News for Wednesday, November 12, 2008

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Students get tips on drug avoidance

COVINGTON - High school graduation isn't until May, but many students in Newton County already are participating in graduation ceremonies.

Liquor OK for private club sales

PORTERDALE - Residents voted in favor of allowing private clubs to sell liquor by the drink in a referendum held Nov. 4 in conjunction with the general election.

'We say thank you' City honors veterans at Covington ceremony

COVINGTON - Veterans were remembered and honored at a ceremony held Tuesday in downtown Covington.

Businesses prepare for ice rink opening

CONYERS - Some greet the opening of the ice rink in Olde Town each year with excitement; others brace for a season of frustration and expense.

Covington baby to be featured on radiothon

COVINGTON - Nine-month-old Brody Hunt is a healthy, active little boy. His mother Candace Hunt calls him "my miracle baby."

Giants ace Lincecum wins National League Cy Young

NEW YORK - Tim Lincecum was a big winner on a woeful team, which fit him perfectly.

Bill Shipp - When the cheering ends

The moment the TV networks declared Barack Obama the president-elect, something wonderful happened. The perception of the United States changed around the world. America was the international good guy again. There was dancing in the streets of the great cities of Europe, Asia and Africa.

Seeking redemption Auburn hoping for turnaround against two top rivals

AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn Tigers still have hope, however slim.

Letter - Dems, Reps should make nice

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Alcovy makes big strides in third season Softball team made state

COVINGTON - The Alcovy softball team turned some heads this season, compiling a 17-12 record and advancing to the Class AAAA South State Sectional.

Rockdale continues its winning ways Lady Bulldogs volleyball looks forward to 2009

CONYERS - During the last three seasons, the Rockdale volleyball team has won a combined 69 matches.

Salem girls chase 5th straight trip to state Lady 'Noles to feature quick, aggressive squad this winter

CONYERS - The philosophy for the Salem girls basketball team is simple: "We have more fun because we press and run."

Community Calendar 11/12/2008

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