News for Saturday, January 21, 2012


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Bill O'Reilly: The 1 percent blues

Today, the Occupy Wall Street crew and many progressive Americans believe that I am a greed head, even though they have no idea what I do with my money. Just the fact that I have it gives them license to brand me a dreadful "1 percenter."

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HUCKABY: Finally ready to ring my bell

I’m going to ring that bell. I wasn't at first, or at least I didn't think I would.

Newton boys blow out Eastside

COVINGTON -- Newton's boy's basketball team had no trouble with county rival Eastside, winning 66-26 Saturday behind 32 points from Stephen Croone.

LETTER: You have one vote -- make it count by doing homework

I have one vote. I hope to cast it wisely by paying attention and carefully filtering out most of the political crap that gets floated out about candidates.

Turnovers doom Eastside girls vs. rival Newton

COVINGTON -- Newton's girls basketball team took advantage of Eastside's turnovers in their come from behind 63-38 win between the county rivals on Saturday.

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Young leads Clemson past Georgia Tech to 64-62 win

Andre Young had career highs with 29 points and seven 3-pointers, and Clemson held off a late rally to beat Georgia Tech 64-62 on Saturday

Henry's 24 points leads Ole Miss past Georgia 66-63

Bulldogs fall to 1-4 in SEC with loss

Storms prompt weather alerts across northern Ga.

Powerful storms crossing Georgia are knocking out power lines and prompting weather alerts for severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes.

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Gingrich wins South Carolina primary, Romney distant 2nd

Newt Gingrich stormed to an upset win in the South Carolina primary Saturday night, dealing a sharp setback to Mitt Romney and scrambling the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

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ANALYSIS: SC voters see Gingrich as winner against Obama

Many waited until last minute to decide, AP poll results say

Carolina's late-deciding voters pushed Newt Gingrich to victory, according to exit polls in the state. The former House speaker's strong performances in the debates leading up to the contest plus a conservative-leaning electorate led to a sizable win for Gingrich.

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Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts presents Preschool Pops program

One of the things Donna Kokumo Buie likes best about storytelling is that the folktales, though different in detail, often contain the same basic storyline.

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Classic matchups for spots in Super Bowl

No complaining about these championship matchups: prolific offense vs. stingy defense, or old foes renewing a storied rivalry.. Whichever suits your preference, the NFL has it this weekend.. When the New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens today for the AFC title, four players who have come to represent the

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Spokesman: Paterno in serious condition

A family spokesman says former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, who is battling lung cancer, is in serious condition after experiencing health complications.

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JENKINS: Sure signs that you're on the downhill slope

Nose hair is one. Constantly searching for a restroom is another.

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Rockdale Democrats to hold State of the Union viewing party

The public is invited to a viewing party of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday that will be hosted by Rockdale and Newton County Democrats.

Newton D.A. Zon will prosecute Hill

Clayton County's former sheriff Victor Hill will be facing Newton County District Attorney Layla Zon when he has his day in court.

Legislators consider tougher laws on metal theft

Sen. Ronald Ramsey has co-sponsored legislation in the Georgia Senate that is aimed at curbing metal theft in Georgia.

Local schools receive state awards for student achievement

Two Rockdale County schools and a Newton County school have been recognized by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement for being top achieving schools on state tests.

New Walmart fills 282 jobs

Walmart has hired more than 280 employees to work at its new Salem Road store.

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Ellis outlines vision for chairman's seat

Keith Ellis outlines his ideas about the new role of chairman as the first Republican candidate to announce a bid for the seat.

Georgia Groups to partake in School Choice Rally

The Center for an Educated Georgia and several other advocacy groups will participate in a School Choice Rally in conjunction with National School Choice Week.

Georgia ranks seventh in the nation in new education report

Georgia ranks seventh in the nation for overall education quality, according to an Education Week report recently released.

House fire displaces family of five

Grease left on the stove in a kitchen was determined to be the cause of a house fire Friday on Cook Road.

Burglars steal medals earned by slain Ga. soldier

The mother of a Georgia soldier who was killed in Iraq says burglars broke into her home and stole combat medals her son earned for his military service.

Tea party challenges Ga. lawmakers on tax support

Is there a difference between raising taxes and supporting a ballot measure that would raise taxes?

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Hawks blow halftime lead, lose to 76ers by 14 --- and first place in East

Just like they have all season, the Hawks come out sluggish after halftime and watch an eight-point lead evaporate against the Philadelphia 76ers, who run away from Atlanta, 90-76, on Friday night.