News for Wednesday, January 9, 2013


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Salem sweeps Gainesville on hardwood

The Salem basketball teams swept a Tuesday doubleheader from Gainesville in Region 8-AAAAA play. The girls started the night with a 53-29 victory, thanks to 23 points and 10 rebounds from Ayanna Mitchell.. Salem's defense was particularly stingy, holding the visiting Red Elephants to just three points in the

Ferrell leads Bulldogs over Newton

CONYERS -- It'd be hard to convince anyone watching the Rockdale boys basketball team for the first time that Connor Ferrell is just a sophomore. Newton was the latest to find out just how far beyond his years Ferrell performs.. The guard scored 21 points to lead four players with

Russell's 29 points leads Eastside past Hurricanes

COVINGTON -- An explosive second quarter behind Quindarrious Russell's 15 points pushed the Eagles past Monroe Area to begin Region 8-AAAA play with a 77-48 win Tuesday.. While getting a win to start region play is motivation, the players were motivated for other reasons. When the two played in

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Four children killed in duplex fire

The cause of a fire that claimed the lives of four children remains under investigation.

Pancake Stampede seeking registrants

The Newton Education Foundation is sponsoring the first annual Pancake Stampede.

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Main Street review complete

A consultant hired to review the Main Street Covington program made his presentation to the City Council MOnday.

Group asks school board to promote Fuhrey as superintendent; School board approves superintendent qualifications

A group of nearly 50 parents, teachers and other employees, asked the school board to promote Samantha Fuhrey as the system's next superintendent.

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Baker swears in returning school board members

Judge Henry Baker swore in Newton County Board of Education members, District 2's Eddie Johnson and District 4's Almond Turner.

Amber Alert canceled for 2-year-old Tennessee child believed to be headed to Covington

An Amber Alert issued out of Tennessee for 2-year-old Cale Whitehead has been canceled.