News for Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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Penn State sex abuse case threatens Paterno's job

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Coach Joe Paterno is fighting for his job amid "eroding" support from Penn State's board of trustees and a widening sex-abuse scandal and possible cover-up centered on former assistant and onetime heir apparent Jerry Sandusky.. Paterno's regularly scheduled news conference was abruptly canceled Tuesday

Etheridge dismissed as Rockdale football coach

CONYERS -- Mike Etheridge was dismissed as head football coach at Rockdale High School, principal Georgi Nour confirmed Tuesday. Nour declined to give a reason for the dismissal, but did say the school will act quickly in finding a new coach, hoping to find a replacement before the end of

Experience to help Alcovy girls basketball achieve winning season

COVINGTON -- Last year, Alcovy's girls basketball team made it to the Class AAA Sweet-16 with an experienced group of players. The 2011-12 team comes with even more experience and higher goals.. Returning for another season are Meagan Tucker, Kate Palo, Ashley Williams, Kaci Palo and Lakeiyah Sorrells,. "These

Thompson shines in collegiate debut

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Bernard Thompson seems to be fitting in nicely at the college level. The former Rockdale basketball star got off to a great start in his first game with Florida Gulf Coast University in the Eagles' only exhibition contest last weekend.. Thompson, a 6'3" guard, started and

Chapman defeats Hamby in Porterdale mayor's race

Arline Chapman was successful in her bid to be elected mayor of Porterdale.

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HUCKABY: Yard sales a good economic indicator

Yard sales can give you an idea of how the economy is doing.

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THOMAS: Politics of personal destruction

Herman Cain is still standing, despite the Democratic onslaught.

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Johnston wins mayor's race

Ronnie Johnston will be Covington's new mayor.

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BISHER: Game of the Century, huh?

Bisher's thoughts on the LSU-Alabama showdown

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Cain says he won't drop out of GOP race

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A defiant Herman Cain declared Tuesday he would not drop his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in the face of allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior.

Newton students to recognize vets

A variety of Veterans Day activities are planned in Newton County Schools.

Veterans Day ceremony set for Friday

The American Legion will host a Veterans Day ceremony on the Square at 11 a.m. Friday.

BOC pursues county manager over chair's objections

County commissioners reached a consensus Monday to pursue a county manager run government, but not without strong objections from the chairman.

Lengthy Porterdale agenda postponed

The Porterdale City Council meeting was postponed Monday due to lack of a quorum.

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Wheeler works to help generations of veterans

A walk through Pete Wheeler's office in the James "Sloppy" Floyd Building across from the State Capitol is a walk through Georgia and American history. The man has worked to help veterans since he joined the Georgia Department of Veterans Service in 1949 -- 12 governors and 12 presidents ago.

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Appeals court upholds Obama health care law

WASHINGTON — A conservative-leaning appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care law, as the Supreme Court prepares to consider this week whether to resolve conflicting rulings over the law's requirement that all Americans buy health care insurance.

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Congress sputters on deficit cuts, spending bills

WASHINGTON — A sputtering Congress enveloped in an atmosphere poisoned with politics and distrust enters its final weeks of the year struggling to complete a lengthy to-do list on the budget.

Biggest asteroid in 35 years swings close to Earth

LOS ANGELES — An asteroid as big as an aircraft carrier zipped by Earth on Tuesday in the closest encounter by such a massive space rock in more than three decades. Scientists ruled out any chance of a collision but turned their telescopes skyward to learn more about the object known as 2005 YU55.

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Bears beat Eagles, 30-24

Matt Forte and the Bears come back from early turnovers to beat the Eagles, 30-24, on Monday night.

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NBA players face deadline or face pay cuts

NBA players face a Wednesday deadline to accept the owners’ proposal or accept a harsher deal that cuts back their salaries.

Rockdale/Newton Church Activities

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Smokin' Joe Frazier dies

PHILADELPHIA— Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, died Monday night after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

Questions to ask before adopting a pet:

HUCKABY: Traveling the byways brings back fond memories

You're welcome to the interstates. Nothing beats driving along the blue lines on the map -- those smaller roads that meander through the countryside.Last weekend I had the opportunity to drive home from the Georgia coast and instead of joining the throngs on Interstate 95 and Interstate16, I drove cross country through some of the most beautiful farm land I have ever seen. I didn't realize that we still grow so much cotton in Georgia.

BOC pursues county manager over chair's objections

COVINGTON -- A majority of county commissioners reached a consensus at a work session Monday night to have the county attorney draw up a job description for a county manager position, but not before Chairman Kathy Morgan voiced strong opposition.

Penn State sex abuse case threatens Paterno's job

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Coach Joe Paterno is fighting for his job amid "eroding" support from Penn State's board of trustees and a widening sex-abuse scandal and possible cover-up centered on former assistant and onetime heir apparent Jerry Sandusky.

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Congress sputters on deficit cuts, spending bills

WASHINGTON — A sputtering Congress enveloped in an atmosphere poisoned with politics and distrust enters its final weeks of the year struggling to complete a lengthy to-do list on the budget.

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State gets set for three big football games

ATLANTA -- For football fans in the state of Georgia, this is about as good as it gets.

Biggest asteroid in 35 years swings close to Earth

LOS ANGELES — An asteroid as big as an aircraft carrier zipped by Earth on Tuesday in the closest encounter by such a massive space rock in more than three decades. Scientists ruled out any chance of a collision but turned their telescopes skyward to learn more about the object known as 2005 YU55.

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