News for Wednesday, November 30, 2011


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No. 15 Georgia women rout South Carolina St.

Jasmine James scored 17 points and No. 15 Georgia dominated from the opening tip in an 85-48 victory over South Carolina State on Wednesday night.

Eastside come up short in 71-60 loss to Henry County

McDONOUGH -- It looked like Eastside's boys team was finally going to win their first game of the season but a difficult fourth quarter led to Eastside being outscored by 10 points in Henry County's 71-60 win on Tuesday.. One thing the Eagles (0-3 overall, 0-1 Region 4-AAA) were

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Shurna, Wildcats too much for Tech

ATLANTA -- It'd be fair to say the No. 1 priority for the Georgia Tech men's basketball team coming into Tuesday's game with Northwestern was stopping the Wildcats' Princeton-style offense. But in the second half, the Yellow Jackets found out just how tough the visitors from Evanston, Illinois, can

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This Old House

Conyers First United Methodist Church will host a Designer Showcase at the Parish House from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.

Conyers begins bike lane markings and signage project

City officials announced work will begin on installing bicycle sharrows, or lanes, on streets in Conyers.

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Washington joins Superior Court judge race

Local attorney Gary Washington recently announced he will seek election as the Rockdale County Superior Court judge in 2012.

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Newton's Community Band celebrates songs of Christmas

The Newton County Community Band will perform its annual Christmas concert Monday at Eastside High School.

Kemp urges care in charitable giving

As the state regulator of charities Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offered advice to residents planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.

Newton classrooms becoming more sophisticated with technology

Newton County's public schools are integrating more technology into the learning process.

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Handiworks from the heart

Making Christmas gifts is a growing trend at Turner Lake Complex.

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Gunman wearing sunglasses robs Subway

A lone gunman held up the Subway on Crowell Road Monday night.

Downtown Covington getting wireless Internet

Wireless Internet will soon be available in downtown Covington.

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Wells Fargo gives grants to nonprofit groups

L-R): Derrick Tyler with Wells Fargo stands with Jim Killman with ALCOVY CASA, Carol Wyre with The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Paul Dailey with Project Renewal Domestic Violence Intervention Program and Bob Stansfield with Newton County Foundation for Educational Excellence during the Wells Fargo "Days of

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Two named members of Annual Fund Committee

Andrew Sullivan and Josh Schlieman, co-founders of Sullivan & Schlieman Wealth Management LLC in Conyers, have been appointed members of the Annual Fund Committee for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA).. In this role, Sullivan and Schlieman will help raise awareness and procure resources to further the mission of CHOA, a

Pentagon cuts to affect Georgia families

Congress’ failure to reach a debt deal has the Pentagon facing $600 billion in cuts, prompting concern in Georgia about the potential impact on military families and the thousands of military-related jobs in the state.

Letter: Give the perfect gift this season

The holidays are about memories, reliving old ones and making new.

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Crosson leads Patriots to easy win

The Heritage girls got a big night from Sierra Crosson in a 52-28 blowout win over Eagle's Landing on Tuesday. Crosson, a junior post player, nearly out-scored the host Eagles, scoring 22 points and adding 12 rebounds. With both Aujana Dawkins and Breanna Mitchell out with injuries, Heritage coach Chris Pennamon is hoping Crosson can continue to stand out.

Covington police seek suspect in restaurant break-in

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police Department is looking for a man who smashed the glass door of a local restaurant, ran in, grabbed the cash register and fled in less than a minute.

Rockdale, Pratt reach aggrement on waste treatement costs

CONYERS -- The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners reached an agreement Monday with Pratt Industries to pay for costs relating to a 2010 outage at the Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) wastewater pre-treatment facility.

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Peterson flew P-51 Mustang fighter in Pacific during WWII

For a kid who didn't finish high school Wilhelm Herbert "Bill" Peterson ended up with a college degree and eventually in the seat of a P-51 Mustang fighter plane in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

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Covington sign ordinance gets overhaul

COVINGTON -- The city has revamped its sign ordinance and officials are asking business owners to take note.

Newborn hosts tree lighting

NEWBORN -- This year, the town of Newborn is celebrating the Christmas season in a big way. The annual Lighting of the Tree at Town Hall will now include two Christmas trees -- the traditional artificial tree that is lit every year and a live tree planted last year by Beryl Budd with the Georgia Forestry Commission, said Brenda Fincher, treasurer of the Newborn Area Heritage Trust.

Covington City Council nixes filming fee idea

COVINGTON -- The City Council has opted not to charge a fee to film production companies who operate within city limits.

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Conyers First UMC offers Breakfast with Santa

What: Annual Breakfast with Santa to benefit Family Promise of New Rock.

Bidding restart sought for Rockdale 911 upgrade

CONYERS -- The $4.5 million upgrade for Rockdale County's 911 communications system is heading back to the county Board of Commissioners after a recommendation to move forward from the SPLOST Citizens Oversight Committee.

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Wholesale club aims to stop hunger

BJ's Wholesale Club of Conyers took part recently in the Tell Hunger to Hit the Road campaign, a company-wide initiative to help end hunger.

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Wells Fargo gives grants to nonprofit groups

(L-R): Derrick Tyler with Wells Fargo stands with Jim Killman with ALCOVY CASA, Carol Wyre with The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Paul Dailey with Project Renewal Domestic Violence Intervention Program and Bob Stansfield with Newton County Foundation for Educational Excellence during the Wells Fargo "Days of Giving" event held at Clayton State University in Morrow.

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THOMAS: Compassionate conservatism: The sequel?

During the presidential campaign of 2000, George W. Bush was criticized by some conservatives for calling himself a “compassionate conservative.” Some believed the term to be redundant.

Jimmy Reagin

Jimmy Reagin, age 80, of Newborn, formerly of Lithonia, died Monday, November 28, 2011. Arrangements by Henry Funeral Home, Lithonia, 770-482-4411,

Betty Jean Cairns

Betty Jean (Eastis) Cairns, age 83, of Covington, GA died on November 28, 2011. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182

Norma Bond

Norma Jean Bond of Oxford, passed away November 26, 2011, at the age of 72. Mrs. Bond attended Christ Cornerstone Church, and loved her church family dearly. She enjoyed reading ...