News for Thursday, May 23, 2013


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Jack Simpson: The violence problem in New Orleans

Crime, corruption, racism, violence and hurricane damage has given New Orleans the reputation as a dangerous tourist attraction.

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Darrell Huckaby: Clothes make the man -- if you can find your size

As a retired Southern gentleman, who was educated a large university, I recently noted that my sartorial splendor has fallen short.

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Braves' Gattis reaching folk hero status

El Oso Blanco continues impressive play in breakthrough season

RG3's knee, relationship with coach on mend

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's right knee and his relationship with coach Mike Shanahan, each of which was damaged to an extent during the wild card playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, are coming along well according to player himself.. Griffin, who needed surgery on his

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Pacers, Heat bring playoffs to life with overtime thriller

MIAMI -- The Indiana Pacers fell just short in the Eastern Conference finals opener but their gritty display pumped life into the NBA playoffs and let the defending champion Miami Heat know they have a battle on their hands.. The ease with which the top-seeded Heat have brushed aside

Newton's Cabane signs with Middle Georgia State

After taking every option into consideration, Newton's Rashard Cabane decided that Middle Georgia State College in Cochran is where he belongs. Beside's Middle Georgia, currently a junior college school, Cabane also had offers from South Georgia Technical College and Thomas University. One thing that made the two-year school standout

Oxford's Feldman stepping away to join company

OXFORD -- After 10 years as the Oxford College head tennis coach/athletic director, Brandon Feldman is stepping away from the academic arena and joining corporate America.. But before Feldman joins Tennis Connection, a tennis facility management company, he will be the head pro at FishHawk Ranch in Lithia, Fla

Salem grad Roddenberry receives school honor

Before he becomes a college graduate later this month, Zach Roddenberry grabbed one more honor. The former Salem basketball player and senior at Harding University (Searcy, Ark.) was recently the male recipient of the M.E. Berryhill Award winner.. The Berryhill Award is the highest award the Harding athletic department gives

Tech falls to Virginia in ACC Tournament

Dusty Isaacs came into his ACC Tournament start tied with two teammates for the most home runs allowed on the Georgia Tech pithing staff. Unfortunately for the underdog Yellow Jackets against No. 3 seed Virginia on Thursday, Isaacs took the lead all by himself.. The right-hander allowed five earned

Fuhrey salary $10K less than Mathews' contract

The next Newton County School System Superintendent will make nearly $10,000 less in salary and also less in benefits than the current superintendent.

Landscape contract awarded to G & G

The BOC awarded the landscape maintenance contract to the low bidder.

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Seniors enjoy world-class cuisine

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Customized van donated to injured wrestler Tyler Head

Chris West, shop foreman with R&R Mobility of Conyers, just wanted "to help someone out," and came up with the idea of supplying a wheelchair accessible van to injured Newton County wrestler Tyler Head.

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Newton graduations this weekend

The Newton County School System will hold its annual graduation ceremonies this weekend.

GSP troopers will have heavy presence during holiday weekend

Georgia State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies will be out in force over the Memorial Day weekend.

DNR warns of new boating laws, stricter enforcement

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources urges boaters to be aware of new laws and to obey all safety rules.

Newton County Jail Blotter for May 24, 2013

The Newton County Jail Blotter for May 24, 2013