News for Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Horrible pitching dooms Post 77

CONYERS -- Pitching let down the Rockdale team on Wednesday. The hurlers combined to hit six batters and added several more walks as Tuscaloosa easily defeated Post 77 13-8 at Henson-Carr Legion Field.

Austin selected for Eastern League All-Star team

Tyler Austin is once again a minor league all-star. Austin was one of four players from the Trenton Thunder, a Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, to be named to the Eastern League All-Star team, the Thunder announced Thursday.

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Djokovic and Serena restore calm on tranquil Thursday

LONDON -- An air of calm descended at Wimbledon on "Tranquil Thursday" as Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams avoided the trail of destruction that had decimated the field at the All England Club on day three of the grasscourt major.

18-Under tournament begins today

A pair of local teams and a number of area players are getting ready to participate in the World Wood Bat 18-Under National Championship, starting today.

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Cal Thomas: Affirming action

Unlike in 1965, today there are numerous anti-discrimination laws on the books. If someone can prove they were denied the right to vote based on race, legal remedies can be pursued.

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Jack Simpson: A not-so-welcome neighbor

We recently noticed a new neighbor in the vicinity of our home down here in south Rockdale: wild coyotes.

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Darrell Huckaby: Make the 4th more than a date on the calendar

Remember the old joke, "Do they have a Fourth of July in England?"

Deen's ex-husband: Former employee motivated by greed

As the national media circle the Paula Deen story like sharks who smell blood, Paula's ex-husband Jimmy Deen has found himself caught up in the frenzy, beset by desperate "leeches" looking anywhere for some new tidbit to feed tabloid nation.

Library system facing cuts, repairs

The Newton County Library System is facing state budget cuts at a time when costly repairs are needed.

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School board approves new system administrators

The Newton County Board of Education approved several new system administrators Tuesday.

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Fuhrey ready for next step at Newton schools

Samantha Fuhrey will take over as superintendent of the Newton County School System on Monday.

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Local man awarded military honor

Newton resident William Ike Robertson was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by Congressman Austin Scott.

Two alleged burglars nabbed by Newton Crime Suppression Unit

The Newton County Sheriff's Office Crime Suppression Unit nabs two burglars.

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Covington Lions install officers, honor members

The Covington Lions Club recently installed new officers and honored members for outstanding service.

Unemployment increases in Newton, Rockdale

Unemployment increased slightly in May for Rockdale and Newton, but is still down year-over-year.

Voting Rights decision will streamline precinct changes

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is not expected to affect voters but should make the process of adjusting precinct lines more efficient.

Newton County Jail Blotter for June 28, 2013

The Newton County Jail Blotter for June 28, 2013.

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