News for Wednesday, November 28, 2012


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Which tailback duo will dominate in SEC title game?

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- That running back duo in the Southeastern Conference championship game has been punishingly effective all season.. Pick a team -- No. 3 Georgia or No. 2 Alabama -- the description fits.. Bulldogs freshmen Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall roll into Saturday's game with 1,858 combined yards and

Eastside finishes strong to win season opener

COVINGTON -- Eastside's boys basketball team was shocked by the physical play of Greene County before regrouping in the second half to win the season opener 61-48 on Tuesday.. "That's why I wanted to play them, because I knew exactly what it was going to be," Eastside head coach

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Falcons look to end skid against Saints

ATLANTA -- On the verge of clinching their division before December, the Atlanta Falcons don't look so dominant when their longest, most intense rival is on the field with them.. The New Orleans Saints have won four straight and 11 of 13 in the series, including a 31-27 home win

Seminoles open region play with comfortable win

FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Salem boys basketball team is considered one of the favorites in Region 8-AAAAA. Tuesday in Hall County, the Seminoles got their promising league campaign off to a good start.. Dedrick Turner scored 23 points, including 12 during a decisive third quarter, and Salem rolled to

Rockdale wrestlers knock off Parkview

Rockdale’s wrestling team passed a big test Wednesday in Gwinnett County. Eight wrestlers won matches as the Bulldogs defeated Parkview, 45-33 in a mid-week dual.

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Covington police nab two in shooting, drug-related home invasion

Covington Police arrest two suspects in shooting, home invasion after they fled and led police on high speed chase.

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Newton school superintendent to retire in June

Newton County School System Superintendent Gary Mathews announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the school year.

Southern Advent service set for Saturday

A 20-year tradition will continue Saturday with the Southern Folk Advent service at Old Church in Oxford.

School board approves teacher resignation after Athens arrest

The Newton County Board of Education approved the resignation of an Indian Creek Middle School teacher who was arrested in Athens.

Covington to upgrade water pipes

The city of Covington has plans to make $7.5 million worth of upgrades to water pipes.

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Two suspects in custody after shooting, high speed chase in Covington

Covington Police have two suspects in custody following a shooting and a high speed chase which ended in the suspect's vehicle crashing at the intersection of Washington Street and Turner Lake Road.

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Rockdale and Newton Counties' Pets of the Week for Nov. 28

There are a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption at the Newton and Rockdale shelters this week.