News for Tuesday, December 25, 2012


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Darrell Huckaby: Tuning in to a country classic

I make it a point to be happy with what I get, even when I don't like what I got for Christmas.

Letter: Failure in what we have done

The things we have been doing in this country during the past 70 to 80 years have not been working.

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Jeff Meadors: Dual enrollment clearly tied to college success

Everybody's talking college completion, at least in education and schools, but what lies in the DNA of student success?

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Details emerge in Jones' battery arrest

Andruw Jones, the former Atlanta Braves star center fielder, was arrested on Christmas morning at his Duluth home.

On the Beat: Talk about a wrong number!

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at A man called the NCSO to complain of an

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Middle school teacher recognized for use of technology

Earlier this year, the national technology company, StudyBlue, chose Erik Love, an eighth-grade teacher at Indian Creek Middle School, as an official StudyBlue Ambassador.

City OKs permit for Pratt transfer station

The city of Conyers approved a special use permit for a transfer station operated by Pratt Industries.

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Peek's Chapel gets grant for more trees

Peek's Chapel Elementary School received from the Making the Shade Grant from the Georgia Forestry Commission.

Judicial Center expansion tabled

Newton commissioners have tabled the expansion of the Judicial Center.