News for Wednesday, November 7, 2012


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Boggus earns another academic honor

CLINTON, S.C. -- Emily Boggus is making headlines on the field and in the classroom.

Falcons perfect so far...can they continue?

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Todd McClure can tell this is becoming a special season for the Atlanta Falcons, just from all the extra time he's spending on the phone.

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Parity hurting ACC's hunt for bowl-worthy teams

ATLANTA -- Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech have losing records with three regular-season games remaining, leaving two of the nation's five-longest bowl streaks in jeopardy.. The Hokies and Yellow Jackets are not the only Atlantic Coast Conference teams with precarious postseason hopes.

Rams get ready for playoffs against Morrow

Rams get ready for playoffs against Morrow. COVINGTON -- Just because Newton is headed for the Class AAAAAA playoffs and Morrow ends its season on Friday, that doesn't mean that the Mustangs are going to roll over for the Rams when the two meet at Tara Stadium.

Ga. voters OK charter schools amendment

With 94 percent of precincts reporting, 1.89 million voters — or 58 percent — supported the proposal.

Ellis new Newton BOC chairman

Keith Ellis is the new chairman of the Newton County BOC.

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Eastside show choir showcases movie, broadway songs

The Eastside High School show choir will present "A Night at the Movies" this week.

Car show, auction benefit to be held Saturday in Covington

A car show and auction will be held Saturday in the parking lot of Five O'Clock Sports Bar & Grill to benefit Alcovy C.A.S.A.

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Huckaby talks with wit, wisdom of battle with cancer in new book

When Darrell Huckaby was diagnosed with prostate cancer in May 2011, there were few who knew of his condition, but now he's written an uplifting book on his struggles which he hopes will inspire others.

Business owners, residents don't agree on 'Vampire' impact

Residents and business owners shared different viewpoints on the impact of filming of "The Vampire Diaries" in Covington at Monday's City Council meeting.

UGA air corps: Backup WRs gain importance in Georgia offense

ATHENS -- Some backup wide receivers may have more prominent roles as Georgia tries to play its way into the SEC championship game.. One month after losing leading receiver Michael Bennett for the season with an injured right knee, No. 5 Georgia is adjusting to the loss of Marlon Brown

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Sheriff Ezell Brown

Capt. Morris Jones, who has been with the Newton County sheriff's office for 36 years, gives a congratulatory handshake to Sheriff Ezell Brown at Brown's headquarters on Clark Street