News for Thursday, July 26, 2012


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Heat tips for the elderly

Fans will be given away to the elderly Aug. 1-3 at Covington Fire Department's Station 1 on Pace Street.

Letter: Our gun problem goes well beyond Columbine, Aurora

Our gun problem isn't tied to the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution.

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Darrell Huckaby: Even in South Rockdale the critters are running wild

Why in the world do I feel like I am living at Lion Country Safari?

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Jack Simpson: Head for the belfry

I've collected a few remarks others have found amusing and maybe even helpful in daily living.

Gross Lake Parkway family victims of home invasion

Three men invade home on Gross Lake Parkway claiming to be with the police.

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Covington's public safety community to give away fans to elderly

Fans will be given away to the elderly Aug. 1-3 at Covington Fire Department's Station 1 on Pace Street.

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Snapping Shoals BOD incumbents win by landslide

Snapping Shoals Board of Directors incumbents handily won in an election against a trio opposed to a coal-fired plant.

Students, teachers return to schools next week

Nearly 19,000 students are expected to return to Newton County schools next week.

Newton County Jail Blotter for July 27, 2012

The Newton County Jail Blotter for July 27, 2012

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Class helps parents care for children with mental illness

Diane Marinelli said she noticed symptoms of her son's mental health problems at an early age.

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TONY ELDER: Let the Lord clothe you in compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience

It seems that every set of Olympic Games has its controversies or scandals.

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Gateway Community Church offers parenting class based on biblical principles

Staff Correspondent. One of the toughest problem parents have? Understanding that God has placed them in authority over their children, but that they must approach that responsibility with humble hearts.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Rather than seek revenge, make room for God to work inside of us

Throughout the school year, I order my life around the Christian calender. That calendar begins with Advent and ends with Holy Trinity Sunday.

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JAMES BEHRENS: God gave us body language to communicate our love for one another

Not long ago, we participated in a three-day workshop here. Sister Lynn Levo, a specialist in human relationships, walked us through the highs and lows of human relationships.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Jesus died to pay our debt of sin

Anyone who has been in church for any length of time is familiar with Christ's final seven words which were uttered from the cross, probably the most familiar phrase being, "It is finished." (John 19:30).

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ORRIN MORRIS: Bergamot used for treatment of fever, bronchial infection, acne

The prophet Isaiah foretold of the beauty that awaited the Hebrew exiles when they returned from captivity.

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Polston fulfills girlhood dream with Merle Norman store

As a child growing up in the south Georgia town of Baxley, Tammie Polston spent many days visiting the Merle Norman Cosmetic store owned by her best friend's mother.

Georgia Wildlife Federation's McCollum retires

Georgia Wildlife Federation Chief Executive Officer Jerry McCollum announced his retirement effective Dec. 31.