News for Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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Silverbacks, Irapuato give fans entertaining soccer on chilly night

Silverbacks drop exhibition game to Irapuato FC 1-0

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Edwards, Falcons' D-Line picking up production

Big signing, rookie Peters among standouts in recent weeks

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Wheldon's death returns safety issue to NASCAR forefront

Fast Talladega track sparks even more discussion about dangers of driving

Tar Heels picked as preseason ACC basketball favorite

UNC's Barnes also selected as player of the year

Pinnacle Bank exec completes bank college

Pinnacle Bank Director Greg Herring has completed the Bank Directors College, conducted by the Community Bankers Association of Georgia.. Representatives from the FDIC's Atlanta Regional Office made presentations of timely information for directors regarding current economic conditions as directors examined issues critical to their bank's success.. Pinnacle bank has locations

McDonald's opens new Covington location

A new McDonald's restaurant location will open in Covington on Oct. 25. Owned by Lynn Miller, the McDonald's is located at Highway 142 and Interstate 20

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Pixie's Nursery features thousands of plants for sale

Mrilani Goswami walks along a wooded path in her backyard through thousands of plants she cultivates as stock for her new business, Pixie's Nursery. Some plants she's propagated herself; others she's ordered through fellow growers. For all, she holds a passion. "This was kind of a hobby that turned into a profession," said Goswami of the nursery. "I've changed professions so many times but I love this."

Grady, Denby take individual titles at NEWROCK

COVINGTON -- Eastside's Naomi Denby won comfortably at the NEWROCK cross country meet Tuesday at Newton High School, helping the Eagles win the girl's portion of the event.. Denby ran in 22:35, more than 30 seconds better than second-place Simone Worthy of Heritage (23:06), which helped Eastside hold off

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Newton uses revenge as a motivator

COVINGTON -- Last season, Newton's football team was where Westlake's team is this season -- needing to win out to make the playoffs. It was the Lions that ended their playoff hopes beating Newton 33-13. Now the Rams are hoping to return the favor when the two meet at 7:30 on Saturday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

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East Atlanta Mustangs looking to end season on high note

CONYERS -- It's been an up-and-down season for the East Atlanta Mustangs football team, and while its 3-5 record may suggest otherwise, there have been more ups than downs.. The Mustangs -- who play in the Glory For Christ League, a consortium of small Christian schools and teams

SEC suspends 2 Georgia players, 1 Vandy player

Geathers, Williams to sit out a half each after committing flagrant personal fouls

SEC teams shuffling QBs with mixed results

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- SEC teams are getting pretty good at the quarterback shuffle, rotating between starting QBs because of injuries, suspensions and poor performances.. Ten of the 12 teams in the Southeastern Conference have relied on two or more quarterbacks to get through the first half of this season --

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Local ladies donate hair to Locks of Love

On Wednesday morning, a group of women gathered at a hair salon in downtown Covington to have their hair chopped off and bring a smile to the faces of children diagnosed with cancer and other diseases.

Ohio sheriff: 48 exotic animals killed after owner opens cages before committing suicide

Sheriff's deputies shot nearly 50 lions, tigers and other beasts in a big-game hunt across the Ohio countryside Wednesday after the owner of a wild-animal park threw their cages open and committed suicide in what may have been one last act of vengeance against neighbors and police.

Forum focuses on growth, downtown district

As campaign season comes to a close, Smart Growth Newton County and Main Street Covington gave undecided voters a chance to get to know the candidates a little better at a forum Tuesday.

Olde Town Fall Festival on tap Saturday

The Olde Town Fall Festival will be held Saturday in Conyers.

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Kemp touts state's presidential primary, electronic voting for military personnel

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp visited Conyers Wednesday and touted his office's efforts to provide ballots electronically to military personnel overseas and also countered criticism of the move to cut in-person early voting from 45 to 21 days prior to election days.

Rockdale sets hearing on revitalization

The public is invited to a public hearing next week to discuss and learn more about Rockdale County's proposed Urban Redevelopment Plan that will include an opportunity zone west of the city of Conyers.

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Theme school growth would cost more

The Newton County Theme School could grow over the next few years, but that means more costs to the Newton County School System.

Officials release name of suspect shot by deputies

The GBI has identified a man shot by deputies over the weekend.

Officials release name of suspect shot by deputies

COVINGTON -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released the name of the suspect who was shot Saturday morning when he reportedly pointed a gun at Newton County deputies.

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North Clayton coach likes that his team is flying ‘under the radar’ this season

Aside from his team’s two losses, North Clayton first-year coach Max Wiltz likes the position his team has been in all season.

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Dorothy Lancaster

Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth Huiet Lancaster, age 78 of Newnan, formerly of Conyers, died Monday, October 17, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken Lancaster. She is survived ...

Aliyah Seaman

Aliyah Simone Seaman, age 10, of Covington, GA died on October 7, 2011. Arrangements by Young Funeral Home, Covington 770-786-2944.

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