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ATHENS — A unique study conducted by University of Georgia entomologists led to the discovery of a distinctive supergene in fire ant colonies that determines whether young queen ants will leave their birth colony to start their own new colony or if they will join one with multiple queens. Researchers also found that ants were more aggressive toward queens who don’t possess the supergene, causing colony workers to kill them. This critical finding opens the door to new pest control methods that may be more efficient in eradicating problematic fire ant colonies.

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OMAHA, Ga. – Any day spent fishing is a good day. A day you catch a new state record is a great day! Tim Trone of Havana, Fla., is the new state record holder for the blue catfish. His catch, weighed 110 pounds, 6 ounces, beating the previous record by more than 17 pounds, according to the G…

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Antibiotic resistance – one of the biggest threats to global health, according to the World Health Organization – occurs when germs learn how to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. The problem of resistance threatens the efficacy of antibiotics, making simple infections untreatable.

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Intersection improvements, bridge replacements and road widening projects throughout Newton County are on the ballot in the Nov. 3 General Election.

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ATLANTA -- Rural Georgians from business owners to teachers to elected officials know one of the region’s biggest challenges is inadequate internet connectivity, particularly amid a pandemic that is forcing people to stay home.

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The Psalmist expressed praise of the Almighty God by noting His great strength when he said, “Thou art the God who works wonders; thou hast made known Thy strength among the peoples.” (Ps. 77:14)

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My 2-year-old grandson was peering out the window in his brother’s room when he suddenly began to excitedly call out to his mom. He beckoned for her to come see what he was looking at. When she asked him what it was, he replied, “Kangaroos!”

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Animosity is defined as “a strong feeling of dislike or hatred: ill-will or resentment tending toward active hostility: an antagonistic attitude.” That pretty well sums up the general state of our American populace today on all levels.

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This week’s column involved a bit of food history research. During my youth, salmon patties (more formally called salmon croquettes) were a staple on my mama’s menu plans. While other parts of the country enjoy salted codfish cakes, I had never thought about how salmon became so popular in the South. Hence, the research.

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Conyers’ Chief Operating Officer David Spann has announced his retirement from the city effective Friday, Oct. 23. Spann leaves a legacy of 32 years of service to the city serving in a number of roles integral to the community’s growth and progress.

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While some alarmists are warning we could all die from climate change in the next however many years (their predictions differ and have been consistently wrong), the national debt is a clear and present threat to the stability, even existence, of the country.

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The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardons and Parole.

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Cheveda McCamy, a prosecutor in Henry County, has been appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp to fill the Alcovy Judicial Circuit vacancy created by the death of Judge Horace Johnson Jr.

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Halloween, like so much else, will be different this year from previous years, but it also offers an analogy that can be applied to the current presidential campaign.

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COVINGTON — Lt. Paul Gunter, of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, retired on Sept. 30. With 40 years of law enforcement experience, Gunter spent the last 30 years serving the Newton County community, beginning his service at the Covington Police Department before becoming employed with the…

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Snapping Shoals EMC held a drive-through annual meeting Tuesday morning at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. About 1,500 of the iconic yellow buckets were given out as members drove through the park.

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ATLANTA -- The Georgia Police K9 Foundation, which has vested 88 Georgia Law Enforcement K9s, has announced that K9 Cuff, K9 Titan, K9 Taz, K9 Bo and K9 Judge, all with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources throughout the state of Georgia, are the latest five K9s to receive a LOF Streetfighter Vest.

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SOCIAL CIRCLE — Venison burgers, venison chili, venison jerky … Foodies who have been looking for a way to “beef” up that freezer stockpile, will soon have an opportunity to go for the venison instead. The Georgia deer firearms season opens Oct. 17 and continues through Jan. 10 statewide.

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GRIFFIN — You may have relied on advice from a Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer in the past. Now they want your input to make plans for the future.

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The Kamala Harris-Mike Pence death match will go down in history as another forgettable vice presidential debate, but it had its pluses.

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In my attempt at a humor column loosely related to the first presidential debate, I learned a lesson. I angered two groups of people: those who thought I should have blamed Trump, and those who thought I should have blamed Biden.

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Each fall, I set aside a weekend afternoon to cook this dish. The red wine in it helps to tenderize the beef to a soft, almost melting texture. It also provides an incredibly fragrant, rich flavor. The savory root vegetables and earthy mushrooms are perfect complements. This dish is best if made a day ahead of time and the mushrooms added during the gentle reheating time.

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COVINGTON — One person sustained minor injuries in storm damage in the area of the Rainbow homeless shelter in Covington Saturday evening.

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The redevelopment of the former Salem Gate shopping center property is moving forward, although — thanks to the pandemic — it will take shape differently from what was originally planned.

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