News for Thursday, November 8, 2012


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Georgia faces 2 ex-defensive coordinators

AUBURN, Ala. -- Brian VanGorder got his start in major college football running Georgia's defense. Willie Martinez used to hold that job, too.. Now, the two former defensive coordinators for the fifth-ranked Bulldogs will be on the opposing side Saturday night trying to help Auburn figure out how to

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Nemesis from New Orleans

FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Atlanta Falcons are ready to prove they aren't defenseless against New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.. Since Brees joined the Saints in 2006, Atlanta is 2-10 in the NFC South series, and the Falcons know why.. Brees hasn't just beaten Atlanta with his right arm. His footwork

Alcovy leads all-region softball team

COVINGTON -- Four players -- almost half of the All-Region 2-AAAAAA softball first team -- came from Alcovy, plus three more were named to the second team.. Rockdale also made its mark on the all-region team, with three players making the first team and one player on

Eastside faces postseason-level foe in Monroe Area

Eastside has balancing act to make. COVINGTON -- Even though Eastside would like to beat AP Class AAAA No. 4-ranked Monroe Area tonight, finishing the season healthy is probably a bigger issue.

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Football life comes to end for retiring Curry

ATLANTA -- As a commuter train rumbled by, Bill Curry strolled around the practice field on a chilly Georgia morning, wearing a blue stocking cap and barking out instructions on his megaphone.. "Field goal team," he instructed. "Be ready to kick.". A few minutes later, the final practice

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Darrell Huckaby: When the road gets rough, a show tune can help you along

The revelation I am about to make is not as earth-shattering as the one John received in that dream 2,000 years ago, but it might catch a few of you off guard. I love show tunes.

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Jack Simpson: Laws aren't enough to stop people from texting and driving

While driving down Ga. Highway 20 the other day, we noticed as we stopped at each traffic light, a young lady in the adjacent car was texting.

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Cal Thomas: Four more years of decline

Great nations and proud empires have always collapsed from within before they were conquered from without.

Covington suspends enforcement of temporary sign regs

Covington has temporarily suspended enforcement of its temporary sign ordinance.

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Veterans Day ceremonies abound in Newton, Rockdale

Opportunities abound to commemorater Veterans Day in Newton and Rockdale counties.

School board approved continuance of bus fuel card system

The Newton County School System will continue to use its bus fuel card system.

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Piedmont names Homecoming Queen, Miss Cougar

Piedmont Academy recently honored its homecoming court and selected its Homecoming Queen and Miss Cougar.

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Porterdale enhances historical ambience with boxcar

A boxcar donated by the Norfolk Southern railroad now sits on its own rails adjacent to the Porterdale Depot.

Newton County Jail Blotter for Nov. 9, 2012

The Newton County Jail Blotter for Nov. 9, 2012.