News for Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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Wet, windy, wild: British Open's weather may be the biggest hazard

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- The most valuable slip of paper found at any British Open is not a list of the odds. It's the forecast. Neither of them can be trusted.

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Crew chief change for slumping Carl Edwards

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carl Edwards' crew chief stepped down Tuesday, 19 races removed from a disheartening defeat in last year's championship race.. Bob Osborne cited undisclosed health concerns in his decision to relinquish the No. 99 Ford, which has been stuck in a slump since Edwards ended last season tied

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NC Giants/Black Jersey All-Stars were perfect

COVINGTON -- Hard work and dedication made it possible for the Newton County Giants and All-Star Tee League baseball teams to defeat all comers, going a combined 19-0 for the 2012 season.. Head coach Jamison Brown took his Giants team to a perfect 14-0 before taking the All-Stars

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Penn State to respond to NCAA demand within days

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State said Tuesday it will respond within days to the NCAA's demand for information as the governing body decides whether the university should face penalties -- including a possible shutdown of its storied football program -- in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Letter: Vote for experience on SSEMC board

SSEMC's power supply is dependable now and into the future, and our co-op's conservation efforts are a model for other co-operatives.

Letter: Experience keeps costs low, service high

Vote for the experienced SSEMC board who knows how to keep costs low while providing the best possible service.

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Jeff Meadors: Close the readiness gap between high school and college

Better communication is needed between K-12 and higher education about the demands of college and requisite skills for success.

Letter: Claims about SSEMC board members simply untrue

On July 11 I received a phone call with a prerecorded message making untrue statements about the current directors of Snapping Shoals EMC, and about cost increases of $200 per year for Snapping Shoals member-owners.

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Darrell Huckaby: A pretty darn effective ad

I have seen some memorable television ads in my time. I remember Speedy Alka-Seltzer and the old lady that liked hamburgers but was constantly asking, "Where's the beef?"

District 109 race marred by ethics allegations

The race for State House District 109 has become fraught with allegations of ethics violations from both sides.

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Dog alerts family to house fire

Dog who came to family as a stray alerts them of fire that destroyed their home. Lola now sports a new collar and had a rack of ribs cooked especially for her.

Parents can register students now

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Thursday, as well as July 23 through 26, parents can register their students at their schools.

City sanitation fees to increase

City of Covington sanitation customers will soon see a fee hike.

Horton to retire in December

City Manager Steve Horton's last day on the job will be December 21.

Covington man faces charges after firing into couple's car

Covinton man arrested after allegedly firing shots into car of a Rockdale man, his girlfriend and baby.

Teen reports rape while at theatre camp held at Newton High

Teen alleges she was sexually assaulted at Musical Theatre Camp held at Newton High School.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

A variety of dogs and cats are available for adoption from the Newton and Rockdale animal shelters.

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