News for Saturday, August 24, 2013


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Some Newton tax bills in error

Some property tax notices that were mailed Aug. 19 to Newton County property owners are incorrect, said Tax Commissioner Barbara Dingler.

Newton Sheriff's Office: Woman arrested for forgery after criminal background check altered

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman and charged her with forgery after she allegedly forged a criminal background check and gave it to a potential employer.

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Neighbors on watch

More than 70 people attended The Ellington Neighborhood Watch First Annual Night Out recently.

BioLab cited by OSHA

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Biolab Inc. with one repeat and six serious safety violations following a March inspection at the company’s facility in Conyers. The agency initiated the inspection upon receiving a complaint, and has proposed penalties of $46,250, according to a press release issued by OSHA.

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Golf tourney benefits miniature railroad club's train attraction

Golf tourney benefits railroad club's train attraction

Golf tourney benefits miniature railroad club’s train attraction

Animal rights group petitions to cancel Great Bull Run at Georgia International Horse Park

An animal rights group has petitioned the city of Conyers to cancel the Great Bull Run that is scheduled to take place in October at the Georgia International Horse Park.

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JENKINS: Memo to young males: It's time to man up

When I was growing up, the fastest way to get boys engaged in learning was to make it a competition between them and the girls. The girls usually won, but at least the boys competed.

Eastside starts season at NEGA meet

The Eastside cross country boys team teams finished their first meet in the middle of the pack in the Ninth Annual NEGA Cross County Championship meet at Athens Christian on Saturday.

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Williams feels unbeatable heading into U.S. Open

Like a high roller on an endless winning streak, Serena Williams believes she just cannot lose.

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Chappell shoots course record 62 to leap into contention

Kevin Chappell eclipsed Keegan Bradley’s day-old course record at Liberty National by posting a spectacular nine-under-par 62 in Saturday’s third round of The Barclays to leap into contention.

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Usual suspects lined up for run at U.S. Open crown

There is a familiar but deceiving look about the main contenders set to battle for the U.S. Open men’s singles title when the year’s final grand slam gets underway on Monday.

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Childers won’t be easy for Waltrip Racing to replace

From Rodney Childers’ point of view, Stewart-Haas Racing made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Nevertheless, the impending departure of the crew chief of the No. 55 Toyota will leave a major void at Michael Waltrip Racing.

Rockdale volleyball goes 2-2 at North Cobb Playdate

Heritage places second at Walnut Grove

Though the day ended on a sour note, the Rockdale volleyball team received picked up plenty of valuable experience Saturday. The Bulldogs played four state tournament teams from 2012 and went 2-2 at the North Cobb Playdate, hosted by Harrison High School.

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RONDA RICH: Independence can be learned at any age

RONDA RICH: Independence can be learned at any age

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Savor solid gardening tips, mouth-watering recipes in ‘To Eat’

Savor solid gardening tips, mouth-watering recipes in ‘To Eat’

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TONY ELDER: Prayerfully consider denomination change

A couple of years ago my church decided to leave the denomination with which it had been affiliated since its founding. I had also been part of that organization for most of my life. Therefore, it was not an easy decision for any of us.

Community Calendar for Aug. 25, 2013

Community Calendar for Aug. 25, 2013

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KRAUTHAMMER: The choice in Egypt

Regarding Egypt, rather than emoting, we should be thinking: what’s best for Egypt, for us and for the possibility of some eventual democratic future.

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Huckaby: Sights I never dreamed I'd see

Huckaby says, “I have seen the United States. Now, I am so thankful to be able to see what the rest of the world has to offer.”