News for Tuesday, May 14, 2013


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Blackwell signs with Piedmont

Being No. 1 has paid off for Eastside's top single player Amanda Blackwell after committing to play tennis for DIII program Piedmont College. Blackwell was given honorable mention honors on the Region 8-AAAA team, was given the MVP award for the Eastside girls tennis team and served as a

School board pegs internal candidate as next superintendent; Fuhrey will be first female superintendent

The Newton County Board of Education selected Samantha Fuhrey as its next superintendent.

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Cal Thomas: Benghazi, IRS: Son of Watergate?

Journalists should do their jobs on Benghazi and IRS issues.

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Jeff Meadors: Is Common Core all it's cracked up to be?

While many consider Common Core State Standards a national movement, opposition mounts.

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Darrell Huckaby: It's hard to part with the 'stuff' of life

All good things must come to an end. I haven't really gotten tired of teaching. I just don't have the energy to do it all day any longer.

BOC works to balance budget

County commissioners are wading through budget requests of more than $4.5 million than projected revenues.

Car show to coincide with county employee event Sunday

A car show will coincide with a county employee recognition event on Sunday.

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Hard work paid off for top Newton grads

Newton High School's 2013 valedictorian is Alex Grady, right, and the salutatorian is Brittain Hunt.

Woman arrested after allegedly attempting to have altered prescription filled

A 34-year-old Oxford woman was arrested by the Covington Police Friday after she allegedly attempted to have an altered prescription filled.

Newton County detention officer faces sex assault charges involving female inmate

A detention deputy with the Newton County Detention Center faces sexual assault charges in connection with a female inmate.

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Sam, Dougal looking for new homes

There are a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption this week at the Newton and Rockdale animal shelters.