News for Tuesday, October 1, 2013


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Salem hosts Clarke Central Friday

After showcasing an impressive offense in a blowout victory over Winder-Barrow, the Salem football team came back down to earth last weekend.

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THOMAS: President's U.N. speech doesn't hit right notes

There is no “community of nations.” There are individual nations with individual interests. If the United Nations could bring peace and prosperity to the world, progress toward that goal should have been made by now. Instead, 68 years after its founding, wars and rumors of wars are increasing.

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Volunteers needed for playground build at Miracle Field

The passion of the community has propelled the Miracle League project from conception to reality, even through challenging economic times. Before the field opens next spring, that community support is being sought once again to build the county’s first universally accessible playground in the Miracle League complex at City Pond Park.

United Way sets $400K goal

Covington-Newton County United Way is off to a good start with its fundraising campaign this year. Publix on Brown Bridge Road has already pledged $35,000, said United Way Executive Director Doris Strickland. With 180 employees, many of them part-time, Strickland said that’s an impressive pledge, adding that Publix supplements employee payroll deductions with a corporate donation.

Mansfield man charged with robbing two women

Mansfield man charged with robbing, imprisoning two women at Conyers hotel

Law Enforcement Academy to host job fair Oct. 21

Law Enforcement Academy at Georgia Piedmont Technical College to host job fair Oct. 21

Heritage softball knocks off Newton

Kamryn Toney didn’t allow an earned run in five innings and Taylor Moser drove in a pair of runs to lead the Heritage softball team to a 7-2 win over Newton Monday in non-region play.

Former mayoral candidate Olivia Ware drops lawsuit against city of Conyers

Olivia Ware ‘humbly apologizes’ for inconvenience

Former mayoral candidate Olivia Ware drops lawsuit against city of Conyers

Huckaby: Another one for the Bulldog Nation's record books

It was one for the ages and can’t be ignored. Those of you who don’t like it when I “write about ball” are excused until Friday, if you so choose.

Community Calendar for Oct. 2, 2013

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