News for Tuesday, February 5, 2013


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Darrell Huckaby: Great debate continues over gays in Scouting

We are engaged in a great debate over whether the Boy Scouts of America should or will change their longstanding position against allowing homosexuality to creep into the Scouting movement.

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Cal Thomas: Government shouldn't define 'church'

Under pressure from religious and conservative groups, the Obama administration has offered another compromise on the issue of birth control coverage within the Affordable Care Act.

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Jeff Meadors: Education traditionalists have a lot to learn from the charter movement

Is free market enterprise and competition destabilizing to education traditionalists?

Ravens fans celebrate Super Bowl win

Tens of thousands of Baltimore Ravens fans dressed in purple and black cheered, sang and danced during a celebration of their team's Super Bowl victory.. After a ceremony in front of City Hall that featured brief remarks from head coach John Harbaugh, the parade streamed past the Inner Harbor on

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Singapore joins probe into soccer match-fixing scam

LONDON -- Singapore, which European investigators say is the source for hundreds of soccer matches being fixed in a global betting scam, promised on Tuesday to aid the probe but some in the game said many of the revelations were nothing new.. About 680 suspicious matches including qualifying games for

Falcons stay unbeaten, roll past Heritage

FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Flowery Branch girls basketball team had a 10-game winning streak snapped last weekend when it lost to county rival East Hall. Playing a region opponent Tuesday, the Falcons got back to what they do best.. Tavia Sykes and freshman Breanna Locke scored 13 points each

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Alcovy girls roll again with win over Rockdale

Alcovy moves one game closer to perfect region record with 48-32 win over Rockdale.

Mayor proposes Main Street funds/duties shifted to Chamber

Mayor Ronnie Johnston is proposing shifting some of Main Street's responsibilities and funding to the Chamber of Commerce.

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Getting a jump on spring practice

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Workshop for nonprofit organizations to be held March 12

Nonprofit organizations in east metro can gain valuable capacity-building resources by participating on March 12 in the third in a series of workshops being held at the Rockdale Career Academy.

Covington Dollar General robbed at gunpoint; three arrests made after marijuana, guns found

The Dollar General Store on Ga. Highway 36 was robbed at gunpoint Friday night.

Newton Spelling Bee today

The Newton County School System will hold the 2013 System Spelling Bee at 10:30 a.m. today at Newton High School.

Newton Sheriff's Office makes arrest in auto, farm equipment theft

Newton County Sheriff's Office arrests Lithonia man after he allegedly disposes of stolen property in Rockdale County.

Council denies Treadwell appointment; goes back to drawing board on city manager search

The Covington City Council voted 4 to 2 to have a consultant provide another group of candidates for the city manager position Monday night, and denied a motion to appoint Capt. Craig Treadwell to the position.

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Missing Newton County man found safe

A statewide Mattie's Call has been issued for a missing Newton County man.

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Peanut, Jessie both need new homes

Both Newton and Rockdale animal shelters have a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption this week.