News for Monday, June 4, 2012


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Farmer ends season with loss to Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- One bad inning was enough to hand Buck Farmer and No. 2 seed Georgia Tech a postseason defeat Saturday. Mike Zunino homered to give top-seed Florida the lead for good during a three-run fourth inning as the Gators picked up a 6-2 victory in the

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Rutberg runs for District 5 BOC seat

Jared Rutberg is running for the county commission district 5 seat.

Newton Fire Service receives grant for fire safety

The Newton County Fire Service has been awarded the Chesney Fallen Firefighters Memorial Grant in the amount of $2,826.

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Public input sought on alcohol sales

Two public hearings are scheduled on the subject of allowing alcohol sales in the county.

Alcovy principal names school board member in lawsuit

Alcovy High School Principal LaQuanda Carpenter has added school board Vice Chair Jeff Meadors to her lawsuit against eight other "John Does" who commented negatively about her on the Newton Citizen website.

June 5 Health Reports

Health Reports for June 5

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ORRIN MORRIS: Some Christian groups assign bedstraw religious significance

The wildflower bedstraw (Galium tinctorium) we examine today is a bothersome species that grows everywhere you do not want it.

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JOHN PEARRELL: God extended mercy, grace to us through Christ's death on the Cross

I have been a Christian for some 52 years now.

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TONY ELDER: God encourages us to listen to our conscience when choosing right from wrong

Do any of you remember Larry Mondello, a friend of Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver on the old TV show, "Leave It to Beaver"?

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Heritage Hills banquet highlights hunting, fishing, biking, golfing

TV personality Wesley Jones from "Unlimited Outdoors" will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Outdoor Sports Banquet hosted by Heritage Hills Baptist Church June 16.

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Monastery of the Holy Spirit 5K to benefit food bank

Looking for a change of scenery for your next 5K run? Then the Monastery of the Holy Spirit just might be the ticket.