News for Saturday, December 29, 2012

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Teams finish strong after losing first game in tourneys

COVINGTON — The Newton boys along with the Eastside and Heritage girls finished their tournament play with a pair of wins after losing the tournament opener to each end with a 2-1 record.

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Darrell Huckaby: Can't say enough about 'Les Miserables'

Have you ever gotten a whole movie stuck in your head?

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Bill O'Reilly: Semper Fi, unless it's not convenient

Jon Hammar saw combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, but his most brutal foreign experience was in Mexico.

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Rob Jenkins: Stupid things I have said, 2012 edition

As we bid farewell (and good riddance) to 2012, it's time once again for me to revisit some of the stupid things I've said in this space over the past calendar year.

Unemployment rates decline

Local and state unemployment rates continue to decline.

Newton, Mansfield approve agreement for community center

The city of Mansfield and Board of Commissioners have formalized an agreement related to oversight of the Mansfield Community Center.

Speeding stop leads to drug charges

The Conyers Police Department arrested a Covington man on drug and speeding charges.

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Eagle Scout rank shared by three generations

CONYERS -- While on a Boy Scout camping expedition as a 13-year-old, Joshua Schindler, who had been somewhat reluctant about such adventures, decided that instead of sleeping in a warm cozy tent, he would rather sleep out in the open in a hammock, despite fog, rain and cool

Rockdale school board approves federal grant project

The Rockdale County Board of Education gave the go-ahead on a federal grant project that will develop a magnet program at Memorial Middle School.

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