News for Tuesday, November 12, 2013


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Stay or go? NBA players know the drill

The Champions Classic on Tuesday at United Center showcased three elite freshmen — Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins, Duke forward Jabari Parker and Kentucky big man Julius Randle — who could go from teen sensations to top-five draft picks in the 2014 NBA Draft.

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THOMAS: The coming betrayal of Israel

The administration pledges to watch Iran closely and if it violates any provisions in a final agreement, sanctions would be re-imposed. If sanctions and other means, such as the introduction of the Stuxnet virus into Iran’s computers, failed to deter Iran’s nuclear program, why would anyone think additional threats and more sanctions would produce the desired results? Iran is playing for time and it appears the United States is willing to give it to them.

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Georgia Tech defense showing growth

Unlike last year when the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets spent all season chasing their tail on defense, this year’s group has re-established stability on that side of the ball. It’s created a nice balance with the school’s high-powered rushing attack.

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Edwards still lets his playing do the talking

If anyone looked at DeVon Edwards as he walked to the bench at Wallace Wade Stadium on the campus of Duke University on Saturday against N.C. State they would think it was just another defensive series coming to an end at a game.

Three Newton County schools receive Reward School recognition

Liberty Middle, Alcovy High, and Newton High have been recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as Reward Schools.

Conyers man charged in fatal crash on I-20 had prior arrests

The man charged with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol in connection with the fatal car crash Sunday on Interstate 20 has been released on bond.

Bass, Bradford honored

The Rockdale volleyball team had another memorable season and Majesti Bass and Abby Bradford were two huge reasons why. Bass and Bradford were rewarded for their contributions recently as Bass was named to the Class AAAAAA all-state team and Bradford was chosen to play in the senior all-star game.

NCSO: Woman bit by dogs at bus stop

Two pit bull attacks reported in Rockdale

Dog bites reported in Rockdale and Newton counties

Community Calendar for Nov. 13, 2013

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

Drish, South Alabama make history

Melissa Drish and the South Alabama women’s soccer team made history this past weekend.