News for Thursday, November 14, 2013


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Boyd, Clemson have no problem with Tech

Robert Godhigh was outstanding Thursday for Georgia Tech. Unfortunately for the visiting Yellow Jackets, the Clemson offense had far more than just one weapon.

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ROBINSON: Our good old todays

This is not to say that the Obama administration hasn’t made mistakes. But by historical standards, the United States is doing well domestically and internationally. And by any objective measure, the trend lines are positive, not negative.

Georgia heading to Auburn second straight year

For the second season in a row, Georgia is heading to the plains to play at Auburn. But the team the Bulldogs will face this Saturday is vastly improved from the team they beat 38-0 a season ago. Under first-year coach Gus Malzahn, Auburn is 9-1 and still in contention for the SEC West division crown.

Newton Jail Log for Nov. 15, 2013

Nov. 6-12

Newton Jail Log Nov. 6-12

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Falcons headed in the wrong direction

The Atlanta Falcons were supposed to contend for the Super Bowl this season, not the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft.

Lady Rams bring experience to court

Experience is going to be on the side of the Newton girls as they start their 2013-14 season with a Region 2-AAAAAA game against Alcovy at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Newton still needs to be perfect against injured McEachern

The Rams may have caught against McEachern with the injury of quarterback Tymashian Clemons but that will not make the Indians any easier to beat when the two clash in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs tonight at 7:30 at Homer Sharp Stadium.

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Highlights of Wednesday’s National Basketball games

Forward Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points, and the Knicks’ defense forced five turnovers in the fourth quarter to beat the Atlanta Hawks.

Social Circle residents prepared to fight Georgia Power project

Dozens of interested citizens turned out for a public meeting Wednesday to find out how a proposed route for a high voltage power line might — or might not — affect their properties.

NCSO charges 55-year-old man in child molestation

Newton County investigators are looking into allegations that a 55-year-old man had molested a young teenager for about two years.

Community Calendar for Nov. 15, 2013

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

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Heritage Hills Baptist, Glenn's Bar-B-Que offer free Thanksgiving meals to community

Heritage Hills Baptist, Glenn’s Bar-B-Que offer free Thanksgiving meals to community

Heritage Hills Baptist Church, Glenn’s Bar-B-Que offering free Thanksgiving meals to the community.

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'Originals' in Olde Town

There was a wedding — of sorts — in Olde Town last week

Patriots travel to unbeaten Tucker in first round

The Heritage football team has seen some of the best teams in Class AAAAA during the 2013 season. Friday’s opener of the state playoffs is no different.

Porterdale police officer provides tip to help Covington Police nab suspected drug dealer

A woman accused of dealing drugs was arrested in Covington this week, thanks to a tip from the Porterdale Police Department.

Conyers police investigate rash of copper thefts from vacant homes

Burglaries occurred in vacant homes

A number of vacant homes in Conyers have been the target of copper thieves.

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JULIE WELLS: Trust and obey in the Lord

Julie Wells: Trust and obey in the Lord

Julie Wells column

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Hogs, Hens and Heifers Bar-B-Que opens in Conyers

Hogs, Hens and Heifers Bar-B-Que opens in Conyers

Hogs, Hens and Heifers opens in Conyers.

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Estes-Allen wedding

Christopher Thomas Estes and Rebecca Louise Allen were married on October 19 in Barnesville.

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Rockdale County High School Class of 1963 reunion

The Rockdale County High School Class of 1963 celebrates its 50th class reunion.

College area news

Locals who have graduated from Piedmont College and Valdosta State University

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Brad Nitz visited Flint Hill Elementary School to speak to fourth graders about meteorology.

Brad Nitz spoke to Flint Hill fourth graders.