News for Saturday, January 14, 2012


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Fourney leads Rams to upset victory

COVINGTON -- Danyel Fourney scored 24 points and Precious Price added 16 as the Newton girl's basketball team upset Class AAAA No. 3 Alcovy, 79-69 Saturday in Covington.. Newton led 43-37 at halftime, but started the third quarter strong as the lead ballooned to as much as 17 points on

Eagles wrestles to top eight in State Duals

MACON -- Eastside's wrestling team won some close matches. But in the end, those close matches came back to bite it as it was eliminated in a close match in the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket of the Class AAA Team Dual State Wrestling Tournament at the Macon Centreplex Friday

Tigers dominate Newton hoopsters with 24 point win

COVINGTON -- Alcovy was hot with four players in double-digit scoring while Newton was not as the Tigers had no trouble against the Rams in the second meeting between county rivals as the Tigers won the game 69-45 on Saturday.. "We didn't play well; we didn't get after it

Tigers get mercy-rule wins over Union Grove

COVINGTON -- The bench players of both Alcovy squads got a lot of playing time as both teams forced the mercy-rule to go into affect in their Region 3A-AAAA game on Friday.. The Lady Tigers (16-1, 6-0) had little trouble against Union Grove (6-9, 0-6) from the opening

Patriots bounce back

Conyers -- The Heritage girl's basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak Friday in Conyers and got their first Region 8-AAAA victory, holding off Loganville, 44-43. The Patriots blew a nine-point lead, but hung on for a much-needed win, which followed a 50-29 loss to rival

Local Title I schools named to state distinguished list

The state has named 17 Rockdale County schools and five Newton County schools to the Title I Distinguished Schools list this year.

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GPC president touts college's successes

Dr. Anthony S. Tricoli, president of Georgia Perimeter College, was the keynote speaker at the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting.

Rockdale Hospital Authority announces new grant cycle

The Hospital Authority of Rockdale County has announced it will accept applications for the grants program that supports local charitable health care initiatives.

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Weadick wins top award at Chamber meeting

Community business leaders and volunteers were recognized at the Chamber's Annual Meeting.

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Darrell Huckaby: Will the government continue to censor our TV-watching?

The government is hard at work in their never-ending efforts to protect us from ourselves.

Rockdale/Newton Community Announcements

The Announcements listing is a forum for announcing meetings, events and general announcements of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties. To submit information, visit our website,, or, or call 770-483-7108, ext. 252. Fax the information to the attention of Julie Wells at 770-483-5797.

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Quote on MLK memorial to be changed

WASHINGTON -- A quote carved in stone on the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington will be changed after the inscription was criticized for not accurately reflecting the civil rights leader's words.. The Washington Post first reported on Friday the decision to change the inscription, which currently reads

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49ers defense looks to stop Brees, red-hot Saints

Drew Brees and the Saints are riding a nine-game winning streak entering today's playoff game against the host 49ers, who are underdogs despite having one of the top defenses in the league.

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Tebowmania grabs headlines from Brady

Quarterback Tim Tebow and his Denver Broncos may be huge underdogs in tonight's AFC playoff game against the New England Patriots, but that hasn't stopped the Broncos from being the talk of the nation.

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Klesko talks Braves at QU event, says Atlanta should return with a vengeance in 2012

Former MLB star Ryan Klesko is back once again for the Quail Unlimited Celebrity Quail Hunt in Southwest Georgia, talking hunting and the mind-boggling collapse this past season of his former team, the Atlanta Braves.

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Braves reach deal with Prado, re-sign Wilson

Braves outfielder Martin Prado agreed to a $4.75 million contract for 2012, while Atlanta signed infielder Jack Wilson to a $1 million, one-year contract.