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DARRELL HUCKABY: Grocery shopping — then and now

I spend a lot of time in grocery stores.

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ROB JENKINS: The real problem with Donald Trump

Last week I explained why Donald Trump’s (now-narrow) lead in the polls, although surprising to many, really shouldn’t be. In offering that objective analysis, I also acknowledged that I am not a Trump supporter.

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Artful Harvest Show

The annual Artful Harvest art show can be viewed through Thursday at the Southern Heartland Arts Gallery on the Covington Square. (Staff Photos: Wade Marbaugh)

Newton starts region play on road against Tucker

Newton Rams football team on the practice field (Staff photos: Manny Fils)

Head of their class

Amanda Angulo, Kristen Bagwell and Bo Holder have been named Top 3 finalists for Newton County School System's Teacher of the Year. The three educators were selected from among the Teachers of the Year at each of the school system’s 23 schools. The teachers submitted essays and then a panel of judges spent two days interviewing each of the teachers and selected the Top 3. The identities of the top three candidates were kept secret – even from their principals – until the teachers’ families, superintendent and other NCSS officials walked into classrooms Friday morning with the news and presented the teachers with balloons and flowers. The 2016 Teacher of the Year will be announced at a special ceremony at Newton High School at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. Here are some pictures of Amanda Angulo, a seventh grade teacher at Indian Creek Middle School; Kristen Bagwell, a literature teacher at Alcovy High School; and Bo Holder, who teaches third grade at South Salem Elementary School. (Staff photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith)

Rockdale and Heritage battle on the diamond

Rivals Rockdale and Heritage played a softball game Wednesday in Conyers. (Staff photos: Kurt Aschermann Jr.)

Celebrating life

The Fall Festival and Health Fair held at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in south Rockdale County has grown in popularity, and this year's event promises to be just as exciting. When the festival began five years ago, it drew about 2,000 people. Last year, that number swelled to about 4,500. The festival and health fair, featuring handmade arts and crafts, as well as the variety of children’s activities, along with free health screenings, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the monastery campus at 2625 Ga. Highway 212. Health screenings will be limited to the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here are some pictures of previous years' fall festivals at the monastery. (Special photos)


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