News for Thursday, November 3, 2011


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Oxford wins hoops season opener

The Oxford College Eagles won their basketball season opener.

Heritage on verge of best regular season in 25 years

One of the most successful regular seasons in Heritage football history comes to a close tonight in Conyers.. As the Patriots, 8-1, prepare to close the Region 8-AAAA slate against Madison County, one eye is on the field at Charles Evans Memorial Stadium, but another will be focused on

Eastside in region showdown

Eastside’s playoff future lies in its own hands against Henry County as the two go at each other tonight at 7:30 at Henry County High School.

SEC's other showdown

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Looking for a buzz in college football this weekend? Maybe it's not this Southeastern Conference showdown.. No. 8 Arkansas and No. 10 South Carolina both need a win Saturday simply to stay afloat in their divisions. They have leaned on one side of their teams to mask

LETTERS: Thanks for support of drive-through flu clinic

Thanks to all who provided support for the Drive-Through Flu Clinic.

SHIELDS: In Cincinnati, an incumbent president in trouble

The bad news for Obama is that the voters don't know just who he is.

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HUCKABY: This Montezuma lady really knows how to kill a party

Weekend plans sometimes come to a screeching halt.

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SIMPSON: The 'Occupy' movement needs definition

The 'occupy' movement has generated discussion of our problems.

LETTERS: Rockdale residents have a unique opportunity to learn more about communications.

Rockdale residents have a unique opportunity to learn more about communications.

MOVIE REVIEW: Supporting cast of 'Tower Heist' shines in revenge thriller

Michael Clark reviews "Tower Heist."

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Limelight' highlights one of US's more embarrassing court cases

Michael Clark reviews "Limelight."

FILM FANS: 'Puss in Boots' close to purrfect

Local Film Fans review "Puss in Boots," the movie of the week.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Crazy, Stupid, Love'

Michael Clark reviews the "Crazy, Stupid, Love" Blu-Ray disc.

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Alpaca show coming to Horse Park

If you've ever been up close and personal with an alpaca, this weekend is your chance.

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Rockdale residents speak out on Sunday retail alcohol sales

Rockdale residents will have a second opportunity to speak out on Sunday retail alcohol sales at the Board of Commissioners' Nov. 8 meeting.

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Sigman offers no details on utility rate plan

Mayoral candidate Bobby Sigman is making promises he can lower utility rates for citizens but he won't reveal how.

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Mayor Hamby seeks re-election in Porterdale

Porterdale Mayor Bobby Hamby is seeking re-election on Nov. 8.

Newton schools collect canned goods for holidays

Newton County schools are pitching in to help the needy with a canned food drive.

Names on ballot for Nov. 8 election in Newton County

Listed are the names of candidates for races in Covington, Porterdale and Mansfield.

Remember to set clocks back one hour this weekend

Remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

Nov. 4 Newton Blotter


Missing Newton County man found unharmed

COVINGTON -- A 54-year-old Newton County man who had been the subject of a statewide Mattie's Call has been found unharmed according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.. Harry Galanty, who wandered away from a group home on Fairview Road Monday morning is now resting in an area

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ActivClassroom provides look into future for Newton schools

Newton County residents were able to get a peek into the future this week when the Promethean ActivBus, a 21st Century Classroom on Wheels, rolled into town. Parents, students and teachers were able to see the latest in interactive technolgies by visiting the bus. Promethean is the manufacturer of the

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TONY ELDER: Let's focus more on who we are on the inside

Last week I was paying for some groceries when I noticed the cashier staring at me. Twenty years ago I may have thought otherwise, but being at my present grandfatherly age, I had no illusions that this young lady who had just checked me out might now be "checking me out."I simply assumed that she thought she knew me from somewhere and was trying to decipher her puzzle. However, a moment later I discovered the real reason for her earnest gaze. She told me, "You know, you could be Robin William's twin."

LETTERS: Thanks for support of drive-through flu clinic

The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Public Health Departments would like to thank the community agencies and partners listed below for their support and participation in the recent Drive-Through Flu Clinic in Covington.

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FOCUS ON THE FAMILY: Find a balance with kids' extracurricular activities

Q: I'm not one of those women who are attracted to "dangerous" guys, but I'm beginning to question my judgment. Few of my relationships survive past the second or third date, at which point I usually shut things down due to serious concerns about my boyfriend's character. Am I being too picky?

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Rockdale volleyball ranked for first time

CONYERS -- The Rockdale volleyball made some more history Tuesday.

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JULIE WELLS: Be thankful for God, loved ones all year long

So begins the month of thankfulness.

SHIELDS: In Cincinnati, an incumbent president in trouble

In Ohio, which has voted for the winning White House nominee in the last 12 consecutive presidential elections, there has been no major county that has been more reliably Republican than Hamilton, with its county seat of Cincinnati.

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JASON DEES: True worship is seeking the pleasure of God

I got to see James Taylor a few months back and, as always with James Taylor, it was a great show. The man may be 63 but he can still rock. Thousands were there enjoying the beautiful night; they were out to have fun, and fun they had.

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Public has new access to Alcovy River

COVINGTON -- The Alcovy River is in many ways the life force of Newton County, supplying drinking water for both reservoirs.

15 of 23 Newton County schools make AYP

COVINGTON --Newton County schools surpassed expectations when 15 of the systems 23 schools made Adequate Yearly Progress, according to final results released Wednesday from the state Department of Education.

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Mansfield Baptist Celebrates 100th anniversary

Proctor & Gamble had just unveiled its Crisco shortening while the first transcontinental airplane flight safely landed in California from its launch in New York when at the corner of Highway 11 and 3rd Avenue, a group of believers gathered to worship God and constitute Mansfield Baptist Church.

Heritage on verge of best regular season in 25 years

One of the most successful regular seasons in Heritage football history comes to a close tonight in Conyers.

Kathy Cole

Kathy Cole of Covington, passed away November 2, 2011, at the age of 59. She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church, for 30 years. Kathy devoted 27 years of ...

Samuel Fuller

Samuel M. "Sambo" Fuller, 49, of Tampa, FL, passed away October 29, 2011. He is survived by his son, Samuel J. Fuller of California; mother, Mozelle Fuller; sisters, Shelia Fuller ...

Beverly Hinson

Beverly Hinson, age 87, of Conyers, GA, died Tuesday, November 01, 2011. Arrangements by Scot Ward Funeral Services at Green Meadow Memorial Gardens, Conyers, 770-483-7216.