News for Saturday, December 7, 2013


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Newton, Rockdale ring in the holiday season with parades

Newton, Rockdale ring in the holiday season with parades

Rockdale and Newton counties both held their Christmas parades on Saturday.

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Mason’s 304 yards secures Auburn’s SEC championship

Records fell in the 2013 SEC Championship game as well as Missouri losing to Auburn 59-42 in the Georgia Dome on Saturday.

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KRAUTHAMMER: Woe to our allies

How to sum up our diplomancy? Three crises, one president, many bewildered friends.

Six in double figures as Louisville rolls

A look at Saturday’s top 25 college basketball action.

Hewitt, Marshall fall to Rice in Conference USA title game

Charles Ross rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns and host Rice won the Conference USA championship, 41-24 over Marshall, the program’s first outright conference title since winning the Southwestern Conference in 1957.

Former NCSO deputy pleads guilty to weapons charge

Former Newton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Darrell Mathis has pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He is scheduled to be sentenced at 2 p.m. on March 5 before U.S. District Judge Orinda D. Evans.

Hot shooting helps Tech blow out ETSU

When it shoots the ball like it did Saturday, the Georgia Tech men’s basketball team is awfully tough to beat. The Yellow Jackets hit half of their shots in an 87-57 victory over East Tennessee State in non-conference play at McCamish Pavilion.

Community Calendar for Dec. 8, 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

BBB tips for avoiding scam sites

The Better Business has shut down more than 100 fraudulent websites in the past year for stealing the BBB logo and claiming to be legitimate sites.

Jeep Drive to benefit Toys for Tots

Hundreds of Jeeps, with Santa Claus aboard the lead vehicle, will line up and head out Saturday morning in the annual Toys for Tots Jeep Drive.

Homegrown Christmas musical returns to Covington

“O Come Y’all to Covington” Christmas musical will be performed at Covington First United Methodist Church.

Man charged in choking incident

Angered that his mother had custody of his step-daughter, a Conyers man called his mother and said he had tied a rope around his wife’s neck and would kill her if the step-daughter wasn’t returned to his care.

Newton Phone Poll for Dec. 8, 2013

The Newton Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest.

RCSO arrests third suspect in Xbox robbery

16-year-old believed to be ringleader

The third suspect in a strong-arm robbery of an Xbox this week has been arrested.