News for Sunday, December 11, 2011


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Griffin III wins first Heisman for Baylor; Luck is runner-up again

Robert Griffin II overcomes early favorite Andrew Luck to become first player from Baylor to win the Heisman Trophy. Luck finished second to the Baylor quarterback, who dazzled voters with his heroics that led Baylor from obscurity into the national conversation.

ON THE BEAT: Newton Sheriff's Office, Covington Police deal with petty thefts

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at

Too much political correctness in military

There can be no doubt that all of us are very proud of the young men and women who wear the uniforms of our country. As I write this on the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we are reminded of the huge sacrifices these Americans have made on our behalf for 235 years. Our freedom and liberty are a direct result of their labor of love for this country.

O'REILLY: The tax man cometh, and he wasteth my payout

This week Caesar came for me, demanding my tax obligation. As a 1 percenter, my burden was substantial, but I’m not whining. I love my country and understand it needs money to fulfill its obligations. So the check is in the mail.

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KATHLEEN PARKER: The GOP's death wish

WASHINGTON — "Anybody but Mitt" has become a familiar mantra throughout the Republican primary campaign. It is also weird and self-defeating.Republicans apparently want to nominate ANYone except the one person who can defeat Barack Obama. And for all the strangest reasons:

Beverly Grayson

Beverly Elizabeth Grayson age 93 of Conyers, GA formerly of Savannah, GA. passed away Thursday December 8th, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, December 10th in the Smyrna ...