News for Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Salem moves to 4-0

The Salem boy's basketball team kept winning late Tuesday night. Led by Terry Salter and Dedrick Turner, who each scored 11 points, and a dominant defense, the Seminoles defeated Northview, 55-43 at the Lanier Shootout in Sugar Hill. Salem (4-0) held its third consecutive opponent to 52 points or less

GHSA adds sixth classification

The GHSA Reclassification Committee has placed schools in six classifications, starting with the 2012-13 academic year. The move affects all six schools in Rockdale and Newton Counties.

Georgia troopers urge motorists to buckle up over holiday

Law enforcement officials urge motorists to exercise care as they travel over the Thanksgiving holiday period.

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Sixth-grade writers share their talents with public readings

Young writers in Cathy Moll's class at Newton Theme School are allowed to read their stories aloud in front of their teachers and classmates on the Square in Covington one Friday a month.

More shoppers expected to hit the stores for Black Friday sales

More shoppers are expected to take part in Black Friday this year, according to the National Retail Federation.

Rockdale looks at plan for new I-20 overpass

Rockdale County is renewing a design contract for another overpass over Interstate 20.

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A Thanksgiving celebration

Students at Porterdale Elementary School in Covington celebrated Thanksgiving early, but with a lot of gusto.

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Kids share thoughts on Thanksgiving

Area children tell what they're thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Yellow Jackets never trail in rolling by Siena

It appears Glen Rice Jr. has officially declared himself ready for the 2011-2012 season. Rice, who was suspended the first three games of the season, followed two solid performances over the weekend with a 23-point night off the bench, as Georgia Tech never trailed in a 72-44 victory over Siena at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Hugo' achieves a level of perfection never seen before in a movie

Michael Clark raves about Martin Scorsese's new flick, "Hugo."

Film Fans take a chance on 'Breaking Dawn: Part 1'

Film Fans review the latest "Twilight" movie.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Super 8'

Michael Clark spotlights J.J. Abrams' "Super 8" Blu-ray and DVD.

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'Arthur Christmas' is a holly, jolly romp

This pleasant holiday treat from Aardman, the British animation outfit behind "Chicken Run" and "Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit," has the old-fashioned spirit of Christmas at heart, spinning a snowflake-light tale with warmth, energy and goofy humor.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Descendants' is a hands-down masterpiece

Michael Clark reviews Alexander Payne's new movie, "The Descendants."

Nov. 25 Newton Blotter

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SHIELDS: Thanksgiving -- The Holiday You Have to Love

Thanksgiving remains the most American of all our holidays. Thanksgiving belongs to everyone. It is truly an ecumenical day without sectarian divide. To fully celebrate Thanksgiving, you do not have to belong to any particular religious group or tradition, or for that matter, to belong to any religious group or tradition.No costumes or expensive purchases required. No loud music or forced late-night gaiety or painful next-morning hangover. Happy Thanksgiving.

MECCA: Paying tribute to another lost brother

Editor's note: Pete Mecca is the author of the weekly feature "A Veteran's Story," published Wednesdays in the Citizen.

Yellow Jackets never trail in rolling by Siena

Duluth — It appears Glen Rice Jr. has officially declared himself ready for the 2011-2012 season. Rice, who was suspended the first three games of the season, followed two solid performances over the weekend with a 23-point night off the bench, as Georgia Tech never trailed in a 72-44 victory over Siena at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

Martha Morgan

9/25/40 - 11/19/11 She is predeceased by her loving parents Pearlie and Harvey Morgan and aunt Odlean Day. Memorial Services will be at Stewart Baptist Church, 158 Stewart Church Rd., Covington ...

Mittie Owenby

Mittie Lou Wilkerson Owenby, age 83 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away November 21, 2011. Arrangements by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, (770) 786-7062, (770) 784-5582 (24 hr. obituary line)

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