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Newton boys and girls cross county head back to state

COVINGTON -- Both of Newton's cross country squads are heading back to Carrollton to compete in the Class AAAAA meet after qualifying in the Region 2-AAAAA meet on Saturday at Luella.. The boys team had three runners finish in the top 10 on their way to a third place finish

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Cute as a button

It must be Halloween as the youngsters who attend Covington's First Presbyterian Church Pre-School were on parade and looked a little different Monday morning. The children enjoyed walking around the school to the oohs and aahs of onlookers as they celebrated Halloween

Early N.E. storm disrupts Halloween

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Twelve-year-old McKenzie Gallasso was deciding between dressing as a witch or a werewolf when the phone rang Monday with bad news: Halloween had been canceled.. Police in her Hartford suburb of South Windsor advised families to call off trick-or-treating because of the October

Court victory, emotional scars for Russian girls switched at birth

MOSCOW -- It was more money than either family has ever seen -- but it's still not clear if it can make the pain go away.. A court awarded two Russian families $100,000 each in compensation Monday from a maternity home that accidentally switched their daughters at birth. It said

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Tech stuns No. 6 Clemson

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Tech offense had struggled over the past three weeks, leading many to believe the Yellow Jackets were headed for a third consecutive loss against Clemson on Saturday in Atlanta. Instead, the hosts used a national television audience and the first home sellout of the season to

Grady takes top prize winning boys cross country region meet

COVINGTON -- Junior Newton cross country runner Alex Grady knows the importance of achieving a goal after winning the Region 2-AAAAA boys cross country meet on Saturday at Luella.. Grady beat former teammate and Westlake transfer Thomas Miller by 30 seconds. Grady finished first with a time of 16

Alvarez moves on to state meet

One cross country runner in Rockdale County is going to run one more race.. Salem's Gabriel Alvarez finished second at last weekend's Region 8-AAAA meet at Georgia International Horse Park, qualifying for the Class AAAA state meet on Nov. 5 in Carrollton. Alvarez ran in 16:49, nine seconds behind

Body found in school parking lot

A dead body was found in a vehicle in the parking lot of Live Oak Elementary School late Monday afternoon. Foul play is not suspected in the death, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

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Braves trade Lowe to Indians for minor leaguer

Veteran pitcher leaves to open spot for young hurlers in rotation

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Georgia LB Jones gets it done with determination

Linebacker breaks out with four-sack game vs. Gators

Experts offer tips on lowering heat bills

The calendar doesn't quite say winter yet but the thermostat is heading in that direction. Now is the time to prepare for cold weather and it is possible to stay warm while saving money.

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Chicken melt sandwich. Start to finish: 5 to 10 minutes, all active time.. One small can of chicken, drained. Three slices of mild cheddar cheese. Two slices of sourdough bread. 1 tablespoon of ranch dressing. Butter. Three or four slices of bacon, cooked (optional). Butter one side of two pieces

JULIE WELLS: God's story for our lives is perfect

Christian artist Heather Williams recently released a new song titled, "God Is Still God." I've read several interviews concerning her message in the lyrics of the song and I couldn't agree with her more. She says it all in some of her lyrics that go like this:. "He's been

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FOCUS ON THE FAMILY: Religious, secular experts warn that pornography can ruin families

Q: My neighbor's son has repeatedly been caught viewing pornography on their computer, and he almost has her convinced that it's just another form of entertainment and that "all the guys do it." How can I help her get through to her son -- and convince them both that

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TONY ELDER: Strive to be an ambassador for Christ: enlighten others about God

Recently, I saw the premiere of a new TV show with an interesting premise. It is set in a modern town where all the residents are actually characters from a storybook. They were put under a curse by an evil queen and were relegated to an existence in which there

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ORRIN MORRIS: Devil's bite endangered in the North but not the South

The first time I was aware of Halloween, the children who visited our house in Omaha, Neb., frightened me. I was so scared that Mom had to hold me. Those big kids had scary faces and were dressed like ghosts, pirates, witches, and vicious animals.. Mom told me about Halloween

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JASON DEES: Though churches differ, all should be a picture of the Kingdom of Christ

It doesn't take many clues to know a lot about a church. I can usually tell you when a church was founded, where it is located in the town, and its demographic just by hearing the church name.. In Baptist life if the church is a First church it is

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Bald Rock Baptist celebrates 150th anniversary

The first shots at Ft. Sumter had just signaled the start of America's Civil War when, on a Georgia plantation, a group of slaves gathered under a brush arbor and prayerfully began what would become Rockdale County's first black congregation.. In November, Bald Rock Baptist Church will celebrate its 150th

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Covington PD Lt. completes FBI Academy

Covington Police Department Lt. Al Miller recently graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Va.

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Oct. 28Breast Cancer EventOct. 28 at 8 p.m., Old Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 300 Honey Creek Road, Conyers, the Women's Ministry hosts its first annual breast cancer awareness event "Beside the Still Waters," special music featuring Elder Rod Lumpkin and Treasures of Worship, 770-483-8392.Halloween FestOct. 28 at 7

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JOHN PEARRELL: God's love extends only to those who accept Jesus as their savior

Let's talk about love today. Rob Bell, former pastor of the mega-church Mars Hill, wrote a book that has caused a firestorm in the Christian community. The title of that book is "Love Wins" and basically what Bell declares is that in the end, love wins, and everyone gets

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JAMES BEHRENS: Seeds offer a window into the mystery of God

Big problems seemingly require big solutions. History has witnessed the growth of problems and their accompanying solutions. The times in which we live offer some very telling examples. Global warming, lasting peace, a cessation of violence, the elimination of poverty on a global scale -- these and more seem to

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Autumn is a time to re-awaken our sense of God's presence

In early October, I had the privilege of worshiping in the sixth oldest church in Georgia -- Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church. It is home to some good friends of ours whom we visit several times a year. This was my family's annual October trip, a time to enjoy changing leaves

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Newton Sheriff's Office issues Mattie's alert for missing man

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office has issued a statewide Mattie's Call for a missing 54-year-old cognitively impaired male by the name of Harry Galanty.. A group home where Galanty resides reported the man missing when they discovered he had walked away from their Fairview Road location

Ombudsman plans to move to permanent location

The Newton County School System's alternative education program plans to move to a permanent location.

BBB urges seasonal job hunters to get jump start

The Better Business Bureau urges seasonal job applicants to get a head start this year.

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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.

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SunTrust to eliminate $5 debit card fee

Starting Wednesday, SunTrust is backing away from debit card fees.

JULIE WELLS: God's story for our lives is perfect

Christian artist Heather Williams recently released a new song titled, "God Is Still God." I've read several interviews concerning her message in the lyrics of the song and I couldn't agree with her more. She says it all in some of her lyrics that go like this:

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Newton Sheriff's Office issues Mattie's alert for missing man

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office has issued a statewide Mattie's Call for a missing 54-year-old cognitively impaired male by the name of Harry Galanty.

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JOHN PEARRELL: God's love extends only to those who accept Jesus as their savior

Let's talk about love today. Rob Bell, former pastor of the mega-church Mars Hill, wrote a book that has caused a firestorm in the Christian community. The title of that book is "Love Wins" and basically what Bell declares is that in the end, love wins, and everyone gets to go to heaven. Nice thought, but is it true?

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ORRIN MORRIS: Devil's bite endangered in the North but not the South

The first time I was aware of Halloween, the children who visited our house in Omaha, Neb., frightened me. I was so scared that Mom had to hold me. Those big kids had scary faces and were dressed like ghosts, pirates, witches, and vicious animals.

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