News for Monday, October 7, 2013

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Heritage softball completes sweep, region final next

Just one win left to secure for the Heritage softball team.

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U.S. fend off Internationals fightback to win Cup

The United States won the Presidents Cup for the eighth time in 10 editions on Sunday, beating the Internationals 18-1/2 to 15-1/2 after Tiger Woods clinched the victory by beating South African Richard Sterne.

Mark Cuban tells insider trading trial share sale was long planned

Dallas Mavericks basketball team owner Mark Cuban testified at his insider trading trial on Monday that he had said “on multiple occasions” he intended to sell a stake in an Internet search firm before he learned the stake was about to lose value.

Heritage shuts out Winder in opener of semi final series

The Heritage softball team got its region tournament started with a convincing victory Monday.

Porterdale traffic stop results in drug-trafficking arrest

A simple traffic stop resulted in a Social Circle woman’s arrest in connection with numerous drug charges when police found drugs marked for sale, a written log of numerous transactions, several thousand dollars of cash and a safety deposit key located in her truck.

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Covington First UMC Great Pumpkin Patch opens to public

Covington First UMC Great Pumpkin Patch opens to public

The Great Pumpkin Patch, located on the front lawn of Covington FUMC, 1113 Conyers Street, has a variety of pumpkins for sale and and is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday; and noon to 7 p.m, Sunday.

Teen beaten, threatened with gun while walking in neighborhood

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a group of boys who allegedly beat up and pulled a gun on a 17-year-old who was walking in The Ellington Community Sunday evening.

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SSEMC awards grants to Newton teachers

Sixteen teachers in the Newton County School System have each been awarded grants from Snapping Shoals EMC through the co-op’s Bright Ideas program. The total grant award is approximately $15,000.

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Mansfield resident Stan Edwards plans to run for District 1 BOE

Mansfield resident Stan Edwards plans to run for District 1 BOE

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Oxford official Davis dead at 80

Oxford City Councilman Frank Davis died Sunday at age 80.

Rockdale boys finish fourth at Wesleyan

The Rockdale boy’s cross country team finished fourth in the Wesleyan Invitational last weekend.

Relay pageant seeks contestants

It’s that time of year again. The Miss Sweetheart Relay 2014 Pageant is accepting applications. The natural look pageant takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at Eastside High School, located at 10245 Eagle Drive in Covington.

Health Reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for Oct. 8, 2013

Health Reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for Oct. 8, 2013

Community Calendar for Oct. 8, 2013

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

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