News for Thursday, September 6, 2012

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Cal Thomas: Dealers in hope

If the Democrats and Republicans aren't talking about the greater goal of helping the poor become un-poor (rather than just sending them a check to sustain them in their poverty), is anyone doing something to help them?

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HUCKABY: Reverent Taps the least we can do for fallen soldiers

Taps. I don't know anyone who isn't affected emotionally by that haunting melody.

Jack Simpson: Neil Armstrong, America's space pioneer

Neil Armstrong is in the company of other great explorers like Amundsen, Columbus and Magellan.

Standardized testing begins next week

All Newton County second and sixth-grade students will participate in standardized testing next week.

Hall: 21 industries considering a move to Newton County

There are 21 potential economic development projects eyeing Newton.

Ride for Cure motorcycle ride, car show set for Sept. 29

Snapping Shoals EMC plans annual Ride for the Cure motorcycle ride and car show for Sept. 29.

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Music in the park

The Arts Association in Newton County's popular September Concerts on the Square series kicked off Thursday.

BOC approves road projects

The BOC approved components of several road projects at Tuesday's meeting.

Jury sentences Covington man to death

A Newton County jury handed down the death penalty for a Covington man found guilty last week in the 2009 murder of a Conyers landscaper.

Globetrotters playing at Alcovy

The Harlem Globetrotters will play at 4 p.m. Saturday at Alcovy High School.

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Veterans media specialist named district Specialist Of The Year

Veterans Memorial Middle School media specialist Leslie Coleman has been named South Metro District Library Media Specialist of the Year.

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NASA workers visit East Newton Elementary

Fourth grade classes at East Newton Elementary recently enjoyed a special visit.

Newton County Jail Blotter for Sept. 7, 2012

The Newton County Jail Blotter for Sept. 7, 2012.

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