News for Tuesday, October 16, 2012


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Face to face: Obama, Romney in crackling debate

An aggressive President Barack Obama accused challenger Mitt Romney of favoring a "one-point plan" to help the rich and leveling offensive criticism about the recent deadly terrorist attack in Libya.

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Cal Thomas: Biden vs. Ryan is clash of old and new

In his debate with Paul Ryan, the vice president was merely a jerk.

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Jeff Meadors: Challenge Charter offers an option when students need one

Qualitative data and quantitative data convincde me Challenge Charter Academy needs a chance.

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Darrell Huckaby: I voted for spending money wisely and a better community

I voted Monday. Yeah, I know. It was kind of early but my health has been bad. I wanted to make sure that my ballot had been cast in case something happened between now and Nov. 6.

Lady Tigers host second round in playoffs

COVINGTON -- Whoever plays the best defense between Alcovy and Hillgrove will more than likely advance to the third round of the Class AAAAAA softball playoffs in Columbus.. The first game of the doubleheader starts at 4 p.m. today with the second game starting 30 minutes after the first game

10-17 Eastside-Lumpkin Co FBH

COVINGTON -- For the second week in a row, Eastside's football team find themselves in a must-win if they hope to control their own playoff destiny as they travel to the North Georgia mountains to take on Lumpkin County at the Burial Grounds in Dahlonega.. Even though the Eagles

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Williams wins gold

Alcovy sophomore Micah Williams Jr. recently won gold and silver medals at the World Karate Council World Championship in Montreal as a member of TEAM USA

Covington's homeless shelter gets $16K in donations

Mayor Ronnie Johnston told the Covington City Council Monday night that donations to the homeless shelter total more than $16,000.

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'Vampire' celebrates an early Christmas

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Two arrested on meth charges

Two people face drug charges following arrests by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.

Main Street board approves of evaluation

The chairman of the Main Street Board of Directors told the City Council the board is supportive of a plan to bring in an outside consultant to review the program.

Covington woman cleaning church robbed of her wallet

Another church employee a victim of theft while at church, according to the Covington Police Department.

Covington's public safety community plans Safe Halloween event

Covington's public safety community plans Safe Halloween event for Oct. 31 on the Square.

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Alcovy High School names its Homecoming court

Alcovy High School recently selected its 2012 Homecoming court.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

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