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Nadal recovers from shaky start to go through

Claycourt machine Rafael Nadal recovered from a stuttering start to beat Russian qualifier Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4 6-1 and reach the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday.

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ELECTION 2014: Henderson points to experience, achievement in bid for re-election

Newton County Commissioner J.C. Henderson says that there’s no substitute for experience when it comes to governance.

Mansfield postpones decision on special election

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.

Seniors make time on field memorable with 4-0 win over Henry County

The three Lady Eagles senior soccer players finished their final game at home with a big win as they defeated Henry County 4-0 on Tuesday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Chairman gives insight into ACCG conference

Newton County Commissioners took time outside of board meetings to attend the 2014 Association County Commissioners of Georgia conference, which provides tools, resources and leadership skills to enhance decision-making.

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Pop singer Miley Cyrus cancels concerts after hospitalization

Miley Cyrus has canceled a concert in St. Louis on Wednesday as she remains hospitalized from a "severe allergic reaction to antibiotics."

Two wrecks snarl rush-hour traffic on I-20

Two wrecks on the intestate in Rockdale County Wednesday morning wreaked havoc on rush-hour traffic all the way into Newton County.

JEFF MEADORS: New school scorecards coming in May

Georgia taxpayers should gain new insight into the schools they fund as 2013-14 annual scorecards appear in May.

DARRELL HUCKABY: For some questions, there are no answers

I remember the very first time I ever set eyes on Terri Hubbard Cooper. How many people can we say that about in our lives?

Auburn University cancels classes after threatening message

Auburn University in Alabama canceled classes on Wednesday due to concern about a threatening message posted in a campus restroom, the school said on its website.

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Nearly 300 missing after South Korean ferry capsizes

Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday, despite frantic rescue efforts involving coastguard vessels, fishing boats and helicopters, in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years.

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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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