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Woman arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

Deputies find drugs on driver pulled over for traffic violations

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Annual car show to benefit Miracle League's baseball field

Car and bike enthusiasts are invited to attend the Miracle League of Newton County’s Fifth Annual Miracle League Car and Bike Show.

Newton Commission Chairman Ellis weighs in on 2050 Plan ordinances

Citizens who attended a public hearing at Flint Hill Elementary on the baseline ordinances of the 2050 Plan were assured Thursday night that the county won’t be taking action on the proposal anytime soon.

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Hard Labor Creek Observatory offers glimpses of planets, starts, galaxies | PHOTOS

Hard Labor Creek Observatory offers glimpses of planets, starts, galaxies

Hard Labor Creek Observatory holds monthly open houses.

Link named baseball, softball coach at Salem

A new era has begun on the baseball and softball fields at Salem High School.

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Lady Rams softball head in new direction with coaching change

The Lady Rams softball team have a new field, new uniforms, a new booster club and now a new coach.

Inductee La Russa says let steroid era players in Hall

Tony La Russa, who will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, believes there is room in the Hall for tainted stars from the so-called Steroids Era.

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Podium places to be decided in final time trial

After almost three weeks of action-packed racing the minor podium places in the Tour de France are likely to be decided in Saturday’s final time trial.

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Archer signs with Brenau for track

Alcovy runner Brianna Archer recently signed her way to the next level after agreeing to attend Brenau University on a Track and Field scholarship.

Newton Citizen Poll for July 27, 2014

The Newton Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Time to say a heartfelt 'thanks' for all the dreams that have come true

I never dreamed that the day would actually come when someone asked me, “What do you do for a living?” and I could answer, “Travel the world.”

Defensive play key to securing Post 32 3-2 win

The phrase defense wins championships was never more true than in the American Legion Georgia Tournament as Covington held off Albany for the 3-2 win at Paul Eames Field in Albany on Friday.

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Gruden: RG3 ‘hands down’ Redskins’ best QB

Jay Gruden is not leaving any room for interpretation. The Washington Redskins’ rookie head coach said Robert Griffin III is the starting quarterback.

Falcons WR White agrees to 4-yr extension

Falcons WR White agrees to 4-yr extension The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with Roddy White on a four-year contract extension that runs through the 2018 season and could set the wide receiver up to finish his career with the franchise that drafted him in the first round in 2005.

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Golfers show heart for Gowen

Not even bad weather could stop the more than 150 golfers from showing their support in the Golf for Laurie tournament at Ashton Hills Golf Club on Saturday.

Post 77 opens state tourney with lopsided win

Rockdale Post 77 got the Georgia State American Legion Tournament off to a fine start Thursday.

Newton Blotter, July 15-22

Newton jail log for the week of July 15-22

Newton BOE extends superintendent's contract

The Newton County School System can expect Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey to stay on board for the next few years.

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'Bessie' filming schedule causes frustration for Olde Town businesses

Olde Town merchants, officials frustrated that streets in Olde Town closed Thursday for film crews.

JACK SIMPSON: Trouble on the border

While out on the campaign trail fundraising, our president recently went to Colorado for a beer and some pool, after which he headed for Texas. But, he did not head to the border where Gov. Rick Perry says the surge of arriving children from Central America is “a humanitarian crisis.”

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