News for Thursday, September 8, 2011


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Lady Rams get ugly win over Stephenson

COVINGTON -- Mental mistakes, lethargic play on defense and a lack of hitting plagued Newton for the first couple of innings in its 12-4, six-inning win over Stephenson on Thursday.. In the first two innings on defense, the Lady Rams (10-3 overall, 2-1 Region 2-AAAAA) were waiting for

Alcovy gets final tune-up before starting subregion play

COVINGTON -- Win or not, Alcovy's final region crossover game is all about getting ready for Region 3A-AAAA next week. But tonight at 7:30 they have to face last year's Class AAAA runner-up, Starr's Mill, at Homer Sharp Stadium.. "You're talking about one of the top 10 to

Seminoles Have No Trouble With Bulldogs

CONYERS -- Not a bad way to bounce back for the Salem softball team: Rylee Rogers tossed a complete game and six different players drove in runs as the Seminoles had no trouble with rival Rockdale, winning 11-5 in Region 8-AAAA play. Salem (5-4, 3-3) was coming off a

Newton boys dominate cross country

The Newton boys cross country team had a dominant Wednesday afternoon. Led by individual champion Alex Grady, the Rams out-distanced second-place Locust Grove in a regular season meet at Rockdale High School. Grady ran in 17:30, 16 seconds better than teammate and second-place Thomas Miller (17:46), while

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Another Test For Heritage Football

The Heritage football team accomplished quite a bit last weekend. By erasing a two-touchdown deficit and defeating then-Class AAAA No. 10 Clarke Central, the Patriots picked up one of the biggest wins in the program's recent history. Down 14-0 to Clarke, one of the most storied programs in

SIMPSON: Storm' effects linger and defy prevention

When speaking of Hurricane Irene, they say the worst is over. Yes, but the pain lingers on.

HUCKABY: Take time to remember those who sacrificed

With the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on our nation's very fabric approaching I became curious as to what, exactly, I had written in my first column after the attacks.

O'REILLY: Sizing up the Romney-Perry feud

Political feuds are entertaining, especially when they involve presidential contenders. Thus, the alleged bad blood between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is worth examining because they are currently the frontrunners to challenge President Obama next year.

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'Remembrance' reflects on Twin Towers, examines National September 11 Memorial

Throughout your life, there are many mile markers: the first time you saw The Beatles on TV; the birth of your first child; the day Kennedy was killed; your grandmother's funeral; a big move to a new house.. Without a doubt, there was life before all these -- but things

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Contagion' is infectious

"Contagion" is a movie carrying an important message from one of the world's most talented directors with a cast that includes no less than four Oscar-winners.

Film Fans rave about 'The Debt'

Film Fans review "The Debt."

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Firecrackers a crunchy, spicy treat

The Recipe Box -- Firecrackers

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Fans flock to Dragon*Con

There was no shortage of spectacle at the 25th annual Dragon*Con convention held over the Labor Day holiday in five downtown Atlanta hotels. Citizen photographer Lee Depkin spent two days at the event, which featured exhibits, panels, seminars and workshops related to science fiction and fantasy. "It's basically a

Newton students learn about September attacks

Ten years later, many students in schools today weren't old enough to realize the severity of the attacks and some of them weren't even born yet.

Deadlocked council results in four tie-breakers

The Covington City Council was perpetually deadlocked Monday night, leaving Mayor Kim Carter to cast four tie-breaking votes.

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Heartland Gallery holds Artful Harvest Art Show

A feast for the eyes will be on display during the month of September as the Artful Harvest Art Show gets underway at Newton County Library on Floyd Street. Sponsored by United Bank, the public is invited to view the artwork of the guild members of the Heartland Art Gallery

City of Covington eliminates hang tags

The City Council agreed to eliminate hang tags at Monday's meeting.

Newton County man charged with molestation of 2 young boys

A 53-year-old Newton County man has been arrested in connection with the alleged molestation of two young boys.

How to win the hearts, minds of people

How do you get people excited and engaged?. Traditional wisdom says that you have to show people what's in it for them if you want them to join your team, support your cause, work long hours or buy your product.. Traditional wisdom is wrong.. The secret to getting people engaged

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Sweet and Savory Cafe offers Southern comfort food

Having run her own restaurant in Columbus, Ga. for several years, Eleanor Johnson decided to remain in the food industry when she relocated to Conyers in 2008.. She worked for a short time as a chef at Sharon's, a Southern cooking restaurant that is not longer in business, before deciding

Pink Picnic luncheon to be held at BJ's

BJ's and the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University invite cancer survivors, family and friends to a Pink Picnic luncheon. The event provides a complimentary luncheon featuring inspirational guest speakers and special gifts. The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at BJ's

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NewRock Legal Society names board

NewRoc Legal Society

Clayton State grad school sets open house schedule

The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will hold its next monthly informational Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Path2College offers coloring sweepstakes

The Path2College 529 Plan is holding a coloring sweepstakes in which one child will be awarded $1,529 for his or her college savings plan.

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DeKalb Tech students graduate

Students who recently earned a diploma or an Associate in Applied Science degree from DeKalb Technical College graduated.

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"Life Gets Better" extols the pleasures of growing older

The first one was easily dealt with.. You plucked it and threw it away, and you made a mental note: buy hair dye. But then that one gray strand was accompanied by others, followed by wrinkles and an increasing number of failing body parts.. You wonder what's next.. You wonder

Hard times made easier with love

As bad as it might sound, I have a couple of friends for whom I pray that they will outlive their spouses. The reason is simple: I want to see them have peace and happiness on this earth.. All long-term marriages have ups and downs because that's the way

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