News for Tuesday, October 23, 2012


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Rockdale volleyball knocked out in second round

KENNESAW - The No. 2 team in the state was just too much for Rockdale Tuesday.

Rested Tigers to take on tested Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jim Leyland and the Detroit Tigers found out the hard way that rest means rust in the World Series.. Six years ago, their last Series appearance, they lounged around for nearly a week before getting wiped out by St. Louis.. This time, while once again waiting for

Georgia Tech braces for BYU's tough run defense

ATLANTA -- Paul Johnson said Georgia Tech's powerful running game, which was dominant in last week's lopsided win over Boston College, will face a different challenge on Saturday against Brigham Young's stout run defense.. The Yellow Jackets ended a three-game losing streak by running 91 plays -- the team's

Possible Region 2-AAAAAA championship on line

COVINGTON -- Newton's football team has a chance to do something it has not done since 1987 -- call themselves region champions.. Before that can happen, the Rams (3-4 overall, 3-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) have a hard task on Friday as they take on AP Class AAAAAA No. 9 ranked

LOCAL NOTEBOOK: Registration for indoor soccer begins

CONYERS -- Registration is now open for RYSA's winter 2012-13 indoor soccer season. Players have a chance to register from now until Nov. 16 at midnight as leagues are forming from under-6 through under-19, three versus three academy league, coed recreation divisions and competitive divisions to include high

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Favorable schedule helps Georgia stay in SEC mix

ATHENS -- Georgia might be the most fortunate team in the nation.. Everyone concedes the 12th-ranked Bulldogs haven't played up to expectations, a situation that boiled over this week when senior safety Shawn Williams called out his defensive teammates for "playing too soft.". But Georgia (6-1, 4-1 Southeastern

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After offseason changes, this isn't same ol' Hawks

ATLANTA -- No one can say this is the same ol' Atlanta Hawks.. Tired of one year blending into the next, with little progress in either direction, the Hawks decided to take a dramatically different path heading into this season. Joe Johnson was traded. So was Marvin Williams.. Atlanta was

Letter: Ray understands economic development needs

Dan Ray is the right man for tax commissioner.

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Darrell Huckaby: Obama's debate comments lacked historical perspective

This is my totally biased summary of Monday night's presidential debate.

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Mark Shields: Campaign 2012 deficits -- humility and humor

After watching the first two 2012 presidential debates, I only wish that President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney could have personally observed New York City's 1969 election.

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Jeff Meadors: Have your say in school system policies

Don't miss the chance to help set school system policy.

Covington offering industry incentives

The city of Covington is offering several incentives in hopes an existing industry will expand here.

Lett makes appeal to Rockdale BOC for support of Newton homeless shelter

Director Clara Lett of the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter appeared before the Rockdale Board of Commissioners to tell them of the shelter's financial struggles.

Wild fires increase in Newton County since the lifting of the ban on outdoor burning

Wild fires are on the rise in Newton County since the lifting of the Burn Ban on Oct. 1.

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Newton schools raise drug, alcohol awareness with Red Ribbon Week

This week is national Red Ribbon Week.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

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