News for Wednesday, November 6, 2013


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Rockdale finishes regular season against Druid Hills

What just two weeks ago looked like a playoff season and one of the better turnarounds in the state has morphed into a wait-and-see and possible postseason-less 2013 season for the Rockdale football team.

Final game of season still important for Salem

Pride and the first step toward building a better team for next season are at stake as Loganville travels to Salem for their 7:30 p.m. game on Friday.

Injured Eastside in tough battle against No. 4 ranked Monroe Area in season finale

Eastside has to hope that lighting strikes twice as they go up against AP Class AAAA No. 3 ranked Monroe Area on the road Friday.

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Autumn brilliance

Trees show their fall colors in East Metro Atlanta.

Drish, Peoples lead teams into conference tournament play

Melissa Drish helped get South Alabama’s conference tournament off to a fantastic start.

Community Calendar for Nov. 7, 2013

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

Teen reports he was punched for cell phone

Investigators are looking for a group of males who are believed to have punched a 19-year-old and then stole his cell phone.

Newton BOE to hold midterm budget work session

The Newton County Board of Education will hold a work session next week to review this school year’s budget.

Lisa Dunn edges Larry Cummins for Mansfield Council

Riley, Clark elected in unopposed races

Lisa Dunn won election to her first full term representing Post 4 on the Mansfield City Council, edging out former Post 5 Councilman Larry Cummins.

Life Line Screenings to be held at Father’s Church

LifeLine Screening to take place at local church.

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Bethel Christian offers Fall Festival activities for the whole family

Bethel Christian offers festival activities for the whole family

Bethel Christian offers Fall Festival activities for the whole family

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Main Street Crew feeds, clothes local families in need

Main Street Crew feeds, clothes local families in need

Main Street Crew helps the needy.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Black-eyed Susan can multiply 20-fold in a year

Orrin Morris column on black-eyed Susan.

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Public invited to Veteran's Day program at Walk of Heroes Veterans Memorial in Rockdale

Public invited to Veterans Day program at Walk of Heroes

Veteran’s Day Tribute

Shoplifting suspect faces other charges

A man suspected of shoplifting has landed in the Newton County Detention Center on drug and simple battery charges.

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Dawgs not taking Appalachian State lightly

A big win over rival Florida kept Georgia alive in the SEC East division race. The Bulldogs (5-3, 4-2 SEC) will now turn their attention to Saturday’s nonconference matchup at home against Appalachian State

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Heat reaping benefits from Birdman’s redemption

It is hard for a reserve player to stand out alongside freakishly tall and more talented athletes, but Chris Andersen, the Miami Heat’s heavily-tattooed and mohawked big man, is doing just that on the NBA’s best team.

JEFF MEADORS: Legendary figures populate Newton's past

If filmmakers, moviegoers, and students knew Newton’s rich history their focus may turn to profiles in courage, figures of fortitude and an occasional character of ignominy.