News for Tuesday, February 14, 2012


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The Wie Way

Michelle Wie did not go to Stanford to play golf, at least not the game that brought her worldwide fame as a teenager.

Eight 3s by Henderson lift Eagles in Region 4-AAA tourney

Eastside sophomore Anthony Henderson was red hot in the Eagles' opening round of the boys Region 4-AAA tournament on Tuesday, hitting eight 3-pointers and scoring 28 points in Eastside's 58-49 win over Stockbridge.

Wilson leads Bulldogs into semis

LOGANVILLE -- Through three quarters of a quarterfinal game against Winder-Barrow, C.J. Wilson hadn't done much scoring. But often the best players make their biggest impact in the final quarter, and such was the case for Wilson on Monday.. The Rockdale guard scored 15 of his 19 points in

Oxford hopes win streak lasts in late season

As the regular season comes to an end, the Oxford College men's basketball team is once again in streak mode. After an 18-point loss to Gordon College on Feb. 4, the Eagles recorded back-to-back Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association victories.

Salem girls head to semis

Neither Salem nor Madison County could find much offense in their quarterfinal matchup Tuesday. But the Seminoles found enough in freshman Ayanna Mitchell.

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DOUG HOLT: State's education code in jeopardy

Since I have long supported charter schools as a worthwhile experiment to improve educational performance, I was certainly ready to support HR 1162. Knowing that it would also deal with the Title 20 problems gave me even greater reason to vote yes.

BRAD SMITH: Say no to loss of local control of schools

HR 1162 would allow the state to create an unlimited number of state charter schools and to divert a school district's state funds plus an additional amount to the new charter schools as if they were part of the local school district.

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DARRELL HUCKABY: Too many bright lights dimmed too soon

Despite all the warning signs, the world was not quite ready to hear the news of Whitney Houston's death.

Covington Pizza Hut employees robbed at gunpoint

COVINGTON -- Pizza Hut restaurant on U.S. 278 was robbed Monday night at closing time by two men, according to the Covington Police Department.. "An employee stated that he was surprised by two black males as he exited the back door to dispose of garbage," said CPD Public Information

BOC adopts plan to help non-English speakers

The county has adopted a program to assist Spanish-speaking residents.

Delayed Brick Store project to begin

One of the county's oldest buildings is soon to undergo repairs.

Superintendent meets with recent Newton grads

NCSS Superintendent Gary Mathews met with some recent Newton County high school graduates to gather information to help future graduates.

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We go together: Q and U get married

Jan Brown's kindergarten class at Live Oak Elementary School celebrated Valentine's Day with a wedding.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

An assortment of dogs and cats are available this week for adoption from the Rockdale and Newton animal shelters.

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Local vet survives three wars

Most combat veterans live and sleep with the nightmares of only one war, but Bill Edwardy of Conyers copes with the vivid memories of three.

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Moss plans NFL comeback

After a season away from football, Randy Moss un-retires Monday and says he will play in the NFL next year.

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Furman Bisher column: Doc never too far from home

Furman Bisher writes about Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers.

Rheba Oglesbee

Rheba Hart Oglesbee, age 95, of Social Circle, GA passed away February 12, 2012. Arrangements by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, (770) 786-7062, (770) 784-5582 (24 hr. obituary line)