News for Thursday, October 20, 2011


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One inning ends Eastside softball season

DEXTER -- Eastside's softball team kept pace with the GACA Class AAA No. 4 ranked team until the fourth inning. That was when West Laurens changed its pace and played small ball to score four runs and eliminate Eastside from advancing to the quarterfinals with a 4-0 win.. After Faith

Patriots try to slow down Habersham

And now we get to see how the 2011 Heritage football team bounces back from its first bit of adversity.. After last week's 21-13 loss to Class AAAA No. 5 Flowery Branch, the Patriots were bounced from the ranks of the unbeatens.. There were positives to the eight-point loss

Tigers seek playoff berth with win

COVINGTON -- Alcovy's football team is ready to put its 32-24 loss to Dutchtown behind it and focus on its first claim to a 3A-AAAA subregion championship.. "I think we bounced back pretty well," said Alcovy head coach Kirk Hoffman. "Obviously it was a disappointment but the kids

LETTERS: Wall Street crowd not alone or even unusual in cheating the system

Those who blame others for their problems will never succeed.

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HUCKABY: Chilly fall evenings call for good pot of chili

There's nothing better on a cool fall evening than a good pot of chilii.

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SIMPSON: Hunting is serious business

No doubt about it. Country boys take hunting seriously.

Social Circle agrees to suspension of franchise fee

Social Circle has agreed that Advanced Disposal can keep its 5 percent franchise fee for a couple of months in order to defray the cost of rising gas prices.

Conyers streets to become more bicycle friendly

The city council approved the installation of bicycle sharrows, or lanes, on Main Street, Pine Log Road, Rowland Road and Milstead Avenue Wednesday.

Unemployment claims down in Rockdale

First-time unemployment claims among Rockdale County residents were down in September as the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday the state's unemployment rate rose to 10.3 percent in September -- its highest level since January.

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Cancer survivor urges women not to skip mammograms

Social Circle resident Samantha Allen remembers the date and what she was doing when she first discovered a lump in her breast.

Library hosts job skills workshop

The Newton County Library is hosting a free workshop focusing on resume writing, job search and interviewing skills from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Covington branch.

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Christian singer John Waller performs in Social Circle, Madison

National recording artist John Waller, who wrote and performed the theme song for the movie "Fireproof," will be in concert in both Social Circle and Madison in upcoming weeks and everyone is invited to come out and hear the man whose music has reached millions worldwide.. Waller will perform

Porterdale Explorer volunteer arrested, suspended

A volunteer with the Porterdale Explorer Post has been charged with buying tobacco products and a pornographic DVD for an Explorer member.

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Newton career academy awaiting opening of permanent building

The Newton College & Career Academy is in full swing at Alcovy High School this semester, but it's still a work in progress.

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Lady Eagles force game three in softball playoffs

DEXTER -- A line drive by Savannah Upshaw and a sturdy defense behind pitcher Taylor Causey proved to be enough for the Lady Eagles to force a third game in the second round of the Class AAA playoffs after splitting the first two with West Laurens on Wednesday.. The deciding

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Sigman says he will stay in mayor's race

Bobby Sigman told the Citizen this morning he will remain in the Covington mayor's race, despite announcing earlier this week that he would withdraw.

Newton blotter for Oct. 21

Newton Blotter for Oct. 21

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'The sky is not falling' on Georgia Tech

After last week's 24-21 loss to Virginia and the inevitable descent down the polls, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson insists his team has a good attitude and is focused on Saturday's game against Miami.

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Cardinals win World Series opener

Pinch-hitter Allen Craig's RBI single in the sixth inning ends up being the winning hit for the Cardinals in Wednesday's Game 1 of the World Series against the Rangers.

Regina Jones

Regina Jones, age 39, of Conyers, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Horis A. ...

Christina Kumar

Mrs. Christina Parish Kumar, of Stone Mountain, died Sunday, October 16, 2011. A loving wife, sister, and daughter, Tina succumbed after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by ...

Jackie Sorrow

Mrs. Jackie Sorrow, age 76 of Conyers, died Tuesday, October 18, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Charles Sorrow, Conyers; sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Vicki Sorrow ...

Percy Marchman

Percy Taylor Marchman of Lilburn, GA passed away on October 17, 2011 at the age of 89. Born in Veasey, GA on February 21, 1922, he graduated from Berry College ...

Ocie Mae Long

Ocie Mae Long, age 90, of Monroe, died on October 18, 2011. She was born in Greenville, Georgia on March 25, 1921 to the late Issiac James Peugh, and the ...

Nicholas Pelton

Mr. Nicholas Scott Pelton, age 29 of Conyers, GA passed away on October 16, 2011. Arrangements by Wheeler Funeral Home & Crematory 770-786-7111.