News for Friday, July 12, 2013

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Austin plays, singles in minor league ASG

Tyler Austin’s minor league all star game debut went perfectly.

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Maurice Carter to run for city council

Maurice Carter is running for Covington City Council.

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Boyle honored with EMS Medical Director Award

Dr. Stephen Boyle of Conyers was recently recognized as the Distinguished Emergency Medical Services Medical Director for both the state of Georgia and for Metro Atlanta Region III EMS for his 30 years of service to Georgia's EMS System and to his community.

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TONY WILSON: Health Care Reform leads to more taxes, fees

If you think John Grisham has cornered the market in writing page-turning thrillers, then you obviously haven't read, "Present Law and Background Relating to the Tax-Related Provisions in the Affordable Care Act" by the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation.. I recently started reading "Present Law" and

Kroger collecting back-to-school items for needy

Kroger's Atlanta Division, in partnership with Children's Restoration Network and WSB-TV, will hold its 19th annual "Back 2 School" campaign from July 14 to Aug. 3, during which 125 Kroger stores will serve as school supply drop-off sites.

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Sunbelt Builders honored for safety

Sunbelt Builders Inc. recently accepted a check from AgriTrust of Georgia for winning the First Quarter Safety Initiative. Shown, from left, are Steve Kapp, Walt Savage, Kim Glanton and Sam Hay. The Quarterly Safety Initiative is a program conducted by AgriTrust, a self-insured workers’ compensation fund that services agribusinesses in the state of Georgia, to encourage safety training by its fund members. Winners receive a $2,000 prize if they have had no lost time claims during the quarter. Sunbelt Builders, founded in 1982 by Sam B. Hay Jr., offers design/build services, specializing in agricultural projects.

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New physical therapist business opens in Covington

BenchMark Physical Therapy clinic recently opened a location at 11186 Ga. Highway 142 N. in Newton County, with Dr. Stevi Wheeler and Dr. Malynda Carruth serving as physical therapists at the facility.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Queen of the Air' a good romance filled with intrigue

The bar was all of an inch in diameter, but it was perfect.

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Civil War raid on Conyers focus of historian's program

While the Civil War brought about paramount changes in the U.S. such as the abolishment of slavery and the expansion of the federal government, perhaps an even more crucial result of the war proved to be that the fledgling democracy didn't crumble, said Civil War author Robert C. Jones.

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RONDA RICH: Appreciate your blessings

Oh, the stories people tell. Not always good ones, mind you but the kind that will make you fall down on your knees and thank the good Lord up above that you don't have a story like that.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: We are seeds of God, sown to spread the message of His Kingdom

We Baptists love our sermons. In our churches, the pulpit takes center stage. We spend lots of money paying good preachers; and, for many churches, the sermons keep getting longer.

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TONY ELDER: Our actions, words, character should exert Christian influence on others

Several times recently I've happened upon a particular type of small creature. It seemed like it had been a long time since I had seen one, so I especially took note of these various recurring encounters.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Be a disciple of Jesus: love on another

The mark Jesus gave His followers was what? "By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have the right belief system?"

Salem Camp Meeting schedule*

July 12. 7:45 p.m. -- Dr. Bill Bouknight preaching and Conyers First UMC God's Light Choir. July 13. 10:45 a.m. -- Dr. Bill Bouknight preaching and Smyrna First UMC Youth Choir. 7:45 p.m. -- Rev. John Dees preaching and First Baptist Church of Covington Choir. July 14. 10:45 a.m. --

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Juliana Straker Birth

Juliana Straker Birth

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Students recognized for academic achievement

Some Veterans Memorial Middle School eighth-graders were recognized on Honor's Night for outstanding academic achievement.

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Pittman-Laughery Wedding

Pittman-Laughery Wedding

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Hardin-Garcia Engagement

Garcia-Hardin Engagement

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ORRIN MORRIS: Beard-tongue a descriptive name for this flower in the snapdragon family

I began writing about wildflowers 15 years ago. I had already identified about 60 different wildflowers within a half mile of my house in northern Rockdale.

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Newnan native takes pastorship at Oxford Baptist Church

People who knew him as a little boy remember Andy Brown climbing up on a chair in the church nursery and preaching to the other toddlers.

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JAMES BEHRENS: Restless humans can learn a lot from the resolve of God's other creatures

I saw her a few days ago. She is a pigeon who has made a nest in a space above the door that opens to our chapter room.

Newton Citizen Poll for July 14, 2013

The Newton Citizen Poll for July 14, 2013

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