News for Saturday, June 1, 2013


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Darrell Huckaby: We could all use a little reviving

Is it just me or are churches having fewer revivals these days?

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Rob Jenkins: The Bill of Rights, revised 2013 edition

Evidence has been mounting lately that the so-called "Bill of Rights" has become not only outdated and irrelevant but perhaps positively subversive.

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Mark Shields: Beware the leader without friends who can tell him unpleasant truths

Mo Udall was never able to convince himself -- unlike basically every other presidential candidate can -- that the very survival of the Western World depended upon his winning the White House.

Farmer helps Tech stave off elimination

With the season on the line, Buck Farmer was just what the Georgia Tech baseball team needed. The senior from Conyers pitched six shutout innings and allowed just two singles as the Yellow Jackets defeated East Tennessee State 5-1 Saturday in an elimination game in the Nashville Regional.

Softball camp at Heritage this week

Local softball players have a great opportunity starting next week.

Franklin top pick for Citizen track team

COVINGTON -- Malik Franklin did a lot to make the Newton boys track team a contender this season, winning an event in the Class AAAAAA state championship and placing him on top of the All-Citizen Boys Track team.

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Windstruck: Struggling Tiger Woods shoots 79

DUBLIN, Ohio -- A frustrated Tiger Woods matched the second worst score of his professional career as he battled to a seven-over-par 79 in Saturday's weather-delayed, wind-buffeted third round at the Memorial Tournament.

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Aubrae Gunderson Scholarships awarded

Four student-athletes were named recipients of the Aubrae Gunderson Memorial Scholarship

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Homeless shelter gets donations

The homeless shelter has received three recent large donations.

Rockdale MIS Department earns international certification

Rockdale County's MIS Department has earned an important certification.

Registration now open for Kim Atkins Tennis Tournament

The 8th Annual Kim Atkins Memorial Tennis Tournament set for Aug. 24-25. Register now at

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Wheeler installed as Exalted Ruler of Covington Elks Lodge

Jack Wheeler installed as Exalted Ruler of Covington Elks Lodge

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Blakeney installed as Covington Elkadette president

Covington Elkadettes install new president

'Geek the Library' campaign raises awareness about plight of libraries

The Newton County Library System is inviting everyone to Geek the Library.

Library board moves forward with repairs

The Newton County Library Board of Trustees is working on getting repairs done at the Covington and Porter branches.

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Summer camps offer creative outlet for kids

If your child has a penchant for the arts, then you might want to sign him up for a summer camp where he can dabble in activities like drawing, painting, pottery, singing and acting. In Rockdale and Newton counties, there is no lack of summer camp offerings to satisfy the

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Congressman visits cattle farm

Congressman Hank Johnson visited a local farm recently.