News for Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Oxford aims to keep steady pace after break

Oxford will return to action Saturday at Middle Georgia Technical College in Fort Valley.

LETTERS: Oxford proud of connection to Emory, Sitton

The city of Oxford congratulates Emory and those who have helped make the school great.

LETTERS: Cheerleading should be recognized as a sport

Cheerleaders deserve the same respect as other athletes.

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DARRELL HUCKABY: Here's how I'd fill the stockings of some celebs

What do you give the celeb who has everything?

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CAL THOMAS: What's wrong with adultery?

Once, divorce was a political "kiss of death." Now we are debating whether adultery should carry a similar penalty. One shudders to think what might be next.

Newton County's Heard-Mixon Elementary recognized for significant improvement

Newton County School System's Heard-Mixon Elementary School is a 2011 Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement for making gains in reading and math scores.

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Conyers VFW quartermaster recalls his days in Vietnam

Arriving 'in-country' during the infamous communist Tet Offensive of February 1968, Vince Przybyszewski experienced the complexity of the war called Vietnam.

Foster kids participate in Shop with a Cop program in Covington

Youngsters in Newton County's foster care program with the Depatment of Family and Children Services shopped Tuesday afternoon for Christmas gifts at Walmart with the Shop with a Cop program. More than 20 volunteers with the Covington Police Department helped the youngsters select gifts.

KCNB wishing for a green Christmas

KCNB hopes everyone will have a green Christmas this year.

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Walmart prepping for 2012 opening

The new Walmart Supercenter at Salem and Brown Bridge roads is taking shape, as construction continues in preparation for a 2012 opening.

Recycling centers to close for holidays

The landfll and recycling centers will be closed during the holidays, and residents should be prepared to hold onto their garbage a little bit longer or else be cited by code enforcement.

New giant plane to launch people, cargo into orbit

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan announced Tuesday they're building a giant airplane and spaceship to zip people and cargo into orbit.

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NTSB recommends ban on driver cell phone use

States should ban all driver use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices, except in emergencies, the National Transportation Board said.

Last F-22 Raptor jet to roll of Ga. assembly line

MARIETTA -- The final F-22 Raptor fighter jet is scheduled to roll off the assembly line at a Lockheed Martin plant in Marietta on Tuesday.. Reports say that the jet will be the last of 187 F-22s produced for the U.S. Air Force, completing its operational fleet.. The

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Gingrich camp showcases Georgia endorsements

Several Georgia lawmakers, including the state's most powerful senator, are supporting Newt Gingrich's presidential bid.

Ga. man accused of posing as lawyer

MARIETTA -- Cobb County sheriff's officials say a Lithia Springs man is accused of posing as an attorney and even appearing in court on behalf of clients even though they say he doesn't have a license to practice law.. Authorities say that 51-year-old Glover Carl Lewis was arrested

Thieves steal cooking oil from chicken restaurant

Thieves steal cooking oil from chicken restaurant. VILLA RICA -- Authorities in Villa Rica say can't recall a theft quite like the heist of several gallons of cooking oil from a fried chicken restaurant.. Police say that two people early Saturday morning backed a truck up to the 55-gallon

Ga. gets $4M grant for high-speed rail to NC

Georgia has received a $4.1 million grant to continue work on a high-speed rail project linking Atlanta to Charlotte, N.C.

UGA researchers work on breast cancer vaccine

Researchers from the University of Georgia and the Mayo Clinic in Arizona say they have developed a vaccine that attacks breast cancer in mice.. UGA said in a release Monday that the vaccine dramatically reduces tumors in a mouse model that

MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'

Michael Clark reviews "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

A variety of pets are available for adoption at the Newton and Rockdale animal shelters.

U.S. House to vote on extension of unemployment benefits

Extended federal unemployment benefits, which can last up to 73 weeks, expire Dec. 31.

Dec. 13 Health Reports

EDITOR'S NOTE: Restaurant health inspection reports published in the Citizen newspapers include only the restaurant's name, address, score and date of inspection. This is due to the length of violations included in the reports. Readers who would like to know more about a restaurant's score may go online at www.eastmetrohealth.com to read any violations recorded in the report.

Newton County's Heard-Mixon Elementary recognized for significant improvement

COVINGTON -- Heard-Mixon Elementary School was singled out as one of 13 schools in the state recognized for making significant improvement over the past three years.

U.S. House to vote on extension of unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON ? Extended federal unemployment benefits, which can last up to 73 weeks, expire Dec. 31. The U.S. House will vote Tuesday on continuing to pay the benefits through January 2013.

Federal report: Home flipping bigger culprit in housing bubble

LAS VEGAS -- A new federal report shows that speculative real estate investors played a larger role than originally thought in driving the housing bubble that led to record foreclosures and sent economies plummeting in Nevada, California, Arizona, Florida and other states.

LETTERS: Oxford proud of connection to Emory, Sitton

In 1836 a group of Georgia Methodists obtained a charter for a new school to be located in Newton County and set about building a community that would be incorporated as the city of Oxford in 1839. That school is 175 years old this year and is known worldwide as Emory University.

LETTERS: Cheerleading should be recognized as a sport

Cheerleading should be recognized as a sport

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Gingrich camp showcases Georgia endorsements

ATLANTA — Several Georgia lawmakers, including the state's most powerful senator, are supporting Newt Gingrich's presidential bid.

Frances Cheeley

Frances McCurdy Ingle Cheeley, age 84 of Conyers, GA, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2011. Ms. Cheeley was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-three years, Harold ...

Joel Leverette

Mr. Joel Kenneth Leverette of Conyers, GA died Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Christian Ministries Hospice in Riverdale, GA.  Born on May 16, 1950 in Atlanta, GA he was ...

Patsy Allen

Patsy L. Allen, age 65 of Covington, GA passed away December 11, 2011. Arrangements by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, (770) 786-7062, (770) 784-5582 (24 hr. obituary line) www.caldwellandcowan.com ...

James Wilson

James Thomas Wilson, age 81, of Covington, GA died on November 22, 2011. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182 www.metroembalming.com

Donald Davenport

Donald Frank Davenport, Sr., of Loganville, GA passed away December 7, 2011. Arrangements by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, (770) 786-7062, (770) 784-5582 (24 hr. obituary line) www.caldwellandcowan.com

Rayburn Bankston

Rayburn H. Bankston, age 73 of Mansfield, GA passed away December 10, 2011. Arrangements by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, (770) 786-7062, (770) 784-5582 (24 hr. obituary line) www.caldwellandcowan.com ...

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