy-handed about it?. Jim: Your kids

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Orrin Morris: Indian paintbrush an endangered species not common in Georgia

Psalm 111:3 fits most of you who read this column: "Great are the works of the Lord; They are studied by all who delight in them." Such delight is what I seek to share in this column and I pray that is true for you, too. His works are

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Christian singer John Waller performs in Social Circle, Madison

National recording artist John Waller, who wrote and performed the theme song for the movie "Fireproof," will be in concert in both Social Circle and Madison in upcoming weeks and everyone is invited to come out and hear the man whose music has reached millions worldwide.. Waller will perform

RONDA RICH: Great Depression survivors knew how to cope with lean times

Jerry and I were talking the other day. We've known each other since the day I was born, he having entered this earth the day before I did. It was there in the hospital nursery we first met and the friendship has endured through the years.His dad, a man of

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Good Samaritans respond quickly to help stroke victim

In the middle of a phone conversation with her son on a recent Wednesday morning, Conyers resident Lilieth Tiller began to garble her words and felt her right hand go numb. She dropped the phone.. A nurse for 38 years, Tiller knew exactly what was happening.. "I'm saying to myself

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: "Goat woman" offers riveting island mystery

You were so sorry.. Of all the things you regret, this one is right at the top. The bad haircut, that horrible outfit you loved at the time, things lost or lent and never found -- those are all unimportant.. No, you're most remorseful for the thing you didn't do

City pursues natural gas fuel station

The city of Covington is moving forward with plans to construct a compressed natural gas fueling facility.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

Questions to ask before adopting a pet:. Can I make a long-term commitment to this pet?. Will I be able to spend enough time with a new pet?. Am I prepared for the cost a new pet will bring?. Which pet is right for my

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Jaguars shut down Ravens, 12-7

Jacksonville's defense leads the way Monday night as the Jaguars hold the Baltimore Ravens scoreless for most of the night and win, 12-7, on four field goals.

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Napoli delivers again, Rangers clip Cardinals, 4-2, to take 3-2 lead in World Series

Mike Naploi comes through again and belts a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth to lift the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 win against the Cardinals in Game 5 of the World Series late Monday as the Rangers head to St. Louis with a 3-2 lead.

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Trevor Bailey

Trevor Rucker Bailey, born August 30, 1990, passed away October 22, 2011, at the age of 21. Trevor was a 2009 graduate of Eastside High School, where he wrestled and ...

Eatherly Deborah

Deborah Crunkleton Arnold Eatherly, age 50 of Covington, GA was taken unexpectedly from this world on October 20, 2011. A daughter of the late Billy and Dorothy Loudermilk Crunkleton, she ...

Margaret Parker

Mrs. Margaret Parker, age 93 of Lithonia, died October 22, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Andrew Parker and sister, Nora Wilson. She is survived by ...

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Dorothy Turner

I am saddened yet grateful for being a part of a life well lived as I share with you the passing of my Mother-in-Law, Dorothy L. Turner. Dorothy ...