News for Monday, December 30, 2013

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Falcons edged, Ryan buried in finale

The Carolina Panthers pummeled Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan with nine sacks while capturing their first division title since 2008 with a 21-20 win at the Georgia Dome Sunday.

Tech tops Charlotte;UGA falls to No. 24 Colorado

Georgia Tech (9-4) squandered a nine-point lead with three minutes left, but Golden saved the Yellow Jackets with a 3-pointer from the right wing to make it 58-55.

Eagles win W McKithen Holiday Tournament, Alcovy splits in Duluth

The holiday season was good for the Eastside boys and Alcovy girls as the boys won their tournament and the girls honed their skills as they prepare for their region games.

Heads roll on Black Monday as four coaches fired

Six NFL head coaches have been fired in December Reports say exodus of head coaches may not be over

The Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers all fired their head coaches a day after the regular season concluded as part of the National Football League’s so-called Black Monday.

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Law enforcement warns against celebratory gunfire for New Year's Eve

Area law enforcement agencies are reminding residents to ring in the New Year safely — and leave the guns at home.

Covington man suffers heart attack while hunting

A 51-year-old Covington man died Saturday from a heart attack while deer hunting, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

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Newton, Rockdale residents set New Year's resolutions

As 2013 comes to an end, it’s time to reflect on the past year and set sights on what can be improved or accomplished in 2014.

Newton County residents arrested in Conyers on drug charges

Three Newton County residents decided to go on a joy ride into Conyers, only to find themselves sent to jail for drugs and driving a stolen vehicle.

Community Calendar for Dec. 31, 2013

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

Health Reports for Newton County for Dec. 23-31, 2013

Health Reports for Newton County for Dec. 23-31, 2013

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Conyers resident delves into high performance motorcycle racing, instructing late in life

Conyers resident delves into high performance motorcycle racing, instructing late in life

Conyers resident Todd Clark continues to teaching motorcycle racing into his 50s.