News for Tuesday, January 8, 2013


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Lady Eagles' start fast leads to win

COVINGTON -- The Eastside girls did a lot of things right in their 63-20 win over Monroe Area to start Region 8-AAAA play on Tuesday.. "We needed that," Eastside head coach Matthew Jackson said. "I'm really pleased with the way they played defense. That's been our hallmark all

Price leads Rams past Rockdale

CONYERS -- Whatever Newton needed in Tuesday's region game with Rockdale, Precious Price provided it.. Price had 24 points and eight assists, much of it coming in the second half, as the Rams outlasted Rockdale 62-57.. Newton won its fourth consecutive game and improved to 11-4 and 3-1 in Region

Darrell Huckaby: Some of the things I could do without

I have heard a lot of folks referring, lately, to modern conveniences that they "just couldn't live without." Trust me. I bet they could.

Jeff Meadors: Safety takes practice

Is student safety dictated by ZIP codes, feeder patterns, and bus routes?

Cal Thomas: Female vs. male senators

As the son of a woman, the husband of a woman and the father of daughters and granddaughters, I celebrate the record number of females who are now United States senators.

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Porterdale Gym restoration finally under way

The long-awaited renovations of Porter Memorial Gymnasium finally got under way Monday.

Pony Express robbed at gunpoint; stepson fires shots into stepfather's home and later kills himself

The Pony Express Food Mart was robbed by an armed bandit Sunday night and as Newton County Sheriff's Office personnel search for a man who fired a pistol into his stepfather's home, they discover he committed suicide a short time later in metro Atlanta.

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Ellis in first full week of job as BOC chair

Keith Ellis has several priorities identified for his first year in office.

Newton graduations to be held at Springfield Baptist Church

The Newton County School System will hold graduation ceremonies over Memorial Day weekend at Springfield Baptist Church.

Sheriff Levett: 'This is not a murder'

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office has tentatively identified the body of a man found burning in the woods Sunday night and has determined that no foul play was involved in his death.

Mitchell leads Seminoles to pair of wins

Salem got its record even this past weekend, and Ayanna Mitchell was a big reason why.

RCSO: No foul play in death of man found Sunday

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office has determined there was no foul play in the death of a man whose body was found burning Sunday evening.

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Police Who Care Fund receives donation from SKC

Covington Police Department's Police Who Care Fund recently received a donation of $3,000 from SKC

Target unveils year-round online price match

Target Corp. said Tuesday that its pledge to match prices of select online rivals this past holiday season is now a year-round promise.

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Pets Brittany, Princess are looking for new homes

A variety of dogs and cats are available for adoption at Rockdale and Newton animal shelters.

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Bama bashes Notre Dame 42-14 in BCS title game

Alabama beat Notre Dame 42-14 in Monday's BCS title game in Miami. The Crimson Tide won a second straight national title and third in four years.