News for Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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Darrell Huckaby: There's no 'right' to use drugs and take other people's money

I am not against helping people who need help. ... I am merely against the government taking money from hard-working individuals and giving it to deadbeats.

Letter: Keeping passport fees may be legal, but it's not right

A public official keeping fees paid by the taxpayer to a government-funded office is certainly not in the best interest of the public.

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Jeff Meadors: Bad hiring practices costly to schools

It takes schools years to recover from bad hiring; some students don't.

Heritage girls close regular season with win

MCDONOUGH -- Tuesday's regular season finale against Eagle's Landing was just what Heritage girl's soccer coach Chad Suddeth was looking for.. Arielle Gunderson scored both goals and the Patriots' defense pitched a shut out for nearly the entire evening in a 2-1 victory in McDonough. Heritage, ranked No. 9 in

Heard-Mixon principal to serve as executive director

Heard-Mixon Elementary School Principal Lee Peck will serve as executive director for School Improvement at the Newton County School System.

Palmetto woman's murder trial begins

The felony murder trial against a Palmetto woman who is alleged to have killed and burned an Atlanta man with the help of two others began Tuesday in Newton County Superior Court.

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Training exercise involving nuclear waste held for first responders

First responders from Newton, Rockdale, Walton and Morgan counties came together Tuesday morning to participate in a training exercise involving a multi-vehicle crash involving a truck transporting nuclear waste.

Three judge finalists revealed

The city of Covington has released the names of the top three candidates for Municipal Court judge.

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Cagle cuts ribbon on Newton college, career academy

Georgia Lt. Gov.r Casey Cagle visited the Newton College & Career Academy Tuesday to celebrate the school's official grand opening.

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Sheridan's globe-spanning service continues at 91

Newborn Mayor Roger Sheridan's civilian and military service have spanned the globe.

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Mock disaster provides nuclear waste training for first responders

First responders from Newton, Rockdale, Walton and Morgan counties came together Tuesday morning to participate in a training exercise involving a multi-vehicle crash involving a truck transporting nuclear waste.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton and Rockdale counties

A variety of dogs and cats are available for adoption this week at the Newton and Rockdale animal shelters.

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