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Newton County school meals meet federal nutrition standards

NCSS receives 6-cent reimbursement for early compliance

All meals served at Newton County schools now meet new federal nutrition standards, making the school system eligible for a financial reimbursement.

Newton County Sheriff's Office offers free driver education course

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a free driver education seminar to help Newton County parents prepare their teens to drive.

Middle school student charged with punching boy in nose

A 13-year-old middle school student has been charged with battery after he allegedly punched another student in the nose.

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TV movie 'Bountiful' filming in Porterdale

Movie crews will be in Porterdale through Tuesday for filming of the Lifetime TV movie version of the Broadway play, “The Trip to Bountiful.” The production stars Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Blair Underwood.

Incumbent Chris Smith defeats Maurice Carter in City Council race

Covington City Councilman Chris Smith was successful Tuesday in his bid for reelection to the Post 1, East Ward seat on the Covington City Council.

Newton County blotter Oct. 30-Nov. 5

Newton County blotter Oct. 30-Nov. 5

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Prepping for the Season

A local events production company puts up Christmas lights on the square.

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Turning out to vote

Voter turnout in Covington Municipal Elections Tuesday was light but steady

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Alpacas were center stage at the Royal Alpaca Challenge this past weekend

Alpacas were center stage at the Royal Alpaca Challenge this past weekend

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Montessori of Covington students donate ‘comfort bags’ to foster children

Montessori of Covington students donate ‘comfort bags’ to foster children

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Autumn brilliance

Trees show their fall colors in East Metro Atlanta.

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Hazing: Next enemy on NFL’s legal horizon?

As the messy Miami Dolphins hazing or bullying drama continues to simmer under the intense heat of national and social media, NFL teams are circling their wagons in what could appear to be an initial defensive reaction against expected legal consequences.

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Falcons plan to run out of their slump

The Atlanta Falcons, once considered Super Bowl contenders, are now just trying to cobble together a victory.

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Federer back on track with victory over Gasquet, Federer still in hunt for semi-final place

A razor-sharp Roger Federer got back to winning ways at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-4 6-3 defeat of Frenchman Richard Gasquet on Thursday to keep alive his last-four chances.

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Woods six back as Casey shares lead in rainy Turkey

Former world number three Paul Casey was among a trio of players sharing the lead and Tiger Woods trailed six shots off the pace when darkness fell in the rain-ruined Turkish Airlines Open first round on Thursday.

Chance to host playoff first-round game at stake for Newton

The Rams may not be in a must-win situation to make the first round Class AAAAAA playoffs, but they must win if the hope to host the first round of the playoffs against Morrow at 2 p.m. at Homer Sharp Stadium on Saturday.

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TV movie 'Bountiful' filming in Porterdale

Movie crews will be in Porterdale through Tuesday for filming of the Lifetime TV movie version of the Broadway play, “The Trip to Bountiful.” The production stars Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Blair Underwood.

Alcovy welcomes Lovejoy with region crown on the line

Friday is shaping up to be the biggest day in the short history of the Alcovy High School football program as the Tigers will welcome state power Lovejoy to Homer Sharp Stadium with the Region 2-AAAAAA championship on the line.

Newton County Sheriff's Office offers free driver education course

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a free driver education seminar to help Newton County parents prepare their teens to drive.

Newton County blotter Oct. 30-Nov. 5

Newton County blotter Oct. 30-Nov. 5

DARRELL HUCKABY: Change ain't easy for a man of tradition

I have gotten used to change. People tell me that change is good. Some is. Some isn’t. I’m not a big fan of most change.

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JACK SIMPSON: What is the state of our union?

When you go out into the community and talk to folks you meet, you get the impression that they think our country is in a “mell-of-a-hess.”

Community Calendar for Nov. 8, 2013

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

Newton County school meals meet federal nutrition standards

NCSS receives 6-cent reimbursement for early compliance

All meals served at Newton County schools now meet new federal nutrition standards, making the school system eligible for a financial reimbursement.

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Prepping for the Season

A local events production company puts up Christmas lights on the square.

Middle school student charged with punching boy in nose

A 13-year-old middle school student has been charged with battery after he allegedly punched another student in the nose.

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JACK SIMPSON: Strange laws from the past

We have some unusual rules and laws. Others do as well. Many are archaic and have been on the books for years. They haven’t been updated to make them relevant in modern society. They aren’t even enforced.

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Quentrail Dukes Jr. birth announcement

Quentrail Dukes Jr. birth announcement

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Conyers Garden club competes in Yellow Daisy Flower Show

Conyers Garden club competed in Yellow Daisy Flower Show, wins awards

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Conyers Garden Club learns about bees and pollination

Conyers Garden Club learns about bees and pollination

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Aleea Gee birth announcement

Aleea Gee birth announcement

MILLBANK: Governing by anecdote

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, at Wednesday’s Finance Committee hearing, was charged with addressing Steven from Topeka’s difficulty with the website (by Roberts). Democrats felt compelled to defend Obamacare with happy anecdotes.

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