News for Thursday, December 27, 2012


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Tough time for local teams in holiday tournaments

COVINGTON -- Several teams had were close to winning but could not pull it off during the various Thursday tournaments.. Girls. Eastside. The Lady Eagles did not have the start in the Antebellum Holiday Tournament in Milledgeville they wanted losing the first game to Cedar Shoals 50-34 on Thursday.. The

Ejike says yes to Georgia State

COVINGTON -- Newton defensive end Kingsley Ejike will be moving up to the play with the big boys after giving Georgia State a verbal commitment.. Pushing Georgia State over the top from schools that included South Carolina State and Appalachian State was the fact the Panthers, who finished the year

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Jack Simpson: What are the answers to Newtown?

No question about it. The worst mass shooting in U.S. history is on the minds of everyone.

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Cal Thomas: Vietnam plus-50

It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. "advisers" to South Vietnam to help battle the communist North

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Darrell Huckaby: The real Christmas gift

I never wanted to be one of those parents who tried to relive their lives through their kids.

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Honey Boo Boo on ice

Reality TV star Alana Thompson, also known as Honey Boo Boo, was in Conyers with her family Thursday for some ice skating and filming of an upcoming episode.

Couple sues RCSO over 2010 arrests

A Rockdale Couple is suing employees with the Sheriff's Office claiming wrongful arrest.

Man charged after forcing girlfriend out of house

A Covington man was charged with kidnapping after he allegedly forced his girlfriend to leave a friend's residence with him.

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Conyers restaurant Chianti closing after 24 years

Chianti Italian Restaurant will close after 24 years.

Carpenter named Missouri school district superintendent

Newton County School System's Deputy Superintendent of Operations Dennis Carpenter has been named head of a Missouri school district.

Newton Jail Blotter for Dec. 28, 2012

Newton Jail Blotter for Dec. 28, 2012