News for Thursday, June 14, 2012


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FILS: Why I love, write on sports

I was wondering what my column was going to be about this week when it occurred to me that I should write about why I like sports and writing about sports.. When I was growing up as an only child, I remember playing this electric football game that would vibrate

Newton coach hosts annual hoops camp

COVINGTON -- The Newton boys basketball head coach Rick Rasmussen will hold his second Coach Rasmussen's Summer Youth Mini Camp at the Newton High School gymnasium starting Monday.. The three-day camp is for boys going into third through eighth grade from 9 a.m. until noon. For $30, each player

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Daniels signs with KSU

Make that two Heritage track and field athletes headed to the Division 1 ranks in the fall.. Jazz Daniels recently signed a scholarship with Kennesaw State University, joining teammate Alayna Famble, who signed with Rutgers University in April.. Daniels, who at the Region 8-AAAA meet in mid-April finished

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Jack Simpson: Wild animals made good pets in the Depression

Back during the Great Depression, times were tough. We couldn't afford new clothes, let alone a fancy pet.

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Cal Thomas: Who are you calling 'extreme'?

Don't you find it odd that the word extremism seems to apply only to conservative Republicans?

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Darrell Huckaby: You never know who's watching

My mama used to always tell me to behave myself, wherever I went, because, according to her, "You never know who might be watching and wherever you go you will run into someone who knows you -- even if you don't know them."

State clamps down on sale of synthetic cannabinoids

GBI: Emergency rule in place to clamp down on sale of synthetic cannibinoids.

School board approves final $145M budget

The Newton County Board of Education approved a final budget for the 2012-13 school year.

DOT revising Salem Road T-SPLOST description

The DOT is revising the project description for the Salem Road widening on the T-SPLOST list.

Newborn getting first public park

The town of Newborn is getting its first public park.

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A colorful life

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Ramey-Byers Wedding

Coryn Zoe Ramey and Robert Eugene Byers IV were married on May 8.

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Challenge Charter Academy

The Challenge Charter Academy's Class of 2012

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Henry Parker Birth

Henry Guy Parker was born on April 11 at Piedmont Hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces.

Indian Creek Honor Roll

Indian Creek Middle School — Honor Roll

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Charlie King Jr. dies at 96

Newton Countian Charles Chester King Jr. passed away on June 9. He was well-known in many fields including the law, military service, federal and state service, among others. His lifelong passions lay in historic preservation, green space protection and land conservation.

Newton County jail blotter for June 12, 2012

Newton County jail blotter for June 15, 2012.

Newton school board to collect up to $12 million through Baxter development

The Newton County Board of Education could collect up to $12 million over a 10-year period with the development of Baxter International.

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Wild Week at Charlie Elliott

Kids are having a blast at Charlie Elliott Wild Wisdom Camp this week.