News for Friday, March 22, 2013


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Thompson leads Gulf Coast to huge upset

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Bank of North Georgia expands

Synovus Bank, the Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank, has completed the previously announced consolidation of two of its bank divisions -- Bank of North Georgia, based in Alpharetta and Bank of Coweta in Newnan. The combined division will operate as Bank of North Georgia.

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Newton County resident opens local Jazzercise business

A Jazzercise devotee since childhood, Lindsey Moore is ready to make the exercise program her full time job.

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Give every job interview your all

Do you worry about decisions that you don't have to make yet?. I call them the decisions after the decision. Worrying about them will totally derail you.. A client of mine was interviewing for a big promotion.

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Rockdale Medical Center IT department honored

Rockdale Medical Center was recently awarded the LifePoint Hospitals 2012 Information Technology Leadership Award for technological improvements made to enhance patient safety and physician satisfaction.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Ancient magnolia genus has over 100 evergreen, deciduous trees growing in Himalayas

This Sunday is Palm Sunday. It is the celebration of Jesus' royal entry into Jerusalem riding on a colt. People gathered along the roadway and the streets waving palm branches and proclaiming Him as the one to re-establish the reign of King David.

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Honey Creek Baptist to honor historic church with monument, pavilion

The old church had seen its share of sinners saved by grace, but age, deterioration, termites and the tree that fell on it in December took their toll, causing the historic Honey Creek Baptist sanctuary to be torn down last month.

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JOHN PEARRELL: The Bible is more than a book

Apparently one of the most popular shows on television these days is History Channel's "The Bible," the first of this series attracting some 27 million viewers, and over the weeks the numbers have remained high.

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TONY ELDER: Jesus suffered, died on the cross out of love for us

Some stories always touch our hearts no matter how often we hear them. For example, can anybody watch the movie "Old Yeller" without being moved by it?

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JAMES BEHRENS: Only God can soften our need for vengeance

A friend of mine practiced law. I used to enjoy chatting with him and his wife after Mass on Sunday mornings.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Be more than a fair-weather friend to Jesus

This weekend many churches will observe Palm Sunday and sing the classic hymn, "Glory, Laud, and Honor," penned by Theodulf of Orleans. It is a high-church, soaring hymn that lifts hearts heavenward and voices aloft.

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Air National Guard Band's upcoming Conyers concert could be its last

The Air National Guard Band of the South's performance on March 30 at the Rockdale Auditorium in Olde Town Conyers will no doubt be a rousing evening of entertainment, but the free concert will also have a bittersweet tone.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Humorous, tragic characters will make you feel at home in 'The Supremes'

All for one, and one for all.. That could've been the motto for you and your two best friends.

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RONDA RICH: Southern mamas care what people think

A major New York publisher sent a review copy of a much-touted novel called, "If Jack's In Love."

Second suspect arrested in connection with January birhday party shooting

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the Jan. 27 birthday party shooting in the Silos subdivision complex, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

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Redfearn 50th Anniversary

Conyers residents Edward Lynn Redfearn and Carolyn Webb Redfearn will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 24.

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Joy Wells First Birthday

Joy Wells celebrated her first birthday on March 12. She is the daughter of Kevin and Julie Wells of Covington.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Resurrection rolls perfect to make with children at Easter

If you have read any of my food columns, then you know I love a good story to go along with a good recipe. Well I've hit the jackpot with this week's recipe -- Resurrection rolls, or some may know this recipe as empty tombs.

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Jack Simpson: Allowing pocket knives on airplanes a dangerous step backward

Think back to 9/11/2001. Do you remember the news coming over the television?