News for Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Heritage finishes region schedule 8-0, secures top seed

The Heritage softball team completed an undefeated regular season in Region 8-AAAAA Thursday.

Rockdale volleyball starts 2-0 at Classic

The Rockdale volleyball got its stay at the Collins Hill Classic off to a fine start Thursday.

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Sizzling Snedeker takes early control

Red-hot Brandt Snedeker piled up a PGA Tour season-best seven consecutive birdies on the way to an early one-shot lead in Thursday’s opening round of the BMW Championship.

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Busch brothers eye Chase

When NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship wraps up in 10 weeks, don’t be surprised if a driver named Busch figures prominently in the outcome.

Solid defensive play key to win in county rival game between Alcovy and Eastside

Both Alcovy and Eastside are coming off wins last week. However, one of them will experience a loss as the two county rivals match up today at 7:30 p.m. at Homer Sharp Stadium.

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Meadors won't seek second term on BOE

Newton County Board of Education member Jeff Meadors has announced that he does not intend to seek re-election to a second term next year.

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Caution: Momentum shift ahead, Johnson enters the Chase

Click. That’s the sound of Jimmie Johnson flipping his switch just in time for the first race of the 2013 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Man hides stolen cash in his body

After stealing money from a friend, a Covington man’s conscience got the better of him and he willingly turned over to police the money he had taken wrapped in a condom and hidden in his buttocks.

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Freeman, Braves celebrate win

Freddie Freeman celebrated his 24th birthday in style Thursday afternoon. The first baseman hit a two-run homer to lead the first-place Atlanta Braves past the last-place Florida Marlins 6-1 in the finale of a four-game series at Marlins Park.

NCSS reports slight increase in enrollment

NCSS reports enrollment rose slightly over 2012-13.

Panthers in must-win spot already?

If the Carolina Panthers don’t make the postseason this year, it could bring a rebuild the franchise hasn’t seen in quite some time.

Cox, Bumphis will participate in investigation

Yahoo! Sports reported on Wednesday that five Southeastern Conference football players violated NCAA rules by receiving extra benefits before they finished their college careers. If proven to be true, the NCAA might have grounds to strip Alabama of its 2012 national championship.

Newton Jail Log for week of Sept. 4 to Sept. 10, 2013

Arrests in Newton County week of Sept. 4 to Sept. 10, 2013

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Serial Starship robber hits Conyers store again

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man suspected of robbing the Starship Enterprises store on Ga. Highway 138 twice.

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The semi-annual Tykes, Tots and Teens Consignment Sale begins Saturday

The semi-annual Tykes, Tots and Teens Consignment Sale begins Saturday

Youth league to use playing field at elementary school

The playing field behind Porterdale Elementary School will be used for football and cheerleading practices for a USA Football youth league, following a vote by the Newton County Board of Education.

NCSO makes arrests in accidental gun shooting and motor vehicle accident

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office made two arrests this week in incidents that could have turned tragic.

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TONY ELDER: Superstition and Christianity are incompatible

Did you notice the date on today’s newspaper? It’s one of those occasional calendar occurrences some people emphasize – a Friday the 13th.

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JAMES BEHRENS: God is with us in our sleep and wakefulness

I can still hear the voice of my mom when she called up to the third floor to wake me and my brother up to get ready for school. Her call always ended with the words “get up now or you two will miss the bus.” If we were too enmeshed in slumber and fell back to sleep, mom then summoned dad and his thunderous voice woke us up very fast.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: When you wait upon the Lord, makes sure to listen for His voice

On the first day of school over a month ago, I did what I always do every year and walk each of my children to their classes to personally drop them off.

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Refuge Pregnancy Center holds annual gala at St. Pius

Annual gala at St. Pius benefits Refuge Pregnancy Center

Seventeen years ago, a young woman found herself pregnant and didn’t know where to turn. Today, she is the mother of a teenager and has never forgotten the people who helped her through the most desperate time in her life.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Jimson weed highly poisonous to humans, animals

Gossip is dangerous; however, when a person who carefully communicates what he or she actually knows, it can be helpful when discretely shared. Such care for accuracy reminds me of Proverbs 16:20, “He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good; and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.”

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JOHN PEARRELL: Not attending church disconnects us from our faith

There are many in the Christian community today who are not convinced that they need to be connected to the body of believers; the church. They think that all you need is the Bible, their own space, maybe a TV preacher occasionally and some good books, and they think they’ve got it made.

Rockdale Jail Blotter for Sept. 13, 2013

Rockdale Jail Blotter for Sept. 13, 2013

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Kiwanis donates to Rockdale Special Olympics

Kiwanis donates to Rockdale Special Olympics

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Rockdale resident sang National Anthem at Dr. Martin Luther King’s Jr. 50 year celebration of his I Have A Dream speech

Rockdale resident sang National Anthem at Dr. Martin Luther King’s Jr. 50 year celebration of his I Have A Dream speech

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Cantrell-Andrews Engagement

Cantrell-Andrews Engagement

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Goodwin-Carleton Engagement

Goodwin-Carleton Engagement

Community Calendar for Sept. 13, 2013

Community Calendar for Sept. 13, 2013

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