News for Thursday, August 22, 2013

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ROBINSON: Arbitrary, and uncalled for

Ending the presumption that African-American and Hispanic men are beyond redemption would be a powerful legacy for the first black president and the first black attorney general to leave behind.

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Woods hopes to regain hot hand as Barclays resumes

Tiger Woods could not pick up where he left off and settled for a par that ended his birdie surge after the weather-hit Barclays tournament resumed on Thursday after a nearly four-hour delay.

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Braves OF Heyward has surgery

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward had surgery Thursday, a day after being hit in the jaw with a pitch. Heyward had two plates surgically placed in his fractured jaw by Dr. Glenn Maron in Atlanta, the Braves announced. He is expected to miss four to six weeks, but could be out the rest of the season.

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Dempster accepts suspension without admitting guilt

Ryan Dempster can maintain his innocence, but Major League Baseball has a different opinion. Dempster was suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount for “intentionally throwing at” Alex Rodriguez in the second inning Sunday night at Fenway Park, MLB announced Tuesday. The Red Sox pitcher won’t appeal the suspension, and he began serving it Tuesday night.

Russia says anti-gay law will not affect Games

Russia has assured the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that a controversial anti-gay law which has triggered protests in many countries will not affect athletes or spectators attending next year’s Sochi Winter Olympics.

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School leaders cheer on bus drivers

Newton County School System leaders cheered on bus drivers and held signs as they began the new school year earlier this month.

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Piedmont students visit cheer camp

Piedmont Academy’s middle school and varsity cheer squads recently held cheerleading camp.

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New faculty members join Piedmont Academy

The new 2013-14 school year has four new members joining Piedmont Academy’s faculty.

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Heat actress returns to Covington

Bubba’s girlfriend returned to Covington Thursday.

School Crime Reports for Aug. 23, 2013

School Crime Reports for Aug. 23, 2013

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Yard sale fund raiser to benefit double organ transplant patient

Yard sale fund raiser to benefit double organ transplant patient

Area residents recall being in Washington for MLK's famous speech

Fifty years ago, the paths of Cheryl Board and Claude Sitton crossed in Washington, D.C., among the thousands who heard Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his “I Have a Dream” speech. Though neither met that day both Board and Sitton said the event had a profound effect on their lives.

Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 23, 2013

Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 23, 2013

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Jordan-Holder Engagement

Jordan-Holder Engagement

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Evelynne Baskett birth

Evelynne Baskett birth

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Jack Ruark Birth

Jack Ruark Birth

City, county approve personal care homes

Both the city and county approved applications related to personal care homes this week.

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Flagship Detroit: Flying in the past

The oldest flying DC-3 in the world will be parked at the Covington Municipal Airport until the end of August. It was first placed into service in March 1937, and recently restored to its original condition after service as a mosquito spray plane.

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Piedmont Academy starts new school year with new students

Nearly 50 new students joined Piedmont Academy this year.

Community Calendar for Aug. 23, 2013

Community Calendar for Aug. 23, 2013

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