News for Thursday, March 15, 2012


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Ware, Cardinals making March run

Kevin Ware has had quite a year.

Bailey leading Piedmont again

Josh Bailey has picked up right where he left off in 2011.

Syracuse narrowly avoids historic early loss

PITTSBURGH -- Reserve forward James Southerland had 15 points and a season-high eight rebounds, and Syracuse avoided becoming the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16 when it rallied for a 72-65 victory over North Carolina-Asheville on Thursday in the East Regional.

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BISHER: Tommy John -- Who Fooled his Surgeon

When Dr. Frank Jobe, the surgeon, took his first look at Tommy Johns' pitching arm he told him he had little chance of ever pitching again. And -- by this time -- you must surely know the rest of that story.

Alcovy, Eastside county champs

COVINGTON -- The Alcovy boys and the Eastside girls track teams added to the leads they had after the first day of competition to win the inaugural Newton County Track and Field Championships held at Alcovy and ended on Thursday.

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Dream dash: Eastside grad wins national championship

COVINGTON -- Dreams came true for former Eastside sprinter Dominique Hubert when he won the national championship in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.65 seconds running for Grand Canyon University (Ariz.) in the 2012 NCAA Division II Indoor Championships at Mankato, Minn.

Titans wrap up meeting with Manning in Nashville; no decision

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Titans coach Mike Munchak had a big smile on his face when he left the team headquarters Wednesday night after daylong meetings with Peyton Manning.

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Ga. Tech looks for long run in NCAA tourney

ATLANTA -- MaChelle Joseph conducted Georgia Tech's practice wearing a shirt that celebrated another trip to the NCAA tournament. "Together We Dance," it said on the back. Of course, making it this far is nothing new for the Yellow Jackets.

Falcons quiet to begin NFL free agency

Three days in, the Falcons are still waiting to make their customary offseason free agency splash.

LETTER: GOP trio silly to invoke holy trinity

For Romney to lose the Republican nomination would take an act of God. That's what his spin doctors said last week -- an act of God. Do they know something that you and I don't?

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Jack Simpson: Ruminations on threat of Iran

The world's eyes are on developments in Iran.

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Darrell Huckaby: Romney all wrong in his attitude toward the South

I could forgive Romney for flaunting his wealth and for telling lies about Newt. I cannot forgive him for the condescending attitude he has taken toward my fellow Southerners.

Newton high schoolers to take graduation tests next week

Starting Monday and continuing until Thursday, select Newton County students will take the Georgia High School Graduation Tests.

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Porterdale plans pocket parks

Porterdale is developing three small parks.

NCSS hopes to graduate more students with Ombudsman

The Newton County School System is identifying more high school dropouts and those at risk for not graduating and trying to encourage them to enroll in the Ombudsman alternative school program.

The Newton County Jail Log for the week of March 12

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.. -- Stephanie Marie Abercrombie, 33, 4992 Ga. Highway 212, probation violation.. -- Karina Aulis-Hernandez, 38, 268 Bermuda Drive, Conyers, deposit account fraud

Refuge Pregnacy Center hosts 5K run

Refuge Pregnancy Center Inc. in Conyers has been helping pregnant women in crisis for nearly 30 years. Now, the center is asking the community for financial assistance to continue carrying out its mission.

Conyers Refuge Pregnancy Center hosts 5K fundraiser

Refuge Pregnancy Center Inc. will host its first 5K fundraiser on March 31.

Temporary vending permits allowed downtown

Temporary vending permits will now be issued for events in downtown Covington.

Newborn to hold special election

The town of Newborn will host a special election to fill the Post 2 seat.

Newton students bring home literacy awards

Newton County School System students brought home numerous awards from the recent regional Literacy Days Competition.

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Newton student to compete in hoops contest

Unique Reed from Fairview Elementary School won the Newton County Elks Hoop Shoot contest.

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Piedmont speaker warns students about Internet danger

Piedmont Academy recently had the opportunity to hear Gayle Allen speak to them about the dangers and benefits of the internet as well as cell phones.

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Newton high schoolers attend college day

The Georgia Student Finance Commission recently hosted the fourth annual College, Yes You Can Day.

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TONY ELDER: Try prayer before getting caught in emotion-driven rashness

As I pulled my car into a parking spot at an assisted living home, I noticed a cat sitting on the rail of the porch.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Let God lead you out of the place of broken dreams

"Graveyard Shift: A Devotional in Three Acts"

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JAMES BEHRENS: When we try to describe the mystery of God, our words fall short

During a recent retreat here, Eugene Hansell spoke of the passing life of words.

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Community invited to Passover service at Rehoboth Baptist

Once destined to become a rabbi, Dr. Al Reichman now travels from church to church teaching about the Passover and sharing the testimony of how he came to accept Jesus as the Messiah.


March 17 Movie night March 17 at 7:30 p.m., Highland Park Baptist Church, 1381 Irwin Bridge Road, Conyers, the church hosts Movie Night, free popcorn and drinks, 770-241-3093.

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FOCUS ON THE FAMILY: Husband has reason to worry about wife's Facebook 'friend'

Q: I recently discovered that my wife has connected with an old flame through Facebook.

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JASON DEES: Fasting can help you work through issues with God's help

In the evangelical world, fasting is the most misunderstood of all of the spiritual disciplines.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Experience the aroma of fragrant snowbells before they are gone

An appropriate preparation for Easter is the ancient call of Isaiah found in Chapter 55.

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Market sells locally grown produce, gourmet meals

Market sells locally grown produce, gourmet meals. Rushing home after work and stressed about the dinner menu?

Conyers Chiropractic seeking donations for shelter

Conyers Family Chiropractic Center, located at 2365 Wall St., is collecting non-perishable donations for Project ReNeWal, a shelter for battered spouses and their children, from March 19 to 23.