News for Tuesday, January 3, 2012


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Retail gas prices likely to continue to rise

Georgia’s average retail price for unleaded gasoline is $3.20 a gallon, this week, which is a 9-cent increase over last week’s average price.

LETTER: Thanks to veterans

A word of thanks is offered to veterans who shared their stories.

LETTER: Board of Education member Meadors plans forum Friday

Board of Education member Jeff Meadors plans a forum Friday afternoon.

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DARRELL HUCKABY: What's the big deal about Iowa?

Iowans have weathered the cold to make their preferences known.

LETTER: Sharing thoughts on true contentment

Sharing thoughts on true contentment.

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JOHN DOUGLAS: The view from Iowa

Getting involved in the political process is well worth the effort.

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Rams' Perfect Run

COVINGTON — The Newton County Recreation Department football 12-under Rams team was a once-in-a-lifetime group. While there have been other football teams that have won championships, no one has done it the way this group did.

Rockdale girls bounce back

TUCKER -- Thanks to another stellar defensive performance, the Rockdale girl's basketball team got back to its winning ways.

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CAL THOMAS: Increasingly idiotic pop culture leads to dumb voters

Evidence of the dumbing-down of America is everywhere.

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Hamby proud of accomplishments as Porterdale mayor

Bobby Hamby spent 30 years working for the betterment of Porterdale.

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A new baby for a new year

Newton County's first baby of the new year wasn't born until Jan. 2.

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Third-grader organizes clothing drive for homeless shelter

Eight-year-old Sarah Cole organized a clothing drive to help residents of a homeless shelter.

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Simpson recalls grim cat and mouse game with Germans in WWII

Jack Simpson, retired FBI agent and long-time bailiff in Rockdale and Newton County courts, started his career in law enforcement right out of high school until he got a call from the draft board.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties. Questions to ask before adopting a pet:. -- Can I make a long-term commitment to this pet?. -- Will I be able to spend enough time with a new pet?. -- Am I prepared for the cost a new

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Marilyn Ulm

Marilyn Copeland Ulm, age 77, of Conyers, GA died from complications of ovarian cancer Sunday, January 1, 2012. She was born in Gallant, AL to the late Will and Gladys ...

Grady Hassell

Mr. Grady T. Hassell, Sr., age 90 of Conyers, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Harlin Hassell. He is survived by ...

Roy Henderson

Roy Henderson, age 63, of Cuesseta died on December 31, 2011. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182

Virginia Davis

Virginia Davis, age 87, of Covington, GA passed away December 30, 2011. Arrangements by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, (770) 786-7062, (770) 784-5582 (24 hr. obituary line)

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Velma Skipper

Velma B. Skipper, age 78 of Conyers, died Sunday January 1, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Dr. James Skipper, Conyers; son & daughter-in-law ...

Gladys Dial

Gladys Rogers Dial, age 94, of Oxford, GA passed away January 1, 2012. Arrangements by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, (770) 786-7062, (770) 784-5582 (24 hr. obituary line) ...