News for Monday, February 6, 2012


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Basketball teams prepare for region playoffs

COVINGTON -- Alcovy's basketball team ended its regular season in a good position while Eastside and Newton have to regroup as they prepare for the final week of play before they start their region playoffs.. Alcovy swept Union Grove, with the boys winning 64-43 and the girls winning 41-23. The

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Super Bowl champions return home

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Smiles were the order of the day, as the Super Bowl-champion New York Giants returned home, victorious once again.. The team's charter plane from Indianapolis touched down around 1:55 p.m. Monday at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey

Court strips Contador of '10 Tour title

MADRID -- Alberto Contador was stripped of his 2010 Tour de France title Monday and banned for two years after sports' highest court found the Spanish cyclist guilty of doping.. The Court of Arbitration for Sport suspended the three-time Tour champion after rejecting his claim that his positive test

Rockdale sends 8 to wrestling sectionals

A number of local wrestlers qualified for the Class AAAA East Sectional during last weekend's Area 8-AAAA individual tournament at Habersham Central High School.. Rockdale got eight wrestlers through to sectionals, which will be held Feb. 10-11 at Loganville High School, led by 106-pound champion Alonzo Allen.. "He's

Coughlin plans to be back with Giants in 2012

Tom Coughlin is looking forward to the parade and a couple weeks off to reflect on the Giants' second championship in five seasons. Then he will begin preparations for defending the title.

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Coughlin-Manning top Belichick-Brady as perfect match

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tom Coughlin has never won the NFL's coach of the year award. Eli Manning has never been the league's MVP.. With two Super Bowl victories in the past five seasons, though, they have emerged as the NFL's top coaching-quarterback tandem.. And the best may be yet to

Newton planners recognized by MIT

Newton County is being recognized by MIT for its planning processes.

Auto theft suspect arrested in Covington

A Conyers man wanted in Walton County on an auto theft warrant was arrested Saturday in Covington.

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Braves unveil another alternate home uniform

Hank Aaron recognized the look. Just not the feel. The Atlanta Braves unveiled a new alternate home uniform Monday that is based on the attire worn when the team moved from Milwaukee in 1966, with Aaron as its biggest star. "It's a beautiful uniform," he said during a ceremony held at Turner Field.

Newton schools still selling modular classrooms

There are fewer modular classrooms in Newton County's public schools this year, but a few more need to be gone.

Industries provide strong core of jobs, taxes in Rockdale, Newton

Local manufacturers are much like sleeping giants that operate largely out of public view but whose presence would be severely missed if they were gone.

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Jewels galore

Newton Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting its giant jewelry sale through Tuesday.

Covington man faces drug charges following traffic arrest

A Covington man faces drug and alcohol charges following a traffic stop Saturday.

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Alcovy students suspended after food fights

Several students at Alcovy High School were suspended last week after extreme food fights broke out.

Gingrich shunned lobbying but hired lobbyists

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says his consulting business never lobbied. But records show that he hired state and federal lobbyists, and some staff left to take lobbying jobs.

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Court strikes down Georgia's assisted-suicide law

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday unanimously struck down the state's assisted-suicide law.

Horton may stay on as city manager; Strickland out as municipal court judge

The Covington City Council opted not to reappoint Municipal Court Judge David Strickland following a 45-minute closed session Monday night.