News for Thursday, November 1, 2012


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Harlem Legends headed to Conyers

CONYERS -- The Michael Douglas Youth Foundation is providing a great opportunity for local basketball fans. Douglas, one of the legendary members of the Harlem Globetrotters, is bringing his team of Globetrotter legends to Rockdale County for a special event.. Douglas' Harlem Legends team will play a team of Rockdale

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New-look Hawks set for opener against Rockets

ATLANTA -- An offseason of change led to a preseason of experiments for the Atlanta Hawks.. Finally, coach Larry Drew must decide on a starting lineup.. The Hawks open their season tonight against James Harden and the Houston Rockets. Drew hasn't announced a starting lineup from the long list of

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Dominican police: Ex-Brave, Yankee Perez slain at home

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Former major league pitcher Pascual Perez, who had a troubled 11-season career that included two suspensions for drug use, was killed at his home in the Dominican Republic in an apparent robbery, police said Thursday.. Perez, who last played in the majors for the

Newton Rams defeat Luella 34-21

COVINGTON -- The Rams showed their dominance early and never let up as they secured a home game in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs with their 34-21 win over Luella on Thursday at Homer Sharp Stadium.. Newton (4-5 overall, 4-1 Region 2-AAAAAA) did not waste any

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Three cheers for three teams

CONYERS -- The Rockdale Youth Football Association cheerleaders competed in the YFCA annual competition recently and took home several medals.. The 12-under Bulldogs, 10-under Bulldogs and the Little Black and Red Bulldogs all picked up first-place trophies, while the Junior Bulldogs and the Little Blue Bulldogs both

Playoff destination on line for winner of Rockdale-Alcovy

COVINGTON -- Playoff hopes could depend on tonight's 7:30 game at Homer Sharp Stadium between Rockdale and Alcovy.. Lovejoy, who is ranked No. 7 in Class AAAAAA by AP, has secured the Region 2-AAAAAA championship with Newton also claiming one of the three remaining spots.. "It's a huge game

Auction to benefit CARE

An auction to benefit CARE will be held Saturday.

Newton deputy breaks up assault involving handgun, tire iron

Man arrested after threatening another man with tire iron, handgun.

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Jack Simpson: Put aside 'binders' and get down to issues

If you don't wish to discuss the record, you talk about binders.

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Darrell Huckaby: Search for Soap Sally turns up rich memories

I got an unusual call a couple of weeks ago, from a reporter from the big city newspaper in Atlanta.

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Mark Shields: Yes, I'm a 'college' dropout

The Founding Fathers were not, it turns out, infallible. The Electoral College is absolutely anti-democratic.

Letter: What has happened to civil discourse?

What has happened to civil discourse?

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Covington businessman named to Georgia Trend 40 Under 40

Local businessman Brian Byers has been named to Georgia Trend's 40 Under 40 list.

Driver sentenced for 2010 DUI wreck that killed two

Newton County Superior Court judges recently sentenced two individuals, one for vehicular homicide and DUI and the other for child molestation.

School crime report for Nov. 2, 2012

Crimes reported by Newton County Sheriff's Office school resource officers listed in the School Crime Report for Nov. 2, 2012.

Holbrook tapped as GWF head

Conyers resident Todd Holbrook has been named president and CEO of Covington-based Georgia Wildlife Federation.

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Light Switch

Lights in downtown Covington ae being swtiched out to provide a "more pleasing" glow.

Murdered Newton County man, 30, found in Baldwin County

A 30-year-old Newton County man has been found dead in Baldwin County with multiple gunshot wounds.

Prevent Child Abuse offers volunteer training

Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale and Newton are seekng volunteers to help with upcoming parent training classes.

Ice skating, parade signal start of holiday season

Ice skating returns to Olde Town on Nov. 16.

Covington Police link purse-snatching suspects to multi-state crime spree

Suspects in Wednesday's Walmart purse-snatching incident allegedly engaged in a multi-state crime spree beginning in Missouri before they were apprehended by Covington Police.

Newton County Jail Blotter for Nov. 2, 2012

Newton County Jail Blotter for Nov. 2, 2012