News for Saturday, January 5, 2013


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Rockdale boys get revenge, blow out rival Heritage

CONYERS -- Perhaps Rockdale isn't quite ready to relinquish the title of top boys basketball team in the county.. Less than a month after losing to Heritage for the first time since 2008, the Bulldogs returned the favor Saturday, getting 20 points each from LaRonte Parks and Darius Mitchell in

Eastside, Newton split doubleheader

COVINGTON -- Cross town rivals met Saturday afternoon at Eastside High School with Newton looking for a girls and boys season sweep against the host Eagles. The Lady Rams got started with a 51-28 victory over the Lady Eagles while the Eastside boys rallied from a halftime deficit to a

Tigers win, lose big

COVINGTON -- Alcovy's basketball teams were on the giving and receiving end of lopsided wins as the Lady Tigers crushed Lovejoy 58-19 while the Wildcats downed the Alcovy boys 70-38 in Region 2-AAAAAA action on Friday.GirlsThe Lady Tigers (7-6, 4-0) jumped on Lovejoy (1-5, 1-2) early to take a

Alcovy wins Area 2-AAAAAA wrestling tourney

COVINGTON -- Alcovy's Hunter Smith was in a tough match but was able to hold off his opponent, giving the Tigers enough points to secure a 36-29 win for the Area 2-AAAAAA Dual Championship on Saturday.. The Tigers grabbed an early 18-5 lead after the first five matches of

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Community rallies around Newton wrestler with broken neck

COVINGTON -- There is no question that a severe injury to 16-year-old Tyler Head's neck was bad. But at the same time it was a blessing by showing him and his family how loved and how many friends care about them.. "That's really restored our faith in humanity

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Darrell Huckaby: 'Lincoln' tells only part of the story

I would have enjoyed Lincoln a lot more if I hadn't spent so much of my life studying the history of our great nation.

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Rob Jenkins: That frog in the boiling pot? It's us

We've all heard the old story about the frog who, if tossed into a pot of boiling water, will immediately jump out -- but if placed into cold water that is slowly brought to a boil will allow itself to be scalded to death.

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Bill O'Reilly: Happy Holidays, Saudi Arabia

Here are some travel tips to the anti-Christmas crew in preparation for this December. If you don't like Christmas, book your trip now.

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Free tutoring for students available at Pleasant Hill Church

CONYERS -- Robert Taylor is home to stay and that is good news for students in need of homework help and tutoring in the Pleasant Hill community of Rockdale County. After he started a tutoring program at his church, Pleasant Hill CME in 2006, Taylor's company transferred him to a

County plans retreat; Conyers to host State of the City Address

The Rockdale Board of Commissioners is planning a retreat, while the city of Conyers will hold its annual State of the City address.

School board plans for budget year

The Rockdale County Board of Education is planning for next school year's budget.

Retired government worker joins GPTC board

A retired military officer and former government worker recently joined the Georgia Piedmont Technical College advisory Board of Directors.

Covington Police make 3 arrests in Oxford burglaries; seek suspect who exposed himself

Covington Police make three arrests in Oxford burglaries; seek suspect who exposed himself in Kroger parking lot.

EMC offers tips to stay warm and save money

Snapping Shoals EMC has tips for staying warm while saving money and energy this winter.