News for Wednesday, December 7, 2011


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Edwards get nod as co-top offensive player

COVINGTON -- After sitting out most of his junior season because of an injury, Alcovy's Devon Edwards came back with more than 1,900 all-purpose yards to become Region 3-AAAA Offensive Co-Player of the Year.. "He was hurt so people didn't know about him. They stood up and

Georgia sees jump in charter school enrollment

Georgia is among a handful of states leading the nation in adding charter schools.

Georgia State Patrol spreads goodwill

This Christmas, Georgia State Patrol troopers want kids to know law enforcement is always here to help.

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Henderson only hold-out on redistricting maps

J.C. Hendersonis the sole hold-out on redistricting maps proposed by elected officials.

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Newton County READS moves to new office

The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new offices for Newton County READS at 4118 Herring St. at the Family Resource Center East. Newton County READS is a non-profit, volunteer-based literacy organization that proviides literacy programs for Newton County adults

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A taste for the old days

Social Circle Ace Home Center, located at 181 S. Cherokee Road, is bringing back a taste of yesteryear. Here, employee Scott Akiyama weighs up a batch of peanut caramel delights from the assortment of old-fashion candy the store features at Chrismastime. Akiyama said this is the third year the

Walk of Heroes flag ceremony postponed

Bad weather causes stop to Pearl Harbor remembrance

The unserviceable flag disposal ceremony planned for 5 p.m. today at Georgia Veterans War Memorial is cancelled due to inclement weather conditions, according to organizers.

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Maintenance worker arrested in death of 7-year-old Canton girl

A 20-year-old maintenance worker has been arrested in the beating death of a 7-year-old north Georgia girl who was abducted and killed at an apartment complex and her body left in a trash bin, authorities said Wednesday.

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'M-A-S-H' star Harry Morgan dies at age 96

Emmy-winning character actor Harry Morgan, whose portrayal of the fatherly Col. Potter on television's "M-A-S-H" highlighted a show business career that included nine other TV series, 50 films and the Broadway stage, died Wednesday. He was 96.

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Rockdale dog rescued after trapped in a well for a week

This dog's tale ended happily when Rockdale County fire fighters and Animal Control officers rescued a dog that had been trapped in a well for a week in north Rockdale County.

Trial begins in Eve Carson murder case

Eve Carson would have been conscious and aware after she was shot four times with a .25-caliber pistol early on the morning of March 5, 2008, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Dorothy Hubbard becomes Albany's first female mayor

When she is sworn into office next month, former city commissioner Dorothy Hubbard will become Albany’s first female mayor.

Newell Rubbermaid closes $800 million credit pact

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. said on Wednesday that it has closed a five-year, $800 million credit agreement to replace a smaller credit pact that had been scheduled to mature next November.

Funeral set for Canton girl who was abducted, beaten

A Canton funeral home announced that services for a 7-year-old girl who police say was abducted and killed have been set for this weekend.

Six Flags offers free pass for kids who read

Six Flags Over Georgia is partnering with Discovery Education to offer free admission to K-6 students who participate in Read to Succeed, an online program that aims to encourage kids to read outside the classroom.

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Pearl Harbor attack remembered at 70th anniversary

About 120 survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor observed a moment of silence to commemorate the Japanese attack and the thousands who lost their lives that day 70 years ago Wednesday.

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Wilson leads Bulldogs past SACA

CONYERS -- The Rockdale boy's basketball team wasn't used to having a losing streak, and Tuesday in Conyers, they played like they didn't want a new one starting any time soon. C.J. Wilson scored 24 points to lead a quartet of Bulldogs in double figures in a 96-82 victory over Southwest Atlanta Christian in non-region play.

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Frazier named region 8-AAAA coach of the year

Conyers ? Add one more big moment to the 2011 football season for Heritage High School.

Dorothy Hubbard becomes Albany's first female mayor

ALBANY, Ga. — When she is sworn into office next month, former city commissioner Dorothy Hubbard will become Albany’s first female mayor.

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Ethel Mccullough

Ethel Corine Young McCullough, born November 14, 1914 departed this earth to be with her Holy Maker on December 5, 2011. Mrs. McCullough was born in Rockdale County, daughter of ...

Joseph Starks

Born Aug. 25, 1933 in Chattanooga, TN; died Nov. 30, 2011 in Daytona Beach, FL. Mr. Starks proudly retired from USMC as a 1st Sgt. having served 22 years during ...