News for Tuesday, December 18, 2012


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Heritage girls slip by Salem

CONYERS -- Heritage had just enough to hold off its rival Tuesday in Conyers.. Aujana Dawkins had 10 points, 17 rebounds and six assists, including a key putback late, and the Patriots defeated Salem 41-39 in Region 8-AAAAA play.. Heritage, under first-year coach Lauren Chambers, improved to 4-5

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Cal Thomas: Explaining evil

As much as humans have tried for millennia to prevent evil acts, we have not succeeded.

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HUCKABY: We are losing the good fight in America

Schools are supposed to be safe havens, especially for little bitty children. ... Schools are never supposed to be where children go to die.

Letter: Treat others as God has taught us

Treat others as God has taught us. When will it stop? Will it come to a Civil War between the Caucasian and the African American to put an end to the differences we keep putting between us? God created us as we are, and we cannot change who we are

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Jeff Meadors: The end of innocence

With every child, something in us died. This is as tough as it gets.

Covington car dealership victim of theft; Covington man runs from Rockdale deputies and is arrested on multiple charges

Two Chevrolet Camero convertibles were stolen from Ginn Motor Company Friday night. The total value of the cars was nearly $90,000.

Covington's City Council approves filming policy

Filming policies have been estabished for "The Vampire Diaries" and other productions shot inside city of Covington limits.

BBB warns consumers who buy gift cards

The Better Business Bureau is urging consumers to take precautions when purchasing gift cards this holiday season.

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Construction work continues at Oxford College

The Oxford College campus is changing with various construction projects.

Secretary of State warns of charity scams

COVINGTON -- Secretary of State Brian Kemp is warning citizens when donating to various charities during the holidays to make sure the organization is legitimate and to take precautions to protect themselves from scams.. "At this time of the year, let's make the most of our contributions to individuals and

DOT suspends lane closings during holidays

The DOT will suspend lane closures during the holidays.

Newton schools to close for Holiday Break this week

Newton County students and staff will get an extended break from school beginning this week.

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Dec. 19, 2012: Consider adopting a pet from a local shelter

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