News for Saturday, November 9, 2013


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Newton, Rockdale schools host Veterans Day events

There will be numerous opportunities to honor veterans Monday in Rockdale and Newton counties.

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KRAUTHAMMER: Rhetoric vs. reality on Obamacare

I’m not surprised that Obama tells untruths. He’s surely not the only politician to do so. I’m just surprised that he chooses to tell such obvious ones — ones that will inevitably be found out.

Rams overcome mistakes to secure home playoff berth

Newton moved the ball well in their 49-30 win over Morrow despite themselves on Saturday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

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.

CPD: Man on drugs uses women’s restroom at Walmart

A woman and her young daughter were surprised this week when they entered the women’s bathroom at a local retail store to find a man inside using the facilities.

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RONDA RICH: Listen to elders for pearls of wisdom

Ronda Rich column

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Vibrant views

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Porterdale to get help on road repairs

Newton County and the Newton Water and Sewerage Authority have agreed to help with repairs to Riverfront Road in Porterdale.

RCSO, U.S. Marshals track down fugitive at local restaurant

A Jasper County man on the run in connection with a robbery in Texas was found this week eating at a local Mexican restaurant.

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Southern comedy ‘Rex Exes’ fundraiser for Relay for Life

Southern comedy ‘Rex Exes’ to raise funds for Relay for Life

Southern comedy ‘Rex Exes’ to raise money for Relay for Life

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Rockdale County to purchase firetrucks through SPLOST

Contracts for four new vehicles for Rockdale Fire and Rescue are set to be approved by the Rockdale Board of Commissioners Tuesday.

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Include sweet potato minis on your Thanksgiving menu

The mini pies are a breeze to make for Thanksgiving.

Newton Citizen Poll for Nov. 10, 2013

The Newton Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest.

DARRELL HUCKABY: One day a year doesn’t do justice to our veterans

We cannot do justice to our veterans simply by setting aside one day a year upon which to honor them, but it is at least a start.

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Late scoring by Lovejoy subdues Alcovy in region championship game

Alcovy’s defense kept the team in the game but a couple of mistakes late in the game allowed Lovejoy to put the score out of reach giving the Wildcats their fourth straight region championship with a 27-8 win on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.