News for Thursday, July 11, 2013


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Freeman gets All-Star spot

First baseman Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves topped Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig in fan voting for the final spot on the National League roster and reliever Steve Delabar of the Toronto Blue Jays received the nod in the American League for Tuesday night's All-Star Game in

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Jack Simpson: Hard to say 'no' to the grill on holidays

Everywhere on July 4 those back yard grills were fired up and families were grilling steaks, hot dogs, hamburgers and all manner of red meat.

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Cal Thomas: Cautionary tales from UK's NHS to US's Obamacare

The military coup that ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi marks another failure in U.S. foreign policy over several administrations.

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Darrell Huckaby: Zimmerman case illustrates our country's great divide

The George Zimmerman trial has been like a train wreck to me this week.

Haler hired as P'dale downtown manager

Teri Haler is Porterdale's new downtown manager.

Newton Sheriff's Office warns telephone threats of jail is a scam

The Newton County Sheriff's Office warns that telephone scam threatening citizens with jail is continuing. No one should pay what the caller is demanding, but should hang up and call 911 immediately.

Porterdale applying for Main Street status

The city of Porterdale is hoping to become a Main Street community.

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Owning Oxford; Incoming college freshman visit Oxford

About 60 incoming Oxford College students attended OWN Oxford this week.

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Oxford resident receives diploma from Hadley School for Blind

Oxford resident receives high school diploma from The Hadley School for the Blind.

New Smart Snack guidelines on tap for school cafeterias

"Smart Snacks in School" standards that are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires the USDA to establish nutrition standards for all food sold in schools.

Newton County Jail Blotter for July 12, 2013

The Newton County Jail Blotter for July 12, 2013.