News for Thursday, June 21, 2012


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After 40 years of Title IX, its legacy goes past numbers

NORTHFIELD, Ill. -- Emily Miller remembers learning about Title IX during history class, probably sometime in junior high. She's a little fuzzy on the details, including how and why it came about.. Every time she steps on the soccer field, though, she feels its effect.

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Manny Fils: Will the fans end up paying the bill in the BCS change?

Anyone who is a college football fan knows that the current Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is far from perfect. Let's be serious, it's just a tad better than the old system where the AP sports writers and coaches would pick the top two teams.

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THE RETURN of ABRAHAM: Falcons pass-rusher glad to be back

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- For much of the offseason, it appeared John Abraham was a player the Atlanta Falcons could not afford to re-sign. As it turned out, Abraham was someone the team could not afford to lose -- and the defensive end says Atlanta was a place he never wanted to leave.

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Cal Thomas: Is the worm turning?

Perhaps fear will drive more Democrats to the polls in November, but fear is not a policy and Obama's policies are not working.

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Darrell Huckaby: When did human life come to have so little value?

Day in and day out there is a steady stream of news about people shooting and killing other people and murder has become so commonplace that we are becoming desensitized to hearing about it.

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Jack Simpson: Brave lady unites people everywhere

Aimee Copeland is one brave lady.

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Seniors plan for International Day on June 29

Seniors plan for International Day at the Turner Lake Complex on June 29 with 11 countries represented.

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Mathews finds no wrongdoing of Alcovy funds

Newton County School System Superintendent Gary Mathews will not call for any disciplinary action of the Alcovy High School principal after public allegations of the misappropriation of school funds.

Campaign signs in rights of way illegal

Political candidates who place campaign signs in the rights of way are violating the law.

GSP: Four charged in I-20 bus collision that injured 61

Four drivers have been charged in the May 19 crash involving school buses from Burke County which injured 61.

Handful of General Mills employees impacted by layoffs

A "handful" of employees have been affected by layoffs at General Mils.

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GSP seeks help in notifying family of man hit by train

A man was struck and killed by a CSX train Wednesday night in Conyers.

Austin selected for Future's Game

It’s been quite a 2012 season for Tyler Austin, and things got even better Thursday.

Newton County jail blotter for June 22, 2012

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol.. -- James Ray Adams, 49, 8114 Hopkins St., Covington, aggravated assault (Family Violence Act).. -- Shakeyma Aiesha Bivins, 22, 10101 Alcovy Road, aggravated

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Antiques/collectibles store opens in Conyers

Beverly Crutchfield and her family enjoy buying antiques and making artwork, so the clan recently decided to go into business together selling those very items.