News for Thursday, December 19, 2013

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Poor free-throw shooting sinks Oxford College

The Eagles found themselves in a hole that they couldn’t get out of as they lost to Huntington 96-88 on Thursday.

Community Calendar for Dec. 20, 2013

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

Newton County BOC tables retirement plan decision

Newton County Board of Commissioners decided to table a decision to select a new provider for the employees’ 457/401(a) retirement plan.

Merit badge course helped Scout catch suspect in candy theft

Thanks to a crime prevention merit badge class, a young Boy Scout was able to help Newton County deputies capture a suspect in the theft of a large box of candy from his front porch.

Newton County BOC approves go-kart, RC car track

Monroe resident Dan Moore received approval from the Newton County Board of Commissioners to open a go-karts and radio-controlled cars track facility at 350 Old Oxford Road.

Newton Blotter for Dec. 20, 2013

Newton Blotter, Dec. 11-17

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Officers DeRouen and Cooper named Covington Police Department's top officers of 2013

DeRouen 2013 Officer of Year and Cooper Rookie of the Year

Officer Hayward DeRouen and Officer Matt Cooper named Covington Police Department’s Officer and Rookie of the Year.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Making Christmas memories in the city that doesn't sleep

My apologies to Atlanta and Athens and Porterdale and the North Pole, but ever since I was a child I have thought of New York City as Ground Zero for Christmas. I mean the Santa Claus, “Ho! Ho! Ho!” “Silver bells, silver bells … ” part of Christmas.

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Local pastors author book aimed at nurturing spirituality of caregivers

Local pastors author book aimed at nurturing spirituality of caregivers

Local pastors author book aimed at nurturing spirituality of caregivers

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JULIE WELLS: Christmas urges us to ponder the miracle of Christ’s birth

Julie Wells, Wells column, religion column

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JAMES BEHRENS: Christmas a time to see, love as God does

James Behrens column

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