News for Thursday, February 7, 2013


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COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Sunderhaus injured, misses first game

SEATTLE -- Deshaun Sunderhaus' promising 2012-13 season hit a bit of a snag recently. Sunderhaus, a redshirt freshman from Rockdale now at Seattle University, turned his ankle early in the Redhawks' win over San Jose State on Jan. 31 after playing just four minutes and missing his only field goal

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Arrival of Upton brothers boosts Braves' optimism

The Atlanta Braves are looking ahead, not back. In the process, they hope to match at least some of their success from the 1990s and early 2000s.. Gone is the retired Chipper Jones, part of the Braves' record streak of 14 consecutive division titles.

Mahan tied with Knox for lead at Pebble Beach

Hunter Mahan, who has long relished playing golf on the picturesque Monterey Peninsula, birdied five of his first seven holes on the way to a share of the first-round lead in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Thursday.. The 30-year-old American fired a sparkling 6-under

Knight named Covington city manager

Covington Finance Director Leigh Anne Knight was appointed city manager Thursday evening.

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Darrell Huckaby: Not having a beard may grow on me

People are constantly asking me why I decided to grow a beard.

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Jack Simpson: Women in combat will take some getting used to

Let me begin by saying I'm glad Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta recently announced combat jobs will now be open to women.

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Doug Holt: Legislative session gaining momentum

During the second week of the legislative session, the House began moving a bit faster as the first few bills came out of the committee system.

School Crime Report for Feb. 8, 2013

The School Crime Report for Feb. 8, 2013.

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Douglas formally announces bid for Congress

Commissioner John Douglas formally announced his bid for Congress Thursday.

Emergency bridge repairs needed for Brown Bridge Road

Emergency repairs will be made to a bridge on Brown Bridge Road.

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11-year-old finally gets dream locker

Eleven-year-old Jonah Barnett finally got a look inside of his locker at Cousins Middle School this week.

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Covington Police initiates Assigned Officer program with eight new Dodge Chargers

The Covington Police Department recently put eight new Dodge Chargers on the streets as part of their Assigned Officer program.

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Early Childhood Education associates teach Pre K about nutrition

The Newton College and Career Academy's Early Childhood Education recently made nutrition books for students.

Newton Sheriff's Office: Birthday party shooting suspect in custody in Miami

NCSO: Suspect in Silos birthday party shooting in custody in Miami.

GSP: Covington man killed in I-16 crash

GSP: Covington man killed in Interstate 16 crash.