News for Thursday, October 10, 2013

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Heritage wins region softball championship

It’d been 11 years since the Heritage softball program had won a region championship, completing a long stretch of region dominance with its seventh consecutive league title in 2002. Finally, this generation of Patriots has their title.

Heritage wins region softball chamipnship

It’d been 11 years since the Heritage softball program had won a region championship, completing a long stretch of region dominance with its seventh consecutive league title in 2002. Finally, this generation of Patriots has their title.

Tennessee, VT to play at Bristol track

College football’s single-game attendance record could be shattered when Virginia Tech and Tennessee play at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016.

Four more years: Girardi stays with Yankees

Choosing to stay put rather than seek a new opportunity as a managerial free agent, Joe Girardi signed a four-year contract reportedly worth $4 million annually to remain as the New York Yankees’ skipper through the 2017 season.

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ROBINSON: The reality of ACA

Medicare guaranteed health care for the elderly, Medicaid for the poor. Obamacare begins to fill the remaining gaps. It will get better over time, but already — crashing websites and all — it’s a beautiful thing.

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Wainwright carries Cards past Pirates, into NLCS

Adam Wainwright threw his 107th pitch Wednesday night and jumped off the mound, both fists thrust high in the air.

Getting to the edge should get Newton the win against Druid Hills

Speed is going to be the determining factor if the Rams hope to continue their bid for a Region 2-AAAAAA championship against Druid Hills tonight at 7:30 at Homer Sharp Stadium.

KIK Custom Products to buy BioLab’s global business

Chemtura, the parent company of BioLab Inc., has announced that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement to sell its global Consumer Products business to KIK Custom Products.

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Scaring up Halloween costumes

Scaring up Halloween costumes

Veterans expected to rally in Rockdale

Veterans Memorial Park in north Rockdale County, home to the Walk of Heroes, has been designated as one of two rally sites in Georgia for the Million Vet March on the Memorials Sunday.

Milstead Baptist hosts health screening

Milstead Baptist Church, 1613 Main St. in Conyers, will host a Life Line Screening on Oct. 17.

Rec board could name new director Monday

The Newton County Recreation Commission may appoint a new director at a special called meeting Monday.

NCSS offers education summits

Newton County School Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey will host three education summits for parents this fall, complete with informative workshops, panel discussions and community vendors.

Man accused of repeatedly stealing from Walmart arrested

A habitual shoplifter at Walmart in Conyers who would simply walk out the store with unpaid merchandise in a shopping cart has been arrested and charged with theft by shoplifting.

Newton Jail Log

Newton Jail Log, Oct. 2 to Oct. 8

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Cummins seeks to switch posts in Mansfield election

Incumbent is pitted against incumbent in Mansfield’s munciipal election.

Military news for October

Military news for October

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Kaitlyn Cole named Miss GA Jr Preteen

Kaitlyn Cole, age 9, is the 2013-14 National American Miss GA Jr Preteen.

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Thomas-Martin Engagement

Jimmy and Debbie Thomas of Stockbridge announcement the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Michelle Thomas, to Carl Richard Martin of Calhoun, son of Randy and Lynn Martin of Ringgold, Ga.

Rockdale’s Veterans Memorial Park a rally site for veterans

Veterans Memorial Park in north Rockdale County, home to the Walk of Heroes, has been designated as one of two rally sites in Georgia for the Million Vet March on the Memorials Sunday.

Community Calendar for Oct. 11, 2013

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

Church Activities for Oct. 11, 2013

Church Activities for Oct. 11, 2013

Simpson: Congress has something to learn from our veterans

Coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan many veterans are facing new challenges.

Huckaby: What's on the menu for fall?

I walked outside to get the papers Tuesday and there was an unmistakable nip in the air.

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