News for Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Newton website to get makeover

Newton County's website is getting a makeover.

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Middle, high school added at Providence Christian

Providence Christian School recently opened a new building that will serve its middle and high school students.

Newton Sheriff's Office looks into allegations regarding nude neighbor

The Newton County Sheriff's Office looking into allegations regarding nude neighbor.

Piedmont announces key appointments

Georgia Piedmont Technical College recently announced the appointment of three key people.

Dickerson hosts town hall meeting

State Rep. Pam Dickerson will host a town hall meeting Saturday.

Study ranks counties based on health, economic vitality

A study combining a community's health status with economic vitality to determine it's overall ranking in the state places Rockdale County in the top 25 and Newton County in the top 60 of Georgia's 159 counties.

Newton County Jail Blotter for April 5, 2013

Newton County Jail Blotter for April 5, 2013

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Students get fiscal, physical health info

Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus held a "Wallet and Wellness" event.

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Faye's Angels makes the burden a little lighter for cancer patients

Faye's Angels, a club that makes hats and blankets for cancer patients, meets the last Tuesday of each month at Square Perk in Covington.

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Teacher features school, students in inspirational video

Live Oak Elementary School and some of its students will be featured in a video by one of its teachers.

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Flint Hill students get special gift from soldiers

Students at Flint Hill Elementary School wrote letters to soldiers in Afghanistan earlier this school year, and they received letters and a flag in return.

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Falcons' stadium gets public funds

The Atlanta Falcons' plan for a $1 billion retractable-roof stadium in downtown Atlanta passed its final significant hurdle Thursday.

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Top seed Louisville to face Cinderella team Wichita State

Louisville overcame a gruesome injury to one of its best players and ended up dominating Duke to reach the Final Four. To earn a spot in the championship game, the top-seeded Cardinals will have to get by Cinderella Wichita State on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament in Atlanta.

Gibson starring at Chipola

MARIANNA, Fla. -- Cameron Gibson seems to be enjoying his new college baseball home. The former Salem standout in his first season at Chipola Junior College is leading the team in a number of offensive categories.

Allen wrestler of the year

As is becoming an almost yearly tradition, the counties of Rockdale and Newton produced another state wrestling champion.

Baseball playoff picture taking shape

COVINGTON -- Region play of the high school baseball season is just past the midway point and the playoff picture is starting to come into focus.

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Tiger and Lefty once again Masters favorites

If Masters success was guaranteed by early season form and a high comfort factor at Augusta National, then look no further than Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson for likely champions next week in the year's opening major.

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Jack Simpson: Memories of small-town life linger on

When you think about it, there is a lot to be said for growing up in a small town.

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Cal Thomas: Why do liberals fear success?

There are many successful liberals, so why do so many of them wish to subsidize failure for the poor, instead of showing them how to succeed?

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Darrell Huckaby: I enjoy a cup of Joe -- despite the risks

I think that relaxing with a good cup of hot coffee at the beginning of the day is good for the soul.

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Middle, high school added at Providence Christian

Providence Christian School recently opened a new building that will serve its middle and high school students.

Piedmont announces key appointments

Georgia Piedmont Technical College recently announced the appointment of three key people.

Newton website to get makeover

Newton County's website is getting a makeover.

Newton Sheriff's Office looks into allegations regarding nude neighbor

The Newton County Sheriff's Office looking into allegations regarding nude neighbor.

Newton County in state's top 60 in health, economic vitality

A study combining a community's health status with economic vitality to determine it's overall ranking in the state places Rockdale County in the top 25 and Newton County in the top 60 of Georgia's 159 counties.

Library fest features movies, magician

The Newton County Library System will host its first library fest.

Newton County Jail Blotter for April 5, 2013

Newton County Jail Blotter for April 5, 2013

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