News for Wednesday, December 18, 2013


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Teague, Korver come up huge in Hawks victory

With great guard play on display all evening, the Atlanta Hawks’ backcourt duo was a bit too much for Sacramento’s pair.

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Wild finish ahead as teams fight for playoff spots

The National Football League’s playoff picture will come into sharper focus following the penultimate weekend of the regular season where 19 teams remain in the hunt for a postseason berth.

Community Calendar for Dec. 19, 2013

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

Man charged with stealing Boy Scout candy from porch

“Be prepared” is the Boy Scout motto, which came in handy for one family who was able to help deputies quickly track down a man who allegedly stole candy for a local Boy Scout troop’s fundraiser, thanks to a home surveillance system.

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Craft time at the library

Nancy Guinn Library hosted a Holiday crafts event

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Culinary and pre-k students come together to build gingerbread houses

Culinary high schoolers and Pre-K students came together to get in the holiday spirit by building and decorating gingerbread houses at the Newton College and Career Academy.

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ERICKSON: Speaker Boehner's crocodile tears

While conservatives and much of the rest of the country are scratching their heads over Speaker John Boehner’s temper tantrums this week, the Speaker is laying the ground work for his legacy — he will be the man who gets immigration reform through the House of Representatives.

Two car owners at Park-N-Ride report break-ins, nothing stolen

Two commuters returned to the Park-N-Ride on Ga. Highway 278 and Turner Lake Road noticing their vehicles ransacked.However, no items appeared to be stolen, according to reports filed by Covington Police Officer Kara Hipps

Three arrests made in connection with hair weave shooting

Three more suspects have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting that occurred last week during an armed robbery attempt of hair weaves.

Eastside boys starts region play with 37-point win over Monroe Area

Eastside’s Treyvon Francis and Anthony Henderson proved to be the perfect combination as they teamed up against Monroe Area to give the Eagles an 81-44 Region 8-AAAA win on Tuesday.

NCSO: Burglars steal approximately $9k in gaming systems from GameStop

On Monday, employees of GameStop on Industrial Boulevard called the Covington Police Department to report someone had broken into the store and stolen numerous items.

Steward 'graduates' from GPTC police academy

Georgia Piedmont Technical College graduated it’s youngest student from the Law Enforcement Academy. The 5-year-old honorary Covington Police Officer Morgan Steward received his Police Academy Graduation Certificate on Tuesday.

JACK SIMPSON: Legacy album tells rich history of Sheriff's Office

Have you seen a copy of the new yearbook recently put out by the Newton County Sheriffs Office? I think it is a pretty neat 100-page hardback published by Peachtree Portraits.

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United Bank donates to Empty Stocking Fund

United Bank donates to Empty Stocking Fund

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Newton County earns awards from Georgia Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau honors Newton County.

Covington resident among first graduating class of FEMA Corps

Covington resident graduates from FEMA Corps training.

Covington woman accused of pretending to slip and fall

A Covington woman has been arrested for allegedly pretending to slip and fall on a puddle of water in a Rockdale County convenience store.

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Newton County BOC recognizes River of Words winners

Newton County Board of Commissioners recognized 16 “River of Words” poetry and art contest winners on Tuesday.

Galen seals fate for Morrow in overtime

Newton’s boys basketball team had to fight and fight hard to come away with a 66-60 road win in overtime against Region 2-AAAAAA opponent Morrow after trailing by 11 points on Tuesday.