News for Tuesday, September 20, 2011


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Oxford College hosts fall 5K

Oxford College will host a 5K run on Sept. 24.

Alcovy mercy rule's Griffin 9-1 in home closer

COVINGTON -- The Lady Tigers gave Griffin all they could handle on the diamond for Senior Night as Alcovy closed its final game at home with a mercy-rule win on Tuesday.. Alcovy finished off the Lady Bears with a 9-1, six inning win giving lone senior Samantha Cronan something

HUCKABY: Our community has lost a great man

Yesterday morning I did see an item for the first time when I opened up my morning paper. The news wasn't good. I learned that my friend John Kelley had passed away on Sept. 15.

SHIELDS: Will Rick Perry be the Michael Dukakis of 2012?

Fans of both men will be upset, but the political similarities between the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, and 2012 Republican presidential front-runner, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, are more than striking.

O'REILLY: Taxes strangling most average Americans

The folks are getting hosed. According to the American Debt Advisor outfit, 80 percent of us now owe money to creditors. If you exclude mortgages and car payments, about 50 percent of us are in debt. And that's why the economy is having so much trouble. Consumers have to be very careful about what they buy, or risk sinking into insolvency.

Volunteers needed for Rivers Alive

Volunteers are needed for the annual Rivers Alive event, slated for Oct. 8.

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Newton High announces homecoming court

Newton High School has announced its homecoming court.

Newton schools seeing lower enrollment

In the first enrollment report of the school year to the Newton County Board of Education, the Newton County School System is reporting that 19,209 students are enrolled in the county's 24 facilities, as of this month.

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Retiree runs for Mansfield Council

Retiree David NaDell is running for Mansfield City Council.

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Pets available this week in Newton and Rockdale

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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Ga. board denies clemency for Troy Davis

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia's pardons board rejected Tuesday a last-ditch plea for clemency from death row inmate Troy Davis despite high-profile support for his claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989.. Davis is set to die on Wednesday for the killing of

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Husband charged in day care shooting of woman, child

Investigators believe an on-going domestic dispute led to the tragic shooting of a kindergarten teacher and her 10-year-old daughter Tuesday at a day care in south Rockdale County.