News for Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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Sheriff Ezell Brown winner in hotly contested race

Sheriff Ezell Brown has been elected to a second term.

Ellis new BOC chairman

Keith Ellis is the new chairman of the Board of Commissioners, beating Democrat Marcus Jordan by 742 votes. Ellis received 50.89 percent of the vote, or 21,144 votes to Jordan's 20,402 votes.

Letter: Praise for Board of Elections staff

Kudos to our very fine Board of Elections staff for pulling off probably the best run election process in this nation.

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Jeff Meadors: Leadership focused on student achievement pays off

The highest performing high school in Newton County based on numerical indices of student performance is Eastside High.

Johnson keeps school board seat

School board Chair Eddie Johnson will keep his District 2 Board of Education seat.

On the Beat: Honey, what do I do?

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties.

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Obama wins second term

President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term.

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RONDA RICH: Being taken care of can have its advantages

Nicole and I were working out together one day and for some reason, she brought up a self-help, faith-related book we had both read. The thesis, basically, is how men are born with wild hearts, which should be admired not restrained by women.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Black Count' profiles man who inspired 'Three Muskateers,' 'Count of Monte Cristo'

For a quiet weekend getaway, there's nothing like a novel.. With a novel in your hands, you can travel the world without going anywhere, seeing things your eyes can't show you. Reading a novel allows you to be someone -- or something -- else for a while.

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Boys and Girls Club member to be honored at Georgia Aquarium

Hannah Murphy admits the idea of attending the A.R. "Gus" Barksdale Boys and Girls Club in Conyers last fall didn't thrill her at first. She thought the club served mostly younger children; she was 16.. After a few months of going there every day after school, her viewpoint changed.. "I

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

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

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