News for Monday, January 30, 2012


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Pythons apparently wiping out Everglades mammals

A burgeoning population of huge pythons -- many of them pets that were turned loose by their owners when they got too big -- appears to be wiping out large numbers of raccoons, opossums, bobcats and other mammals in the Everglades, a study says.

Fla. highway patrol defends reopening Interstate 75 after deadly car pileups

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Minutes before two pileups killed 10 people on a highway shrouded in fog and thick smoke from a brush fire, the Florida Highway Patrol had reopened the always busy six-lane interstate after an earlier serious accident. A sergeant and lieutenant determined after about three hours that

Murdered NC girl's father deported to Australia

The father of a 10-year-old disabled girl who was murdered by her stepmother in western North Carolina has been deported to his native Australia.Attorney Shell Pearce says his client, Adam Baker, was deported

19-year-old dies in fall from Park City chairlift

SALT LAKE CITY -- A 19-year-old University of Utah student likely suffered a medical episode before she fell from a popular Park City ski resort and died, an official said Monday.The woman dropped about m 30 feet from the High Meadow lift at Canyons Ski Resort just

Protesters sue Tennessee Valley Authority over costume ban at meetings

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Several people who tried to go to a Tennessee Valley Authority board meeting in costumes including Santa Claus and a pirate are suing the utility, which banned such getups after people protesting a nuclear plant dressed up as zombies.. In July, the protesters in Chattanooga dressed as

Eagles claim two champions at Burnt Mtn Classic

JASPER -- Tournament weight-class championship wins by Tyler Bailey and Kevin Thompson put Eastside in a position to tie for 11th place in the two-day Burnt Mountain Classic tournament, including wins over Class powerhouse Gilmer.. Bailey, who won the 113-pound weight division and had been wrestling at

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WR Deion Branch looking for wins, not attention

He plays offense. He's won at least two Super Bowls, and he was the MVP the last time the Patriots won the NFL championship.. Know who it is?. "I'd have to say Tom," New England safety Patrick Chung said Monday. Nope, not Tom Brady.. The same question

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Coolray Field to host college baseball event

Emory, LaGrange, Piedmont and Oglethorpe teams scheduled for showcase

Covington Police look into weekend theft reports

Covington Police officers look into reports of several thefts over the weekend.

FFA hosts fundraiser for camps

The 8th Annual FFA Wildlife Camp Banquet will take place Saturday, March 3.

Tourism increases in 2011

Visitors to Newton County increased by 47 percent in 2011, according to sources with the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Jan. 31 Newton Sex Offenders

Newton Sex Offenders

Jan. 31 Health Reports

Health Reports

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Evans Tool and Die believes in giving back

Commitment to a cause beyond the bottom line defines Evans Companies Inc. in Conyers.

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Jeff Meadors: Local schools should be governed locally

Attacks on local education authorities, local school governance and local school dollars are nothing new and aim at allowing access to local funds with a return of zero governance for voters.