News for Wednesday, September 11, 2013


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Newton mistakes gives Putnam County an 8-2 win

Putnum County took a 8-2 win over Newton without earning any of their runs in their non-region game on Wednesday.

County softball teams have easy Tuesday

The Heritage softball team is one win away from accomplishing one of their biggest goals of the 2013 season. Kierra Camp didn’t allow an earned run in a complete game effort and the Patriots defeated Winder-Barrow 10-1 Tuesday.

NCSO searches for two men in armed robbery

Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputies continue to search for two men who robbed a man at gunpoint of more than $500. Covington police also arrest two for shoplifting clothes.

Sept. 11 a reminder of firefighter's heroism

Across the United States, in sports and beyond, there are tributes on this September 11 to those thousands who gave their lives, either by horrible coincidence or as part of duty, during that tragic and cowardly act of violence when the Twin Towers in New York were felled by hijacked airplanes.

NCSS considers hiring firm to help boost math scores

The Newton County Board of Education is considering hiring a consultant firm to work with teachers to help bring up high school math scores.

Rockdale tries to stay unbeaten against Drew

As the final seconds ticked down during last week’s victory over Heritage, a common theme emanated from the coaches and players on a jubilant Rockdale sideline: this isn’t the same old Rockdale football team.

Ga. Hospital Association reports RMC generates $205 million in revenue for local, state economy

A recently released report by the Georgia Hospital Association stated that, in 2011, Rockdale Medical Center generated more than $250 million in revenue for the local and state economy, according to a press release from RMC.

County to regulate taxis, change business license process

Commissioners recently agreed to pay a consulting firm to research ways to improve the county’s business license application process and regulate taxi companies.

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South Salem Elementary students recognize Sept. 11

South Salem Elementary School students recognize Sept. 11 with special ceremony