News for Tuesday, January 10, 2012


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CAL THOMAS: Threat of radical Islam spreads to TV

LISBON, Portugal — Next door in Spain, two new satellite TV stations recently signed on. They won't be airing "Judge Judy," but instead are broadcasting Islamic theology and political propaganda.

Lady Rams cannot overcome turnovers in 53-51 loss

COVINGTON -- The Newton girls almost pulled themselves out of a major deficit. But their poor play in the first half made it too difficult to do as Westlake was able to hold off a late charge to win a crucial Region 2-AAAAA game 55-51 on Tuesday.. Trailing 53-43

Former Brave Conrad signs with Brewers

Utility player was popular with Atlanta, Gwinnett teams

Rockdale BOC says no to $16,000 contractor's pay raise

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners declined to ratify Tuesday a contract change that would have resulted in a $16,000 raise to a contractor.

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Annual father-daughter ball is 'Puttin' On The Ritz'

Though top hats and tails are optional, this year's annual father-daughter ball by the Rotary Club of Rockdale County is sure to be super duper.

Rockdale's MLK breakfast to benefit local homeless initiatives

Local pastor Layne Fields will deliver the keynote address at this year's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Breakfast to honor the civil rights icon and his message of unity.

Mobile home destroyed by fire

A mobile home residence was destroyed by fire Monday night.

Seven arrested in Rockdale on drug charges

Seven suspects were arrested Jan. 5 on drug and other charges.

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MARK SHIELDS: Santorum should focus on working class

Rick Santorum should focus on his working-class roots.

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DARREL HUCKABY: Sometimes teachers are the ones who need instruction

Cross-curriculum instruction is useful -- when it's done right.

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CAL THOMAS: My brother's valuable life

Judge the value of a life by the positive impact on others.

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Newborn receives Georgia Urban Forest Council grant

The Georgiia Urban Forest Council presented the city of Newborn with a grant of $4,825 for the purpose of replanting trees due to the large number that were lost in last year's tornado.

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Covington woman charged after hitting school bus

A Covington woman was charged after striking a school bus Tuesday morning.

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Newton County to celebrate King

Newton County will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend.

Covington Police arrest 3 in conjunction with brass thefts

The Covington Police Department made three arrests in conjunction with thefts of brass fittings from outside of several businesses and industries.

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Chapman sworn in as mayor

Arline Chapman, Porterdale's first woman mayor, was sworn into office before a packed house of city residents, family and well-wishers Monday night. Chapman was sworn in by former Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker, for whom she worked for four years prior to leaving state government. Also sworn in Monday

Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale shelters

Questions to ask before adopting a pet:. -- Can I make a long-term commitment to this pet?. -- Will I be able to spend enough time with a new pet?. -- Am I prepared for the cost a new pet will bring?. -- Which pet is right for my

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Gov. Deal details plan to lure jobs to Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal says his goal is to make Georgia the No. 1 state to do business and unveiled a plan focused on infrastructure improvements, tax reform and education

11 injured, 4 critically, in Miss. motorhome wreck

Eleven people were injured, four critically, when a motorhome bound for a college football championship game in New Orleans went off Interstate 59 in southern Mississippi and struck a tree.

1 dies in plane crash at Jackson County airport

A man was killed when his single engine airplane crashed at the end of a runway at the Jackson County airport.

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State lawmakers return to capitol for 2012 session

Georgia lawmakers returned to the state capitol Monday to start a 40-day session expected to focus on closing a potential budget shortfall, overhauling the tax code in an attempt to attract jobs and steering nonviolent offenders away from expensive and overcrowded prisons.

Police: Burglar tried to enter liquor store roof

Authorities say they arrested a man who was trying to steal liquor through the roof of an Augusta liquor store.

NAACP tells Ga. lawmakers to end death penalty

The Georgia chapter of the NAACP is asking state lawmakers to end capital punishment.

High Court rules fire captain should get job back

The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that a former DeKalb County fire captain should be reinstated to his job.

Ga. soldier charged in death of infant son

An Army soldier stationed at Fort Benning has been charged with killing his infant son after the baby died from severe brain injuries.

Ga. hospital shootings suspect charged with murder

A 59-year-old Tennessee man has been formally charged with murder in the fatal shootings of his wife and mother-in-law in the waiting room of a Georgia hospital.

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Hear them roar!

It was the No. 2 Crimson Tide — not the unbeaten No. 1 Tigers — who roared loudest Monday night as Alabama posts the first-ever shutout in a BCS game, blanking LSU, 21-0, for its second national championship in three years.

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Stricker opens the year with a win in Hawaii

Steve Stricker shoots a 4-under 69 Monday and holds onto his lead in the final round of the PGA Tour's season-opening meet.

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Larkin elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Barry Larkin, the former Cincinnati Reds shortstop was chosen on 495 of 573 Hall of Fame ballots, well above the necessary 75 percent.

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BULLDOGS NOTEBOOK: UGA’s Boykin named Paul Hornung Award winner; Bulldogs land state’s stop defensive prospect Jenkins on Monday over ’ Bama

University of Georgia defensive and special teams star Brandon Boykin is named the most versatile player in college football Monday as he takes home the prestigious Paul Hornung award.

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FALCONS WRAP-UP: Smith assesses playoff loss; D-C VanGorder leaves for Auburn

Atlanta head coach Mike Smith was direct and to the point Monday in his assessment of the season: "We didn't get the job done."

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Smith scores season-high 26 as Hawks beat Nets

Josh Smith scores a season-high 26 points and the Hawks shoot over 50 percent from the field to beat the Nets for the third time this season.