News for Saturday, April 20, 2013


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Smith, Garrett Earn Spots on All-PBC Team

PINE MOUNTAIN -- The Peach Belt Conference announced its annual year-end awards for men's golf Friday night, with Georgia College golfers Taylor Smith (Mansfield) and Patrick Garrett (Kennesaw) taking slots on the All-PBC teams.

Alcovy tennis teams advance to state tournament

COVINGTON -- Both Alcovy tennis teams made it to the first round of the Class AAAAAA tournament with the boys taking second place and the girls winning fourth in the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament held Wednesday and Thursday at Richard Craig Park in McDonough.

Heritage girls one win from region title

GAINESVILLE -- The Heritage girls soccer team is one win from its first region championship in eight years.

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Makayla Jackson signs with Clafin

Hard work has paid off for Newton's Makayla Jackson.

Unsafe Yellow River bridge repaired

A bridge deemed unsafe for large vehicles by the DOT has been repaired.

RCPS: Furlough days, no pay increases next year

School officials say staff should expect furlough days and no pay increases next school year.

ZIP change rejected by residents of east Newton

A proposed ZIP code change in east Newton has been rejected.

Hillphoenix breaks grounds on 500,000-square-foot facility

Hillphoenix broke ground on a new 500,000-square-foot facility Thursday.

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Honoring Earth Day

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Letter: Do your part for cleaner air

On Monday, April 29, we will kick off Air Quality Awareness Week with Gov. Nathan Deal to educate Georgians about the health effects of air pollution. It is a time to consider the meaningful actions we all can take to improve outdoor air quality

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Rob Jenkins: Money management for married men

One of the best things you and your wife can do to ensure domestic tranquility is agree upon a budget.

Letter: The problem with CRCTs

Teaching to the test is exactly what you want -- provided what is taught is comprehensive and essential and the test is designed to reveal what the student knows and can do. The problem with high-stakes, end-of-year standardized tests is that they do

Letter: Weigh interests of children in selecting superintendent

Weigh interests of children in selecting superintendent. This letter is addressed to members of the Newton County Board of Education. I do not envy you at this time. You carry the weight of all the children of Newton County schools on your shoulders -- and that should be a very

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Darrell Huckaby: Memorial event helps lighten a sometimes dark world

Kate Caruso was a bright light in a world that seems to be growing darker with each passing season.