News for Saturday, November 17, 2012

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Gunderson Memorial Race set for Nov. 24

The Aubrae Gunderson Memorial Race is set for the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Covington Social Security office changes hours

Covington Social Security Office is changing office hours.

City looks at utility policies

The city is set to adopt new policies related to utilities.

DFCS to report more about child deaths

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will begin publishing a quarterly child death report.

Sheriff's Office hosts class for Storm Spotters

A class is being offered for residents who want to become Storm Spotters.

Donations, volunteers needed for T-giving dinner

Donations and volunteers are needed for the annual Thanksgiving dinner hosted by the Newton County Ministers Union and Community Food Pantry.

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Rob Jenkins: Thanks, Big Box Stores, for ruining Thanksgiving

Apparently FIBBS (the Federation of Intergalactic Big Box Stores) has decreed that this week, Friday will fall on Thursday.

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O'REILLY: Are we Puritans?

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it is time to talk about Puritans -- but not the crew who fled England for the New World and established the Massachusetts Bay Colony back in the 17th century.

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Darrel Huckaby: A Porterdale winter put a chill in your bones

I can't help but laugh at the commercials the big box department stores have been running lately, the ones encouraging everybody to "winterize" their houses.

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Choral Guild set to present annual Christmas concerts

CONYERS -- If you venture out to hear the Covington/Conyers Choral Guild's annual "A Choral Guild Christmas Show," expect some seasonal favorites, spirituals and classical pieces, but no lengthy choral works. This performance is eclectic and crowd-pleasing, said Covington/Conyers Choral Guild Conductor and Director Roger Waters

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Experts urge fire safety when cooking for holidays

Experts urge caution when cooking for Thanksgiving.

Lady Tigers ready to finish what they started last season

COVINGTON -- The Lady Tigers made it to the Final Four of the Class AAAA tournament before losing in the semifinal game. With three starters coming back, they are ready to take it to the next level even though it will be harder this time around.. "I can't even come

Tigers ousted from playoffs

The Alcovy Tigers hopes of springing the upset on a cold Friday ended Friday night here on the road at Drake Stadium as they fell to the Cougars 38-0. "I am really proud of this team," Alcovy head coach Kirk Hoffman said. "We have made the playoffs two years in a row, and that is huge for this team. This was a great environment to play in, and we can only get better from here."

Newton comes short of advancing to second round

Special team play proved to be the difference as East Coweta eliminated Newton in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs with a 25-20 win on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium. Poor punting on Newton's part allowed the Indians (5-6) to start their drive on the Rams (6-5) two times resulting in touchdowns each time. “We knew if we couldn't find a way to get some solid kicks we were going to have a hard time,” Newton head coach Cortez Allen said.

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