News for Thursday, June 20, 2013


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Inductions still special to Ron Bradley

COVINGTON -- Awards and accolades are not a new thing for former Newton basketball coach Ron Bradley, having been named to as many as seven halls of fame.

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Williams has mental edge over rest of field at Wimbledon

LONDON -- Serena Williams heads to Wimbledon to defend her title with seeds of doubt and defeatism already sown in the minds of her opponents.. The psychological scars of playing the younger Williams sister run deep in the women's game and, now that the American has dusted off the red

Wood bat tournament features plenty of local players

A dozen local baseball players are about to spend the week getting used to hitting with a piece of wood, instead of their customary aluminum bats.. Twelve players from all six high schools in Rockdale and Newton counties will be participating in the World Wood Bat 15-Under Tournament for

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Jack Simpson: National security for our own good?

Is Big Brother snooping for our own good?

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Cal Thomas: Talking to the Taliban

After 12 years of fighting, the Taliban in Afghanistan have announced they are ready to talk peace with the United States.

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Darrell Huckaby: The Mason-Dixon Line and the language barrier

I was doing really well at my new career of trip planner and tour guide. I really was.

14-year-old boy drowns at Factory Shoals

COVINGTON — A 14-year-old boy drowned in the Alcovy River at Factory Shoals Park Thursday, said Newton Fire Chief Kevin O’Brien.

Possible drowning at Factory Shoals

Authorities were searching for a possible drowning victim at Factory Shoals Thursday.

Masked robbers arrested by CPD

The CPD has arrested two masked men who allegedly robbed a local pacakge store.

Attorney: No conflict with Nelson Heights

The county attorney says there's no conflict with Nelson Heights monies.

School board to meet for combined meeting

The Newton County Board of Education only will hold one meeting this month, on Tuesday.

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Tennis pro teaches kids at YMCA

A Georgia Tennis Hall of Fame inductee is teaching lo al kids how to play.

Bond denied for May armed robbery suspects

A Newton County judge has denied bond for two armed robbery suspects from Rockdale County.

Car show, employee day rescheduled for Sunday

A car show and county employee appreciation day has been rescheduled for Sunday.

Newton County Jail Blotter for June 20, 2013

Newton County Jail Blotter for June 21, 2013