News for Tuesday, September 10, 2013


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No. 10 Bulldogs cruise past Meadowcreek, Shiloh

The Rockdale volleyball team celebrated its new state ranking with a pair of home victories Tuesday.

Alcovy takes advantage of Newton errors to get 10-1 run-rule win

Newton errors, coupled with well-placed hits by Alcovy, allowed the Lady Tigers to have a six-run fifth inning to get a 10-1 run-rule win in five innings on Tuesday.

RCSO arrests Oxford man along with 2 others on multiple drug charges

An Oxford man and two Conyers men were arrested on multiple drug charges after a routine traffic stop in Rockdale County that resulted in a handgun being tossed out a window and one man being Tasered.

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Bread of Life cooking classes offered at Allen UMC

Bread of Life cooking classes offered at Allen UMC

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Newton school system announces school level Teachers of the Year

The Newton County School System and the Newton County Chamber of Commerce announed the 2012-2013 school level Teachers of the Year Monday afternoon.

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Nadal raises the bar again, Federer’s record looms

Hitting harder and moving more explosively than ever, Rafa Nadal raised the bar of men’s tennis another notch during his defeat of Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final on Monday.

LeBron: ‘We’ll see’ what free agency 2014 brings

LeBron James can become a free agent at the end of the 2013-14 season, but the Miami Heat star isn’t offering insight into The Decision, Part II.

Students can participate in Preparedness Month

Ready Georgia is partnering with The Home Depot stores statewide to provide a preparedness-themed activity during the company’s monthly Kids Workshop.

September is National Preparedness Month

From deadly tornadoes and dangerous wildfires to record flooding, Georgia has experienced its share of emergencies in recent years. And with the peak of hurricane season still to come, there is a chance for more severe weather in the months ahead.

Club meetings for Sept. 11, 2013

Club meetings for Sept. 11, 2013

Newton County schools to release students early Friday for parent-teacher conferences

All Newton County public schools will release early for parent-teacher conferences.

Announcements for Sept. 11, 2013

Announcements for Sept. 11, 2013

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T.J. Maxx changes location in Conyers

T.J.Maxx, formerly located at 1680 Ga. Highway 138 in Conyers, has relocated to 1590 Dogwood Drive in Conyers Crossroads.

THOMAS: Syria and history

Perhaps if America had a successful track record in the Middle East, President Obama’s appeal for a “limited” attack on Syria might carry more weight. But because our attention span in the region increasingly resembles that of a fidgety 4-year-old, an examination of recent history is in order

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Jack Simpson: President must back words with actions

As comic Oliver Hardy used to say, “Well, this is a fine mess we are in.”

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TONY WILSON: Tax credits, subsidies help offset cost of mandatory health coverage

Despite your repeated pleas of “no mas,” we will continue our discussion of Health Care Reform this week, specifically focusing on the tax credits and subsidies associated with the individual coverage mandate.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Following your own morality, not God's, leads to destruction

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” (Isaiah 5:20, NIV84).

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ORRIN MORRIS: Find buttonweed in your backyard

The diversity of the wildflower kingdom is minor compared to the diversity of humanity. Every individual is unique although he or she dwells within a family, a community and a culture.

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TONY ELDER: Our actions should lead others to Jesus

At its recent annual meeting, the association to which our church belongs did a rather strange thing — they elected me as their executive director. Some people have suggested that I did an even crazier thing by accepting that role in addition to my current pastoral responsibilities.

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JAMES BEHRENS: As we labor in life, we share in God's work

Earlier in the week, I roused myself from my desk and went for a walk. Going down to the rear of the retreat house, I followed the path down the hill to the heavy equipment garage.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: God is with us even in times of trauma

I’ve spent a lot of time with Jeremiah these past couple of days. You know him. He’s the prophet whom God called to declare judgment upon Judah, the southern kingdom of Israel, around 600 BC. He’s the prophet who faced traumatic adversity, house arrest, and exile. He is the one known as the “Weeping Prophet.”