News for Tuesday, November 20, 2012


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Eagles split first two in Clayton County

MORROW -- So far, the Morrow Thanksgiving Tournament has been about two versions of the Eastside girls basketball team.

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Big Ten conference getting Rutgers University

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- As the Big East was being picked apart, Rutgers was looking for a way out and a new place to show off a football program that has been resurrected in the past decade.

Rams stay unbeaten, win tournament in Danielsville

DANIELSVILLE -- The Newton boys basketball team arrived in Danielsville last weekend having not yet played a regular season game. Tuesday evening, the Rams departed as tournament champions.Rodarius Mitchell scored 14 points and Rashard Cabane added 12 as both made the all-tournament team in helping Newton defeat Hart County.

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Nikkira Brown signs with Palm Beach Atlantic

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Rockdale alum Thompson posts career game

Bernard Thompson's career night wasn't enough for Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday in Raleigh.

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Darrell Huckaby: Another year of reasons to give thanks

The third rock seems to make that annual orbit around the sun faster and faster with each passing trip.

Letter: Homeless need Rockdale's help

Many of you read the fine article by my good friend Darrell Huckaby in the Nov. 14 issue of the Citizen concerning the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter, located on Turner Lake Circle in Covington.

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Jeff Meadors: School boards sometimes need lessons in open government

On its last day in session the 2012 Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 397, changing the course of Open Records and Open Meetings acts for Georgia schools.

School board continues reviewing policies

The Newton County School System continues to review and update its policies.

BBB offers holiday shopping tips

The Better Business Bureau is providing tips for making this holiday shopping season more pleasant.

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My cart runneth over

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Salem Overlay nears vote

Newton County commissioners heard a presentation on the proposed Salem overlay at a recent work session.

GSP warns motorists to obey all traffic laws over holiday period

Law enforcement will be out in force over the Thanksgiving holiday period enforcing traffic laws in attempt to keep fatalities down.

Twilights at Chimney Park set for Dec. 2

Chimney Park will be transformed into a winter wonderland again this year.

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McDonald visits Livingston Elementary

Ronald McDonald recently visited students at Livingston Elementary School.

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Piedmont student participates in cattle show

A Piedmont Academy FFA member was selected to participate in the annual Legislative Showdown cattle show.

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Students study Civil War figures

Piedmont Academy's fifth-grade class recently studied the Civil War .

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

There are a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption in Newton, Rockdale counties