News for Thursday, August 15, 2013

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Alcovy keeps Salem from winning tri-match

Salem’s volleyball team looked like they were on their way to sweep the three-way match against Alcovy and Eastside on Thursday at Eastside.

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Controversial Isinbayeva back in the spotlight

Yelena Isinbayeva was not competing on Thursday but Russia’s newly-crowned pole vault queen remained firmly in the world championships limelight as she ignited fresh debate over her country’s anti-gay propaganda law.

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Bartoli has ‘no regrets’ about retirement

In the cold light of day Marion Bartoli said she was having no second thoughts about her shock decision to retire from tennis and was looking forward to starting a new chapter in her life.

PGA Championship eyes likely July date in 2016

With last week’s PGA Championship at Oak Hill now consigned to the record books, organisers are preparing for the prospect of a July date when the 2016 edition of the year’s final major is staged.

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ROBINSON: A lack of spine on Egypt

U.S. officials can no longer harbor illusions about the nature of the Egyptian coup or the prospects for genuine democracy. President Obama should speak the truth and cut off military aid.

More than 4,300 books read during summer reading

The Newton County Library System is reporting a successful summer reading program, with more than 4,300 books read by children.

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Children's picture book to raise money for local Potato Drop

Kim David, assistant director of Student Development at Oxford College, and her 4-year-old daughter Stella recently released a book called, “Stella the Sweet Potato’s Amazing Journey,” to raise money for future Potato Drop projects in Newton County.

Free Rx cards available

Newton County residents can now obtain free prescription discount cards at county facilities and participating local pharmacies.

Newton County Sheriff's Office makes arrest in 18 cases of entering auto

Newton County man faces 18 counts of entering auto. More charges could follow.

Farmer, Austin updates from down in the minors

The eighth start of Buck Farmer’s young professional career turned into his second loss.

Three injured in crash on Pickett Bridge Rd. in Newton County early Thursday

Three injured in crash on Pickett Bridge Rd. in Newton County early Thursday

Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 16, 2013

Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 16, 2013

Community Calendar for Aug. 16, 2013

Community Calendar for Aug. 16, 2013

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