News for Thursday, May 24, 2012


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Bazzani, Dunlop lead EKU

Richmond, Ky. -- Eastern Kentucky is playing some of its best baseball of the season, and it has a pair of Conyers natives to thank for a lot of the success. Dustin Dunlop (Salem) and Anthony Bazzani (Heritage) each polished off excellent regular seasons recently and will help lead the

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Needs speed: A recipe to make IndyCar relevant beyond the 500

INDIANAPOLIS -- James Hinchcliffe can't understand it.. In this sports-crazed nation, there are skilled athletes who willingly get behind the wheel of exotic-looking race cars and risk their lives at more than 200 mph, yet the interest level in what they're doing 364 days out of the year

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Celtics, Sixers prepare for a Game 7, again

BOSTON -- Julius Erving strolled through the 76ers locker room as Philadelphia celebrated beating the Celtics to set up another Game 7 in Boston.. "It brings back all the memories," the Hall of Famer said.

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Manny Fils: WHAT summer break?

I'm amazed at the dedication some of our local high school athletes have for their craft. While the rest of the student population will either be working, sleeping late in bed then moving to the sofa in front of the big screen, these athletes are out there practicing for hours to get better.

Letter: Free speech must be defended

It is my hope that free speech and freedom of the press rule against attacks meant to direct attention away from serious problems in a high school.

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Jack Simpson: Campaign financing

I guess you did not get an invitation from George Clooney to attend his $40,000 a plate dinner for President Obama, huh?

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Darrell Huckaby: Young people are answering the call: Send Me Now

About 250 Georgia college students will be taking part in the Send Me Now program this summer that is sponsored by the Baptist Collegiate Ministries.

17-year-old faces vehicular homicide charges in death of Covington woman

A 17-year-old has been arrested and charged with vehicularr homicide in the January death of 56-year-old Covington woman.

American Legions hosting Memorial Day events

American Legion Posts in Covington and Conyers will host Memorial Day events.

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Candidate Philip Bradford puts forth platform for Newton County sheriff's race

Candidate Philip Bradford pledges to work to reduce crime, seek to keep children safe and out of trouble and be fiscally responsible if eleced sheriff of Newton County.

Church Activities

Church Activities

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THE RECIPE BOX: Mexican dip an easy-to-make appetizer

The Recipe Box - Mexican dip

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Adonica's Renewal Majestic Spa opens in Honey Creek area

For Adonika Keron Dillon, the satisfaction she receives from healing people through massage is the main reason she is in the profession.

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Prospect UMC donates handmade quilts to sheriff's department

Staff Correspondent. It takes more than needles and thread to make hundreds of quilts.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Mock orange citrus fragrance catches your attention

One day, during my meditation time, I happened across a verse in the Book of Proverbs that reminded me of the political arenas into which we are thrust through November.

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TONY ELDER: Get right with God now, before it's too late

"It is appointed for men to die once, but after this, the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). Did you ever watch that long-running game show, "The Price Is Right"?

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Take risks to further God's kingdom

For those who follow the Christian calendar, this day stands between Ascension Sunday (Acts 1:1-11) and Pentecost (Acts 2:1-21). It is a time of anticipation and change, a moment between the old life in Jerusalem and the new Commission to go to the ends of the earth.

Newton, Rockdale unemployment declines

Newton and Rockdale unemployment rates are on the decline.

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Ready to graduate

Newton County graduation ceremonies will be at Homer Sharp Stadium this weekend.

School board approves new principals

The Newton County Board of Education has selected two new principals to replace outgoing principals at Heard-Mixon Elementary School and Liberty Middle School.

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Pilot Club hosts Fashion Extravaganza

Four-year-old Sarah Barker models a spring outfit during the Fashion Extravaganza, a fashion show fund raiser hosted by the Pilot Club at the Conyers Presbyterian Church in May.

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Conyers Garden Club to hold raised bed planting program

Conyers Garden Club member, at left, Susan Hicks assists Joyce Andrews as she auctions off plants at the club’s annual plant sale and luncheon, held this year at the home of Beverly Rohrbaugh.

Conyers father sentenced for stealing son's Social Security benefits

A Conyers man has been sentenced to confinement for stealing his son's Social Security benefits.

Newton County Jail Blotter for May 25

The Newton County Jail Blotter for May 25