News for Thursday, October 4, 2012


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County championship on the line

COVINGTON -- Tonight's 7:30 county-rival game at Homer Sharp Stadium between Newton and Alcovy have different meanings for each team even though they each want to same final result...a win.. A win by Alcovy (2-3 overall, 1-0 in Region 2-AAAAAA) means another county championship, having won the

Patriots fall in region title game

One big hit was enough to sink the Heritage softball team Thursday. Kensey Caldwell’s two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth gave Loganville the lead for good in a 3-1 victory in the Region 8-AAAAA championship game.

Letter: Why keep paying for school mediocrity?

The U.S. spends more on education but gets little in the way of results.

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Jack Simpson: If you want change, vote for it

You say you want change. Well, go to the polls and cast your vote.

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Darrell Huckaby: Car poor and running out of luck

I was painfully reminded this week of a long-standing truth that I had all but forgotten. Cars break down.

Salem softball secures state No. 3 seed

Salem’s softball team bounced back nicely from its first two region tournament losses Thursday at Loganville High School.

School Crime Report for Oct. 5, 2012

The School Crime Report for Oct. 5.

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Schools name Top 3 teachers

The Newton County School System announced its Top 3 finalists for its Teacher of the Year competition on Thursday afternoon.

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DWJ tech services aim to help small businesses succeed

If you run a small business and you don't have a computer system or the system is more than five years old, Derontay Pettigrew wants you to give him a call. It's time for you to invest in updated technology.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: When explaining theology to children, keep it simple

In last week's column, I mentioned a question my daughter asked before her great-grandmother's funeral.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Heaven is a free gift God bestows on anyone who has faith in Jesus

On Monday of this week I had to perform a task that no pastor likes to perform -- I had to officiate a double memorial service for a family.

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TONY ELDER: Take time to ponder the miracles of Christ

During our recent trip to the beach, I saw many of the usual sights as I looked out over the ocean.

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JAMES BEHRENS: Acceptance, encouragement, hope -- things we all need but cannot get without each other

I enjoy the people who come to our retreat house on the recovery retreats.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Indians used strange looking coneflower to make dye, tea

In Genesis 3, Adam and Eve met Satan, who was in the form of a serpent.

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Ugandan children's choir performs at Highpoint Baptist

The 22-member Ugandan Thunder will present an evening of musical worship this Sunday at Highpoint Baptist Church in Covington.

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Miller joins Resurgens Orthopaedics in Covington

Resurgens Orthopaedics recently welcomed the addition of orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Chealon D. Miller to its Covington office at 3211 Iris Drive.

Homeless shelter in danger of utility cut off

The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter is in danger of having utilities cut off.

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Newton Trails gets donation

Newton Trails recieved a more than $6,000 check from Southern Bicycle League.

Charter school proposal to be discussed by panel

A roundtable discussion on the charter shool amendment will be held Oct. 15.

Mayor wants evaluation of Main Street

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston successfully petitioned the City Council to approve funding for an outside consultant to evaluate the Main Street program.

Homeless shelter in danger of having utilities cut off

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston is asking citizens to help keep the utilities on at Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter.

Newton County Jail Blotter for Oct. 5, 2012

The Newton County Jail Blotter for Oct. 5, 2012.