News for Tuesday, March 5, 2013


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Jeff Meadors: Shining examples of academic achievement

Here are some shining examples from Rockdale and Newton county schools.

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Doug Holt: Ethics bills command attention in the House

The Legislative session is headed toward crossover day.

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Darrell Huckaby: Sequestration and other budget quandaries

So how's the sequestration going so far, y'all?

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Longtime barber closing his doors

After nearly 30 years in the same location, Wain & Co. is pulling up stakes.

Kindergarten Round-Up this month

The Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round-Up registration during the week of March 18.

Porterdale plans for St. Patrick's Day celebration

Porterdale plans for St. Patrick's Day celebration, parade on Saturday, March 16.

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Porterdale hosts Tyler Head benefit as part of St. Patrick's Day festivities

Benefit for injured Newton High School wrestler Tyler Head set for March 16 in Porterdale.

Body shop use allowed without permit in city

The city of Covington's legal team has determined a special use permit is not needed for an auto repair and body shop to operate from the old Covington Ford site.

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Rock Eagle 4H Center offers program on Ga. reptiles

COVINGTON -- Have you ever wondered where turtles go in the winter or why salamanders have slimy skin? Focusing on Georgia's native reptiles and amphibians, Rock Eagle's "Snakes, Turtles and More" program is sure to answer all of your questions.

Former Heritage teacher to enter plea in child molestation

Former Heritage High School art teacher Leslie Howard Mosley Jr. is scheduled to enter a plea this week.

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RONDA RICH: It's important to know your kin

Importance of knowing your kin. It is of paramount importance that I teach my husband how to be a Southerner, at least a half-decent one if not one of regal bearing.

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Family deals with the loss of a child in 'Rabbit Hole'

Everyone grieves differently, and in the upcoming production of "Rabbit Hole," audiences will watch as a small group of characters wades into the aftermath of the death of a young child, each person struggling in his own way.

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Heritage Hills Baptist hosts Disciple Now 2013 Christian youth rally

One of the largest gatherings of Rockdale County Christian young people is about to meet at Heritage Hills Baptist Church for Disciple Now Conyers in a three-day celebration of praising, singing and worshiping the Lord.

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TONY ELDER: Be like Jesus in your Christianity -- fierce as a lion, gentle as a lamb

Be like a lion and a lamb. Can you believe that the month of March is here already?

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JOHN PEARRELL: Suffering exists to remind us of the importance of staying close to God

Suffering exists to remind us of the importance of God.

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ORRIN MORRIS: A creeping vine, yellow jasmine is fragrant but invasive, difficult to control

Yellow jasmine fragrant but invasive, difficult to control. The Lenten season is often a time of starting a new habit as well as giving up something.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Following Jesus' example of the putting the least first might save some marriages

Putting the least first like Jesus might save some marriages. One of the most controversial issues in church and culture is that of divorce.

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JAMES BEHRENS: Nothing unusual about yoga retreat at the monastery

Nothing unusual about a yoga retreat at the monastery.

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Improving heart health

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Kohl's offers scholarships for service

The Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program, a program that awards scholarship money to outstanding youth volunteers, is accepting applications through March 15.

School system, accounting firm join Clean Air Campaign

Two Rockdale County employers recently joined the ranks of more than 1,600 metro Atlanta employers that participate in Georgia Commute Options.

Georgia experiences fourth record year in international trade

The state of Georgia experienced its fourth consecutive record year in international trade during 2012, exceeding the previous year's milestones in both imports and exports, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

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Handsome dogs looking for new homes

Both the Newton County and Rockdale County animal shelters have a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption this week.

2 hurt in Smith Store Road one-vehicle crash; driver faces DUI charges

Two people were injured in a one-vehicle crash on Smith Store Road Monday afternoon. The driver faces DUI charges.