News for Thursday, October 18, 2012


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Tiger win big over Morrow

COVINGTON -- Alcovy quarterback Cornell White welcomed Alcovy alumni with a 30-13 win over Morrow for homecoming on Thursday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

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Armstrong's foe Tygart says finding truth the No. 1 goal

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Even those who don't recognize his name will almost certainly know what Travis Tygart has been up to lately. To put it simply, he's the man who's been making life difficult for Lance Armstrong.

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Tigers rout Yankees 8-1 for 4-game ALCS sweep

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers advanced to the World Series for the second time in seven years by beating the New York Yankees 8-1 on Thursday for a four-game sweep of the AL championship series.

Patriots have huge game at Flowery Branch

CONYERS -- With three minutes to play in last weekend's game against Clarke Central, Heritage trailed 17-0 and was headed toward a damaging loss in Region 8-AAAAA play. But things turned around quickly for the Patriots after that.

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Georgia rooting for hated Gators? Yes, just this once

ATHENS -- Aaron Murray isn't asking Georgia fans to wear Florida's orange and blue on Saturday. He's not expecting to see Bulldogs fans doing the Gator chomp.

Newton, Rockdale renew rivalry in region play

COVINGTON -- The rivalry between Rockdale and Newton goes back to the mid-1950s, a game which Rockdale won 20-0, but this game has more meaning than a rival match with a possible playoff berth at stake.

Rockdale volleyball moves on to round 2

CONYERS -- The Rockdale High School volleyball team may have been just a game over .500 coming into Thursday's state tournament opener, but the Bulldogs didn't play like it. Jaida Allen had 17 kills, Natheree Lackey handed out 27 assists and Rockdale swept three games from Archer.

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Alcovy High picks Homecoming queen

Alcovy High School named its 2012 Homecoming queen and king Thursday night.

Letter: Thanks, United Bank, for help in food bank's hour of need

The Pilot Club urges other businesses and civic organizations to step up and help the food bank during this time of severe shortage.

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Darrell Huckaby: Forget Big Bird, Popeye has what it takes for political success

Poor old Big Bird. He has become a talking point in the soon-to-be-over presidential campaign and the big fellow doesn't like it one bit.

'I think I can' versus 'I think I can't'

To see lives wasted because individuals did not have the courage and confidence to make something of themselves is one of the saddest things in life.

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Jack Simpson: Jim's story could become ours

His name is Jim. It is a friendly alias, but for purposes of this column will have to do.

Newton County Jail Blotter for Oct. 19, 2012

The Newton County Jail Blotter for Oct. 19, 2012.

School board approves settlement with water authority for fees

The Newton County Board of Education has approved a settlement agreement between the board and the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority.

Entries being accepted for Covington Christmas Parade

Applications are being accepted for the Covington Christmas Parade.

Porterdale K-9 cop needs a bulletproof vest

Porterdale Police Department K-9 Nina is in need of a bulletproof vest. Fundraising is under way to make the purchase.

Homeless shelter board offered help

Volunteers are coming forward to help the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter with operations.

Three arrested after shots fired from car

Three people were arrested Wednesday morning after shots were fired from their car at two men and a woman in another car on Broad Street in Milstead.