News for Thursday, August 30, 2012

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Penalties and turnovers too much for Tigers to overcome

COVINGTON -- A different call here or there and Alcovy could have won its season opener. But the Tigers did not have the calls go their way, resulting in a 21-16 loss to Jones County on Thursday at Homer Sharp Stadium.. One of the main plays came in the early

Patriots softball wins 12th straight

The Heritage High School softball team kept rolling along Thursday in Conyers.

Seminoles, Bulldogs kick off 2012 football season

The football teams at Salem and Rockdale will get together for the 19th time tonight at Salem Stadium. And while not much has changed between the schools, separated by just six miles, one thing has been altered: the county rivals are no longer region foes.. When the Georgia High School

New quarterback key to rival win

COVINGTON -- Nerves could play a big part for Newton sophomore quarterback Kemani Pitman and Eastside junior quarterback Damario Terrell as both are starting in their first big game of their career.. If someone has a slight advantage it could be Terrell since he started two games last year while

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SIMPSON: Sheriffs face challenges

Sheriffs face challenges during austere times.

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THOMAS: Republicans set stage for 'second American century'

The delayed opening of the Republican National Convention worked to the advantage of the GOP by both heightening anticipation and forcing the elimination of extraneous speakers, which there are always too many of at these things.. Ann Romney kicked off her primetime address wearing

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HUCKABY: Remembering one of the great ones

Darrell Huckaby remembers a great writer, the likes of which hasn't been seen lately.

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JOHN PEARRELL: The Bible should serve as the authority on God

Rabbinic Judaism began its development during the Babylonian captivity.

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First Baptist member organizes blood drive at church

Marla Walker suffered from incredible pain when she limped into the emergency room at Rockdale Medical Center a few months ago.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Wild everlasting graces our fields for many months

The imagery of angry gods that must be placated by extreme sacrifices has dominated the religious expressions of primitive people around the globe. In some cultures, even the sacrifice of children has been practiced to placate the angry gods.

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JAMES BEHRENS: Life is delicate, fragile for all, not just the 'elderly'

I have long been a creature of habit. I think monastic living has reinforced that trait even more.This life is one of routine.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Crisis can allow us to grow in our faith, mature in our understanding of God

Every now and then I find myself in the office listening to a person who has just passed through a crisis of faith.

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TONY ELDER: Dare to let Jesus do great things in your life

It was Irish dramatist George Bernard Shaw who is credited with originally saying these inspirational words: "Some men see things as they are and say 'Why?' I dream things that never were and say 'Why not?'".

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Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce holds golf tourney

It's time to tee up again for the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is holding its 22nd Annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 24 at Cherokee Run Golf Club, 3321 Dennard Road in Conyers near the Georgia International Horse Park.

Conyers dialysis facility wins award

Fresenius Medical Care North America, a network of dialysis facilities, named its Fresenius Medical Care Honey Creek facility, located at 1901 Honey Creek Commons South East in Conyers, a Center of Excellence for achieving the highest standards in patient care in 2011.

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Tuggle honored by Covington Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Service Center in Covington recently honored warehouse manager Beverly Tuggle for 15 years of service at the Center.

Conyers quilt shop featured in Better Homes and Gardens

Sweet Home Quilt Co., a quilt shop in Conyers, has been chosen as one of the 11 featured shops across the United States and Canada for the fall 2012 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens.

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Conyers' United Bank promotes Cantrell

Tasha Cantrell of United Community Bank in Conyers was recently promoted to branch manager/banking officer.

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Davenport-Schroeder Engagement

Tim and Cindy Davenport of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter, Olivia Taylor Davenport of Covington, to Zachary Alan Schroeder, son of Scott and Kim Schroeder of Conyers.

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Hull-Harper Wedding

Courtney Jeanette Hull and Colt Lewis Harper were married July 1 at Foundry Park Inn and Spa in Athens. Pastor Gary McCurley officiated the ceremony.

Officials urge boating safety over Labor Day holiday

Officials urge safety when boating over the Labor Day holiday.

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Gas prices remain high in wake of Isaac

Hurricane Isaac was downgraded to a tropical storm Wednesday but the effect on gas prices is still being felt.

Oxford city manager to retire

Oxford city manager Clark Miller plans to retire this year.

Rockdale ACT averages below state, nation

Rockdale County high school students on average are performing below state and national averages on the ACT.

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Local woman honors fiancee, helps college students with non-profit

A local woman has started a non-profit that purchases meal plans for college students in honor of her late fiancee.

NCSS earns seven national awards for publications

The Newton County School System has received national recognition for publications.

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Eastside 2012 valedictorian wins National Merit Scholarship

Eastside High School's 2012 Valedictorian, Seth Kimbrell, has been named a National Merit Scholarship winner.

Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 31, 2012

The Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 31, 2012.

Woman found guilty of 2007 murder of 5-week-old baby in Newton County

Woman found guilty of murdering 5-week-old baby in 2007.

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