News for Friday, June 21, 2013


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Food Network drops Paula Deen amid racial slur controversy

The Food Network said on Friday it would not renew U.S. celebrity chef Paula Deen's contract when it expires at the end of June, following revelations that the cooking star admitted to using a racial slur in the past.

IDs of masked robbers released

Police have releaed the IDs of two men arrested in the armed robbery of a Covington package store.

Rockdale school board passes final budget; Budget includes staff cuts, furlough days

The Rockdale County Board of Education has approved a final budget for next school year and a calendar with 10 less student days.

Chamber offers seminar on Health Care Reform

The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce will team with NUVISION Financial Corporation to co-host a seminar on Health Care Reform. The seminar will focus on the State Health Exchanges and the Individual and Employer Mandates for 2014.

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TONY WILSON: Required listing of health coverage value on W-2 example of government overreach

By Tony Wilson As we continue to dissect the various aspects of Health Care Reform and how the multiple requirements of the law will impact you as well as employers, this week we are going to offer an opinion on the W-2 reporting requirement.

Mike the Night appears at Stonecrest

On Saturday, June 22, Mike the Knight and his friends will appear at the Mall at Stonecrest for special live performances of "Mike the Knight and the Mission for Hidden Treasure."

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Covington Women's Health Specialists expands to include two certified nurse midwives

Expectant mothers living in east metro now have even more options when it comes to choosing a midwife

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RONDA RICH: Anyone can be steps away from misfortune

Anyone can be one step away from misfortune. It happened in Memphis. A lot of history and interesting stuff occurs in that magical city that sits grandly on the Mississippi River.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Find philosophy, theology between the covers of 'A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home'

They say it can't be done.. You can't teach an old dog new tricks, they say, but you've spent a good amount of time doing it successfully anyhow.

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Retiring deputy last in line of family members to work for Rockdale County

The recent retirement of Rockdale County Sheriff's Department Lieutenant Ricky Edge marked the end of an era for his family in their service to Rockdale County.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Wild trumpet honeysuckle a spectacular visual wonder for artists

Psalm 104:24 moves me to pray "O LORD, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; The earth is full of Your possessions."

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JOHN PEARRELL: Christians should reflect the compassion of the Heavenly Father

A number of years ago I attended a funeral where, I am quite sure, the minister had more in his audience than he ever had before.

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Smyrna Presbyterian welcomes worshippers to annual campmeeting

Since 1825, generations of believers have gathered for the old-time campmeeting hosted by Smyrna Presbyterian Church. It is again campmeeting time and oldtimers and newcomers alike will gather together Friday, June 21, through Thursday, June 27, at the historic campground located at 2920 Ga. Highway 212 in Conyers.

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JAMES BEHRENS: The more your heart gives, the more you will receive

Religion has been a lifelong source of many things for me. I spent nearly all my formative years in Catholic schools.

Newton Citizen Poll for June 23, 2013

Newton Citizen Poll for June 23, 2013

East Newton Honor Roll

East Newton Elementary School — Honor Roll

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Kimble - Fullerton Engagement

Douglas and Elaine Kimble of Oxford announce the engagement of their daughter, Terri Alison Kimble, to Scott Alan Fullerton, son of Kenneth Fullerton and Ann Marie Fullerton, both of Stockbridge.

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Remembering veterans

John O. McCart's VFW Post 2938 and Ladies Auxiliary of Covington, along with the help of The Church of Latter Day Saints, placed flags on the veterans' graves at Lawnwood Memorial Park in Covington recently.

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Young-Lucchi Engagement

Robert H. Young of Oxford announces the engagement of his daughter, Venita L. Young, to Scott A. Lucchi, son of Donald and Vivian Lucchi of Jasper, Ind.