News for Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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Mistakes could be costly as Alcovy heads to Luella to start region play

Playing mistake free on defense is going to be the key to a victory for Alcovy as they get set to begin Region 2-AAAAAA play against Luella on Friday.

Former deputy's alleged drug sales took place outside Newton County

More details in the case against former NCSO deputy Darrell Mathis, who allegedly sold marijuana to FBI agents.

Covington won't delay electric hike for SGD

The city of Covington will not delay an electric rate increase for a local industry.

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Watson: Miracle at Medinah pain can motivate U.S.

United States captain Tom Watson wants his team to draw on the memory of their painful ‘Miracle at Medinah’ defeat when they bid to wrest the Ryder Cup back from Europe in Scotland next year.

BBB warns of Obamacare scam

Consumers across the country are reporting phone calls that claim to be from the government about new health insurance cards required by the Affordable Care Act. Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that this is a scam, and it’s growing as the Oct. 1 implementation date for the Health Insurance Marketplace approaches.

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Middle Ridge named Blue Ribbon School

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Tuesday that Middle Ridge Elementary School is a National Blue Ribbon School. Middle Ridge is one of 286 schools in the nation to earn the designation.

Minor bus accident reported at Alcovy High School

Minor bus accident reported at Alcovy High School

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Wild times at Monastery of Holy Spirit

Monastery of Holy Spirit holds 3rd Annual Fall Festival and Health Fair.

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Wild times at the Monastery

Cutline to preview 3rd Annual Fall Festival and Health Fair at Monastery of Holy Spirit on Oct. 5

49ers DE Aldon Smith out indefinitely to seek treatment

Troubled San Francisco 49ers defensive end Aldon Smith flew to a treatment center Monday, according to NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk.

Heritage shuts out Kell

The Heritage softball had been struggling recently, but things got back to normal Monday.

High-flying Salem travels to Flowery Branch

It’d be a fair to say last Friday was one of the better nights in Salem football history.

Middle Ridge named National Blue Ribbon School

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that Middle Ridge Elementary School is a National Blue Ribbon School! Middle Ridge Elementary is one of only 286 schools in the nation designated a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. Only ten Georgia schools—eight public and two private earned the special designation. Secretary Duncan made this year’s announcement live via the U.S. Department of Education’s USTREAM channel, viewed by recognized principals, teachers, and students assembled across the country.

Community Calendar for Sept. 25, 2013

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

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