News for Monday, November 12, 2012


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Newton grapplers have high hopes for 2012-13 season

COVINGTON -- Newton's wrestling team is hoping to head to both Class AAAAAA state meets as area champions with 12 returners from last year's team. However, its task got harder with Rockdale and Lovejoy coming to the area.. "But my biggest worry is Rockdale. Those coaches are great; I respect

Rockdale cross country finishes in top 15

CARROLLTON -- The Rockdale boy's cross country team completed one of the best seasons in the program's history with a top-15 showing at last weekend's Class AAAAAA state meet.. The Bulldogs, led by 29th-place finisher Patrick Massie (17:20.96), placed 15th as a team. Newton, which was paced by

Lady Rams take the court with many new faces

COVINGTON -- Experience is one thing the Lady Rams are not going to have as they return one starting player from last year's team that made it to the playoffs. However, a new and not-as strong region may give Newton an opportunity to fine tune its team, giving it

John Douglas announces he's been diagnosed with prostate cancer

First Distriction Commissioner-Elect John Douglas has announced he's been diagnosed wth stage 1 prostate cancer.

Traveling Angels hosts dinner for seniors

Traveling Angels Ministries Inc. will host its annual Thanksgiving dinner and fashion show Saturday.

CDC reps visit Newton High School pioneer program

Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Department of Education visited Newton High School on Friday.

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Relay Pageant raises more than $3K

The Relay Sweetheart Pageant raised more than $3,000 for Relay for Life.

Carlton Trail to get sidewalks

Residents along Carlton Trail in Covington will finally get sidewalks, some 10 years after they were first requested.

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Vets Day service focuses on remembering

Dr. Douglas Gilreath spoke on the importance of remembering at the Veterans Day ceremony in downtown Covington.

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Free classes aid with holiday sadness

The song might be promising "Santa's on his way," but for some people, instead of happiness, the blues arrive during the holiday season.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: God remains our source of empowerment, no matter who wins the election

At the writing of this column -- on the eve of the election -- I do not have any clue who will win the presidential race.

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JAMES BEHRENS: Talents shared, respected leads us closer to God

Earlier today I was walking down the hall on our third floor.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Toxicity in buckeye requires handlers to be on the lookout for rashes

The Book of Proverbs places much focus on acquiring wisdom. In chapter 3:13 we read, "Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding" (KJV).I saw an interesting quote that relates to this.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Pray for our elected officials, even if they are not the ones we chose

By time you read this column, election day 2012 will have passed. Some of you are happy with the results of the elections, others not so happy.

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TONY ELDER: Baptizing a grandchild provides unrivaled joy

This Sunday will be a special day of celebration.

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Comic stage hypnotist brings show to Conyers

Think you're too reserved to do the chicken dance in front of an audience?

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RONDA RICH: Working teaches youth the value of a dollar

It seems to me that a lot of young people have it easy.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Skeptic transformed into a believer in 'Proof of Heaven'

Nobody packs a suitcase like you do.. A weekend away? No problem.

Health inspections for Newton, Rockdale counties for Nov. 13, 2012

Health inspections for Newton and Rockdale counties for Nov. 13, 2012.

Students transported to hospital after bus crash

Multiple injuries were reported after a serious multi-vehicle accident involving a school bus on Monday morning.