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Marlins’ Stanton feeling ‘much better’

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton said Friday he is feeling “much better,” one day after sustaining facial fractures when he was struck in the face by an 88-mph fastball from Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers.

Newton Citizen Poll Sept. 14, 2014

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

ROB JENKINS: How not to raise a slacker

As fathers, we all want our sons to grow up to be loving husbands, involved fathers, and contributing members of society. That doesn’t happen by accident.

DARRELL HUCKABY: At some point, yard work becomes inevitable

I found myself right in the middle of a rare 10-day stint at home Friday and found it impossible to ignore, any longer, my lovely wife Lisa’s extensive honey-do list.

Pats walk off in region win over Lanier

It took a little while, but the Heritage softball team picked up another region win Thursday.

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McIlroy lurks after rare bounce, strong finish

A bizarre bounce of his ball into a spectator’s pocket and an unexpected birdie-birdie finish helped Rory McIlroy surge into contention for the Tour Championship with a sizzling display in Friday’s second round.

Country music, family feel attract listeners to Music Barn

Highway 36 Music Barn offers music free to the public.

Woman turns self in on child molestation charges

A 25-year-old Covington woman has turned herself in to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office on allegations that she has had an inappropriate relationship with an underage family member.

United Way kicks off annual campaign at Turner Lake luncheon

Aiming to raise $400,000 for charitable organizatioins, the local United Way kicks off its annual campaign with a luncheon at Turner Lake Park and a stirring address by Rev. William Wade.

RCSO demotes five investigators

Three others leave department amid accusations of cheating

Five investigators accused of cheating on an online training course have been demoted, while three are no longer employed by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

City Council poised to move Highway 278 CID forward Monday

The Covington City Council will discuss a resolution at Monday’s meeting to urge local state legislators to support a Community Improvement District for the Highway 278 corridor.

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Johnson feels good about Chase chances

For those who question the strength of the No. 48 team, driver Jimmie Johnson says he’s more confident entering the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup this year than he was last year when he won his sixth championship.

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Makeshift caddie change no problem for Day at East Lake

Six days after Jason Day pulled out of the BMW Championship with a back complaint, his caddie was forced to withdraw from the opening round of the elite Tour Championship on Thursday because of a back issue.

Tech cannot overlook Georgia Southern

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson will make sure the Yellow Jackets are not looking ahead to next week’s start of ACC play, given who the team hosts on Saturday.

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Gurley could prevent Gamecocks from winning three straight

Georgia hasn’t scored more than 20 points at Williams-Brice Stadium in 20 years, but the Bulldogs haven’t always had Todd Gurley running the ball.

Goodell gets support and criticism after NFL orders new Rice probe

A major advertiser expressed support for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday, while a women’s advocacy group called for his resignation in the mounting controversy over his handling of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice’s domestic violence case.

Public comment period on Bear Creek Reservoir ends Sept. 19

The public may send comments to the Army Corps of Engineers on the proposed Bear Creek Reservoir in southern Newton County until Sept. 19

Community Calendar for Sept. 12, 2014

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

Fuzz Run set for Saturday; Health Expo Friday

The 31st Annual Fuzz Run, sponsored by the Covington Police Department will be held Saturday, and the prerace Health Expo is on tap for all day Friday.

Newton Blotter, Sept. 3-9

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