News for Friday, October 26, 2012


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Seminoles fall at Apalachee

The struggles continued for the Salem football team Friday in Winder. Apalachee snapped a scoreless tie at halftime with two third quarter touchdowns and defeated Salem, 20-0 at W. Clair Harris Stadium.

Patriots knock off Loganville, improve to 7-2

Two weeks ago, Heritage quarterback Ryan Sutton was replaced as the starter and watched Isaiah Spencer lead a second-half come back in a win over Clarke Central. A week ago, Spencer played nearly the entire way in a loss to Flowery Branch. Back in the starter’s role Friday against Loganville, Sutton was back to his old self.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Hold the beans in fire and ice chili

My husband Kevin and I were discussing what we needed to bring to the church chili cook-off. We were signed up to bring side items, but much to my surprise, Kevin wanted to make a chili to enter into the cook-off.

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JAMES BEHRENS: Whether our good deeds are far-reaching or simple, they exemplify God

I knew a woman who loved rescue operations.

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JOHN PEARRELL: The Bible warns against hypocrisy

As I write this column, many are preparing for Halloween celebrations.

Church Activities

Oct. 26Women's ConferenceOct. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m., and Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Early Hope Ministries Women's Conference, 1129 Rocky Plain Road, Covington, the church hosts a Women's Conference titled "Go Get It! Living Life Without Limits or Boundaries!"

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TONY ELDER: Avoid depicting God as either wrathful or tame, to suit your needs

This October I'm doing something I haven't done in years. I've purchased and am putting up a Halloween decoration.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Whether worship is traditional or contemporary, your relationship with God is most important

It seems that a church's worship style determines congregational attendance these days.

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Squire Parsons, son Sam to perform at Stewart Baptist

A Dove Award nominee and one of the biggest names in Southern gospel music will be in concert this weekend when Squire Parsons performs at Stewart Baptist Church in Covington.

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ORRIN MORRIS: The sunflower turns its bloom to face the sun

Ever since Van Gogh, every artist feels he or she must paint a sunflower. I did, but had to learn a lot in the process.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Educate yourself on the dangers of youth sports with 'Concussions'

The game, as they say, is the thing.. It's the thing at your house, that's for sure. Ever since your child's friends started playing sports at school, it's been the No. 1 topic around. He craves competition.

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RONDA RICH: Be respectful of others' accents

There I was, sitting at my desk, writing away, bothering no one when my phone rang. It was Hollywood calling. "Hey," said a friend of ours who is a big-time movie producer.

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Citizen photographer Lee Depkin captured these images of former grocery story manager turned licensed auctioneer Bobby Dykes who operates The General Store of Eatonton and Auction House.

October Area Students

October Area Students — College

Military News for October

Military News for October

Newton Citizen Poll for Oct. 28, 2012

Newton Citizen Poll for Oct. 28, 2012.

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Order of Eastern Star donates supplies to schools

Members of the Orders of the Eastern Star recently donated supplies to several schools.

Just Dogs holds benefit day for Arts Association

Just Dogs holds benefit day for Arts Association. Just Dogs restaurant, 5151 Highway 278 in Covington, will hold an Arts Appreciation Day to benefit the Arts Association in Newton County on Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Belk holds fall charity sale

Belk invites schools and other nonprofit organizations to participate in its semi-annual Belk Charity Sale, Nov. 3, from 6 to 10 a.m.

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Couple hopes antique/collectible store draws customers to Olde Town

Beth Tanner Berry holds fond memories of Olde Town Conyers where as a child she regularly visited Beasley's department store to buy school supplies and Kay's Bridal store to buy Little People dolls.