News for Tuesday, October 11, 2011


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Tebow now the Broncos' starter

Broncos head coach John Fox names Tim Tebow the starter for Denver's next game after the popular quarterback outperformed Kyle Orton in Sunday's game against the Chargers.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Auburn done with two-QB system; S.C.'s Garcia kicked off team; Clemson QB back at practice

Auburn coach Gene Chizik says Tuesday that junior quarterback Barrett Trotter will no longer share snaps with freshman Keihl Frazier.

Jeffares receives state committee chairmanship

State Sen. Rick Jeffares (R-Locust Grove), was named Chairman of the Senate State Institutions and Property Committee for the 2011-2012 term by the Committee on Assignments.

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MARK SHIELDS: Republicans just want to fall in love

Republicans should stop looking for a political love affair.

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Ga. Tech prepares for back-to-back road games

Jackets to be tested with games at Virginia, Miami

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Oxford Eagles set to open season Saturday

Oxford's Eagles will kick off their men's basketball season with an exhibition game Saturday.

BISHER: The other side of Al Davis

It is usually common practice to put the best finish the media can apply to one who has just died, and that was the case when Al Davis passed away the other day.

BRYAN TOLAR: Time for a viable guest worker program

Farmers needs a guest worker program that meets their needs.

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HUCKABY: 'Wall Street' protesters have some bewildering ideas

These protesters have some pretty bewildering ideas.

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White House accuses Iran of involvement in plot to kill Saudi ambassador

The Obama administration on Tuesday accused agents of the Iranian government of being involved in a plan to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the thwarted plot would further isolate Tehran. (Includes reaction from U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Moultrie.)

Some Newton schools to get technology upgrades

Some Newton County schools could get some upgraded technology this year as a result of some unexpected federal revenues.

Covington man dies in Tuesday's I-20 crash

Fatal crash snarls I-20westbound traffic Tuesday afternoon.

Oxford College brings the world to Covington

Oxford College students will bring the world to Covington with Culturefest 2011.

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Conyers wife copes with husband in Afghanistan

As a 22-year-old member of the home front, newlywed Claire Crawford lives with the unrelenting anxiety of knowing her husband is in harm's way each day with the U. S. Army in Afghanistan.

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Covington Fire hosts Family Fun Night

Firefighters Danny Garner and Randy Ross look at plans for where to place participants in the Covington Fire Department's Family Fun Night set for Thursday in the east parking lot of the Covington Walmart

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Relay pageant raises money to fight cancer

The annual Miss Sweetheart Relay Pageant on Oct. 9 brought more support for Relay for Life.

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Eastside names homecoming court

Eastside High School has announced its homecoming court.

Covington man dies in Tuesday's I-20 crash

COVINGTON — A 19-year-old Covington man died Tuesday afternoon when the car he was riding in collided with an 18-wheeler in the westbound lanes of Interstate 20, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Michael Dylan Dunn of Covington was dead at the scene.

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Lions tame Bears, 24-13, for their best start since 1956

Matthew Stafford threw two TD passes to lead the Lions past the Bears, 24-13, Monday night, giving Detroit its first 5-0 start since 1956, the year before the NFL title began.

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Pujols, Cardinals rip Brewers, 12-3, in Game 2 of NLCS

Albert Pujols drives in five runs and theCardinals even the NLCS at 1-1 with a 12-3 win in Milwaukee.