News for Tuesday, October 22, 2013


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Marshals find fugitive dead of gunshot

Suspect died of apparent self-inflicted gunshot

U.S. Marshals attempting to serve arrest warrants on a man in Covington found the suspect dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday morning.

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Red Sox remodeling pays off in World Series berth

An unusual makeover moved the Boston Red Sox from the cellar to the penthouse of Major League Baseball and made cozy, antique Fenway Park the site of Wednesday’s opener of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Falcons show results from bye week changes

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith promised intense scrutiny of the entire football operation during the team’s bye week.

Some Covington workers can buy better retirement

City of Covington employees participating in the city’s defined benefit plan can now purchase additional years of service to get more retirement benefits.

Mistakes could come back to haunt Eastside against Warriors

The Eagles cannot afford to make the same mistakes they did against Lumpkin County if they hope to keep Walnut Grove from being winless in Region 8-AAAA play on Friday.

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Fun with a purpose

Covington Fire Department hosts Family Fun Night

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THOMAS: Say 'no' to underwriting more debt

Rather than sending people to Washington in the vain hope the capital can be run like a state, Mike Pence says Washington should look to states “where there is innovation in health care, education, balanced budgets and taxes” and follow their lead.

Newton County library system installs literacy stations

Newton County Library Service is offering student the chance to learn while having a whole lot of fun.

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputies arrest one and search for second suspect in Salem Road carjacking

Second suspect on the lam

One man has been arrested and another is on the run after allegedly robbing two victims at gunpoint and stealing a car in the early morning hours Tuesday.

Covington man charged in violent rape

A Covington man has been arrested and charged in connection with a violent sexual assault against a female acquaintance.

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Mister and Pumpkin ready for adoption at Newton and Rockdale animal shelters

Mister and Pumpkin ready for adoption at Newton and Rockdale animal shelters

Covington officials support Yellow River Trail

The Covington City Council gave formal support via resolution to the Yellow River Water Trail Monday night.

NCAA: Miami docked scholarships, eligible for postseason

The University of Miami will not be banned from postseason games and faces a minor reduction of scholarships as the result of NCAA violations including a lack of institutional control.

Former Rockdale trio contributing at collegiate level

Rockdale reached the state final four in 2009 with a defense that allowed an average of 15 points and three players - Neville Hewitt, Grady Jarrett and Jerry Mathis - were a big reason why. That trio, each in their junior year at the college level, continues to make a big impact.

Community Calendar for Oct. 23, 2013

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