News for Saturday, October 26, 2013


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Salem erases early deficit, snaps losing streak in win over Apalachee

Apalachee scored a touchdown 17 seconds into Friday’s game against Salem, but that was all for the visiting Wildcats.

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GERSON: GOP: Stop being so negative

Conservatives do not (or should not) oppose Obamacare because they want fewer Americans to receive health care. But making this clear requires an alternative that covers more people at a lower cost, without all the regulations, taxes and mandates of the current system.

Pop culture contributes to rise in popularity of party drug ‘Molly’

Law enforcement officials in Rockdale and Newton counties discuss dangers of party drug ‘Molly.’

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

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

Big second half lifts Eastside over Walnut Grove

Eastside started slow but finished strong continuing their playoff hunt beating Walnut Grove 42-14 on Friday.

Community Calendar for Oct. 27, 2013

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

Tech’s rushing attack too much for Virginia

Georgia Tech’s option offense collected 394 rushing yards in a rout of Syracuse one week ago. Saturday in Charlottesville, the Yellow Jackets equaled the feat to hold on in an historically-unfriendly environment.

Two men arrested for attempting to steal wheels of Camaros at Ginn Motor

NCSO: Pot found in diaper bag at daycare center

Attempting to steal tires and hub caps off new cars in a local car lot has landed two men in the Newton County Detention Center.

CPD to get license plate readers

The Covington Police Department is going high tech. The department is purchasing four license plate readers that will let officers instantly know if a motorist has an expired tag or license or is a wanted criminal.

Breast cancer support groups help survivors cope with disease

Breast cancer support groups offer assistance to local survivors.

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Make creepy Oreo spider cookies for Halloween

Creepy oreo spider cookies

Newton Citizen Poll for Oct. 27, 2013

Newton Citizen Poll for Oct. 27, 2013

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RONDA RICH: Some belongings are worth keeping

Ronda Rich column

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Psychic comforts pet owners in ‘No Sad Dogs in Heaven’

Terri Schlichenmeyer reviews “No Sad Dogs”

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Salem Seminoles crown king and queen

Salem Seminoles crown their homecoming king and queen Friday night.

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Newton High School royalty

Newton High School crowned its homecoming king and queen during halftime ceremonies Friday night at Sharp Stadium.