News for Thursday, April 25, 2013


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Longtime news anchor retires five months after DUI

Amanda Davis announced during Thursday's Fox 5 newscast that she is retiring. She has been off the air since a DUI arrest last year.

Salem closes season with pair of wins

ATHENS -- It was a difficult season for the Salem baseball team, but it ended on a high note recently.. Garrett Needham pitched 5 innings of three-hit ball and Cole Gibson drove in three runs as the Seminoles defeated Cedar Shoals -- 8-1 in the season finale Wednesday.. The

Farmer looks to bounce back against Tigers

ATLANTA -- Buck Farmer hasn't had to bounce back from a bad start often in his Georgia Tech career, but such is the case tonight.. Farmer, the former Rockdale stand out, is coming off an outing against N.C. State where he allowed seven earned runs in just five innings pitched

Eastside's Murphy is low medalist at region tourney

ROYSTON -- Eastside's Quinn Murphy overcame the pressure and a tough Highland Walk Golf Course to become the Region 8-AAAA low medalist shooting a 77 on Wednesday.. As a result of being the low medalist, Murphy will compete in the state tournament at Dalton Golf and Country Club on

FILS: Same game, same rules should be how it's done

I was covering the Eastside girls in the Region 8-AAAA golf tournament at Highland Walk Golf Course in Royston (if you ever feel like driving an hour and a half to play golf it is worth it) on Monday and was talking to the Eastside coach, Jay Cawthan, about

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HUCKABY: Slavery not only issue of Civil War

Confederate Memorial Day is for remembering those who fought and died for a cause they believed in.

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SIMPSON: Tough questions in wake of suspect's capture

Thumbs up to the Boston area law enforcement team and the people for doing what can only be described as "one-hell-of-a-fine job" in solving the Boston Marathon bombing case.

Newton County School System calendar

Newton County School System calendar

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Clayton State math students excel at meeting

Twelve Clayton State students recently attended the 92nd Annual Mathematical Association of America Southeastern Section Meeting

Foundation holds teacher grant program

The Kids In Need Foundation has launched its third annual teacher grants program.

Special Olympics events to kick off Monday

Special Olympics Week in Newton County begins Monday.



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McGiboney Road closed

McGiboney Road is closed.

Unemployment declines in Newton and Rockdale

Unemployment rates continue to decline in Newton and Rockdale.

Prevent Child Abuse helping teens, parents of young children

Prevent Child Abuse Newton is shifting its focus to target parents of children ages 1 to 4 and teen parents.

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Scouts donate food to Newton food pantry

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Georgia Forestry issues ban against outside burning as of May 1

Fifty-four counties in Georgia will be under a burn ban beginning May 1 and continuing through Sept. 30.

Newton County woman allegedly makes bomb threat at Walmart

An unhappy customer allegedly told Walmart clerk there was going to be a bomb at the store.

Newton County Jail Blotter for April 26, 2013

The Newton County Jail Blotter for April 26, 2013.