News for Thursday, November 21, 2013


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Lawrence, TSU fall short at home

As she did often at Rockdale, Brianna Lawrence contributed a little bit of everything Thursday for Tennessee State.

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Christmas on the Square

Hundreds of people gathered on the Square Thursday evening to watch the lighting of the courthouse.

Newton Jail Log, Nov. 13-20

Newton Jail Log, Nov. 13-20

Community Calendar for Nov. 22, 2013

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

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Alcovy CASA appoints new volunteers

Judge Lisa Mantz appoints new Alcovy CASA volunteers

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XYZ Organization installs new officers

The XYZ Organization installs its new officers for 2014

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Scrapbook: Daughters of the American Revolution celebrates the 92nd anniversary of the chapter.

The Col. John McIntosh Chapter, Nation Society Daughters of the American Revolution marked the 92nd anniversary of the chapter by laying a wreath at the grave of the organizing regent.

Meridian Herald to present annual Southern Folk Advent Service Nov. 30

Kicking off the holiday season, the Meridian Herald’s 21st annual Southern Folk Advent Service returns to Old Church. The service starts at 4 p.m. Nov. 30 with the addition of new performers.

JACK SIMPSON: Too much of a good thing

Alvin, his mate, children, grandchildren, family and friends have taken up residence down here in south Rockdale in my yard and around the patio. Oh, it was fine for a while until these chipmunks began to outnumber me.

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Rockdale County Sheriff's Office steps up enforcement along Salem Road

Throughout the holiday season, Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing enforcement in the Salem Road area due to high instances of crimes there.

Newton Board of Commissioners and Newton County Sheriff provide gifts to employees for Thanksgiving

The Newton County Board of Commissioners and Sheriff Ezell Brown are wishing all county employees a Happy Thanksgiving.

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George aims to put finishing touch on Indy title bid

There is a new closer on the NBA scene and the Indiana Pacers hope that emerging finisher Paul George will enable the team to take the next step and unseat the two-time defending champion Miami Heat.

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A-Rod’s attorneys vow to put evidence on display

Alex Rodriguez’s arbitration hearing continued Thursday without him and his lawyers signaled their lack of faith in the proceedings by vowing to “release all of the evidence” on Friday and preparing to take the case into federal court.

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The Newton Foundation for Educational Excellence gives grants to four teachers

The Newton County Board of Education announced four teachers at its Nov. 19 meeting as the recipients of the Fall 2013 ReImagine Newton Classroom Grants, sponsored by the Newton Foundation for Educational Excellence.

Hall of Fame names 25 semifinalists

Coaches Jimmy Johnson, Tony Dungy and Don Coryell are among those nominated, with the selection committee scheduled to reduced the ballot to 15 modern-era finalists to be announced Jan. 8. Defensive end Michael Strahan, defensive back Aeneas Williams, owner Eddie DeBartolo and former commissioner Paul Tagliabue are repeat semifinalists.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Memories of fateful day 50 years ago do not fade

Fifty years ago today. I can barely recall what I did last Friday — in fact, I can’t — but I can recall every detail of the events that unfolded on Friday, Nov. 22 in 1963. If you are of my generation, so can you.