News for Thursday, August 25, 2011


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HUCKABY: Pat Summitt -- the best at what she does

She was still Pat Head when we first met. I had just secured a job coaching girls basketball, of all things. It took. I did it until 2002. But this would be my first rodeo, so to speak, so I began looking around for a clinic geared toward the women's game, which was only a few years removed from six-on-six and rovers.

PARKER: What the bleep is wrong with these bleeping people?

Scene: An elevator in New York Presbyterian Hospital where several others and I were temporary hostages of a filthy-mouthed woman who was profanely berating her male companion. It wasn't possible to discern whether he was her mate or her son, but his attire (baggy drawers) and insolent disposition seemed to suggest the latter.

SIMPSON: Farewell to nice backyard pool — and good riddance

So, after 30 years as owners of a swimming pool, we found its maintenance overwhelming and decided to close it for once and all. Too much aggravation and too costly.

County rivals Alcovy, Eastside clash tonight

COVINGTON -- The first game of the season is always an exciting time for the players, coaches and the fans. But when that first comes against a county rival it makes it even better. That is what Alcovy and Eastside will experience as they start the 2011 season at 7:30

Patriots and Seminoles renew rivalry

heritage-salem football preview for friday, august 26 game

Seminoles walk off with win

winder barrow at salem softball from Thursday

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Newton at Shiloh

The Brian Montgomery era at Shiloh begins tonight when the Generals host Newton.

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Cheerios celebrates 70 years

Cheerios is marking its 70th birthday.

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Georgia Perimeter students study quake reading

Georgia Perimeter College's seismometer detected Tuesday's earthquake at the Newton campus.

Medians to be installed on U.S. 278

Medians will be installed on U.S. Hwy. 278 for motorists' safety.

Newborn man faces sexual exploitation charge

A Newborn man faces a charge of sexual exploitation of a child involving an Oklahoma girl.

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We will never forget

Like most Americans on September 11, 2001, Rockdale County Fire Department Lt. J. D. Carter watched in horror as the World Trade Center Twin Towers collapsed, Flight 93 went down in a Pennsylvania field and the Pentagon came under attack.. The loss of civilian lives, including firefighters, overwhelmed him.. "It

Film Fans take a giant bite into vampire movie remake 'Fright Night'

Film Fans review "Fright Night."


Aug. 26Rockdale SPLOSTThe Citizens Overnight Committee for Rockdale County's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax program has canceled its monthly meeting for August. The next scheduled meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Sept. 26, at the J.P. Carr Administration building, 981 Taylor St., Conyers, 770-278-7282.Special SpeakerAug. 26 at

MOVIE REVIEW: Rookie director tries too hard with dark, intense film 'The Whistleblower'

Michael Clark reviews "The Whistleblower."

Newton Jail Blotter - 8/26/11

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:

Main Street agreement on hold

An agreement between the city and county regarding Main Street Covington has yet to be finalized due to concerns about limited acess to the Square Park.