News for Wednesday, December 4, 2013


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Wildcats show no letdown in win over Eastern Michigan

A recap of Tuesday’s Top 25 college basketball action

Newton girls win region match, Newton and Heritage boys drop their games

It was a good night for the Newton and Alcovy girls while the Newton and Heritage boys failed to come away with a win in Tuesday’s game.

Shoplifting suspects try to steal knife, ammunition and Christmas lights

A Covington man has been arrested for attempting to shoplift various items from Walmart, including a machete and ammunition. police have arrested a Covington man who stole two boxes of Christmas lights and a couple packages of deodorant.

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Mayor Sheridan's life and legacy

Newborn mayor Roger Sheridan passed away at Athens Regional Medical Center on Tuesday Dec. 4 at the age of 92.

Eastside boys have no trouble against Henry County

Eastside and Henry County got off to slow starts before the Eagles started picking up their game while keeping the Warhawks down in their 68-49 win on Tuesday.

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Theme School students decorate BOE Christmas tree

Theme School students decorate BOE Christmas tree

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Grief counseling dog also help students with reading

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in;From comforting those who have lost loved ones to acting as an educational tool, Caldwell and Cowan Funeral Home’s Jovie has become a multi-faceted dog.

Parades in Rockdale and Newton to go on despite rain

The weather outside may be frightful this weekend, but organizers are hoping that rain will not dampen the spirits of those who plan to attend the various holiday celebrations in Rockdale and Newton counties.

Community Calendar for Dec. 5, 2013

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

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Covington woman wins $500,000 by playing lottery

One Covington woman is $500,000 richer. Wanda Pitts, 49, received the oversized check Wednesday from the Georgia Lottery Corporation after playing the instant game, “Right On The Money.”

Newton Commissioners, State Rep. to host Affordable Care Act forum Saturday

County leaders want to give residents an opportunity to learn the facts about the Affordable Care Act and the health care marketplace.

Covington City Council approves designated truck, golf cart routes

Covington City Council unanimously approved the transportation department’s list of designated truck routes Monday.

Mitchell, defense keep Salem girls unbeaten in league

Ayanna Mitchell just missed a triple-double and the Salem defense was outstanding in a 57-31 victory over Loganville Tuesday.

Eastside among the hardest hit as GHSA releases 2014-2016 realignments

There is without a doubt that the proposed 2014-2016 region realignment proposed by the Georgia High School Association will impact all the schools. But if it remains as is, it appears as if Eastside will get hit the hardest and not just from a financial point of view.

Man robbed trying to sell Xbox

Two suspects arrested, RCSO searches for third

The heavy presence of deputies in the Salem Road area is credited for the quick apprehension of two robbery suspects Tuesday night. A third suspect is still at large.

Tech knocks off Illini in Big 10/ACC Challenge

Daniel Miller hadn’t scored since a little over two minutes remained in the first half when he posted up Nnanna Egwu late in Tuesday’s game against Illinois. Miller hit the biggest bucket of the night, though, draining the go-ahead shot as Georgia Tech pulled off a huge comeback and defeated Illinois 67-64 in the Big 10/ACC Challenge at McCamish Pavilion.