News for Friday, December 14, 2012


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Rockdale girls nip Salem in overtime

In a battle of post players, Breanna Richardson of Rockdale was just a little better than Salem’s Jennifer Tindi. Richardson had 28 points, including the go-ahead points in overtime as Rockdale outlasted its county rival, 62-60 in non-region play.

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Rockdale 4-H place at Cotton Boll competition

Rockdale 4-H place at Cotton Boll competition

Gas leak briefly closes restaurant, stores in Covington shopping complex

Gas leak closes Pacho's restaurant and several surrounding businesses Friday afternoon.

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Eastside students win at leadership conference

Newton County Career and Technical Instruction students attended the annual CTI Fall Leadership Conference.

Local schools, law enforcement respond to Connecticut school shooting

Officials in Newton and Rockdale counties took precautions Friday.

Newton Citizen Poll for Dec. 16, 2012

The Newton CItizen Poll for Dec. 16, 2012.

Four-car accident claims life of 88-year-old

An 88-year-old Decatur woman was killed in a four-car accident Thursday night.

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Dallas Richardson 5th Birthday

Dallas Richardson celebrated his fifth birthday on Dec. 5.

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Hodge donates hair to Locks of Love

Hodge donates hair to Locks for Love

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Ronnie Edwards Birth

Ronnie Lane Edwards was born on Sept. 16 at Rockdale Medical Center, weighing 8 pounds and 1 -1/2 ounces.

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1st, 3rd birthdays

1st, 3rd birthdays. Sisters Samantha Leigh Cathcart and Zoey Madison Cathcart celebrated their birthdays together at a joint birthday party on Dec. 1.