News for Wednesday, December 11, 2013


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Tigers repeat as Newton Cup wrestling champions

Alcovy’s wrestling team again proved that they are the best in Newton County having no trouble in retaining the Newton Cup beating Newton 51-21 and Eastside 49-21 on Tuesday.

Wilbekin’s career night leads Gators over Jayhawks

In the Big 12-SEC Challenge, Scottie Wilbekin’s career-high 18 points led Associated Press No. 19 Florida to a 67-63 victory over No. 13 Kansas.

Elementary school students disciplined for bringing knife, box cutter to school

Two elementary students are facing disciplinary action this week for bringing dangerous items to school.

Community Calendar for Dec. 12, 2013

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

Graduation rate in Newton drops

The Georgia Department of Education has released high school graduation rates, stating that the Newton County School System has an overall four-year graduation rate of 71 percent for 2013, the same rate as the state average.

Heritage splits doubleheader with Gainesville

The Heritage basketball teams split a pair of road games with Gainesville Tuesday.

Parris resigns as football coach at Heritage

The Mike Parris era ended abruptly at Heritage. Parris resigned after one season as the Patriots’ head football coach, Athletic Director Chuck Landy confirmed Wednesday.

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Monastery marks holidays with famous fudge

The Monastery of the Holy Spirit commemorates each holiday season by making its famous fudge.

Flu season strikes in Rockdale, Newton

While flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. in January or February, sore throats, fevers and other flu-like symptoms have already arrived in Rockdale and Newton counties.

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Morgan Co. resident Belton vies for District 112 seat

A Morgan County School Board member will vie for the District 112 seat in the state House of Representatives.

NCSO deputies find marijuana during traffic stops

NCSO deputies find marijuana during traffic stops

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SOWELL: Good books for Christmas

As Christmas approaches, the shopping mall can become a shopping maul. One of the ways of buying gifts for family and friends, without becoming part of a mob scene in the stores, is to shop on the Internet. However, for many kinds of gifts, you want to be able to see it directly, and perhaps handle it, before you part with your hard-earned cash for it.

Clarke Central downs Salem on hardwood

Cameron Johnson and the Clarke Central boy’s basketball team were far too hot shooting the ball, while its pressure defense was far too harassing for Salem Tuesday.

Eastside sweeps Walnut Grove on the hardwood

The Eastside girls had to come back from behind while the Eagles boys led all the way to give Eastside squads the swept Walnut Grove in the non-region match-up on Tuesday.