News for Wednesday, November 27, 2013


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Alcovy boys, girls and Eastside boys downed at Walnut Grove Thanksgiving Shootout

All three Newton teams found it difficult to come up with a win as both Alcovy squads and the Eastside boys found themselves on the wrong side of the score at the Walnut Grove Thanksgiving Shootout on Tuesday.

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RCSO deputies complete drug recognition program

RCSO deputies complete drug recognition program

Stores anticipate increase in holiday sales

Ready or not Black Friday shopping starts Thursday for many retailers. Belk and Kohl’s in Conyers will open at 8 p.m. Thursday and managers expect to see a boost in sales.

Better Business Bureau has shopping tips for Black Friday

Although Black Friday is the traditional start to the holiday shopping season, many consumers will start their shopping today as more stores stay open and offer deals on Thanksgiving Day.

Community Calendar for Nov. 28, 2013

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

Oaks Course giving away green fees for life

As a way to say thank you, the Oaks Course will hold a drawing for free green fees for life to one lucky player on Saturday.

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas headline Hall of Fame ballot

Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, each a 300-game winner, and first baseman-designated hitter Frank Thomas are among 19 new candidates on the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot that is being mailed this week to more than 600 voting members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America

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Noles look to keep rival Gators on freefall

Florida State and Florida may be headed in opposite directions this season — making Saturday’s regular-season finale in Gainesville a bit of a ho-hummer to some — but that didn’t stop one Gator from doing whatever he could to fan the flames of one of college football’s nastiest rivalries this week.

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Jackets to face Murray’s untested backup

Georgia Tech doesn’t expect to see much different from the Georgia offense on Saturday just because there’s been a change at quarterback.

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Three kids donate 100 cans to food bank

Three local kids started their own food drive called Because We Can and collected 100 cans.

Teenager charged with illegal tattooing

A teenage girl is in trouble with her parents and an 18-year-old male has been arrested for allegedly giving her a tattoo.

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Sweet eats for Thanksgiving

Joy Ryder of Sugar Bakers in Olde Town Conyers shows off sweet treats for Thanksgiving.

Covington police officer loses home to early morning blaze

Doations to family can be made through Police Who Care fund

An early morning fire Wednesday has left a Covington Police Department officer and his family without a home for the holidays.

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Giving thanks

Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown gives turkeys to employees

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Newton couple shares culture, home life with German exchange student

Shawn Gaston and his wife Stacy may not be a typical host family for a foreign exchange student, but the Newton County couple knew they would enjoy the experience of learning about another culture and helping a student do the same.

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Rockdale tennis stand out Walker signs with Uconn

Rockdale tennis player Summer Walker, who heads into her senior year unbeaten, recently signed an athletic scholarship with the University of Connecticut.

Croone continues to shine for Paladins

While their teams each suffered blowout defeats, a pair of former local basketball stand outs still had big performances on the hardwood Tuesday.

JEFF MEADORS: Schools must make career paths relevant to students

Employment outlooks show engineering and science majors to be the safest college majors for future employment.