News for Thursday, November 22, 2012


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Hillphoenix to consolidate Conyers opsCovington plant to remain open

Hillphoenix will consolidate operationsi n Conyers and maintain its Covington facility.

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Students collect items for needy families

Several schools in Newton and Rockdale counties have collected items for various agencies.

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SSEMC employees receive Life Saving Award

Five Snapping Shoals EMC employees received Life Saving Award after they saved a co-workers life who was suffering a heart attack.

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National Retail Foundation: Electronics, gift cards top Christmas lists

Electronics and gift cards top people's shopping lists this year.

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Newton County vet student raises funds to buy pet oxygen masks

Vet students raises funds to buy pet oxygen masks for use by local firefighters.

Letter: Obama accomplished much in first term

Obama accomplished more in first term than many think. Good job Rockdale! Seventy-five percent of registered voters voted and 11 districts out of 18 voted for President Obama. He received 57.76 percent of the Rockdale vote and Democrats dominated the winning votes in our county.. But how will re

Darrell Huckaby: Kicking and screaming into the 21st century

I haven't much cared for the 21st century.

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Jack Simpson: Special memories of Veterans Day

Another Veterans Day has come and gone. As a combat veteran of World War II, I am thankful I was lucky enough to be around for the celebration.

Mustangs win title, hope for more

The East Atlanta Mustangs not only recorded a winning record for the first time in their eight-year-old existence, but the team made it a doubly memorable season by also claiming its league championship.. Coached by Joe Blount and featuring players who are either home-schooled or attend Christian

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Washington hoping for memorable finish to career

ATLANTA -- Tevin Washington was watching from Georgia Tech's sideline in 2008 when the Yellow Jackets won at Georgia. Because he didn't play, he didn't leave with a piece of the famous Sanford Stadium hedges.. The win, in Paul Johnson's first season as Georgia Tech's coach, was seen by some

Roddenberry continues to shine for Harding

Searcy, Ark. -- Zach Roddenberry has picked up right where he left off a season ago. The former Salem stand out and senior at Harding University (Searcy, Ark.) was the top shooter in Division II as a junior (157 of 224, 70 percent from the field) and so far 2012

Kelly follows unusual path to lead Irish to top

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Brian Kelly appears to be the coach with all the right answers.. Nearly every decision he's made this season has seemed to work out, from picking Everett Golson as starting quarterback to having Tommy Rees replace him at key times. Kelly has led Notre Dame from

Eastside wrestling goes 1-4 at Parkview

Eastside's wrestling went 1-4 at the highly competitive Parkview Thanksgiving Duals. The Eagles only victory came against Peachtree Ridge, which finished ninth at Class AAAAA Traditional last season, 38-36. The Eagles fell to Alexander, which was state runner-up in Class AAAA last year, 48-28, Union Grove, a top-10