News for Monday, October 17, 2011


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Bulldogs looking to get to state quarterfinals

For the Rockdale volleyball team, the second round of the state playoffs is starting to become familiar territory.. The Bulldogs, fresh off a thrilling, 3-2 win over Northgate in a first round match last week -- the school's second straight season with a first round win -- host Harris County

Playoff picture still up in the air

COVINGTON -- With three weeks before the end of the regular football season the playoff future is still up in the air for Alcovy and Eastside. The one good thing is that both teams hold their own destinies in their hands.. A win by Alcovy (5-3 overall, 4-1 in Region

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Falcons return to roots in win over Panthers

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Michael Turner kept running the ball. Matt Ryan worked in some short passes. It wasn't exactly stretching the field, but it sure worked for the Atlanta Falcons.. Maybe they've found their identity again.. The Falcons gave up a huge part of their future to draft receiver Julio

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Lake Varner at lowest level since '07

Lake Varner is at its lowest level since 2007.

Two armed robberies over the weekend in Newton County

A restaurant and a convenience store were robbed at gunpoint over the weekend.

Block party on Thursday in Covington

The Afterschool Alliance and the Sojourner Truth Program are sponsoring the fifth annual Lights on Afterschool Block Party this week.

Porterdale may lease K-9

The city of Porterdale is considering a lease agreement for a new K-9 officer.

Source Life Center offers help for mothers in crisis

Non-profit Source Life Center offers counseling and other help for expectant mothers in crisis.

Covington Lions to host Pancake Supper

Covington Lions host first everl Pancake Supper on Oct. 27, from 5-8 p.m.

LETTERS: Rockdale needs to do more homework before buying new communications system

Rockdale County needs to do more homework before purchasing a new communications system.

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RECIPE BOX: With holidays approaching, remember caramel Heath dip

The Recipe Box - Caramel heath dip

Health Reports for Oct. 18

Health Reports

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Kings call for economic fairness at MLK memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For many who helped dedicate the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Sunday, the towering granite monument is a stark reminder that the civil rights leader's dream of social and economic justice has yet to be realized.. In many ways, the ceremony was a passing of