News for Saturday, October 13, 2012


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Rob Jenkins: How to be a guy: basic family meal preparation 101

Most family men are capable of at least elementary food preparation: boiling, thawing, toasting, microwaving, dialing.

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Cal Thomas: The most famous woman you've never met

The hottest ticket on Broadway continues to be "The Book of Mormon," a musical that pokes fun at the Mormon faith in particular and Christianity in general.

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Darrell Huckaby: Rainbow of colors signifies hope

Remember color crayons? Close your eyes and imagine opening a fresh box.

Salem football falls to Gainsville 49-6

Gainesville 49, Salem 6

Newton improves to 2-0 in region

Even though it was ugly and below expectations, Newton’s football team improved to 2-0 in Region 2-AAAAAA play with its 19-3 win over Druid Hills on Friday at Adams Stadium.

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Norcross holds off Rockdale to win area volleyball title

Rockdale came into Saturday's final off a hard-fought three-game win over Shiloh, including a nail-biting loss in the second game with a score that ended in the 30s for both teams.

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Paranormal groups offer tours of home for Halloween

COVINGTON -- Tommy Cook believes spirits do indeed reside at Gaither's Plantation in Newton County.. He has smelled a flowery scent of perfume in the house, when there was no source for the fragrance. He's had an odd feeling at the foot of a staircase telling him to get out

Meadors' attorney: Lawsuit dismissal is vindication

Jeff Meadors' attorney responds to lawsuit being dropped.

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Ray: Experience, customer service are keys to success as tax commissioner

For the last 20 years, Rockdale County Tax Commissioner Dan Ray has tried his best to make an unpleasant task as painless as possible.

Economists: Housing market bouncing back, local inventory low

Newton County is nearly out of houses to sell, according to two economists.

CPD: Covington man grabs child by ankle, drops him during football practice

A man is accused of picking a 7-year-old child up by the ankle and dropping him to the ground during football practice Thursday evening.

ON THE BEAT: Yipes, Skype! It's too late now

"On the Beat" is an occasional reporting of events encountered by law enforcement in Newton County.