News for Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Letter: Scrawls cartoon takes unfair aim

Today's so-called "cartoon" (Aug. 8, 2012) by the phantom who calls himself "Scrawls" is one of the most egregious and disgusting you have ever allowed to come to print in your publication.

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Mark Shields: Traffic jam on the low road

To the elected public executive running for re-election -- whether mayor, governor or president -- there remain just two alternative campaign strategies to victory: the High Road or the Low Road.

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Darrell Huckaby: Bittersweet as students head for college

Every time a kid comes by to see me as they leave for college I find myself wishing I were going with them.

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Jeff Meadors: Romney/Ryan ticket could help education

Hard talk about schools is hard to swallow and most don't want to engage, but it should not allow educators to lose focus on student achievement.

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NFL headsets going digital

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Can you hear me now?. That's what San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman felt like he kept asking quarterback Alex Smith on his headset last season.

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Roddick has back spasms, loses in two sets at Cincy

MASON, Ohio -- Andy Roddick developed back spasms during his opening match at the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday, setting up a two-set loss that left questions about his health heading into the U.S. Open.. Wild card Venus Williams survived a three-set opening match, another encouraging win coming

Patriots, Seminoles win on diamond

CONYERS -- It didn't take the Heritage softball team long to move to 2-0 Monday.

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Faith, fame, football: Tim Tebow's balancing act

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- The most important call of Tim Tebow's day comes far away from the huddle.. It's usually sometime at night, when football is the furthest thing from the New York Jets backup quarterback's mind. That's a rare moment these days for Tebow, particularly during training camp. But one

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Miami Dolphins show off no-huddle offense

DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins have decided faster is better on offense. The Dolphins unveiled their new fast-paced offense in the preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday night, going without a huddle for almost half the snaps.

Synthetic marijuana mill found in home in western Newton County

Synthetic marijuana mill found in home in Trelawney subdivision; two arrests made.

Attorney attempts to settle with former AHS employee

Attorney Stephanie Lindsey informed a former Alcovy High School teacher that he would be named in a defamation suit.

Jasper BOC won't support Bear Creek without referendum

Jasper County elected officials say they won't get involved with Bear Creek Reservoir without voter approval.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

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

City selects manager search firm

The Covington City Council has selected a city manager search firm.

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Newton County School System 2012 High School Varsity Football Schedule

Newton County School System 2012 High School Varsity Football Schedule

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Back to school with Target

Target stores offers shopping spree to youngsters through the Salvation Army.

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