News for Monday, December 16, 2013


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Heritage boys hold off rival Salem

The basketball teams from Heritage and Salem were just five points apart early in the fourth quarter Monday. But that was as close as the two rivals got in Heritage’s 76-58 victory in Region 8-AAAAA play.

Mitchell sets school-record as Salem trounces Heritage

Prior to the girl’s basketball game Monday between Salem and Heritage, the public address system wasn’t working and the national anthem was unable to be played. Everything else was working just fine for Salem.

Four first-place finishes gives Rockdale win at South Metro

Rockdale’s wrestling team had no trouble winning the South Metro wrestling tournament at Alcovy beating second place Locust Grove by 44 points.

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Falcons hold on to ruin Redskins’ comeback

After Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins led a scoring drive to pull his team within one point of tying the Atlanta Falcons, his pass attempt for a two-point PAT was deflected, allowing the Falcons to escape with a 27-26 win Sunday at the Georgia Dome.

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Covington Fire Department offers Christmas tree safety tips

Jonathan Fuqua, fire educator with the Covington Fire Department, said one of the most important things people can do during the holiday season is to make sure their Christmas tree has plenty of water.

Newton Chamber's VP of economic development Bernardi resigns

Newton Chamber’s Vice President of Economic Development Courtney Bernardi resigned Friday.

Hotel: Former tenant damaged A/C units

Employees of a Covington hotel were surprised to learn that a former tenant had damaged air conditioning units in at least two rooms and apparently had tampered with others.

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Dramatic Arts Production Theater Group performs ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Dramatic Arts Production Theater in Covington brings to life the classic story of a grumpy, aging man who despises Christmas.

Community Calendar for Dec. 17, 2013

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

Rockdale rolls to win in swim meet

Davis Foster had never swam in the 100-butterfly before last Thursday. Foster not only won the event by more than 17 seconds, but his time of 56.60 was good enough to qualify for the state meet.

Health Reports for Rockdale counties for Dec. 9-16, 2013

Health Reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for Dec. 9-16, 2013

Covington Council agrees to increase electric utility rates

The Covington City Council reached a consensus on increasing the city’s electric utility rates during a work session on Thursday.