News for Monday, June 11, 2012


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Stony Who? NY team in College World Series

STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Their motto is "shock the world." So far, so good for the Stony Brook Seawolves.. Stony Brook University, which began playing a Division I schedule only in 2000, is headed to the College World Series after pulling off a stunning upset of perennial baseball powerhouse

Covington's Smith holds at par in tourney

LITHONIA -- Covington's Taylor Smith had some ground to make up but he was still within striking distance of qualifying for the 2012 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship after first round action on Monday.

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Who's better? LeBron vs. Durant, Heat vs. Thunder, in NBA Final

OKLAHOMA CITY -- LeBron James is quickly racking up MVP awards while Kevin Durant is collecting scoring titles at the same pace.. Either could make a case as the best player in the NBA.. Neither is interested in anything beyond team accomplishments.. One of them is about to get the

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Nadal wins record 7th French Open

PARIS -- Rafael Nadal was worried. A guy so unflinching, so nearly unbeatable, while sliding and grinding and pounding his way past opponent after opponent at the French Open, got a real case of nerves during the 18 hours he and Novak Djokovic waited for the restart of their rain-interrupted final.

Alcovy principal: No calls, threats to those in suit

The Alcovy High School principal suing web commenters for defamation and libel says she hasn't called anyone named in the suit or threatened anyone.

Covington Police investigate reports of pirated DVDs at local flea market

Loganville man under investigation for allegedly selling pirated DVDs at Covington flea market.

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Newton Detention Center inmates graduate from self-improvement classes

Forty-two Newton Dention Center Inmates graduate from anger management class.

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RONDA RICH: Life's too short to worry what others think

One day at lunch, I ran into a beautiful older woman, a friend from years past, whom I hadn't seen in quite a while. She had changed very little since I first met her when I was in college.

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See bluebirds, tupelo gum trees on GWF hikes

Staff members at the Georgia Wildlife Federation, an environmental nonprofit tucked away on 115 acres along the Alcovy River in Covington, invite the public to come walk the grounds and learn about Georgia's natural treasures.

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High Point Forest Drive closed for dam repairs

A portion of High Point Forest Drive will be closed for up to three weeks.

New treatment plant will serve Baxter

A new wastewater treatment plant will be constructed to serve Baxter International and the Stanton Springs development.

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TONY ELDER: No one is exempt from God's laws of right and wrong

In recent weeks there have been a couple of interesting road projects in the Atlanta area which have been prominent in the local news.

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Newton teacher participates in annual Oxford institute

Science teachers from around Georgia and Florida have been exploring Newton County this week as part of the annual Oxford Institute of Environmental Education workshop.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Broccoli chicken Alfredo pasta a simple but grand dish

The Recipe Box -- Broccoli chicken alfredo pasta

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JOE LAGUARDIA: God has a calling on us, even when our body is fragile with age

In the shadow of some recent deaths of important figures in Christendom, such as theologian John Hick and prisoner-turned-prison reformer Chuck Colson, some seasoned saints have been writing about what God has in store for those who are facing the second half of their life's ministries.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Spiderwort has the unusual ability to detect nuclear radiation

Let us examine another wonder of nature that God has created for our enjoyment.

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JAMES BEHRENS: It's never too late to rekindle old friendships

A letter arrived recently in the mail. I looked at the return name and address and immediately recognized the sender. His name is Tim and he now lives in Arizona.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Those who reject God of Old Testament haven't read Scripture closely

Many times those who want to reject God on the basis of his being harsh and vindictive resort to the Old Testament where God's justice is the main focus.

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Scripturally Sound Ministries reaches out to those in prison

Kat White's best friends are all in prison.. That's what this Covington grandmother said about the hundreds of men and women she helps each week through the ministry she founded with one letter and a stamp in 2005.

Restaurant inspections for Newton, Rockdale counties for June 12

Restaurant inspections for June 12, 2012