News for Tuesday, March 6, 2012


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Rams beat themselves against Stephenson

COVINGTON -- Even though Newton out hit Stephenson almost 2-1, the Rams stopped themselves too many times in their 5-4 loss on Tuesday at Riverside Park.. The Rams (4-5 overall, 1-1 in Region 2-AAAAA) had 11 hits compared to Stephenson's (6-1, 1-1) six hits. However, Newton was unable to

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Jeff Meadors: Teachers should be teaching, not policing bullies

Teachers' duties should be confined to the classroom.

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Doug Holt: Pace picks up on House floor

The pace on the House floor picked up again last week.

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Darrell Huckaby: America needs our votes -- early and often

Political ignorance and political apathy have brought our once great nation to the edge of disaster.

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Newt takes Newton

Newton County voters kept in line with the rest of the state, choosing Georgia native Newt Gingrich as their GOP nominee during Tuesday's presidential preference primary.

NCSO: Shots fired at random near homes on Highway 36

The Newton County Sheriff's Office arrested one in random firiing of a gun on Ga. Highway 36 in the early morning hours Sunday.

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Making their choice

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Marine endured 31 days of combat on Iwo Jima

Carl Hyde was one of five brothers who served during World War II. All but one returned safely home.

Community Calendar

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties. To submit information, visit our website at, call 770-483-7108, ext. 252, fax the information c/o Julie Wells at 770-483-5797.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

Many dogs and cats are available for adoption this week at the Newton and Rockdale animal shelters.

DOT worker falls from bucket truck near new Walmart in western Newton County

DOT worker fell from bucket truck when 18-wheeler struck the truck near the intersection of Salem and Brown Bridge Roads around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

City rejects probation bids

The City Council opted to reject bids received for a new probation services company and instead renewed the current provider's contract.

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Proctor resigns as elementary schools director

Dr. Ken Proctor, executive director for Elementary Education at the Newton County School System, will leave later this year to work for Atlanta Public Schools.