News for Friday, September 28, 2012

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Gainesville ends Pats' perfect start

Gainesville was a rude host Friday.

Rockdale snaps long skid

A long losing streak is over for the Rockdale High School football team.

Flowery Branch knocks off Salem

Jackson McDonald put on his own, personal show Friday in Conyers.

CPD: Armed robbery really drug deal gone bad

The Covington Police Department has determined that what was originally reported to be an armed robbery at Don’s Superette was really a drug deal gone bad.

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Bridges Washington Wedding

Bridges -- Washington. Karen Alicia Bridges and Brandonn Maureese Washington were married July 21 at Crawfordville Baptist Church in Conyers.

Ryder Moon Birth

Ryder Allen Moon was born on Sept. 6 at Newton Medical Center, weighing 2 pounds, 8.6 ounces and measuring 14 inches long.

Gavin Barnes Birth

Gavin Luke Barnes was born on Sept. 19 at Newton Medical Center, weighing 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 19 inches long.

Allie Fincher Birth

Allie Reese Fincher was born on Sept. 11 at Newton Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 20 inches long.

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Smith 45th Anniversary

45th anniversary. Jack and Ann Smith of Conyers will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

Keaton Denison Birth

Keaton Ryan Denison was born on Sept. 13 at Newton Medical Center, weighing 4 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 16 inches long.

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JOHN PEARRELL: It is possible to believe in truth and not be arrogant or divisive

Have you ever noticed that there are those who go to extremes in their effort to discount the Christian faith?

Church Activities

Sept. 29 Gathering the Harvest Outreach Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Redemptive Life Christian Fellowship, 406 Pleasant Hill Road, Conyers, the church hosts its second annual "Gathering the Harvest Outreach" -- seminar on credit repair, live gospel music, refreshments, giveaways, health and wellness clinic and much more, 770-922-1234.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Yarrow used to treat stomach, liver problems

Matthew 13 tells of a large crowd that assembled by the Sea of Galilee to hear Jesus speak.

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Covington First UMC hosts 5K, service project, fall festival

Beginning with the Steeple Chase run through downtown at 8 a.m. until the dust settles at 5 p.m., Oct. 13 will be a busy day for Covington First United Methodist Church as it hosts a community day featuring fun for families.

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JAMES BEHRENS: We are not the source of our salvation -- we need God

His name was Freddie Grunfelder. He was an old man who had problems and used to come by the rectory disheveled, unbidden and always desperate.

Two arrested in murder of Newton man

Two men suspected of the murder of a Newton County man in Atlanta have been arrested.

Sept. 30 Newton Citizen Poll

Sept. 30 Newton Citizen Poll

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Funerals offer opportunities to share our grief with God

Several weeks ago I had the honor of officiating a memorial service for a dearly beloved friend and churchgoer.