News for Tuesday, December 31, 2013


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THOMAS: A 'Duck Dynasty' checklist

Outrage is the primary ingredient for political fundraising and political power. One must always have an enemy.

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Hawks edge Boston without Horford

Playing without injured center Al Horford, the Atlanta Hawks pulled off a pair of comebacks to edge the Boston Celtics 92-91 on Tuesday afternoon at TD Garden.

Rams win consolation final at Walnut Grove Holiday Tournament

After losing a close game in the semi-finals of the Walnut Grove Holiday Tournament 56-53 to Athens Christian, the Rams regrouped to beat the home team 73-64 for a third place finish on Monday.

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FSU’s Fisher signs five-year extension

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher signed a new contract worth more than $4 million per season.

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Wanted: Six NFL head coaches who can manage QB

As the excitement of the postseason sets in for the 12 teams bound for the playoffs, anticipation builds for six franchises searching for a head coach.

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Manning’s passing record under review

The NFL could rewind Peyton Manning’s passing yardage total from Sunday’s game at Oakland, a statistical change that would restore Drew Brees as the single-season leader in passing yards.

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Pets of the Week: Poppy and Snickers are ready for adoption

Pets of the Week: Poppy and Snickers are ready for adoption

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Residents prepare for the typical collard green and black-eyed peas meal for New Year's Day.

Vera Freeman purchased collard greens for New Year’s Day at Ramsey Produce in Covington.

New Newton County School System superintendent is top story in 2013

The Newton County School System’s changing of the guard was the top story of 2013 in Newton County. Not only did the Board of Education hire a new superintendent, but it also hired the first woman to fill that role.

Tragic story tops list in Rockdale for 2013

The top story of 2013 in Rockdale County was also one of the most tragic in recent memory.

Burglaries reported at Kay Jewelers and Dirty Dogs Cafe

Police continue to search for the burglars who broke into Kay Jewelers on U.S. Highway 278 sometime last week; a former employee of Dirty Dogs Cafe in Covington has been arrested for allegedly burglarizing the restaurant early Sunday morning.

Surge in voltage causes some power, internet outages in Conyers

According to a spokeswoman with Georgia Power said that voltage in some of the system’s transformers increased temporarily causing power outages along Ga. Highway 138 and in Olde Town Conyers.

Students head back, the rest of the school year

After having more than two weeks off from school, Rockdale and Newton County students will return to the classroom on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Huckaby: To be more like Christ is the most important New Year’s resolution

Huckaby: To be more like Christ is the most important New Year’s resolution

Rams football tops top-10 sports stories of 2013

There has been a lot of highs and lows in the local sports scene in 2013 ranging from individual to team efforts.