News for Wednesday, October 16, 2013


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Kennesaw Mountain sweeps Rockdale

Rockdale’s softball team scored the first run of Wednesday’s Class AAAAAA first round doubleheader with Kennesaw Mountain. It was all Mustangs after that.

Tigers split first round of Class AAAAAA softball tournament, third game today

Alcovy scored first in both games of the first round of the Class AAAAAA softball tournament but it didn’t matter as they lost the first and won the second against North Cobb as the Lady Tigers split the doubleheader on Wednesday.

Heritage sweeps Stephenson, on to second round

Heritage is moving on.

Tigers cannot get overconfident despite Morrow’s record

The Tigers better not let the 1-5 record of their opponent fool them into thinking it’s going to be an automatic win as they travel to Tara Stadium to face Morrow in a 7 p.m. Thursday game.

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Pie-throwing contest benefits United Way

Pie-throwing contest benefits United Way

A Pie-Throwing Contest and Give Back Auction was held on Wednesday at the Parker Road Annex. The event was one of several organized by departments in Rockdale County government to benefit United Way of Greater Atlanta. Employees and the public had an opportunity to pay $1 per throw to toss pies at several county department heads. Donations of $1 each were also accepted for a chance to win a gift basket.

NCSS sees increase in SPLOST revenues

The Newton County School System’s September SPLOST III distribution was $883,245, an increase of $35,683 over the August distribution, NCSS Business Manager Peggy Bullard reported to the Board of Education Tuesday night. The distribution in September was for collections in August.

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CFD offers fire safety education courses at F.I.R.E. Place

Fire safety in the kitchen is theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Month

October is Fire Prevention Month and this year’s theme is fire safety in the kitchen. Newton County has a unique resource in its own backyard to educate the public about the best ways about fire safety and prevention.

Christian school to open at old Project Adventure site

A private Christian school with more than 200 students is moving into the former Project Adventure property on Elks Club Road.

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Bulldogs look to rebound at Vandy

After a tough 41-26 home loss to Missouri, injury-depleted Georgia will try regroup to for its showdown Vanderbilt.

Senate cuts deal to raise debt ceiling, end shutdown

The U.S. Senate announced a last-minute deal on Wednesday to avert a historic lapse in the government's borrowing ability and a potentially damaging debt default, and to reopen the government after a two-week shutdown.

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Eastside High School names 2013 Homecoming Court

Eastside High School names 2013 Homecoming Court

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TONY WILSON: Health care Exchange remains elusive to citizens

I find it ironic that as I write this, just miles from America’s decision-making heartbeat, I still cannot log into the federal government’s website. We are at two weeks and counting. As I’ve mentioned previously, I can browse the site and read about any number of topics related to health care reform and what the law will do for me. However, I’m afraid once I log in what the law will do to me when I see the plan options available along with the rates for my family.

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Newton Medical honors case managers

Newton Medical Center is honoring its case managers during National Case Management Week, Oct. 14-18.

Rockdale County native named warden

Commissioner Brian Owens announced the reassignment of Sheila Oubre as warden of Burruss Correctional Training Center effective Oct. 16, 2013. The facility is located in Forsyth. As warden, Oubre will be responsible for overseeing 214 staff members and 808 medium security male inmates.

Community Calendar for Oct. 17, 2013

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