News for Friday, February 15, 2013

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Rockdale's Allen, Eastside's Thompson to wrestle for state titles

Macon - It's the middle of February, must be time for Alonzo Allen to wrestle for a state championship.

Salem boys, girls reach region tournament finals

Saturday is shaping up to be the biggest day in the history of Salem basketball.

Heritage hires Parris as new football coach

Heritage has its new head football coach.

Newton Citizen Poll for Feb. 17, 2013

Newton Citizen Poll for Feb. 17, 2013.

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Piedmont students study physical science

Middle school students at Piedmont Academy recently made styrofoam cars to illustrate velocity and momentum.

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Southeast Bike Expo lets customers test the rides

Looking to invest in a bike but you just don't know which is the right one for you? Then check out the Southeast Bike Expo at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.

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RONDA RICH: Middle-of-the-road is best

Little Danny McGuire was the scrawniest kid in class. He was so frail, so downright skinny that his dungarees clung to his bony hips only thanks to a well-worn brown belt that was pulled tight to the last notch, causing the fabric to gather in folds.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Dr. Ruth offers ways to avoid burnout in 'Guide for Alzheimer's Caregiver'

Your mother scared the daylights out of you last week.. She said she was going for a quick walk but when she didn't return three hours later, you went looking for her.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Lent brings the promise of light at the end of the tunnel

Lent began this week in the life of the church. It is a time of preparation and penitence, a time for deep reflection in the depth of winter's cold.

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JAMES BEHRENS: Lent ushers in a rich season, full of opportunity

Ash Wednesday arrived very early this year. The church sets aside these weeks of Lent in order to prepare for Easter. It is a time of penance, renewal and new beginnings.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Being a church member is an important part of being Christian

My wife and I were channel surfing (that's the only surfing I know how to do) when we came across a program that looked somewhat interesting.

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Alumnus of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Chorus welcomes group to Abiding Lutheran

Being chosen as one of the concert destinations by the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Chorus is a huge honor for Abiding Grace Lutheran Church because the renowned group only makes one tour a year and selects only a dozen churches throughout the U.S. at which to perform, according to the Rev. Jonathan E. Scharf, pastor of the Covington church.

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TONY ELDER: If God seems outdated, it's our fault, not His

One of the top stories in the religious world this week has been the announcement that Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of the month.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Bitter cress provides a horse radish flavor in salads, greens

To most Christians, Lent is a solemn journey of contemplation of God's love ultimately expressed in the culmination of the season.

Carson Cleveland Birth

Carson Cleveland was born on Jan. 28 at Newton Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measuring 19 inches long.

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Smith 51st Wedding Anniverary

Charles and Janice Smith celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on Feb. 14.

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Singleton-Dunigan Engagement

Jimmy and Pat Singleton of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Ann Singleton of Flowery Branch, to Randy Dunigan, son of Ed and Pat Dunigan of Easley, S.C..

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RECIPE BOX: Penne pasta recipe mixes Alfredo, red sauce

Everyone needs several pasta recipes for their recipe box, so here is one more.

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Griffith-Queen Engagement

Joe and Deborah Kelly of Conyers and Jack and Patsy Carter of Cleveland announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Nicole Carter Griffith of Covington, to Charles Scott Queen of Covington, son of Ralph and Irene Queen of Social Circle.

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Savannah Zenko Birth

Savannah Riley Zenko was born on Jan. 23 at Rockdale Medical Center, weighing 9 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 22 inches long.

2 killed, 2 injured in Ga. Highway 36 crash Thursday night

Two killed, two injured in Thursday night crash on Ga. Highway 36.

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