News for Wednesday, February 6, 2013


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Led by Nkemdiche, Ole Miss steals the show

National Signing Day is normally pretty predictable. The top college football programs reap a bountiful harvest of high school talent and the lesser-tier teams fight for the leftovers.. So when Mississippi emerged with the No. 1 recruit in the country, the top-ranked offensive tackle and the highest-rated

Bulldogs crush Alcovy by 32 points

COVINGTON -- The Rockdale boys basketball team continued its pattern of starting slow before upping the pace in a 32-point, 79-47 win over Alcovy on Tuesday.. The Bulldogs (14-9 overall, 7-3 Region 2-AAAAAA) forced Alcovy (7-16, 2-9) to hand the ball over to Rockdale to take an early

Heritage boys drop 10th straight

FLOWERY BRANCH -- It was another disheartening loss for the Heritage boys basketball team Tuesday in Hall County.. Nick Wayne scored all eight of his points in the fourth quarter, and Jaleel Bailey hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just more than a minute to play as Flowery Branch

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Eighteen local players pick colleges on National Signing Day

COVINGTON -- It was a good day for several local football players Wednesday as 17 signed their letters on intent and another chose a walk-on destination on National Signing Day.. Heritage led the field with five players, including Region 8-AAAAA and Citizen Defensive Player of the Year Chase

Recycling center/lawncare contracts renewed without seeking bids

The BOC voted 3 to2 to approve renewals of contracts for lawn maintenance and recycling center staffing without putting them out to bid.

Newton deputies disrupt burglaries, make arrests

NCSO disrupts burglaries; make arrests.

Third annual 'Walk with Angels' set for March 2

The Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation is holding its third annual Walk with Angels, an eight-mile walk that honors or remembers any cancer patient.

American Cancer Society enrolling for new study

the American Cancer Society is asking Newton residents to participate in a new study.

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State Rep. introduces act to encourage downtown investment

Rep. Allen Peake has introduced the Georgia Renaissance Act to encourage downtown investment.

Rockdale deputies arrest Newton couple on drug charges

An Oxford couple was arrested on drug charges in Rockdale County.

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Cousins student wins county spelling bee for second year

Cousins Middle School seventh-grader Mackenzie Snyder won the county Spelling Bee for the second consecutive year.

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U.S. Postal Service to cut Saturday delivery

The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion annually, the financially struggling agency says.