News for Thursday, August 16, 2012


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Cal Thomas: The poison legacy of Helen Gurley Brown

When women complain about men who can't commit, they can thank -- or blame -- two people: Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner and the former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown.

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Darrell Huckaby: Too many bound by the chains of government entitlements

I think the ties that are binding the people in today's society are that a greater and greater percentage of Americans are now depending on the government for their livelihood.

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Jack Simpson: An ode to cornbread and buttermilk

Many people out there have good things to say about cornbread and buttermilk.

MLB owners approve sale of San Diego Padres

DENVER -- Major League Baseball owners approved the sale of the San Diego Padres on Thursday to a group that includes the O'Malley family and pro golfer Phil Mickelson.. Commissioner Bud Selig announced the endorsement after the conclusion of the owners meetings in Denver.

Camp, near-perfect, no-hits Newton

Kierra Camp came as close as a pitcher can get to perfection without attaining it Wednesday in Conyers. The junior hurler for Heritage came within one out of a perfect game, tossing a no-hitter in the Patriots' 9-0, five-inning win over local rival Newton.

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Success and loss: Williams sisters advance, Murray out in upset loss

MASON, Ohio -- Serena and Venus Williams moved into the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open by handling the afternoon heat, humidity and wind. The conditions were too much for Andy Murray.. Murray's off-day turned into the biggest upset of the tournament, a straight-sets loss Thursday that left

Slow start has Lady Rams hoping for strong finish

COVINGTON -- Newton's softball team may not have started its season the way head coach Virginia Waters would have liked -- only getting one win so far -- but she's not in panic mode.

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Full-time officials, more crews in NFL

NEW YORK -- Less than three weeks before the season kicks off, the NFL and the NFL Referees Association are no closer to an agreement to end the lockout of the officials.

Alcovy blanks Jones County on the diamond

COVINGTON -- The Lady Tigers were tired after playing three games in two days but it didn't show as they shut out Jones County 5-0 on Thursday.

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Smile, it's Picture Day

Livingston Elementary School held its Picture Day on Thursday.

CDC: Baby boomers should get hepatitis C test

The CDC is recommending that all baby boomers get a one-time hepatitis C test.

NCSS department earns national award

The Newton County School System's procurement department recently received a national award.

Man beaten, robbed of $19K in items

A man was assaulted and robbed at his Ridge Pointe Drive home Monday, with suspects making off with nearly $19,000 in stolen goods.

CPD nabs drug offenders

The Covington Police Department made several drug related arrests on Tuesday.

Aug. 17 Newton Jail Blotter

Aug. 17 Newton Jail Blotter

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Milstead woman turns 100

Doctors recently gave centenarian Beatrice Adcock Hester an excellent report, said her daughter Laura Jean Christian, who attributes her mother's long life and good health to hard work and faith in God.

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Croak-Patrick Engagement

Stan and Lisa Croak announce the engagement of their daughter, Carly Ann Croak, to David Sean Patrick, son of Daniel and Christina Patrick, all of Conyers.

Flint Hill Elementary School Honor Roll

Flint Hill Elementary School Honor Roll 2011-2012.

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Student newspaper employees walk out in protest

Students who work for a University of Georgia newspaper are protesting a decision they say gives control over stories to non-students.

Georgia's jobless rate rises to 9.3 percent

ATLANTA (AP) -- State labor officials say Georgia's jobless rate rose to 9.3 percent in July, which is up from 9 percent in June.. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says a main reason for the increase is a large number of temporary layoffs in manufacturing. However, Butler says many of