News for Monday, December 2, 2013


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Could SEC be too dominant for BCS?

I was rather shocked when I read the newest BCS standing showing Ohio State was ahead of Auburn.

Could SEC be too dominate for BCS?

I was rather shocked when I read the newest BCS standing showing Ohio State was ahead of Auburn.

Rams dominate championship game to win tournament

While winning the first tournament of the season and starting 4-0 is important in order to establish a positive outlook for the upcoming season, it was even more to win the Hoops for Hope Cancer Classic for Newton boy’s head coach Rick Rasmussen as the Rams beat Cass 58-36 on their home court in the championship game.

Georgia defeats GSU for 16th straight time in women’s hoops

With 12 minutes left in Sunday’s game against its in-state rival, the Georgia State women’s basketball team looked poised to pull an upset. Kendra Long had just nailed her fourth 3-pointer to cap an 8-0 run and the Panthers led 51-44. But as has happened so often in the last three decades of a rivalry that dates back to 1977, Georgia seized control and left town with a victory.

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NCSO receives donations for 15th Annual Toy Run

Two companies have already pitched in to help with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office 15th Annual Toy Run.

Community Calendar for Dec. 3, 2013

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

Holiday Calendar

The Holiday Calendar is a list of holiday events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties

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Porterdale selected to be part of Georgia Initiative for Community Housing program

Selected as one of the five communities to be part of the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing, the city of Porterdale will soon receive instruction on how to improve its housing conditions.

Georgia jobless rates down

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }Unemployment rates in Northeast Georgia have risen slightly since September, going from 6.8 percent to 7.0 percent in October.

Salem UMC hosts drop-off food drive

Those who reach out to assist the needy will get a helping hand themselves this weekend at the Salem United Methodist Church food drive.

Community reaches out to support CPD officer after fire

Community outpouring for Covington Police Department Officer Chris Smith and his family after the loss of their home to an early morning fire last week has been overwhelming, said Capt. Ken Malcom.

RMC Love Light Tree Celebration Tuesday night

Rockdale Medical Center will hold its 32nd annual Love Light Tree Celebration Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. The event will be presented by the RMC Auxiliary and take place at the East Tower Atrium.

Heritage boys keep winning on hardwood

The Heritage boy’s basketball team stayed undefeated with a 75-62 victory over Clarkston.