News for Tuesday, September 25, 2012


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Eastside splits with Lanier in Region 8-AAAA

Deciding game at 5:55 p.m. at Lanier

After losing 5-0 to the Lady Longhorns in the first game, Eastside's Reese Rogers took care of things in the circle to give the Lady Eagles a close 2-1 decision forcing a third game tonight at 5:55 at Lanier High School.

Eastside has opportunity against weak Madison Co.

COVINGTON -- Madison County could be what the Eagles need after losing their last two games.

Letter: Grant to train servers a waste of tax dollars

Why do our tax dollars go the way of the extinct passenger pigeon never to be seen again?

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Darrell Huckaby: None can compare with Mrs. Effie Boyd's cooking

I was chatting with my friend Linda Boyd at our Oak Tree Gang tailgate party last Saturday last Saturday and the talk turned to food.

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Jeff Meadors: It's time to heed what the data are telling us

K-8 data in the Newton County School System (NCSS) reveal highly effective teaching in these classrooms.

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Rage over refs: NFL upholds bad call

NEW YORK -- The NFL conceded Tuesday that a bad call cost the Green Bay Packers the game -- yet still upheld the Seattle Seahawks' victory.

Salem softball wins region tournament opener

Salem's softball team got its region tournament off to a great start Monday. Rylee Rogers tossed a complete game, three-hitter as the Seminoles defeated Gainesville, 8-1 in the first round of the Region 8-AAAAA Tournament at Winder-Barrow High School.

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Dogs' Mitchell gets more time at receiver

ATHENS -- Georgia's high-scoring offense could feature a new weapon on Saturday against Tennessee.

NCSS to add to bus fleet

The Newton County School System will add a few more buses to its fleet this year.

City targets illegal cab operations

The city of Covington is cracking down on illegal taxicab operations.

Pavilions to be installed at Lake Varner

Lake Varner will be getting two pavilions for public enjoyment.

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Building a miracle

Construction on the new Miracle League field has begun.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Hidden America' sheds light on jobs that keep the country moving

It gets dark earlier now, which means you reach for the lights earlier, too.

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Motorcycle ride, good eats focus of Miracle League fundraiser

The first annual Miracle League Wheels for Diamonds Poker Run is not only a way to support the special-needs community, it's also a pretty good deal for the cost.

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RONDA RICH: 'Be sweet' a powerful parental teaching

When I was growing up -- probably well into my college years -- Mama's last words as I walked out the door were always the same.

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Porterdale salon offers cuts, hair color, tanning

Stylin' at the Mill owner Linda Finger is hopeful that by opening up her new full service hair and tanning salon at 2116 Main St. in Porterdale, she'll do her part to boost business in the Porterdale Mill development area along the Yellow River.

Kohl's hiring holiday workers

Kohl's Department Store will be hiring more than 52,700 associates nationwide this holiday season, up more than 10 percent from last year to support holiday business in stores and growth in e-commerce in 2012.

McDonald's offers free coffee

McDonald's in Rockdale and Newton counties will offer each customer a free small Premium Roast McCafeCoffee between Sept. 23 and 29 in honor of National Coffee Day on Sept. 29.

Church Activities

Sept. 23182nd Church AnniversarySept. 23, 10:30 a.m., Prospect Church, 6752 Hwy. 212, Covington, the church celebrates its 182nd Church Anniversary, visit: and Friend DaySept. 23, 10:30 a.m., Newton Baptist Church, 720 Jack Neely Road, Covington, the church celebrates its 11th annual Homecoming and Friend Day, The Crist Family will

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JAMES BEHRENS: Keep an open heart, and God will reveal Himself to you

The question raised by Jesus, "Who do people say that I am?" has moved men and women through the ages to seek a definitive answer.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Know that Jesus is the way to heaven, or dwell in frustration

One of the more common accusations leveled at Christianity is the charge that we are too narrow, too restrictive.

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New pastor uses his own life story to inspire others to find Christ

Staff Correspondent. Mike Blevins was flying high back in the 1980s. Too high.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Amish exemplify how simple living leaves more time for God

If you were to ask me what religious denomination is growing in the United States, I would have guessed the Pentecostals.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Contrary to its name, Siberian wallflower thrives in hot, dry environments

Ecclesiastes 3:1 reads "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven."

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TONY ELDER: Rely on the Lord for peace, whether at work or play

Although I've enjoyed a few mini-breaks from my regular work routine here and there, I recently took my first official week of vacation for this year.