News for Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Playoff home field on the line for Newton

COVINGTON -- The Luella-Newton game has always been an important game, and tonight's 7:30 game at Homer Sharp Stadium isn't any different.

An SEC-free champ game? Could happen

A BCS championship game without a Southeastern Conference team?. It could happen, and LSU could be the cause.. The fifth-ranked Tigers host No. 1 Alabama on Saturday, another huge game in a rivalry that has become the biggest event in college football.. "It's obvious when you walk into the

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Ga. Tech to lean on big men Miller, Holsey

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech's big men may be the team's best hopes for improved scoring in coach Brian Gregory's second season.

Seminoles try for a win in home finale

CONYERS -- It hasn't been an easy 2012 season for the Salem football team. But despite a 2-6 overall record and a 1-5 mark in Region 8-AAAAA heading into tonight's game with Cedar Shoals, Seminoles coach John Starr said his group hasn't given up.

Gresham-Chisholm is MEAC Rookie of Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Former Newton defensive lineman Damon Gresham-Chisholm has been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week following his outstanding performance in Saturday's game against South Carolina State.

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Atlanta's Ryan not interested in MVP discussions

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan doesn't like to discuss his accomplishments for more than a couple of minutes. That's nothing unusual. Ryan never says too much when asked to consider his chance to become NFL MVP.

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Seniors from YACS cut hair in honor of aunt with cancer

Cousins Emmy Guntner and Ivy Bautista, students at Young Americans Christian School, shaved their heads Wednesday in honor of their aunt who has breast cancer.

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Locals to help feed hurricane victims

A team of volunteers from the Stone Mountain Baptist Association is headed to southern New Jersey to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Shelter has utility credit thanks to donations

The homeless shelter in Covington has a credit toward utilities that should take it almost through the end of the year.

State names five Newton schools as 'reward schools'

The state Department of Education announced Wednesday that five Newton County schools are Reward Schools.

Newton County Relay for Life auction set for Saturday

An auction to benefit Relay for Life will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at Ole Hound Auction House on Ga. Hwy. 11.

Purse snatched; woman dragged through Covington Walmart parking lot

A woman was dragged 300 yards in a purse-snatching attempt at Walmart on Industrial Boulevard around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. Two people have been arrested.

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