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Sixth-grader creates bows from duct tape to raise money

Sixth-grader Dory Berry uses duct tape to raise dollars for her ballet company's costume fund.

Battery complaint filed against Porterdale councilman

A complaint has been filed against Porterdale Councilman Robert Foxworth following an altercation at City Hall Tuesday.

Newnan man charged in armed robbery of Crowell Road gas station

Newton County Sheriiff's Office deputies have arrested and charged a suspect in the Thursday morning armed robbery of Liberty gas station on Crowell Road.

Female inmate dies at Newton County Detention Center

A 34-year-old woman who was serving time on weekends at the Newton County Detention Center died while in custody Saturday. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating but has said it appears to be a natural death.

Mutt Show celebrates dogs of all kinds

The annual Mutt Show will take place Saturday, Oct.8 in downtown Covington.

Enrollment at Newton liberal arts academy increases

The Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School continues to grow.

Teacher wounded in shooting released from hospital

Kimya Roberson, the prekindergarten teacher wounded in a shooting outside a Rockdale County private school last week, has been released from a hospital.

Patriots try to stay unbeaten in Athens

To be considered one of the best in the state, sometimes a team has to win games in a variety of ways.. For Heritage, last Friday's game provided a new challenge, and the Patriots passed the test. Trailing by three points to Apalachee, Heritage took the lead for good before

Eastside seeks perfection against Sandy Creek

COVINGTON -- Even the mighty Achilles had a weakness. And apparently so does Sandy Creek.. The problem Eastside (4-1 overall, 3-0 in Region 4-AAA) is going to face is trying to take advantage of it when the two square off in the battle of the region unbeatens on 7:30

Tigers ready for winless Ola

COVINGTON -- Even though Alcovy is playing Ola, a team that is still seeking its first win of the season, Tigers head coach Kirk Hoffman is not ready to put a mark in their win column.. Despite being 0-5 overall and 0-2 in region play, Hoffman feels that Alcovy (3-2

Lady Rams get Senior Night shutout

COVINGTON -- Scoring eight runs in the bottom of the first inning helped the Lady Rams calm down on their way to a five-inning, 10-0 win over Spalding for Senior Night on Thursday.. The Lady Rams not only hit the ball when they needed, collecting seven hits, they were

SIMPSON: A fashion fad that needs to fade

Job-seekers with pants on the ground need not apply.

HUCKABY: Fall a good time for a little 'sole-searching'

Pitch in for the "Lose Your Sole" drive. You'll be glad you did.

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PEARRELL: The hypocrisy over capital punishment

I do not know your views regarding the Troy Davis saga. I do know that a cry went out across this land asking for leniency with the claim that there was a chance he might be innocent.. Voices like Al Sharpton, former President Jimmy Carter, Amnesty International and others rallied

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MOVIE REVIEW: '50/50' offers a different angle to dealing with cancer

Michael Clark reviews Seth Rogen's new flick "50/50."

MOVIE REVIEWS: Film Fans say 'Moneyball' hits a dinger

Local Film Fans review "Moneyball."

Newton Blotter - 09/30

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:. Joshua Adelu Adeyemi, 56, 2909 Russ Lane, Lithonia, serve 36 hours.. Sandino Mendell Aikens, 23, 10160 Allen Drive, parole violation.. Roy Allamon Jr., 39

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LISA MCLEOD: Outperform the competition by making customers No. 1 priority

Can a single pivotal behavior elevate the culture of your entire organization?. It can, if it's the right behavior.. Here's how a simple 1 minute act helped an organization outperform their competition by leaps and bounds:. My family and I were moving our daughter into Boston University last weekend. As

Stock named to Board of Hearing Aid Dealers

Joseph Y. Stock, who owns Better Hearing Aid Service in Covington, was recently appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Georgia State Board of Hearing Aid Dealers and Dispensers. Stock has been a Georgia state licensed hearing aid dispensers since 1974 and is board-certified in hearing instrument sciences.. He

Counseling center offers support to families of suicide victims

The Listening Ear Counseling Center will host a monthly Survivors of Suicide Support Group for family and friends of loved ones who have completed suicide. It will be held on the first Thursday of each month beginning Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Listening Ear, 1500 Klondike Road A104

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Smith promoted to COO of Georgia United Credit

Georgia United Credit Union recently announced that Debbie Smith of Conyers was promoted from vice president of human resources to chief operating officer. She joined Georgia United in 2002, after having served for 22 years as Maxell Tape's human resources vice president.. Smith also served as the chairperson of the

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Sherwood Forest mini-golf reopens, offers Haunted Forest for Halloween

A desire to provide more family activities in east metro inspired Jeff Lenz and his older brother Jerry Lenz to refurbish the 20-year-old Sherwood Forest Family Entertainment Center. Sherwood Forest, closed for almost three years, is now up and running again, thanks to the Lenzes, with a newly

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Vick partakes in walkthrough, says he will play on Sunday

Eagles QB Michael Vick says he isn't letting his bruised non-throwing hand keep him out of Sunday's game against San Francisco, which he says Wednesday that he is "100 percent" sure he will play in.

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Charges against FSU's Reid dropped

Florida State cornerback and return specialist Greg Reid was accused of resisting arrest and perjury.

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AL WILD CARD ROUNDUP: Improbable win gives Rays Wild Card

The Rays trailed the Yankees 7-0 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, but the Rays came back to send the game into extra innings and beat the Yankees, seconds after Boston lost in the bottom of the ninth to the Orioles.

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Washington leading undefeated Ga. Tech

Yellow Jacket quarterback Tevin Washington is giving his team another offensive weapon in the passing game alongside the triple-option attack that leads the country in rushing.

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Braves complete colossal collapse, lose to Phils

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel gave up the tying run in the ninth, and Hunter Pence's two-out, run-scoring single in the 13th gave the Phillies a 4-3 win that ended Atlanta's season Wednesday night without a trip to the playoffs that looked like a certainty just a few weeks ago.

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