News for Thursday, April 18, 2013


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Bulldogs roll at the plate in win over Morrow

Safe to say, it was a good night at the plate Wednesday for the Rockdale baseball team.

Briton Davis moves one ahead at Harbour Town

Three years after suffering an agonising playoff loss at the RBC Heritage, Britain's Brian Davis once again put himself in contention at the PGA Tour event when he charged one stroke clear in Thursday's opening round.

Newton overall track champions in Region 2-AAAAAA

COVINGTON -- Newton's track team garnered seven first-place finishes in Region 2-AAAAAA track and field championships at Twelve Oaks Stadium in Hampton to win the combined championship on Wednesday.

Striders headed for district finals

The Southeast Striders track and field club qualified 10 athletes for the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association District Track and Field Championships April 20 at Monroe Area High School.

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Darrell Huckaby: My youngest asks: "Where's God in these tragedies?"

When I learned of the attacks in Boston on Monday, I sat down and pounded out a column full of anger and belligerence. The next day, my youngest child, Jenna -- after taking time to reflect -- sat down and penned the following words.

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Jack Simpson: New role for a Sears 'kit' house

Sears catalog houses were popular between 1908 and 1940.

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Cal Thomas: Terrorist bombs don't discriminate

Could more have been done to prevent the Boston attack?

Newton schools expect more funding

The Newton County School System expects increased tax collections that bettered its projections.

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Celebrating the Mother Earth

Earth Day is Monday.

State health department notifies charter school again

The Georgia Department of Community Health has sent another notice to Challenge Charter Academy about its delinquency.



Covington Police seeks photos of 30 years of Fuzz Runs

The Covington Police is looking for photos of the first Fuzz Run held in 1984 and any others the public would care to share.

BOC approves GEFA loan terms for Bear Creek

The Newton BOC approved the terms of a $21 million loan for construction of Bear Creek Reservoir.

Alcovy student faces molestation charges involving incident at after school program

A 17-year-old Alcovy High School student faces child molestation charges involving an incident that occurred during the after school program.

School Crime Report for April 19, 2013

School Crime Report for April 19, 2013

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Eastside FBLA students headed to nationals

Members of Eastside High School's FBLA team recently competed at the FBLA State Leadership Conference.

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Piedmont students compete in TEAMS

Piedmont Academy's high school students recently competed in TEAMS.

Newton County Jail Blotter for April 19, 2013

The Newton County Jail Blotter for April 19, 2011