News for Tuesday, June 5, 2012


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Letter: We are obligated to be informed voters

Voters need to educate themselves on candidates and issues.

Golfer Fricke falls short of Open goal

SUWANEE -- A few bad holes kept Covington golfer Jonathan Fricke from reaching his goal of playing in the 2012 US Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.. With only three players and two alternates eligible from The River Club in the two-round qualifier, Fricke finished tied for

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Jeff Meadors: Two-year colleges hold great promise for student success

Two-year colleges offer students opportunities for success in the classroom and beyond.

Farmer drafted by Brewers; Bazzani picked by Orioles

Buck Farmer had to wait a long time, but the former Rockdale stand out got to hear his name called on draft day.

Rockdale High School hires new football coach

Rockdale High School has its new football coach.

Letter: Grateful for veterans and their stories

Veterans series is much appreciated.

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A bug's eye view

A day camp for Cub Scouts is under way this week at Salem Campground.

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Local mom advocates heart testing for newborns

A Newton mom is having a big impact on medical care for newborns in Georgia.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

A variety of dogs and cats are available for adoption this week at Newton and Rockdale animal shelters.

Meadors awaits guidance from attorneys

Newton County Board of Education Vice Chair Jeff Meadors said he has not been informed if he has to follow any special protocol while on the board since being named in a school system employee's lawsuit.

Search committee named for Georgia Piedmont president

Local community leaders will help lead the search for the next president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College.

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Conyers woman among millions who fought on the homefront

Ruth Jones was one of millions who helped the war effort by keeping the home fires burning during World War II.