News for Thursday, November 28, 2013


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ROBINSON: The benefits of a deal with Iran

It may be that Iran is incapable of becoming a responsible actor on the world stage as long as it is led by the mullahs. But there was a time when it was hard to imagine China being anything but a pariah as long as it was led by the Maoists — yet now, Beijing is the capital of one of the world’s economic superpowers, with Mao’s picture still watching over Tiananmen Square.

Newton County Jail Log, Nov. 20-25

Newton County Jail Log, Nov. 20-25

Backup guards fuel Rockets’ win over Hawks

With their frontline performers succumbing to injuries, the Houston Rockets have found solace in their bench and the performances of their reserves that are best described as transformative.

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Year, Won: Malzahn can’t lose after surprising turnaround

When Gus Malzahn was hired to take over after one of the worst Auburn seasons in history, the expectations would be that the turnaround could take years.

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East Newton Baptist expands live nativity scene

East Newton Baptist Church Pastor Tom Lee hopes to draw a larger crowd for its live nativity after moving the scene to the 17 acres beside the church The church will host its seventh annual Bethlehem: A Living Nativity on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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Tis the season

Evans Produce offers more than just fruits and vegetables

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Sasuki hosts 17th Christmas Candlelight Tour in Covington

Elegant and festive holiday decor will be showcased as the Satsuki Garden Club of Covington hosts its 17th Candlelight Christmas Tour of Homes on Dec. 7, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Conyers officials offer Brazilian police advice for Olympics security

A 10-member delegation from the State Military Police of Rio de Janeiro visited Conyers and the Georgia International Horse Park Nov. 19 to learn more about the 1996 Olympics and what they can do to prepare for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic games that will be held in Rio.

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Gregg-Coady wedding

Kelly Gregg and William Coady were married on Sept. 28 at Starrsville Plantation in Covington.

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Yard of the Month for November

The Conyers Garden Club awards the Yard of the Month for November

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Lamb-Wyatt wedding

Rachel Lamb and Bryce Wyatt were married on June 29 in Savannah.

Military news for November

Locals graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

RCSO arrests man on drug charge in road check

14 arrests made during first day of increased patrols

Deputies conducting a road check on Flat Shoals Road Monday arrested a man who allegedly threw a bag containing drugs out of his window.