News for Saturday, April 14, 2012

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Eastside's baseball team comes from behind to beat Wildcats

LOCUST GROVE -- Like a freight train, Eastside's baseball team started slow but finished fast coming from behind to beat the Wildcats 6-5 on Friday.. The Eagles (18-4 overall, 12-2 Region 4-AAA play) offense was slow to start as they did not get a hit the time through the

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Barfield inks with Young Harris

Rockdale pitcher Aaron Barfield signed an athletic scholarship with Young Harris College.

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Martin signs with Georgia Southwestern

Heritage baseball player Jordan Martin signed an athletic scholarship with Georgia Southwestern State University.

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Newton run-rules Panthers

Newton's baseball team kept its playoff dreams alive with a 10-0, six-inning win on Friday at Riverside Park.

LETTER: U.S. on path to destruction

How can any reasonably intelligent person fail to see that gas prices have a devastating effect on our economy, as well as on our daily lives in the form of rising prices on just about everything?

LETTER: Maybe clerk should pay county for rent, utilities

Only in government can an employee skim off the top.

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Rob Jenkins: Family pressures can lead to naming disasters

The best policy is for the happy couple to please themselves, whether in the naming of their children or anything else.

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Darrell Huckaby: Longing for the harmony of sitting around the kitchen table

The best visiting took place around my mama's kitchen table.

Newton clerk will not reveal how passport fees spent

The Superior Court clerk in Newton County has declined to reveal how passport fees are spent.

Handling of passport fees differs among counties

Passport fees go into the general fund in some Georgia counties.

Mock disaster for emergency training set for Tuesday in Covington

A multi-agency mock disaster training event is scheduled for Tuesday in Newton County.

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Grief therapy dog joins Cowan & Caldwell Funeral Home

COVINGTON -- As grief specialist Adam Cooper counseled a family after the death of a loved one, a woman in the family acted particularly distraught -- that is, until he introduced her to Jovie. Jovie isn't a fellow counselor; she's a dog that's been enlisted by Cowan & Caldwell Funeral Home

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