News for Saturday, November 2, 2013


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Tech holds off Pitt for third straight win

DeAndre Smelter hadn’t made a catch since Georgia Tech’s second offensive possession of the game. But the former baseball player, who in his first season as Tech’s wide receiver, came up with one of the biggest catches of his young career and allowed the Yellow Jackets to breathe a bit easier.

Scuba divers, bomb-sniffing dogs safeguard route at NYC Marathon

In addition to cheering supporters, runners in this Sunday’s New York City Marathon will also be monitored by bomb-sniffing dogs, police scuba divers and surveillance helicopters to prevent an attack similar to the one at the Boston race earlier this year.

Community Calendar for Nov. 3, 2013

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

Locals can get help with heat bills

As the colder months approach, Georgia’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is once again preparing to help those in need with the cost of heating.

Light turnout for early voting

Early voting for Tuesday’s Municipal Election in Covington, Conyers and Mansfield and the Rockdale County E-SPLOST wrapped Friday. Turnout was light, according to data from elections officials.

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Hasselback potatoes worth the baking time

The Recipe Box: Hasselback potato

Conyers woman charged with DUI after dragging boyfriend with car

A Conyers man was injured when his girlfriend drove off in her SUV, dragging him down the street and causing him to strike another vehicle parked on the side of the road.

Announcements for Nov. 3, 2013

Announcements for Nov. 3, 2013

Club meetings for Nov. 3, 2013

Club meetings for Nov. 3, 2013

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Indians massacre Eastside’s playoff hopes with 30-14 loss

Eastside’s offense never had a chance to get into a rhythm as their only ran 28 offensive plays in their 30-14 loss to Stephens County at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Newton Citizen Poll for Nov. 3, 2013

The Newton Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest.

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KRAUTHAMMER: Obamacare laid bare

This week, the Obamacare O-ring froze for all the world to see: Hundreds of thousands of cancelation letters went out to people who had been assured a dozen times by the president that “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan. Period.” The cancellations lay bare three pillars of Obamacare: (a) mendacity, (b) paternalism and (c) subterfuge.

Salem falls at Cedar

Cedar Shoals continued to bounce back from an 0-6 start by defeating Salem 35-21 Friday at Waters-Wilkins Stadium.