News for Tuesday, August 13, 2013


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Solid approach in all aspects of game results in 5-3 home opener win for Eastside

Eastside pitcher Madison Hopper may not have been a strikeout pitcher, but she played a solid game holding Jackson to four hits as the Lady Eagles won their home opener 5-2 on Tuesday.

Mitchell, Lester lead Salem past Rockdale

Salem softball coach Ronnie Miller thinks Peyton Mitchell is primed for a breakout junior season. If the first two games are any indication, Miller may be on to something. Mitchell hit a first inning home run for the second consecutive day, setting the tone for the Seminoles in an 8-0 victory in five innings over Rockdale Tuesday.

UGA’s Swann underrated despite playmaking ability

The junior cornerback has likely grown accustomed to a general lack of attention. Opposing offenses are growing all too accustomed to Swann making plays and ending drives.

Chambers announces he will seek reelection to Porterdale Council

Porterdale City Councilman for Post 5 Lowell Chambers has announced he will seek reelection.

Library board approves budget

The Newton County Library Board of Trustees has approved the fiscal year 2014 budget.

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Ellis shares plan to save county money

Chairman Keith Ellis is looking for new ways for the county to save money and generate revenue, and he’s applying the philosophy that “little things achieved are better than big things planned.”

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Restoring a gem of a gym

Construction continues on the first phase of rehabilitation of Porterdale Gym.

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THOMAS: What is the president's foreign policy?

It bears restating that the Ayatollah Khomeini believed in the strength and resolve of Ronald Reagan. That is why on the day of Reagan’s 1981 inauguration he released 52 American hostages held for 444 days. Strong individuals deter bullies. Strong nations deter enemies and keep the peace.

Jeff Meadors: Dual enrollment gives a clearer path through college

Complete College America says 62 percent of jobs in 2018 will require a two-year certificate or college degree. More than half will require a bachelor’s degree.

Newton Sheriff's Office interrupts burglary in progress in Oak Hill area

Newton Sheriff’s Office interrupts burglary in progress in Oak Hill area

Conyers man dies in fall at Turner Field

A Conyers man died of injuries sustained in a fall Monday evening at Turner Stadium.

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Chachi, Roxy are both seeking new homes

There are a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption this week from the Newton and Rockdale animal shelters.

Community Calendar for Aug. 14, 2013

Community Calendar for Aug. 14, 2013

Conyers Police urge caution following bank transactions

Area residents are cautioned to be aware of their surroundings after bank customers have reported their vehicles broken into shortly have completing bank transactions.