News for Thursday, October 3, 2013

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ROBINSON: Warm enough for you?

Sea levels will continue to rise because of warming — water expands as it heats — and because of glacial melting. This has implications for coastal populations not just in places such as Calcutta or Dhaka but also in rich and powerful cities such as New York: Witness the massive flooding and storm-surge damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

More at stake than county championship as Newton and Alcovy clash

There is a lot at stake in today’s 7:30 p.m. game between county rivals Newton and Alcovy at Homer Sharp Stadium.

BOC puts Oak Hill bridge out to bid

County commissioners have agreed to put the Oak Hill Road bridge project out to bid. The bridge has been on the list of needed transportation projects since at least 2005.

Newton Co. man arrested in fatal car wreck

Newton Co. man arrested in fatal car wreck

NCSO arrests two men on drugs, weapons charges

Seven pounds of pot confiscated in arrest

NCSO arrests two men on drugs, weapons charges

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Pharmacy interns practice patient care

Brent Knowlton is getting hands-on experience working with patients before he graduates from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in May.

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Richt expects more shootouts as defense struggles

Coach Mark Richt expected his defense to endure growing pains this season. Fortunately for the Bulldogs, the offense has more than picked up the slack. After passing another big test with a 44-41 win over LSU, Georgia (3-1, 2-0 SEC) will try to make progress defensively Saturday at Tennessee.

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RER volunteer retires after 14 years

RER volunteer retires after 14 years

Mavis Wiggins, 88, finishes her last day at Rockdale Emergency Relief, where she has volunteered for 14 years.

Newton Blotter for week of Sept. 25 to Oct. 1

Newton Blotter for week of Sept. 25 to Oct. 1

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Jackets’ option stalls in loss to Virginia Tech

The Georgia Tech offense had been scoring points by the bushel, but coach Paul Johnson cautioned that the team’s vaunted offense was still not clicking and that there were still big improvements that needed to be made.

Fall break is next week

Public school students in Rockdale and Newton counties are taking a break from the classroom.

Powerful Lovejoy heads to Conyers to battle Rockdale

After last week’s victory over Morrow, Rockdale football coach Venson Elder indicated a lack of surprise in the outcome, considering his Bulldogs were probably the favorite going into the Region 2-AAAAAA contest.

Simpson: Couponing can be a serious game

One thing I like about Sundays around our house is reading two newspapers while we eat breakfast.

Huckaby: Leave your cares behind when you reach Mile Marker Zero

The self-serving nincompoops we elected to Congress may have shut down the government of the United States, but the Conch Republic is open for business.

Community Calendar for Oct. 4, 2013

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

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