News for Thursday, July 12, 2012


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Letter: Vote for improved transportation

The genie is out of the bottle, T-SPLOST is challenged again and Rockdale County becomes unhinged.

Letter: Vote to keep current co-op members

Snapping Shoals has a long history of good management.

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Jack Simpson: Closet cleaning

When I began this horrible chore, I found things in my closets I had forgotten I had.

Letter: Strauss will answer only to voters of District 1

John Strauss has a real love for Districtr 1 and a genuine desire to serve the people of the district without regard for any further political aspirations or agendas.

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Darrell Huckaby: A high honor to be asked to speak at homecoming

Jerry Varnado has bestowed upon me a high honor. He has invited me to deliver this Sunday morning's message at his church, Rays United Methodist, in Bishop.

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Chemical spill reported at local industry

Several hundred gallons of hydrogen peroxide spilled at a local industry Thursday afternoon.

Whooping cough cases on the rise: Five cases identified in Newton

Five cases of whooping cough have been identified in Newton this year.

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Learning the ropes - Students study at Newton Medical Center

About 50 students are participating in the junior volunteer program this summer at Newton Medical Center.

East Newton Honor Roll

East Newton Elementary School — Honor Roll

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Shoal Creek Students of the Month

Shoal Creek Elementary School Students of the Month for May.

Critical school CRCT scores below state averages

The Georgia Department of Education released school-level results for this year's Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.

Newton County DA seeks death penalty in connection with double murder

Newton County District Attorney Layla Zon will seek the death penalty for two suspects in the February double murder of a wheelchair-bound man and his elderly aunt.

Newton County jail blotter for July 12, 2012

The Newton County jail blotter for July 13, 2012