News for Tuesday, October 4, 2011


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Elizabeth H. Wade

Elizabeth H. Wade, age 91, of Covington, died October 3, 2011.

Jack Guttmann

Jack Guttmann, age 75, of Covington, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2011.

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Virginia Marie Johns

Virginia Marie (Ginny) Johns passed away at her home in Conyers on September 28 at the age of 94.

Galen Foster

Galen Foster, age 51, of Covington, GA died on September 27, 2011.

Richard Greer

Richard Greer, age 67, of Conyers, GA died on October 1, 2011.

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SHIELDS: 'Do not leave this prophet without honor.'

Robert D. Novak, a great and controversial political reporter, judged Eugene McCarthy's nomination of Adlai Stevenson at the 1960 Democratic convention in Los Angeles to be "the greatest national convention speech I ever heard."

LETTERS: Leaving the Republican party to make a difference

Political activism can be most effective at home.

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HUCKABY: Still making hay the old-fashioned way

Thirty years ago I married into a hay-hauling family. I knew about sweating it out in a cotton mill and growing row crops out in the country and various other forms of manual labor -- but until I got hooked up with my wife's family I had never picked up a hay bale or been closer to a cow than the meat counter at the Big Apple.

Eastside one win from region championship

JACKSON -- The Lady Eagles are just one win away from winning their third region championship title in four years after a convincing 7-1 win over Locust Grove on Tuesday.. Eastside will play the winner of the Locust Grove-Spalding game today at 6:30 p.m. for the championship in the

Frustrating season comes to a close for Oxford

Oxord soccer plays final game of frustrating season on Saturday.

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Streaking Seminoles welcome Clarke to Conyers

A pair of teams on winning streaks get together in Conyers on Friday. On one side is state power Clarke Central trying to return to the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season. On the other side of the field is Salem, hoping to qualify for the postseason for the first

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ATHENS -- The chatter started not long after South Carolina was upset at home by Auburn. It picked up steam when Florida was blown out by Alabama.. Texts, tweets, phone calls -- all carrying the same message.. Georgia was back in the race.. Since starting 0-2, the Bulldogs have ripped

RWR pleased with new online, telephone bill pay service

Rockdale Water Resources debuted online pay and pay by phone last month and officials said the transition has been smooth.

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Rockdale firefighters raise money for truck restoration

Firefighters with the Rockdale County Department of Fire and Rescue raised nearly $1,000 Saturday at the Conyers Walmart and also received a $2,500 donation through the Walmart Foundation.

Conyers in no hurry to set Sunday alcohol referendum

Nailing down Georgia's Presidential Preference Primary to be held on March 6 gives the city of Conyers a clear path of calling for a referendum on allowing Sunday retail sale of alcohol.

Rockdale races offer challenges for runners

The turning colors of the leaves and cool weather mean runners will have several chances to race and support local non-profit groups.

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State Justice Carley to step down July 2012

Presiding Justice George Carley will leave the Georgia Supreme Court in July 2012, handing Gov. Nathan Deal a chance to make his first pick for the state’s highest court.

Newton Sheriff's Office offers gun safety class

Registration for the Newton County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Firearm Safety Course ends Oct. 14.

Cemetery tour resurrects voices from the past

Historic Oxford and its citizens will come to life during the Historical Society's Voices from the Past Cemetery Tour.

Atlanta man arrested in connection with 2010 Kay Jewelry armed robbery

The Covington Police Department has arrested one suspect in the robbery of a jewelry store in 2010.

Redistricting process underway

Officials are starting the process of redrawing county commission and school board district lines.

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Oxford's Seney Hall undergoing renovations

In June, construction crews began a major exterior renovation project on Seney Hall that is expected to continue until late winter 2012.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

This poor guy very nearly came to an unhappy end. He was found inside a hamster ball which had been tossed in a dumpster. A kind person took this male, brown and white guinea pig to Rockdale Animal Control. He is understandably a bit skiddish, but experts say he only

Newton Sheriff's Officer offers gun safety class

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office is offering its annual Citizen's Firearm Safety Course this month. The course is free and registration is required.