News for Tuesday, February 19, 2013


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Rockdale girls advance to 2nd round

DOUGLASVILLE - The Rockdale girls basketball team is moving on.

Lady Rams advance to second round of playoffs

COVINGTON -- Youth was nearly served in Wednesday night's first round state basketball tournament at Newton High School, but the occupants of the county's oldest gym were not ready to close it down for good and on the strength of their second half pressure were able to overcome 14 point

Parris named new Heritage football coach

Conyers -- Heritage has its new head football coach. Mike Parris was hired as the eighth coach in school history Friday, athletic director Chuck Landy confirmed.. Parris replaces Chad Frazier, who accepted the athletic director/head football coach's job at Villa Rica in January.. Parris spent the last 17 seasons

Eastside baseball opens season with victory over Rockdale

COVINGTON -- Eastside's baseball team started the Jon Ayers era with a 3-2 win over Rockdale on Monday.. Junior pitcher Peyton Pallay gave the Eagles (1-1) the defense they needed early while the offense put runs on the board.. Eastside's Hank Steele put the first run on the board with

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Lady Tigers make it easily to second round of playoffs

COVINGTON -- Alcovy's defense came out and shut down East Coweta offense while the Lady Tigers put in basket after basket to win their opening round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs 59-23 on Tuesday.. Alcovy's Ashley Williams had a double-double with 10 rebounds and a game-leading 19 points

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Doug Holt: House tends to education, workers comp, border dispute issues

The House voted on 20 bills and resolutions during the fourth week of the session, as our overall pace began to pick up.

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Jeff Meadors: Trigger legislation could put power in the hands of teachers, parents

The trigger would allow a majority of a public school households or teachers and instructional staff at a given school to demand consideration of their petition to convert a failing school to charter status.

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Darrell Huckaby: Reflecting on wisdom of presidents

President's Day a good time to reflect on what our presidents have taught us.

Men arrested by Newton authorities tied to Rockdale burglaries

Three men have been arrested and charged in connection with burglaries and attempted burglaries.

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Student wants to raise awareness about reading, disorder

Kimby Wragg, a 15-year-old freshman student from Newton High School in the Academy of Liberal Arts program, recently donated copies of a book to students at the Covington YMCA.

Sheriff wants new limits on firearms discharge

Sheriff Ezell Brown is proposing changes to the county's firearms discharge ordinance.

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Pierre, Sam are both looking for new homes

Both the Rockdale and Newton animal shelters have a variety of dogs and cats awaiting adoption.