News for Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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Cal Thomas: Presidential campaign needs a dose of the past

Some of Calvin Coolidge's contemporaries may have found his reserved New England manner boring, but some moderns are starting to reconsider the economic rules and political standards by which he lived.

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Jeff Meadors: RCA leads the way again

Rockale Career Academy holds annual Public Safety/Law and Justice Pathway cookout on Saturday to the delight of all.

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Newton County eliminates second team from Dixie Boys World Series

COVINGTON -- The hits just kept coming for the Newton County All-Stars in elimination game of the Dixie Boys World Series against Virginia on Tuesday, getting 14 hits in their six-inning 15-0 win at City Pond Park. Tuesday night, Newton followed with a 9-3 win over South Carolina

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Raisman finishes Olympics in style with floor gold

LONDON -- Two Olympic gold medals are just fine with Gabby Douglas. Same for Aly Raisman, though that bronze was pretty sweet, too. While the all-around champion failed to add to her medal haul Tuesday, Raisman wrapped up the London Olympics in style.

First NFL female ref not intimidated

The NFL's first female official is excited, a bit nervous and not at all intimidated by the challenge of working a pro game.

Coleman wins gold

Emoni Coleman had herself quite a weekend on the track at the AAU Junior Olympics.

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State championship sweet victory for Legion coach

CONYERS -- It took a while, but Rockdale Post 77 manager Jack Murphy is finally taking a baseball team to the American Legion Southeast Regional Tournament after winning the Georgia state tournament for the first time in 16 years.

Aircraft assembly plant targets Covington airport

An aircraft assembly plant that could employ up to 300 people and invest $75 million is considering locating at Covington Municipal Airport.

Public comment sought on 911 center

Public comment is being sougt on the Newton 911 Center as it pursues reaccreditation.

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Eastside duo earns national prize for texting, driving video

Two Eastside High School seniors recently won second place in the nation in the Digital Video Production category at the recent National FBLA Competition in San Antonio, Tex.

City of Covington says no to equal split of gas revenue

The Covington City Council does not want to split expenses and revenues equally among the three cities that will supply gas to Baxter International.

Rockdale courting several industries for the area

At least six prospective industries are looking to locate in Rockdale County near the Newton County line that could bring anywhere from 100 to 500 new jobs to the area.

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No dampened spirits here

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Darrell Huckaby: 'History with Huck' available for masses

On the second Thursday of each month, beginning Aug 9 and continuing indefinitely, Darrell Huckaby will be teaming up with Debbie Golden and Conyers First United Methodist Church to will make a 60 minute presentation on some phase of America's history. He will share stories, dispel a few myths and emphasize the role that God has played in the founding and development of the nation.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

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

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