News for Thursday, December 12, 2013


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Willette,Wilson lead All-Citizen cross country teams

Rockdale’s Dax Willette and Heritage’s Alexia Wilson proved that they had what it took to win the top spot as the 2013 All-Citizen cross country leaders.

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Georgia’s Floyd named to 2013 SEC All-Freshman Football Team

Each of the 14 Southeastern Conference institutions are represented on the 14th-annual SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Football Team, it was announced Thursday. The teams were voted on by the SEC’s 14 head coaches, who were not able to vote for their own players.

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Floundering Falcons mount youth movement

With three games to play this season, the Atlanta Falcons are trying to find out if their 2013 draft class will be part of the solution moving into the offseason.

Covington man charged with child molestation

Sheriff’s deputies have arrested Covington man who has been accused of repeatedly molesting a young girl over the course of several years.

Newton Jail Blotter

Newton Jail Blotter Dec. 3-10

Conyers woman killed in shootout over sale of hair weaves

A 21-year-old Conyers woman was shot and killed Wednesday night in a shootout that apparently broke out over the sale of some hair products.

Twilights at Chimney Park has been rescheduled

Bikers and chopper enthusiasts gathered at the Conyers Target location this past weekend for the 23rd Annual Christmas Toy Run, which is sponsored by the Conyers Riding Association.

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Porterdale selected for Main Street Start-up Program

Porterdale joins 18 other cities in Georgia to become part of the Main Street Start-up Program.

Niagara shuts down Davidson

Niagara scored five quick points at the start of the second half, turning a three-point halftime deficit into a lead they wouldn’t relinquish in an 83-72 victory over Davidson.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Let the tail-wagging ‘Dogs of Christmas’ put you in the holiday spirit

Terri Schlichenmeyer reviews, “The Dogs of Christmas.”

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Contemporary Christian bands team up to deliver evening of holiday favorites in Conyers

Christian bands team up for evening of holiday favorites, charity in Conyers

Three contemporary Christian bands will play a Christmas concert at Victorious Life Church on Dec. 21.

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Covington couple adopts five siblings

Covington couple adopts quintet of siblings

Covington residents Bonnie and Jeremy Holmes adopt five siblings through Lutheran agency.

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Joseph Herrin birth annoucement

Joseph Calvin Herrin was born on Nov. 14.

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Christopher-Hill engagement

Christopher-Hill engagement

Mr. and Mrs. John Mark Christopher of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Margaret “Meg” Christopher, to Mitchell Edward Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Frank Hill of Statesboro.

Kasey Shepard birth announcement

Kasey Shepard was born on Sept. 9 at Newton Medical Center.

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Easton Knight birth annoucement

Easton Tanner Knight was born on Aug. 22.

Man reports $65k of damage to home from copper thieves

Scrap copper theft reported at Ga. Power substation

A man who had not visited his home in Covington since for more than two years returned recently to find it had been burglarized and vandalized.

NCSO: Woman claims wreck due to sexual assault

A Covington woman claimed she caused a car wreck and fled the scene because she was upset about a recent sexual assault, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

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ROBINSON: The Republican mainstream strikes back

If the Republican Party really intends to get back in the game, voters will be presented with two competing visions of how to move the nation forward — instead of one vision and one cartoon. If the progressive vision is to prevail, it needs to be fresh, vivid and clearly relevant to the moment. Same-old, same-old used to be good enough. It’s not anymore.