News for Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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Eastside's Sims named defensive player of year

COVINGTON -- Despite missing two region games and missing the second half of the Monroe Area game with a high-ankle sprain, Eastside senior defensive end Antonius Sims had such an impact when he was on the field that he was named the Region 8-AAAA Defensive Player of the Year.

Big 2nd half helps Rockdale girls roll

Breanna Richardson had 18 points, Bianca Riley came off the bench to add 14 points and five assists, while the Bulldogs' defense forced 41 turnovers in a 63-39 victory over Druid Hills.

Roger Bolton: Politicians can't fix our budget mess

The politicians now in Washington can't fix what is wrong with the economy.

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Jeff Meadors: RCA a story of shared success

Rockdale Career Academy is celebrating.

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Darrell Huckaby: Heading toward a fall off the 'fiscal cliff'

Nothing good will come from going over the 'fiscal cliff.'

Letter: Vandals don't stop 'Twilights' success.

On Sunday, Dec. 2, Friends of Newton Parks welcomed some 1,300 guests and performers to our annual "Twilights at Chimney Park" festival of lights. It was better than ever, and the growth in attendance each year proves that Chimney Park and "Twilights" have become a must

Expect holiday schedule for Newton recycling centers

Recycling centers and the landfill will be closed several days between now and the new year.

NCSS already preparing for accreditation visit

Although the Newton County School System isn't due for an accreditation visit until March 2014, officials already are preparing for it.

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Oxford students help restock shelves at library

The children's section at Newton County Library has been restocked thanks to volunteers from Oxford College.

GOHS launches Operation Safe Holidays

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety remind motorists to stay sober when driving.

Use common sense safety precautions to avoid Christmas tree fires

Experts urge citizens to take safety precautions to prevent Christmas tree fires.

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Dogs, cats at Rockdale, Newton shelters on Dec. 12, 2012

There are a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption this week at the Rockdale and Newton animal shelters.

Stockbridge city council ousts its mayor

The city council in a metro Atlanta town has decided to oust its mayor after months of controversy.

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