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Paul Walker's brothers to fill in for late actor in 'Fast & Furious 7'

Walker, 40, died on November 30 in crash in Santa Clarita, California

The brothers of actor Paul Walker, who died in November, will fill in for the late action star in order to complete scenes in the upcoming film "Fast & Furious 7."

Five win titles at Region 2 track and field meet

Five local athletes took home individual championships during day one of the Region 2-AAAAAA track and field meet Tuesday at Twelve Oaks Stadium.

Heritage falls 1-0 at John’s Creek

The Heritage girls soccer team had its seven-game winning streak snapped Tuesday, dropping a 1-0 contest to John’s Creek.

THOMAS: Sebelius is the definition of a scapegoat

President Obama’s nominee to replace Sebelius, budget director Sylvia Burwell, might turn out to be better at fixing websites, but she doesn’t have the power to fix Obamacare. No one does because it is based on a weak foundation and the notion that government can do anything.

Community Calendar for April 16, 2014

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

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Local mom continues fight for her daughter to have medical marijuana

Despite the fact that Georgia legislators recently shot down a bill that would have legalized the use of medical marijuana throughout the state, one local mother is not giving up the fight for her afflicted daughter to have access to the therapeutic medicine.

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Newton celebrates National Telecommunicators Week

Newton County celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

911 operators around the U.S. are being honored in celebration of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, April 13 - 19.

Covington man reports pit bull puppy stolen from yard

A Covington man reported that someone possibly stole a pit bull puppy from his yard.

Mansfield: More information needed before election call

City Council members discussed calling for a special election to fill the unexpired term of former mayor Estona Middlebrooks Monday night, but too many questions remained unanswered, so the matter was postponed.

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DCA offers finance tips to Porterdale

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) offered some financial tips to businesses and banks in Porterdale last week.

Bobcats win on Douglas-Roberts’ shot

Chris Douglas-Roberts may not have been the primary option when the Charlotte Bobcats set up the final play with 2.6 seconds left. But the guard felt comfortable when he got the ball with the game on the line.

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Pet of the Week

German Shepherd-mix puppies and Freckles are ready for adoption

Olympic sprint gives way to Stanley Cup marathon

With the sprint for Olympic gold over, the marathon run for the Stanley Cup begins this week with the opening round of the National Hockey League playoffs.

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Willow oaks planted on Square

Willow oak trees were planted on the Square in place of a dying pecan tree.

Mansfield OKs compensation for former clerk

The City Council unanimously approved an agreement Monday night that compensates former city clerk Pat Mullins for the way she was dismissed and protects the city from any future legal action arising from her dismissal.

Forum draws wide range of candidates

At least 25 candidates in a number of upcoming elections have confirmed participation in an April 26 forum at Antioch A.M.E. Church.

Farmer picks up first victory of season

Austin back in the groove with Trenton

Buck Farmer bounced back nicely from an up down first start of the season with a victory in start No. 2.

Autopsy reveals cause of death of Ultimate Warrior

The 54-year-old wrestler, James Hellwig, collapsed on April 8 outside a hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Boston marks anniversary of marathon bombing with somber ceremonies | Photos

Boston began its memorials of last year’s marathon bombing attack, which killed three people and injured 264, on a quiet note Tuesday, with Mayor Martin Walsh and Cardinal Sean O’Malley visiting wreaths left at the spots where the two bombs went off.

Florida woman survives bear mauling

Terri Frana, 44, of Lake Mary, received stitches and staples in the back of her head to close a wound, and had visible gashes on her forehead, back and around her mouth.

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