News for Wednesday, October 26, 2011


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THOMAS: Bobby Jindal's triumph

One might expect this to be big news beyond the state, but most newspapers and TV media outside Louisiana either buried Jindal's win on inside pages and deep into their newscasts, or ignored it.. In a telephone conversation, I asked Gov. Jindal why. "It runs contrary to the political thinking

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Bulldogs and Gladiators meet again

It's been nearly two years since the Rockdale High School football team played one of the biggest games in the program's long history. That Dec. 4 night, the Bulldogs traveled to Athens and were shut out by Clarke Central in the first state semifinal game in school history. The Gladiators

Former local soccer athletes thrive in college play

A handful of former local soccer athletes have prospered at the college level.

Newton goes for second region win, No. 4 playoff spot

COVINGTON -- It's amazing what can happen in a week. Newton's football team went from playing just to end the season to playing with a chance to make the playoffs as the No. 4 spot from Region 2-AAAAA. All they need is a little help from their friends.

Game 6 of World Series postponed by rainy forecast

ST. LOUIS -- Game 6 of the World Series was postponed Wednesday because of a wet forecast, further dampening a rainy baseball season and delaying the Texas Rangers' bid to clinch their first championship.

Man thought to be John Wayne Gacy victim found alive in Florida

CHICAGO -- Siblings who feared their brother was one of serial killer John Wayne Gacy's eight unidentified victims were amazed and overjoyed to learn that he's been living in Florida for decades.. Tim Lovell and Theresa Hasselberg hadn't seen their brother, Harold Wayne Lovell, since he left their family's Chicago

Experts urge that safety precautions be observed for Halloween

Officials urge parents and children to take safety precautions this Halloween.

Porterdale mayoral candidates address issues

Mayoral candidates in the Porterdale municipal election took questions from residents Tuesday night.

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Newton schools hope to raise awareness with Red Ribbon Week

It's Red Ribbon Week across the nation this week, and students in the Newton County School System are joining in the awareness campaign.

Unwanted prescription drugs can be turned in with "Take-Back' campaign

Unwanted prescription drugs can be disposed of by taking them to the Covington Walmart Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

BOC considers govt. form change

Commissioners are considering a change to the form of county government.

William Clements

William “Bill” F. Clements of Covington, GA died Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Newton Medical Center.

Robert Whitley

Mr. Robert M.Whitley, 88, of Covington passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2011.