News for Tuesday, July 10, 2012


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Newton team prepares for Dixie Boys World Series

COVINGTON -- Even though the Newton County 13- and 14-year-old team didn't have to go through the vigorous challenges of qualifying to play in the World Series starting on Aug. 4, that does not mean they're not ready to win it all.. "We're the host team so we

Darrell Huckaby: Salem is a great way to escape the heat

A couple of Fridays ago I found myself on the way to Atlanta and the thermometer in my car was reading 108 -- then it climbed a couple of degrees en route.

Jeff Meadors: Schools must prepare students for post-secondary options

If schools turn out graduates with SAT sub scores approaching 800, ACT composites at 26 and above, core area GPAs of 3.5 and higher on a 4.0 scale and earned work ready credentials from industry certified programs then the public would probably feel less agitated about the $7.17 billion dollar figure for fiscal year 2013.

More than $1 million stolen from Social Circle hospice

Abbey Hospice of Social Circle discovers theft of approximately $1.2 million; office manager arrested.

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Students participate in CNN experience

Heritage High School senior Temi Faminu and Alcovy High School junior Mia Williams recently participated in Leadership Unplugged: A CNN Experience.

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Covington FIre Department's fire safety house is open for business

The Covington Fire Department's Fire Safety House on Ivy Street, also known as the F.I.R.E. Place, is open for business.

Trio opposed to coal plant runs for Snapping Shoals board

Three candidates have launched campaigns for posts on the Snapping Shoals EMC Board of Directors, and they're all opposed to the current board's decision to support a coal burning power plant.

Covington Century bike ride returns

The Covington Century has been revamped and will take place this year Aug. 4.

Porterdale restaurant owner files charges, complaint against officer

Porterdale restaurant owner alleges a Porterdale Police officer should be charged with theft of services after Explorers were given the password for WIFI.

LETTER: T-SPLOST no deal for the taxpayer

Taxpayers should be looking for Plan B.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

There are currently a variety of pets available for adoption at the Rockdale, Newton animal shelters.

Bailey, Scott receive honors on diamond

The next high school baseball season may still be seven months away, but a pair of Salem players are still making headlines.