News for Tuesday, December 4, 2012


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Luella boys stun Rockdale with late bucket

The Luella boy’s basketball team trailed for the first 31 minutes and 51 seconds of Tuesday’s game at Rockdale. But for the visitors from Henry County, the final nine seconds was all that mattered.

Rockdale girls take win over Luella

CONYERS -- Breanna Richardson and Brianna Patton didn't provide much in the first half of Tuesday's game with Luella. Unfortunately for the visiting Lions, the second half was a different story. Richardson and Patton combined for 24 second-half points after a total of just six in the opening half

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Progress for Tiger, but still a long way to go

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Ian Poulter finished his final round at the World Challenge and was chatting next to the clubhouse at Sherwood when he stopped in the middle of a sentence and changed his tone to one of grave concern."What is Tiger doing in a buggy?" he

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20 years after crash, Rivera enters College Hall of Fame

NEW YORK -- Gabe Rivera was maybe the greatest defensive lineman to play at Texas Tech.. They called him Senor Sack. He was an All-American in 1982 and was drafted by the Steelers in the first round in 1983.. He has trouble remembering his playing days now. A car

Oaks Christmas tournament to benefit Miracle League

COVINGTON -- The Miracle League of Newton County will once again be the beneficiary of the 2012 Christmas Tournament at The Oaks Course on Dec. 15.. In keeping with a baseball theme to honor the Miracle League, many of the holes will have a baseball feel to them. On the

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Falcons unimpressed with title clinch

FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Atlanta Falcons aren't too impressed with winning their second NFC title in three years.. In fact, the latest division championship hardly stirred excitement when coach Mike Smith congratulated the players on Tuesday.. "We've won the division before, so it's not that big of a deal, you

Letter: Thanks for community service

The voters have spoken, as a law-abiding citizen who believes in liberty and the rule of law, I must honor the decisions the voters have made.. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tax Commissioner Dan Ray for his 19 years of service, Chief Magistrate Judge Rudy

Letter: Congratulations to Judge Nation on his retirement

Congratulations to Judge Nation on his retirement. On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to congratulate Rockdale County Superior Court Judge Sidney Nation on his upcoming retirement and thank him for his nearly 30 years of service to the justice system.. After serving nearly a decade

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Darrell Huckaby: 'Two Nations; One God' A personal view of the War Between the States

I was only two years into my formal education when America began commemorating the centennial of The War.

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Jeff Meadors: Effective principals key to student, teacher success

A highly effective principal can increase his or her students' scores up to 10 percentile points on standardized tests in just one year.

Covington woman arrested on felony shoplifting charges

Woman arrested on felony shoplifting charges; already convicted on five prior shoplifting offenses.

Committee talks filming policies

A committee is continuing discussions on policies related to filming in Covington city limits.

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Little melodies: ELC students get new musical playground equipment

The Early Leaning Center at the Newton College and Career Academy has a new playground preschool music station in its courtyard.

Post offices get reduced hours

Hours at Mansfield and Newborn post offices will be reduced in January.

Rockdale and Newton Counties' Pets of the Week for Dec. 5

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

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Dec. 5, 2012, Pets of the Week

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