News for Monday, November 11, 2013


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Defense to be cornerstone of Alcovy boys basketball

First-year Alcovy boys head basketball coach Jabari Levi will have to focus on defense if they hope to achieve their main goal for the season.

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Program honors veterans at Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial

Veteran’s Day tribute held at Walk of Heroes Veterans Memorial in Rockdale.

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Trick play helps spur Crimson Tide

As if opponents didn’t have enough to worry about when it comes to preparing for Alabama, now coach Nick Saban has shown he is not averse to going in for a bit of trickery if things aren’t going the Crimson Tide’s way.

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Falcons manhandled by Seahawks

The last time the Seattle Seahawks visited the Georgia, the Atlanta Falcons pulled out a last-second playoff win.

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Florida State gains from Oregon loss

Florida State is assured a spot in the ACC championship game. That seems so elementary at this point.

Covington man, Alpharetta woman die in three-vehicle wreck on Interstate 20

GSP: Conyers man to face charges in crash

A 19-year-old Covington man and a 35-year-old woman from Alpharetta were killed in the three-vehicle wreck that occurred early Sunday morning on Interstate 20 in Newton County.

Public meetings planned for Stanton Springs power line

Georgia Power will hold two public hearings this week to inform residents about plans to install a 115 kilovolts power line that will connect a substation near Stanton Springs to another substation north of Social Circle.

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Young Americans Christian School students help community on Others Day

Wednesday was the school’s 13th annual “Others Day” where the entire school steps out of the classroom and into the community to serve others.

Man accused of burning wife's clothes

A man apparently unhappy with his wife’s choice of lingerie decided to burn the clothes rather than see her wear them.

Community Calendar for Nov. 12, 2013

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

Newton County parents can rate schools in survey

Parents of students in the Newton County School System now have an easier way to rate their child’s school and express their concerns to the Georgia Department of Education.

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Edwards named National Defensive Player of the Week

Former Alcovy football star DeVon Edwards was named the National Defensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

Atlanta Braves plan new ballpark for 2017 baseball season

The Atlanta Braves will leave Turner Field, their home in the city’s downtown, for a new $672 million stadium to be partially funded by taxpayers, the team said in a surprise announcement on Monday.

Christmas Decor franchisees offer free services to military families

Military families eligible for free Christmas decor.

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New businesses move into Wall Street office park

Three new businesses open at Wall Street in Conyers.

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Crosspoint Christian is collection point for food bank through November

Crosspoint Christian is collection point for food bank through November

Crosspoint Christian trying to fill food bank.

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Willette finishes strong freshman campaign as top local finisher in state meet

Dax Willette capped an impressive debut high school cross country season with a solid showing at the Class AAAAAA state meet last weekend.