News for Saturday, August 17, 2013

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Staying healthy could be key to a good season for Eastside football

The future for Eastside football really looks good. Unfortunately, the present may not be as bright as the Eagles senior class is one of the smallest in the eight years since head coach Rick Hurst has been at Eastside.

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Bolt needs a worthy challenge to remain top draw

Usain Bolt is undoubtedly the biggest name in world sport but unless someone emerges who is able to realistically challenge his hegemony then even the majestic Jamaican might begin to lose some of his stardust.

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Johnson goes to backup after crash

Jimmie Johnson’s quest to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway suddenly got significantly more difficult.

Rockdale volleyball finishes 3-2 in Sequoyah Tournament

It was a first for the Rockdale volleyball team this weekend at Creekview High School. The Bulldogs advanced to the gold bracket for the first time in three tries in the Sequoyah Classic, finishing 3-2 in the 32-team tournament.

Newton Citizen Poll for Aug. 18, 2013

Newton Citizen Poll for Aug. 18, 2013

Community Calendar for Aug. 18, 2013

Community Calendar for Aug. 18, 2013

Jeffares recognized by conservative group

The American Conservative Union recognized Sen. Rick Jeffares, R– Locust Grove, for his support of bills based on conservative principles during the 2013 legislation session. He was named a recipient of the group’s Conservative Award on August 13 at a reception held at the Georgia World Congress Center.

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The Recipe Box: Breakfast in a muffin

The Recipe Box — Breakfast in a muffin

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Newton historic figure inducted into Agricultural Hall of Fame

Newton historic figure inducted into Agricultural Hall of Fame

In the late 1880s, Claud Adams’ family couldn’t afford to send him to college, so he worked on the family farm while his younger brother Homer earned a degree.

School board approves E-SPLOST resolution

The school board unanimously passed a resolution that calls for an E-SPLOST IV referendum.

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KRAUTHAMMER: Can Obama write his own laws?

At stake is not some constitutional curlicue. At stake is whether the laws are the law. And whether presidents get to write their own.

BOC discusses go karts, purchasing policy

Commissioners held a work session Thursday to discuss a proposed purchasing policy and proposed zoning regulations for go kart facilities.

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