News for Tuesday, November 19, 2013


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Stephenson pulls away from Rockdale in opener

In a season-opening match up of perennial state playoff teams, visiting Stephenson got its 2013-2014 postseason run off on the right foot.

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Lady Rams down Alcovy 57-34 to get first win in new gym

The Lady Rams established home-court advantage getting the first varsity win in their new gym beating Alcovy 57-34 on Tuesday.

Stephenson defeats Rockdale in opener

It looked a lot like a season opener for the Rockdale girl’s basketball team Tuesday.

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THOMAS: Kennedy, Huxley and Lewis

On the 50th anniversary of his death, C.S. Lewis remains perhaps the 20th century’s most towering intellectual practitioner of the Christian faith. Lewis combined humility — rare among those who have achieved fame — with a style that relied less on argumentation than on logic and persuasion. He asks readers to join him on a journey he himself has taken and, like a tour guide, shows us a better world and a better life than the one he describes in “The Chronicles of Narnia” as being “always winter, but never Christmas.”

JEFF MEADORS: Dual enrollment vs. AP classes

Georgia students gained a boost when Gov. Deal signed House Bill 131 this year — a mandate to school systems to weight Advanced Placement and dual enrollment classes equally.

Covington woman who claimed she doesn't drink charged with DUI

A Covington woman who initially claimed she did not drink alcohol became belligerent when police attempted to administer a sobriety test when they found several empty liquor bottles in the front seat of her car.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Hearing country music's poetry on Georgia's back roads

I’ve been spending a lot of time in my car lately — especially at night. Nothing is lonelier than a Georgia back road a long way from home.

Georgia State Patrol steps up traffic enforcement for holiday travelers

The Georgia State Patrol will be ramping up enforcement efforts to make sure drivers are licensed, insured and sober over holidays.

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Golf-New ball movement rule would have spared Woods’ blushes

Eighty seven changes have been made to the 2013-14 edition of the “Decisions on the Rules of Golf” manual but one in particular will be of interest to world number one Tiger Woods.

Community Calendar for Nov. 20, 2013

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

ACC wins ruling to pursue penalty against university

The Atlantic Coast Conference can proceed with a lawsuit seeking a $52 million payment from the University of Maryland over the school’s decision to leave for the Big Ten Conference, a North Carolina appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

Covington will provide maintenance for downtown Square

An agreement that transfers maintenance responsibilities for Covington’s downtown Square to the city from Newton County has been approved by both the city and county.

Covington Council approves sidewalks, bike lanes for Clark Street

The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to increase its portion of funding for a transportation enhancement project on Clark Street.

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The Atlanta Chapter of the United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses donate paper and cleaning products to Project ReNeWal

To commemorate National Nurse Practitioner Week, which was Nov. 10 through 16, the Atlanta Chapter of the United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (UAPRN) has donated close to $500 worth of needed paper products and bleach to Project ReNeWal, the battered women’s shelter that serves Rockdale, Newton and Walton counties

Investigators remain at Dolphins headquarters Tuesday

NFL investigators returned to the Miami Dolphins practice facility on Tuesday to continue questioning players and staff about the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin scandal and other workplace issues.

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Historic St. Paul AME Church leaves its Stone Mountain St. location

Historic St. Paul AME Church leaves its Stone Mountain St. location

St. Paul AME leaves Stone Mountain St. after 132 years in that Covington location.

Giants, RHP Hudson agree to two-year deal

Adding a fourth All-Star to their rotation, the San Francisco Giants agreed to terms on a with free agent right-handed pitcher Tim Hudson on Monday.

Many stores in Rockdale and Newton are starting Black Friday sales on Thursday

It appears that a good number of shoppers will be headed out to the stores this year shortly after carving the turkey, with many retailers opening their doors early Thursday evening.