News for Wednesday, November 13, 2013


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Former Newton star Croone shines for Furman

Stephen Croone had one of his finest games at the collegiate level Tuesday as the sophomore scored 30 points in a win over Gardner-Webb.

Vandy holds off Georgia State on hardwood

Vanderbilt’s Dai-Jon Parker had been in foul trouble and having a quiet second half when visiting Georgia State tied the game with a little over two minutes to play Tuesday. Parker made sure the final stretch of the game belonged to the hosts.

Recap: Kentucky 103, Georgia Southern 38

Bernisha Pinkett scored 19 points and Kastine Evans added 15 as the Wildcats rode a stifling defensive effort to overwhelm the Eagles in their home opener.

Bulldogs face tough test at Auburn

For the second season in a row, Georgia is heading to the plains to play at Auburn.

Defense key in keeping Tigers in playoffs

Alcovy cannot afford any mistakes if the want to defeat AP Class AAAAAA No. 8 ranked Hillgrove on the road in the first round of the playoffs on Friday.

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Local church, restuarant offer free Thanksgiving meals

Local church, restuarant offer free Thanksgiving meals

Heritage Hills Baptist, Glenn’s Bar-B-Que offers free Thanksgiving meals.

Hewitt leads Thundering Herd defense

Marshall is bowl eligible and within striking distance of East Carolina for the top spot in the Conference USA East division, and a former area stand out is a big reason why.

Woman claims tow truck driver took off with her SUV

CPD charges man with 3rd DUI after striking a moving vehicle

One woman’s bad day got worse when a tow truck driver she hired apparently never showed up at the repair shop with her broken-down vehicle.

Newton Co. Board of Education facing changes in budget

The Newton County Board of Education is facing some budget changes in the next fiscal year, but there does appear to be a bit of growth as well.

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Playoff prep

AHS prepares for Friday’s playoff game

Community Calendar for Nov. 14, 2013

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

Rockdale, Newton high schools present theatrical performances

Both Rockdale and Newton County schools are preparing for a number of theatrical performances.

Jody Hice to speak to conservative group in Newton

Dr. Jody Hice, Republican candidate for Congress, will speak to a local conservative grassroots group today at 7 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.

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Conyers woman earns good sportsmanship award at Golden Olympics

Conyers woman earns good sportsmanship award at Golden Olympics

Dorothea Cox wins sportsmanship award at Golden Olympics.