News for Thursday, March 7, 2013

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Farmer looks to stay unbeaten in Blacksburg

ATLANTA -- Last weekend against Rutgers, Buck Farmer allowed his first walk of the season. But, everything else went just fine for the Conyers native. The former Rockdale hurler continued his strong start to the 2013 season, firing six innings of seven-hit ball in Georgia Tech's 13-1 victory.. Farmer

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Letter: No 'urgent need' seen to replace EHS

We recommend the voters carefully consider the future of Eastside High School when voting on this referendum.

Letter: Prayers, support appreciated

We wish to thank all of our friends and acquaintances for their prayers and words of encouragement during Merry Carol's illness.

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Darrell Huckaby: The actors change, but the show goes on in Washington

Just when you thought politics couldn't be fun anymore, Kentucky's Rand Paul stands up and puts on a show in the Senate that rivaled Strom Thurmond at his best.

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Cal Thomas: Sequesterville and Obama's strategy

The entire sequester scenario is about delivering the House of Representatives to Democrats in 2014.

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Jack Simpson: New medal should be put in its proper rank

What an old combat soldier like me objects to is that this new medal ranks above the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

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Hospital uses students to practice for disaster

Newton Medical Center and the Newton County School System collaborated this week on a disaster drill.

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NCCA broadcast students helps 911 center

Newton College & Career Academy's video broadcasting students have produced a 911 recruitment video for the Newton County 911 Center.

County officials speak out about SPLOST language

Two county officials are speaking out about part of the proposed education SPLOST.

Man ingests marijuana but leaves traces behind

Suspect arrested for possession of marijuana after he allegedly tried to eat the evidence.

Covington reaching out to citizens through quarterly neighborhood meetings

The city of Covington is hosting the first of quarterly outreach meetings for citizens.

Former Heritage teacher sentenced to serve 10 years

A judge sentenced a former Heritage High School art teacher to serve 10 years for having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

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Partee-Tackett Engagement

Victor Partee and Lisa Little of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Marie Partee, to Kolby Alan Tackett, son of Ken Tackett and the late Lisa Tackett of Muskogee, Okla.

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Allgood-Vaughan Engagement

Brad and Lisa Allgood of Jersey announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandria Cristen Allgood, to Eric Robert Vaughan, son of Williams and Debbie Vaughan of Madison.

The Newton County Jail Blotter for March 8, 2013

The Newton County Jail Blotter for March 8, 2013.

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