News for Thursday, June 28, 2012


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Jack Simpson: Swindlers and scammers reach out to touch someone

If you own a phone or a computer, and most of us do, you can expect someone to try to swindle you.

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Darrell Huckaby: Sometimes it's all in the numbers

I have a brand new favorite number and I think it will remain my favorite number for a long, long time.

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Cal Thomas: Should the West believe Egypt's new president?

After more than three years of pandering and apologizing to the Islamic world, the Obama administration has produced a tree bearing rotten fruit.

Campaign sign thefts attributed to a prank, target practice

A prank and target practice cited as motives in campaign sign thefts.

Weekend promises to be a scorcher

Take steps to prepare for this weekend's expected extreme heat.

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Miracle Field to break ground in August

Ground will break in August on the Miracle League Field in Newton.

Unemployment rates remain mostly unchanged

Unemployment in Newton and Rockdale counties is holding steady.

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Experts urge caution when using sparklers over Fourth

Experts urge citizens to take precautions when using sparklers and other devices during Fourth of July celebrations.

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Yard of the month for June

The Conyers Garden Club recently honored Jim Walton of 1133 Jimson Circle with the Yard of the Month for June.

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Hunt-Byrd Engagement

Jimmy and Susan Hunt of Harlem, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Hunt of Harlem, to Travis Byrd of Oxford, son of Mike and Diane Byrd of Oxford.

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Edmondson-Wells Wedding

Laramy Wells and Bethany Edmondson were married June 9 at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Covington.

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Sophia Williams Birth

Sophia Cherie Williams was born on March 17 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tucson, Ariz., weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 19 inches long.

Newton County schools below state on critical tests

Students in the Newton County School System only outperformed the state on one level on critical sections of state tests.

Newton County jail blotter for June 29, 2012

The Newton County jail blotter for June 29, 2012.

High Court upholds key part of Obama health law

The Supreme Court ruling on Obama's health care law.