News for Monday, October 22, 2012


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Holt to try again with legislation spurred by power line dispute

State Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, will again introduce legislation during the upcoming session of the Georgia General Assembly to attempt to get regulations over Georgia Transmission Corporation and similar entities.

Holt to reintroduce legislation

Rep. Doug Holt will again introduce legislation inspired by the city of Mansfield's battle against Georgia Transmission Corporation.

Mansfield power line case going to appeals court

The city of Mansfield has succeeded in thwarting progress on condemnation of city property.

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Trinket shopping

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Two Newton County churches report burglaries

Two Newton County churches report burglaries.

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Explorers receive 2012 Award of Excellence

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Eastside High School names its Homecoming court

Eastside High School recently selected its 2012 Homecoming court.

State BOE won't vote on charter school until next year

The state Board of Education won't decide on the continuance of Newton County's Challenge Charter Academy until next year.

City of Covington reconsiders sign ordinance

The city of Covington is reconsidering its sign ordinance after hearing from a resident who said it could negatively impact nonprofits.

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Olde Town Gallery exhibit highlights art of quilting

The latest exhibit at the Olde Town Gallery features brightly colored works of art in various sizes adorning the walls, but the pieces aren't made from any traditional medium like paint, glass or even metal.

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RONDA RICH: Even simple country folk have style

It all started with a break-in then continued to a breaking point when a crazy woman showed up at my door, ranting about aliens who had landed at her house.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Terrible childhood secrets haunt "Your House Is on Fire"

When you were young, you couldn't wait to escape.. Your old hometown was boring.

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TONY ELDER: Growing old can be comforting because we are closer to an eternity with God

As I was recently returning from a meeting in middle Tennessee, I came upon a familiar stretch of interstate. It's a beautiful few miles of road that includes traveling over part of Nickajack Lake, maneuvering between high walls of rock, and going under a large railroad trestle.

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Orrin Morris debuts two-volume work on wildflowers

Orrin Morris debuts two-volume work on wildflowers. There are Master Gardeners and then there are gardeners for the Master.

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ORRIN MORRIS: The prolific purslane makes it a pest in the garden

"The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." (Psalm 24:1)

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JOE LAGUARDIA: The church can be a source of support to breast cancer survivors

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is a good time for advocacy, support, education, and remembrances of survivors and victims of breast cancer.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Rejecting God's authority can lead to tragic results

On Saturday of last week and then again on Monday of this week, two different articles crossed my desk reporting that one in five Americans declare themselves religious but unaffiliated with any church or denominations.

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JAMES BEHRENS: Faith is a part of us, even when we're not pondering the mysteries of it

The monastery is a place that offers a hope of a contemplative approach to God, with the added hope that he is somehow found.

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Right at Home ready to help seniors, disabled

When a person is discharged from the hospital after surgery or illness, the recovery doesn't end there, said Right at Home Director Mark Ross.

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When it comes to presentations, practice makes perfect

I used to have a preacher who was so bad that the only way I could get through his sermons was to rewrite them in my head.

Snapping Shoals volunteers focus on food drive

Employees of Electric Membership Corporations throughout Georgia, including Snapping Shoals EMC, recently donated their time during the third annual Electric Cooperative Week of Volunteerism.

Health reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for Oct. 23, 2012

Health reports for Newton and Rockdale counties for Oct. 23, 2012.

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for Oct. 15 to Oct. 21

These were the Top Five Stories on the Newton Citizen website last week.