News for Tuesday, May 28, 2013


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Five Eagles make all-region baseball team

COVINGTON -- Eastside's baseball team turned some heads in the region when five players were named to the All-Region 8-AAAA team.

Nike drops partnership with Lance Armstrong-founded charity

The Livestrong Foundation, the cancer charity founded by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, said on Tuesday it has lost the sponsorship of Nike Inc., its biggest corporate backer and creator of its well-known yellow wristbands.

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Darrell Huckaby: Baseball, past and present, is good medicine

A baseball game and baseball memories take the sting out of a quarterly visit to M.D. Anderson.

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Jeff Meadors: Strategic plan will be key to Fuhrey's success

Where will Samantha Fuhrey, affectionately called Sam, lead Newton County schools?

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Cal Thomas: Two prime ministers

What Westerners struggle to figure out is how to distinguish Islamists from moderate Muslims and how to recognize the true Islamist when they are taught to deceive us about their radical beliefs.

Main Street director resigns

Main Street Director Josephine Kelly has resigned, effective June 7.

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Newton authorities arrest 4 believed to have gang ties

Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies arrest four believed to have gang ties.

Conyers Police charge father after son struck by vehicle

Conyers police charge father with aggravated assault and hit-and-run after son allegedly intentionally hit by vehicle.

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Salem grad gets scholarship in honor of former student

Salem High School senior Avery Reagan recently was presented a $5,000 check from the Diego Rincon Scholarship.

Tickets on sale for River Ramble

The Alcovy River Ramble takes place June 8.

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Covington twins are brothers in arms

Twin brothers from Covington are serving in Afghanistan.

Make sure you know where your donation is going

Georgia Secretary of State issues warnings on charitable giving to ensure your donation reaches the desired location.

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Jeffares earns top scores from Georgia Chamber

State Sen. Rick Jeffares (R-Locust Grove) has received a perfect score and an A+ rating, the highest score possible, on the Georgia Chamber's Legislative Scorecard. The Chamber's Legislative Scorecard recognizes legislators that supported strong business initiatives during the 2013 legislative session.

Belk celebrates 125th anniversary

Belk stores in more than 300 locations across 16 states, including Belk of Conyers Crossroads, will be celebrating the company's 125th anniversary on May 29, the date that William Henry Belk opened his first store in Monroe, N.C.

Conyers church hosts stroke, osteoporosis screenings

Presbyterian Church Of The Resurrection, 3676 Ga. Highway 20 in Conyers, will host Life Line Screening on June 4.

Kroger offers customers chance to help Oklahoma tornado victims

Kroger stores throughout the Atlanta Division are encouraging customers and associates to donate to the American Red Cross, which is providing first aid assistance, meals, emotional support and other necessities to those affected by the deadly aftermath of the Oklahoma tornadoes that touched down on Monday.

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Conyers Rockdale Heritage Foundation holds inaugural fundraiser

The Conyers Rockdale Heritage Foundation presented its inaugural Rockdale Heritage Gala fundraiser on May 18 at East Mountain Studios in Conyers. Proceeds from the event will benefit a scholarship fund for local college-bound high school students.

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Walton EMC lineman compete in state contest

Walton Electric Membership Corporation employees recently participated in the Georgia Lineman's Rodeo in Albany.

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'a fulfilling experience'

Shelton Keaton served for 22 years in the Navy, beginning in 1944, and visiting the memorial dedicated to WWII veterans in Washington, D.C., on an Honor Flight trip recently brought back a lot of memories of his time in the service.

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RONDA RICH: Even a chipped bowl can be priceless family heirloom

Just as Tink started up the stairs, stepping slowly and carefully as he balanced a bowl and a cup of coffee to keep them from sloshing, I appeared around the corner. I paused, watched, and debated silently as to whether to speak.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: "Is Work Killing You?" blames volume, velocity, abuse for poor employee health

You set goals at the beginning of the fiscal year and you already know that your employees won't make them.

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JAMES BEHRENS: God offers comfort to the grief-stricken

God offers comfort to the grief-stricken and brokenhearted. There is a short story by Andre Dubus and it is about the lives of a married couple whose only child has died.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Pack boots, gloves, bug spray when picking wild blackberries

Picking wild blackberries a thorny task. Luke 6:44 is appropriate for the wildflower we study here.

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TONY ELDER: We can all improve our skills as students of God

We should allseek to improve our skills as students of God. It wasn't referred to as a graduation.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Follow Jesus' example of loving, not judging, each other

Follow Jesus' lead: Love, don't judge. If you Google the term "Christian," you will get about 1.4 trillion results.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Retiring St. Pius pastor Father John Kieran leaves legacy of integrity, devotion to community

Retiring St. Pius pastor Kieran leaves legacy of integrity, devotion. Psalm 133 joyfully declares, "How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!"

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5K takes runners through serene grounds of monastery

More than 800 runners and walkers are expected to take part in the upcoming fourth Annual Monastery 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run early next month at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers.

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Shaggy, Benji seek new homes

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