News for Tuesday, January 22, 2013


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Lady Eagles drop first region game to Stephens County

Stephens County handed Eastside's girls their first region loss Tuesday.

Rockdale girls cruise past Lovejoy

CONYERS -- The Rockdale girls basketball team seems to be well over its weekend loss to Brookwood. Breanna Richardson scored 25 points and Brianna Patton added 15 as the Bulldogs rolled to a 63-26 victory over Lovejoy in Region 2-AAAAAA play.. Rockdale, which lost to Brookwood in non-region

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Daytona International unveils plans for upgrade

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Daytona International Speedway could be getting a facelift.. The speedway unveiled artist renderings Tuesday that show what a proposed redevelopment of the historic 53-year-old Florida racetrack would look like. The plan calls for five new modern entrances, a second pedestrian bridge for easier access to

PREP BRIEFS: Edwards Middle wins wrestling title

CONYERS -- Edwards Middle School was able to get back its county wrestling trophy.. Thanks to nine individual champions and eight runners-up in 21 weight classes, Edwards defeated local rivals Davis Middle, Memorial Middle and Conyers Middle, winning the Conyers Cup Traveling Trophy, the second title for head coach Duane Turner.

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Jeff Meadors: What factors determine success for students?

In "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character," Paul Tough argues that medicine explains why children who grow up in dysfunctional environments find it hard to concentrate.

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Cal Thomas: Roe v. Wade at 40

There's no doubt that children, especially schoolchildren, are vulnerable to all kinds of threats, but are they "the most vulnerable," as the president claimed.

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Darrell Huckaby: Time for some straight talk about race

Can we talk? About race I mean? Can we talk reasonably and sensibly and without rancor and emotion?

Two Newton schools part of state charter report

An annual charter schools report from the Georgia Department of Education mentions two Newton County Schools.

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Delta official speaks about employee care at Chamber meeting

Tony Charaf of Delta Airlines was the keynote speaker at the Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting.

Smoke alarm alerts Covington family to fire caused by smoldering ashes

A smoke alarm alerts family when house fills with smoke from smoldering ashes placed in garage.

Students taken to hospitals after bus accident

More than 30 students were transported to area hospitals Tuesday afternoon after a school bus accident.

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Celebrating 100 days in school

Tuesday was the 100th day of school in Newton County.

Fliers from the KKK appear in yards of south Newton County residents

Residents of South Newton County have complained to the NCSO that flyers from the Ku Klux Klan have appeared in their yards.

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Bid on a mare, or adopt a dog as pets this week

There are a variety of pets available for adoption this week at the Newton and Rockdale animal shelters, including a mare named Carrot who is up for bid at the Newton shelter.

Temperatures to continue falling in Georgia

Temperatures are expected to plunge into the mid-20s early Wednesday in metro Atlanta, while a freeze watch will cover several counties in south Georgia.