News for Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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Gray honored at LaGrange

LAGRANGE -- Former Heritage soccer player Brittany Gray was recently named LaGrange College's offensive player of the year. Gray, a sophomore who helped lead the Patriots to three appearances in the Class AAAA state playoffs, led LaGrange in assists (7) for the second consecutive season and her 13 points were tied for the most on the team.

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Eastside grapplers get it done to win Newton Cup

COVINGTON -- Eastside wrestling team met one of its first goals by winning the Newton Cup.. Not only did they win the cup, the Eagles won it without leaving any doubt who was the best team in the county this year.. Eastside took care of Newton in quick fashion with

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Bulldogs win third straight

SUWANEE -- Nothing was easy for the Rockdale basketball teams Tuesday in Suwanee.. After the girls came from behind to beat Peachtree Ridge 58-56 in double overtime in the opener, the boys erased a seven-point deficit and held off the Lions 84-81 in non

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Tebow Loves Jesus Christ, and What's Wrong With That?

Somewhere the other day, I read this: "Tim Tebow's love of Jesus Christ makes people nervous." Hm-m-m-m, think that over for a minute.. In wartime, for instance, would you rather be in a foxhole with a soldier who loves Jesus Christ, or a heathen? You think

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CAL THOMAS: By his own words, Obama shouldn't get second term

In his latest in a series of interviews on "60 Minutes" last Sunday night, the president took positions that are the polar opposite of what he was saying as recently as last spring.

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Falcons after more than another winning mark

ATLANTA -- The guys who currently play for the Atlanta Falcons find it a little hard to believe.. Nine wins used to be a big deal for this franchise?. "Really? I never knew that," said defensive end Ray Edwards, who signed with the Falcons before this season. "I guess

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Delta Air Lines predicts 2011 profit of $800M

The company said in a filing that it will earn $1.1 billion in 2011 if special items are excluded.

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Rockdale library names new director

Daryl Fletcher was named the new director of the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library last week after serving as interim director for the last six months.

Helping Hands holds health fair

Local health and education organization Helping Hands Outreach will hold its fifth annual Healthy for the Holidays health fair Saturday that will offer free health testing and information for the whole family.

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Sprucing up for Christmas

Crews with the city of Porterdale were out last week putting the finishing touches on Christmas decorations in the city. Citizen photographer Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith caught them constructing this tree on Ga. Highway 81 near the gazebo. In the bucket truck is Dennis Whitley, and on the ground are

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Carter bids mayor's seat farewell

Mayor Kim Carter presided over her last City Council meeting Tuesday night.

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Covington mayor-elect speaks to Rotary Club

Covington Mayor-elect Ronnie Johnston spoke to the Rotary Club of Covington Tuesday.

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Blu Maxx headlines benefit concert

Popular rock band Blue Maxx will headline a benefit concert for a Covington citizen seriously injured in a motorcyle accident.

Porterdale set to vote on budget Thursday

The Porterdale City Council will hold a public hearing on the town's 2012 budget Thursday night.

Newton County Sheriff's Office offers holiday safety tips

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is offering tips on how to stay safe during the holidays.

Water supply task force report headed to governor

The state's report outlining a program that would fund low-interest loans for planning and building new reservoirs and wells aimed at increasing Georgia's water supply has been approved and now heads to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature.

Newton County Sheriff's Office offers holiday safety tips

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office is urging citizens to take precautions and follow safety guidelines to prevent becoming a victim of crime during the holiday season.

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Carter bids mayor's seat farewell

COVINGTON -- Though her term does not expire until year's end, Tuesday marked Covington Mayor Kim Carter's last time leading a City Council meeting.

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Tebow Loves Jesus Christ, and What's Wrong With That?

Somewhere the other day, I read this: "Tim Tebow's love of Jesus Christ makes people nervous." Hm-m-m-m, think that over for a minute.

James Sears

Mr. James Joseph Sears, age 84, of Covington, GA, passed away December 11, 2011. Wheeler Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the Arrangements. (770) 786-7111. www.wheelerfuneralhome.com

Ruby Cowan

Ruby E. Chandler- Maloney- Cowan, 95, passed away December 12, 2011 at Maple Ridge Health Care in Cartersville, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Judge and Mary Hinton ...

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