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Friday night football roundup 10/24

There were some dominating performances in this week's football matchups.

October 24, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

BOC postpones cell tower vote

Lanier Sims served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners as Keith Ellis was absent from the public meeting Tuesday, leaving a four-commissioner board with the possibility for a 2-2 tie.

October 24, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Special needs workshop upcoming

Parents and guardians of students with special needs have a special workshop upcoming specifically geared towards assisting the child with his/her education.

October 24, 2014 | Martin Rand | LOCAL

Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced, a new church essay acknowledges.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Police: Lone shooter dead after high school attack

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - Police in Washington state say a shooter is dead after attack at a high school north of Seattle.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Judge may enter Georgia voter registration dispute

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia state judge is weighing whether it's appropriate for him to intervene in a dispute over more than 50,000 voter registration records in one of the nation's most politically contested states.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Porterdale church catches fire

The Anointed Body of Christ Church in Porterdale suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage Thursday night, when a fire blazed through the building.

October 24, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

TLC cancels its 'Honey Boo Boo' series

NEW YORK (AP) - The TLC network says it is canceling "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," its colorful series about a young beauty pageant contestant and her family.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Federal officials: Dallas nurse free of Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) - The first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Georgia woman, 'voice of Siri,' speaks in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Whether it's giving sports score updates or naming the hottest restaurant in town, the voice heard by millions of iPhone users took center stage at Augusta's Legends Club on Tuesday.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

FACT CHECK: Making 97 percent a failing grade

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Republicans trying to take back control of the U.S. Senate are working hard to sear one big number into the brains of voters from Alaska to Arkansas: 90 percent. Or 95 percent. Or 97 percent.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles

DETROIT (AP) - Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

McGiboney, Alcovy Trestle made safer

Aaron Wadley, who has been on the job as Newton County's transportation director since September, briefed the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday on several projects going on throughout the county.

October 23, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

I-20 pedestrian bridge project under budget

The Covington City Council learned it would be saving money on the pedestrian bridge over I-20 on SR 81 during Monday's council meeting.

October 23, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

NEW YORK (AP) - From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America's adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators.

October 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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The 180th annual Salem Camp Meeting kicked off with a weekend filled with family meals, services, games and plenty of visiting.

July 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Mr. and Mrs. John M. DeBona of Oxford announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Michelle DeBona to Grant Quinn Deal, son of Craig G. Deal of Statesboro and Mrs. Karen M. Jackson of Woodstock.

July 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Zayden and Jayden Stone

Shanketa Hammonds and Russell Stone announce the birth of twin sons Zayden Omar Stone (Zach) and Jayden Bernard Stone (Cody) May 28. Zach weighed 4 pounds and 9 ounces and was 17 inches long. Cody weighed 4 pounds 1 ounce and was 16 inches long.

July 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Buggy buddies

"What is that?" "Do you want to sell it?" "Where can I buy one?" These are all questions Clay Ivey and Ted Trammell have heard time and time again.

July 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Grandson of Oxford resident named to Olympic Team

Oxford resident Helen Hancock is literally beside herself. In fact, she is overwhelmed with excitement, bursting with pride.

July 13, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Eastside's Anglin battles back from life-threatening injury

At age 12, Keaton Anglin suffered an injury so severe that it almost cost him his life, including his burgeoning young baseball career.

July 13, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives

Newton County Lugnuts continue to dominate

Make no mistake - this summer the Newton County Lugnuts (15 and under) have been red hot.

July 13, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Development firm could build a Family Dollar in Porterdale

Porterdale residents will soon get a new place to shop for bargain-priced items after the city council approved the preliminary plans for a Family Dollar on Crowell Road.

July 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Deputy receives pay cut for crash

A deputy who lost control of his patrol vehicle and crashed into a home on Salem Road May 25 was found to have violated Newton County Sheriff's Office procedures, according to documents obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request.

July 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Tar spills from truck near Ga. Highway 81

A tanker full of liquid tar leaked nearly 800 gallons of the gooey stuff near Ga. Highway 81 Thursday before a deputy spotted the spill, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

July 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Marie "Ree" Smith

Ms. Marie "Ree" Smith died July 8. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl (Josie) Smith, she was born in 1943. She was educated in the Jasper County School System. The first member of the Smith family to be awarded a college degree, Ms. Smith earend a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Albany State College. After graduation, she taught business educations classes in Cairo and in the Jasper County School System, Beloved by her students, Ms. Smith was a dedicated teacher, striving each day to reach her goal of individual pupil achievement. She was preceded in ...

July 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Artis Mae Nolley Thomas

Sister Artis Mae Nolley Thomas died July 3. The daughter of the late Deacon Irvin Nolley and Mrs. Clara Mae Benton Nolley, she was born in Jasper County in 1921. She was educated in the Newton County School system. Mrs. Nolley joined Sims Chapel Baptist Church and served as the church secretary for 34 years. She was a member of the Mother Board and served for several years as president of Sims Chapel Missionary and secretary of the Nolley Family Reunion Club. She was Past Worthy Matron of Golden Line No. 204 OES. Mrs. Thomas was a member of many ...

July 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Freda Catherine Snellgrove

Freda Catherine Snellgrove, 87, of Conyers died July 11 at Riverside Health Care. Born on Jan. 14, 1921 in Birmingham, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Ornan J. Stokes and Catherine Mize Stokes. She was a resident of Conyers for 41 years and was the owner of Snellgrove Auto Electric. She was a member of Conyers Church of God where she was involved in the youth programs. Mrs. Snellgrove loved her nine children and spending time with them and she also loved to read, watch Braves games and Nascar. She was preceded in death by her husband Brady ...

July 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Janet Elizabeth Yancey Wheeler

Mrs. Janet Elizabeth Yancey Wheeler, 72, a lifelong resident of Newton County, died July 10. The daughter of the late Bryant and Lola Yancey she was born May 14, 1936 in Covington. She was retired from the Newton County Sheriff's office where she worked in security. Mrs. Wheeler was a member of County Line Baptist Church.

July 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

More than 1,700 participate in early primary voting

With the close of early voting on Friday, one of the busiest, most competitive local primary seasons in years draws to an end - though for some races, the campaigning will likely continue for several more weeks as runoffs are anticipated.

July 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

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