News for Tuesday, May 22, 2012


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Revolution drop 1-0 match to Silverbacks

With a chance to make a name for themselves in the U.S. Open Cup, the Georgia Revolution gave it their best effort Tuesday, but the more-experienced Atlanta Silverbacks came out on top.

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Cal Thomas: The citizen and the government — a real-life Aesop fable

In the Aesop Fable "The Grasshopper and the Ant," there are moral, economic and political lessons for our time, or any other.

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Darrell Huckaby: This breaking news story worth about as much as the subject matter

The breaking news on the ABC morning news show -- the story that put Newton County in the national spotlight -- was about dog poop.

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Jeff Meadors: A message to graduates — Hold fast to faith, family and a strong work ethic

After the glitter of pomp and circumstance fades it will be your productivity that matters.

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Morgan to seek re-election

BOC Chair Kathy Morgan will seek reelection.

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Newton top students headed to UGA

Newton High School announced Stephanie Lightsey as its 2012 valedictorian and Kelsey Upton as its salutatorian.

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Veteran Farris saw action in some of Vietnam's most ferocious battles

Second Lt. Andy Farris spent 365 days fighting in some of the most historic and ferocious engagements of the Vietnam War, including the Tet Offensive of '68.

Motions hearing on Carpenter lawsuit delayed

The motions hearing regarding the LaQuanda Carpenter lawsuit against individuals commenting on the Newton Citizen website has been rescheduled for June 19.

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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.