News for Monday, October 24, 2011


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Smith gives Falcons week of rest after recent two-game winning streak

Falcons coach Mike Smith is so pleased with his team's recent turnaround that he told players on Monday they could take the entire week off during Atlanta's bye week this week.

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Florida QB expected to play against Georgia

Muschamp says Brantley planning to be back this Saturday

Rams break losing streak with 35-14 win over Westlake

COVINGTON -- Newton's defense came to life after a sloppy first quarter with seven sacks and three interceptions as it not only beat Westlake but kept it out of the playoffs with a 35-14 win on Saturday.. Last season, the Rams (4-4 overall, 1-4 in Region 2-AAAAA) had to

Oaks Course gearing up for anniversary tournament

COVINGTON -- Twenty-one years is a long time to be in business, especially in the type of business that is fickle on the economy. But that is what The Oaks Course is celebrating as it holds its anniversary tournament Nov. 4-5.. "It stared by wanting to do a month

Newton man shot at Rockdale apartment complex

A Covington man was shot Friday night in a Rockdale apartment complex.

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Social Circle Council meets Jr. Ambassadors

The new members of Social Circle's Better Hometown Junior Ambassadors Program were recently introduced to the City Council. They are all juniors at Social Circle High School. The program is for rising juniors and seniors and is an opportunity for them to become better acquainted with the business community and

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Bangle Buying

It's that time of the year again! The Newton Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting the Masquerade Jewelry and Accessory Sale in the hospital's main lobby. Everything is $5 at this sale which is open to the public through today at 4 p.m

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Foxworth seeks third term on Porterdale council

Porterdale City Councilman Robert Foxworth is seeking his third term on the City Council.

Newton school board still considering network relocation

The Newton County Board of Education should have enough information by next month to make a decision to upgrade or move its network operations center because of current hazardous conditions.

City gets $1.8M NSP grant

The city of Covington has received a grant of nearly $1.8 million for a mixed-use community building in Walkers Bend.

Bike ride to raise funds for men with liver disease

A motorcycle fundraiser is planned for Saturday to benefit two local men with liver disease.

Medicare open-enrollment period begins

Americans have about six weeks to select new Medicare plans or choose to stay with current coverage.

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RECIPE BOX Witch hat cookies liven up Halloween

The Recipe Box -- Witch hat cookies

Oct. 25 Health Reports

Health Reports

Covington Police rejuvenate Neighborhood Watch program

The Covington Police Department is revitalizing its Neighborhood Watch program.

Oct. 23 Newton Poll

Newton Citizen Poll