News for Thursday, January 31, 2013


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"Heritage wrestles to second in Redskin Rumble"

Roddenberry, Thompson stay atop national ranks

Two former local basketball standouts continue to find their names atop national collegiate leader boards.

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Braves' Laird preparing to open season as starter

ATLANTA -- Gerald Laird is not letting anything interfere with his time getting to know the Braves' pitchers. Laird said he turned down an invitation to represent Mexico in the World Baseball Classic because he needs to work with Atlanta's pitchers the full spring training.

Oxford loses game for No. 1

OXFORD -- Even though the Oxford men's basketball team outshot Middle Georgia Technical College, the ball just refused to go in as the Eagles lost 66-49 in the battle for first place in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association conference on Wednesday.

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Jack Simpson: Even tough times were the 'good ol' days'

In the Great Depression many stood in poverty, but in our own way we rose and endured in the face of calamity.

Letters: Time for the City Council to make a decision

The previous administration of the city of Covington led by former Mayor Kim Carter was the most dysfunctional I can remember, but now the current administration is running a close second.

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Darrell Huckaby: 'Mayday!' call brings unexpected response

I learned that hundreds of Facebook friends have my back.

Letter: Donations for needy animals appreciated

Once again, the people of Oak Hill community opened their hearts and their wallets to help needy and homeless animals in Newton County.

Teen wounded in Atlanta school shooting

A 14-year-old student was wounded in a shooting at a middle school Thursday in Atlanta.

Press attorney questions school board vote

The board won't decide until later this month how to fill a void for a deputy superintendent position and a high school principal position.

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Porterdale students donate to organization

Porterdale Elementary School's Boys To Men group recently collected toiletries as part of a service project.

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Chamber holds Lounge ribbon cutting

The Newton County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for The Lounge at the Newton College & Career Academy.

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Congressman Paul Broun visits Newton

Rep. Paul Broun visited Newton County on Thursday.

Main Street chair airs objections to review

The chair of the Main Street Board is questioning a review of the program completed by a consultant hired by the city of Covington.

Newton Sheriff's Office: Armed men attempt to rob, shoot pair

Two men robbed, shot at in south Newton County.

Covington approves tobacco ban in parks

The city of Covington has joined in the banning of tobacco and tobacco products at public parks.

Covington has widespread outage due to storm

Newton County was mostly spared from the brunt of the severe storm system that moved through Georgia Wednesday.

Newton County Jail Blotter for Feb. 1, 2013

The Newton County Jail Blotter for Feb. 1, 2013.