News for Saturday, July 27, 2013


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Shubert, Post 77 shine in 11-0 win

Rockdale Post 77 took their first step to repeat as state champions by blanking Leesburg 11-0 at Alphaertta Post 201 on Friday. Behind the win was pitcher Casey Shubert who threw a complete game giving up two hits and a couple of walks while striking out 10 batters.

ACC champion to hold wrestling camp

They say that it’s always good to learn from one of the best. Those interested in wrestling will have that chance to learn from one of the best as ACC Wrestler of the Year and three-time Georgia state champion Pete Yates participates in a three-day camp at Game Time in Covington starting Monday. Yates and camp coordinators Joey Montgomery and Cody Durden, both former Eastside wrestlers, will teach basic fundamentals while going further in depth for the more advanced students.

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Rob Jenkins: Look beyond the hysteria to real root cause of violence

It’s time we address the real root cause of violence across cultures.

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Darrell Huckaby: I won't miss teacher training

I was feeling a bit melancholy as I sat on the front porch Friday morning, reading the paper and enjoying my morning coffee.

Newton parents, students invited to school open houses this week

The Newton County School System will hold open house this week.

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Tourism director ready to promote Hollywood of South

Jenny McDonald has been tourism director for two months and she’s already formulated some big plans.

Southern Heartland Art Guild offering series of workshops

A member of the Southern Heartland Art Guild, local artist Ann Wildmon wants the community to know that if they’ve got an interest in art, the guild is the place for them. Wildmon is organizing a series of upcoming weekend workshops at the guild, open to those interested in art on all levels, not just those who consider themselves artists.

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Covington man meets the people who saved his life after recent heart attack

Covington man meets the people who saved his life after recent heart attack

Georgia withdraws from national consortium

A decision made by state officials last week may may change the outlook some for local school systems.

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Braves bats show up just in time

Simmons’ double made to order for Braves

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KRAUTHAMMER: A lesson in Stein's Law

It doesn’t take a genius to see what happens when the entitlement state outgrows the economy upon which it rests. The time of Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain, the rest of insolvent social-democratic Europe — and now Detroit — is the time for conservatives to raise the banner of Stein’s Law and yell “Stop.”

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'When We Talk about God' a helpful, uplifting sermon

For most of your life, you’ve had a good relationship with God.

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Conyers Boy Scout troop backpacks through New Mexico mountain range

Scout troop backpacks through N.M. mountains

On a rainy day, Sam Carter summited the 11,000-foot Black Mountain with a full backpack. He carried his sleeping bag, two tents, six liters of water, food, first aid kit, bear rope, mess kit and two days worth of trash.

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RONDA RICH: A spoiled child can grow into a troubled adult

The way she was was a long way from what she became. I can’t help thinking about how life veers so far away from the beginning of the journey and how the destination can vary drastically from where it all started.