News for Tuesday, September 11, 2012


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Darrell Huckaby: A day in September that we should not forget

Do you remember that day in September when most Americans realized for the first time that we had been in a global war for a long time without even knowing it?

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Cal Thomas: Truth, God and Jerusalem at the DNC

For President Obama, truth telling remains an unfulfilled promise.

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Jeff Meadors: Early college a choice for success

More and more high school students are making the early leap to college.

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A banner year for the FedEx Cup playoffs

CARMEL, Ind. -- Phil Mickelson, an exception in so many ways, calculated the odds and did the math.

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With Grimes out, Falcons turn to four backup CBs

FLOWERY BRANCH -- With former Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes out for the season, the Atlanta Falcons are counting on four career backups to fill the void.

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Patience plays to Alcovy's favor in 9-1 win over Newton

COVINGTON -- A slow start by Alcovy and solid defensive play by the Lady Rams kept the game close for three innings. But a fatigued Newton was the spark the Lady Tigers needed to get them rolling in their six-inning, 9-1 win on Tuesday.

Bulldogs try to get win No. 1, snap losing skid

CONYERS -- It's been a long time since the Rockdale football team has had something to feel good about.

Murray caps Britain's golden sports summer

LONDON -- First came the victory in the Tour de France. Then there were the stacks of medals at a dazzling Olympics at home. If that weren't enough to lift the country's spirits, Britain basked in another milestone Tuesday to cap this magical sports summer: a men's Grand Slam tennis champion.

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Vad Lee earning time as Ga. Tech QB

ATLANTA -- Vad Lee appears to be emerging as Georgia Tech's future at quarterback.

Alcovy High student charged in marijuana-laced brownie incident

Alcovy High School student charged in incident involving marijuana-laced brownies.

Covington man arrested in connection with Rockdale home invasion

A Covington man has been arrested and charged in connection with a Rockdale County home invasion.

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Remembering 9/11

South Salem Elementary School held a special remembrance ceremony Tuesday in honor of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

City manager won't have to live in city

The Covington City Council continues to fine tune requirements for the city manager position.

GBI investigating Social Circle's Dept. of Public Safety prior to 2010

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the Social Circle Department of Public Safety's records concerning volunteer firefighters prior to 2010.

Community invited to dance fitness event at West Newton

West Newton Elementary Schooll is holding its first Sweat to the Beat, a free dance fitness workshop open to the Covington and Conyers communities, on Saturday.

Newton County discussing TDRs

Transferable development rights, a subject that has been on the back burner for several years, is once again being discussed by county commissioners.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

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