News for Tuesday, November 27, 2012


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Falcons have chance to make up for loss to Saints

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Some Atlanta players seem uncertain about who gave the Falcons' their lone loss of the season.. Did the Saints beat Atlanta, or did the Falcons beat themselves in their 31-27 loss at New Orleans on Nov. 11?. Receiver Roddy White was dismissive of the Saints after the

Seminoles drop region opener

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Tavia Sykes and Marissa Ivey were too much for the Salem girls basketball team. Sykes had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Ivey added 16 points, including four three-pointers, as Flowery Branch won the Region 8-AAAAA opener for both schools 63-52.. It was also the

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Uneven Georgia Tech tries to focus on ACC title

ATLANTA -- Coach Paul Johnson knows that Georgia Tech is at a strange crossroads to a bizarre season.. If the Yellow Jackets upset No. 13 Florida State in the ACC championship game, they will earn a spot in the Orange Bowl.. If they lose, it might take an NCAA waiver

Eastside girls top Green Co. in home opener

COVINGTON -- The Lady Eagles played well enough to get a 61-53 win over Green County in their home opener on Tuesday.. Eastside (2-2) led by 10 points 51-41 before the Lady Tigers tied the game with less than four minutes to play. But the Lady Eagles were able to

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Thompson, Sunderhaus standing out at next level

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Bernard Thompson bounced back from two sub-par games with the kind of performance the former area standout has become accustomed to. Thompson, a sophomore at Florida Gulf Coast, scored 20 points on 9-of-16 shooting in a loss to St. Johns last weekend, capping

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Stout defenses meet in SEC championship

ATHENS -- Alabama lost a bunch of stars to the NFL, yet it's hard to tell much difference. The Crimson Tide still has the nation's top-ranked defense.. There was never any shortage of talent at Georgia, where all the best defensive players decided to remain in college for another

Letter: Heartfelt thanks for community support

I want to thank everyone who has made a donation, prayed and lifted us up during this time. We have found that this town has some of the most caring people we have ever met.

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Darrell Huckaby: Christmas toys still bring joy many years later

I posed a simple question to my Facebook friends Monday morning. "Favorite Christmas toy?"

Letter: Thanks for help with goat gone wild

We have some especially wonderful people working for Newton County.

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Jeff Meadors: Trigger Act would arm parents in fight for higher student achievement

Georgia state Rep. Edward Lindsey aims to introduce the Parent Trigger Act on day one of the 2013 Georgia General Assembly.

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Covington Police awarded eighth accreditation from CALEA

Covington Police Department recently received its eighth international accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

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Fall chores

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Porterdale plans parade, tuba concert

Porterdale is getting in the holiday season with a Christmas parade and concert in the works.

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Oxford launches Center for Healthful Living

Oxford College has developed the Center for Healthful Living.

Postal service sets holiday mailing deadlines

The U.S. Postal service will deliver nearly 18 billion cards and packages during the holidays.

Millions chase record $425M Powerball jackpot

Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize that would be the second highest.