News for Tuesday, August 6, 2013


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Darrell Huckaby: Advice for a long and happy life together

For almost 28 years now I have prayed that Jamie Leigh Huckaby would grow up to be intelligent, well-rounded and happy. Those prayers have been answered many times over.

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Jeff Meadors: Fiscal conservatism can be a lonely endeavor

It matters little who dislikes me along my solitary walk with defeat in opposition to waste and abuse. No one will love any of us when the money’s gone.

Lady Eagles to sponsor home run derby

For anyone who wondered what it was like to be a Yoenis Cespedes, Prince Fielder or even David Ortiz, now is the time. Eastside’s softball team is holding a Home Run Derby on Monday at the softball field.

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THOMAS: The enduring legacy of Anne Frank

On the day I visit the Anne Frank House, which is actually the family’s hiding place atop Anne’s father’s business, the wait to get in is as long as three hours. Such is the attraction of this historic site, 53 years after it was opened to the public.

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Mobley signs with Brewton Parker College

Former Alcovy softball player Morgan Mobley will have a few more years on the diamond after recently signing with Brewton Parker College in Mt. Veronon.

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Title duel with Tiger the goal for motivated Mickelson

Like a bottle of vintage wine, British Open champion Phil Mickelson believes he is getting better with age and says he has never been more motivated as a golfer.

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Stewart breaks leg; Papis to sub at Watkins Glen

Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart broke both major bones in his lower leg in a Sprint Car accident Monday night and will miss Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen. Stewart-Haas Racing named veteran driver Max Papis on Tuesday afternoon to replace Stewart in the No. 14 Chevrolet this weekend on the road coarse.

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Samuel leading the way for young cornerbacks

Rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford hang on Asante Samuel’s every word. They are like two little students trying to learn from the Kung Fu cornerback master. The Falcons, who released three of their top five cornerbacks this offseason, are counting on Samuel to maintain his level of play, while also hoping his teachings will stick with Trufant and Alford.

Grassroots group forming new plan

A local grassroots group that formed a few months ago to protest a property tax increase is meeting Thursday to discuss a new plan of action.

Citizen columnist's father shot and killed in Pa. town hall meeting

The father of Conyers pastor and Citizen religion columnist Joe LaGuardia died Monday evening in a shooting that took place during a municipal meeting in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Emergency plans are best made before they are needed

Georgia Emergency Management Agency stresses that parents and students should discuss emergencies and be prepared.

Covington hires new finance director

The city of Covington has hired a new finance director.

Industry will expand jobs

Elmet Technologies fully operational

Elmet Technologies has announced that its Covington facility is fully operational and will expand employment from about 25 to between 75 and 100 in the next two to three years.

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Not too late to enroll at GPC

Classes begin at Georgia Perimeter College’s Newton Campus on Aug. 19.

Several local athletes suiting up at college level

The college football season begins across the nation later this month, and once again several former local players will be suiting up.

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President George W. Bush has successful heart surgery

Former U.S. President George W. Bush underwent successful surgery at a Dallas hospital on Tuesday to place a stent in a blocked heart artery.

Club meetings for Aug. 7, 2013

Club meetings for Aug. 7, 2013

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A snake and a Cocker Spaniel are hoping to be adopted

A snake and a Cocker Spaniel are hoping to be adopted

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UGA drops on top 'Party Schools' list

UGA is ranked 11th in Princeton Review's list of Top 20 Party Schools, while two other state schools made the Top 20 Sober Schools list.