News for Tuesday, November 5, 2013


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Incumbent Chris Smith defeats Maurice Carter in City Council race

Covington City Councilman Chris Smith was successful Tuesday in his bid for reelection to the Post 1, East Ward seat on the Covington City Council.

Heritage sweeps Region 8 softball awards

The Heritage softball team fell short of their goal of reaching the Class AAAAA Elite 8 in Columbus, but the Patriots’ perfect region season was rewarded Wednesday.

Bitter ending once again

The Braves won 96 games despite a glut of injuries and led the National League East for all except one day in taking their first division title since 2005.

Lady Tigers basketball start 2013-14 season under new leadership

The Alcovy girls basketball team are hoping to build on the success of the past two seasons having made it to the Class AAAAAA Sweet-16 and the Final-Four. The difference is that they’ll be without their two beat players over the past two seasons and a new coaching staff.

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Oregon puts streak, BCS goals on the line at Stanford

Oregon puts a 19-game road winning streak up against Stanford’s 13-game home winning streak on Thursday in a Pac-12 showdown that has serious BCS ramifications.

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Falcons have to try to salvage season

The Atlanta Falcons have had 12 starters or projected opening-day starters miss games because of injuries.

NFL investigation begins; Incognito’s dark past in focus

At the request of head coach Joe Philbin and owner Stephen Ross, the NFL opened its investigation into alleged misconduct by Jonathan Martin’s teammates with the Miami Dolphins.

Oxford teen sentenced in DUI fatality

An Oxford teenager charged in a DUI crash that killed a 56-year-old woman was sentenced Monday to three years in prison.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Food tour of the state builds up an appetite

There used to be a publication called “Brown’s Guide to Georgia.” It was as much a travelogue as anything else and if a restaurant was lucky enough to get a favorable review in “Brown’s Guide,” they were fixin’ to be busy. It was up to them to maintain that business.

15th annual Turkey Trot cross country race set for Nov. 23

Event to benefit Elks Aidmore

If you’d like to shape up a bit before gobbling up a Thanksgiving feast, the annual Elks Aidmore 5K Turkey Trot and 1-mile Turkey Tot Trot might be just the thing.

Community Calendar for Nov. 6, 2013

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

Car break-ins reported at Stone Road Softball Complex

Visitors attending softball games in Newton County received a rude welcome Sunday when they discovered valuables had been stolen out of their cars.

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Turning out to vote

Voter turnout in Covington Municipal Elections Tuesday was light but steady

Cardinals have score to settle with Huskies

If the Cardinals have some long memories about the last time they played Connecticut, there’s a good reason.

Seven students arrested in fights at NHS

Seven students were arrested — and one pepper sprayed — for their involvement in two fights that broke out Monday at Newton High School, authorities said.

Covington City Council grants temporary noise exemption

Bonanza Productions, producers of “Vampire Diaries,” received permission from the City Council Monday night to exceed permitted noise levels in a residential area for three days this month.

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THOMAS: Greece, N.Y., enters debate on public prayer

If individual members of the Greece, N.Y. town board, or any other legislative body, wish to pray silently to their God before their meetings, no law or court decision prohibits them from doing so. Why would God be more impressed and more likely to respond to a public prayer than to a private one?

Covington to provide public restrooms downtown

Project spearheaded by Councilman Chris Smith

The city’s goal of providing public restrooms in downtown will soon become a reality with a vote Monday night to purchase a building one-half block off the Square.