News for Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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Maddox gets landslide victory in D5 race

Levie Maddox handily beat Ronnie Dimsdale in the race for District 5 county commissioner.

Letter: Honor, honesty and integrity lacking in Washington

Where can we find honor, honesty and integrity in Washington?

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Jeff Meadors: Numbers tell the tale

How do schools in the Joint Development Authority (JDA) counties measure up? While many indicators exist to measure student performance, hard numbers lend a clear view of what is working and what is not.

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Darrell Huckaby: Augusta National's decision a win-win

Condi Rice and Darla Moore apparently have been admitted to full membership to Augusta National Golf Club.

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Mill Street closed for repairs

Mill Street in Covington remains closed through Aug. 30

NCSS receives $3 million more in taxes

The Newton County School System has more money to carry over for this school year than originally expected.

Family members arrested after using stun gun on 17-year-old

Family members arrested after allegedly attacking 17-year-old girl with stun gun and trying to force her to come with them.

Church in Now to locate in Newton County

Church in the Now is seeking a special use permit to locate on Harland Drive in Covington.

20-year-old leads Newton deputies on chase after allegedly firing gun at security guard

20-year-old leads Newton County deputies on chase after allegedly firing a gun at a security guard.

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Zoo Atlanta mourns death of 50-year-old gorilla

Atlanta's zoo is mourning the death of a male lowland gorilla. Zoo Atlanta says 50-year-old Ivan never regained consciousness after he was put under general anesthesia Monday for a diagnostic assessment.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

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

2 student editors rejoin Univ. of Ga. newspaper

The top two editors at the student-run newspaper at the University of Georgia have been reinstated after walking out along with other student journalists amid a dispute over editorial control.

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