News for Thursday, July 25, 2013


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Gruesome injury ends Braves pitcher Hudson's season

Gruesome injury ends Braves pitcher Hudson’s season

Salem basketball team completes successful summer

The Salem boy’s basketball team will have to replace its top three players when the 2013-2014 season begins later this year. With a successful summer behind them, the Seminoles seem to have gotten that process off on the right foot.

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Mets salvage split of four-game series in win over Braves

NEW YORK — David Wright highlighted a three-run sixth inning with a controversial RBI triple as the New York Mets pounded out 14 hits and gained a split of their four-game series against the Atlanta Braves with a 7-4 victory Thursday afternoon at Citi Field.

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HUCKABY: Authentic country store worth the trip

I took a drive down memory lane last week and about half way through my trip decided to turn into and old country store and rest a spell.

BOC pay to increase by $42 per month

Chairman Keith Ellis’s office has released a press release stating that commissioners’ salaries will be increased by $42.87 per month due to Newton County’s population surpassing the 100,000 mark.

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Snapping Shoals celebrates 75 years

Snapping Shoals celebrated 75 years at its annual meeting Thursday.

Prisoners briefly escape custody at Newton County Sheriff's Office

Prisoners briefly escape custody at Newton County Detention Center

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ROBINSON: Obstruction as the new normal

The bad news is that approval ratings for both the president and Congress are sinking, with voters increasingly frustrated at the bitter, partisan impasse in Washington. The worse news is that in terms of admiration for our national leaders, these may come to be seen as the good old days.

Newton parents, students invited to school open houses

The Newton County School System will hold open house dates next week.

Red Cross says urgent need for donations continues

In the face of an urgent need for blood and platelet donations, the American Red Cross is encouraging residents to roll up a sleeve and give.

Unemployment down year over year for Newton, Rockdale

Unemployment in Newton and Rockdale is down year over year for June but has increased since May.

Newton County Jail Blotter for July 26, 2013

Newton County Jail Blotter for July 26, 2013