News for Tuesday, May 15, 2012


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Former Salem pitcher Brown transitions to college baseball

ATHENS Although Georgia left-hander Jarrett Brown had a rough outing Wednesday night against Georgia Tech, the former Salem High School standout is enjoying his new life as a college baseball player.. In the Bulldogs' 8-6 loss to Tech, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Brown -- who hadn't

Golf teacher gives back with free lessons

COVINGTON -- PGA professional Wayne Leal is giving back to the community by giving freely of his time by offering free golf lessons to all children between the ages of 5-17 at the Golf Training Center starting in June.. The classes are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 6 for

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Cuffy signs on the dotted line

Rachel Cuffy had an outstanding senior season for the Rockdale track and field team, and it got a little better recently. Cuffy, who at the Class AAAA state track and field meet in Albany finished third in the 200 meters (24.68), and fourth in both the long jump (17-11) and

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Darrell Huckaby: Rockdale's loss is Virginia's gain

Our schools have been asked to do more and more with less and less for years and with Sam King's leadership, we have done just that.

Letter/Commentary: Some in Washington hooked on socialism

Addiction to a philosophy or way of life can be just as debilitating and destructive as addiction to alcohol or drugs.

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Jeff Meadors: Have school boards overstepped their bounds?

Aren't school boards really about setting policy, ensuring accreditation and student success when all is said and done?

Letter: Our freedom of speech trumps all

Preserve our freedoms in the Constitution.

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Twice-wounded Supple among first Americans to reach liberated Paris

Army veteran Ray Rupple walked across France and Germany during his 18 months of combat.

Parents of special needs students have transfer options

Parents and guardians of students who receive special education services in the Newton County School System have options to exercise public and private school choice.

Housing group gets grant to rehab homes

The Family Community Housing Association Inc. has received a more than $300,000 grant from the Department of Community Affairs to rehabilitate homes.

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Indian Creek Golf Club purchased, set to reopen in August

Indian Creek Golf Club is under new ownership and is getting a makeover in preparation for an August reopening.

Newton Sheriff's Office offers free gun safety class

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is offering a free gun safety course on June 2.