News for Thursday, August 9, 2012


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Japan dejected after soccer loss to US in final

TOKYO -- Japanese soccer fans who got up before dawn to watch their team take on the U.S. women for the Olympic soccer gold medal started their day with disappointment.

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Newton County Dixie Boys are still winners

Even though the Newton County All-Stars didn't hold the Dixie Boys World Series trophy over their heads in victory, these kids are definitely winners in every sense of the word.

New look, new definitions of success for Penn State post-scandal

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Winning still means everything to Penn State linebacker Mike Mauti, but success this season won't be defined by titles or a bowl. It's a view he holds in part by necessity after the NCAA imposed strict sanctions on the program for the child sex abuse scandal.

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Bolt 1st with 2 golds in 200; leads Jamaican sweep

LONDON (AP) -- When the stakes are the biggest, the spotlight most bright, Usain Bolt is as good as gold. Good as there's ever been.

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Post 77 drops heartbreaker

It was a heartbreaking Thursday afternoon for Rockdale's American Legion baseball team. In the opening round of the Southeast Regional Tournament at Riley Park against Wilmington (N.C.) Post 10, Post 77 coughed up an 8-4 lead and lost 9-8 on a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth.

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HUCKABY: Buick sighting brings back good old days

Huckaby laments that they don't make cars like they used to, especially the 1968 Buick with seats that recliine and an 8-track player.

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Jack Simpson: Armchair fun at the Olympics

London has done well with Olympics 2012, which brings back memories of the Atlanta Games.

Lawsuit by Grady against Newton dismissed

A lawsuit filed against Newton County by Grady Memorial Healthcare has been dismissed.

Internet broadcast highlights Salem

Those who didn't get to attend Salem Camp Meeting last month still have a chance to view a portion of the event.

Covington PD: Stepdaughter and stepfather face aggravated assault charges

Man and stepdaughter face assault charges after fight involving knives.

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Making it secure

After a computer glitch caused backups and delays Wednesday at Department of Driver Services offices throughout the state, Thursday was a much easier day, as is usual at the DDS location in Conyers where representatives say they normally see fewer customers on that day.

Rockdale WSA motion to censure and remove Haynes tabled

The Rockdale Water & Sewerage Authority considered a motion on Thursday to censure and remove board member Garvin Haynes.

Carpenter suit depositions begin

The attorney representing the Alcovy High School principal's lawsuit against web commenters on the Newton Citizen website began taking depositions this week.

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ORRIN MORRIS: American Indians used loostrife to treat kidney problems

One of the great hymns of faith is titled "My Hope Is Built." The words were penned in 1834 and set to music in 1863.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Follow God's Word, not your own inclinations

Jehoshaphat was a good king in ancient Judah. He was a faithful follower of God and saw religious education as an important key to the nation's security.

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JAMES BEHRENS: Stability, kindness go a long way to helping us help others

In early June, our abbot, Francis Michael, asked me to accompany him on a trip to our sisters' monastery in Humocaro, Venezuela.

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TONY ELDER: Inspire others to be Christian through your own compassion, love

Last week I was driving through a neighborhood when I noticed a couple of kids playing outdoors.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Homeless, schools, local businesses, arts need our support too

Last week, many communities in the South saw droves of people turn out for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

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New pastor begins his term at Salem UMC

The law's loss is the Lord's gain. As a champion debater at Emory University, Joe Peabody knew from the moment he saw Perry Mason on television that he was going to grow up and become a lawyer.

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Charmed Salon Spa Boutique opens on the Square in Covington

Amy Hill wants people who walk through the doors of her salon and spa to forget about the cares of the world and relax.

Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 10, 2012

Jail Blotter for Newton County for Aug. 10, 2012.