News for Tuesday, November 13, 2012


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Seminoles look for third straight playoff appearance

Three years ago, the Salem boys basketball team accomplished something it never had: reach the state playoffs after a region runner-up finish. A year ago, the Seminoles did it again, qualifying for the state tournament for a second consecutive year. In 2012-13, the Conyers school will try to make it a three-peat.

Rams set high expectations for basketball season

The new Region 2-AAAAAA is going to be loaded with talented teams as three of the seven teams made it to the playoffs and six of them finished with winning records.

Alcovy battling Cougars, clock in first round of playoffs

Time management could be the key as Alcovy travels to Newnan in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

LETTER: Thankful for opportunity to run

I want to personally thank the citizens of Newton County, who live in District 3, for supporting me in my campaign to be their next county commissioner. Although I wish the outcome would have been different, I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to run in this race

LETTER: Welch, staff to be congratulated

The Rockdale County branch of the NAACP would like to offer congratulations to Mrs. Cynthia Welch and her staff for the efficient and professional manner in which the 2012 Election process was handled.. We have, on a daily basis, seen photos of long lines and problematic election procedures in other

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HUCKABY: Pastor Clara could use some help taking care of her flock

Former Covington Mayor Sam Ramsey calls Clara Lett "Newton County's Mother Teresa."

MEADORS: Voters deliver blow to charter opposition

The electorate delivered a chilling bi-partisan blow to charter opposition.

Schools to hold parent informational meetings on learning programs

Three Newton County School System schools will hold parent informational meetings regarding new Flexible Learning Programs.

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Covington mayor visits Theme School

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston visited the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett on Monday.

Mansfield man charged in assault with bat of two women

Man charged after allegedly striking women with softball bat; two arrested after trying to sell woman's lost cell phone back to her.

'Don't Bully Me' event offered Sunday

Families are invited to an anti-bullying event on Sunday.

Zoning conditions amended for industrial property

A reduction in the buffer setback for property in Lochridge Industrial Park targeted by an industry for expansion has been granted by the Covington City Council.

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Local artist designs state ornament for national tree display

Local artist Cindy Murphy was selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to design Georgia's ornament for the state Christmas tree that will be featured in the national display of trees in Washington, D.C.

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Authorities search for hit-and-run vehicle

Authorities searching for hit-and-run truck that killed two people on Ga. Highway 138 Monday night. It was last seen in Henry County headed toward Rockdale County.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

A variety of dogs and cats are available for adoption this week at both Rockdale and Newton animal shelters.