News for Monday, October 28, 2013


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Postseason play still unclear for many area teams

The playoff picture is still rather foggy for several local teams as crunch time approaches with only two weeks remaining in the high school football regular season.

Willette finishes third in Carrollton

Dax Willette spent another weekend on the cross country course finishing high atop the leader board.

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Falcons succumb to Cardinals’ attack

The Atlanta Falcons were outgained by the surprising Arizona Cardinals, 348 yards to 292 on the way to being trampled, 27-13 Sunday.

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NBA preview: Eastern reign doesn’t end with Heat

It wasn’t all that long ago that David Stern found himself defending a playoff system in which a 48-win Golden State team was left watching in the West while a 38-win Miami squad was moving on in the East.

Penn State to pay $59.7 mln in Sandusky child sex abuse settlement

Penn State has settled the bulk of claims by child sex abuse victims of Jerry Sandusky in a major step to move beyond a scandal that cost millions and upended a once legendary football program, the university said on Monday.

Community Calendar for Oct. 29, 2013

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

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Miracle Build: Volunteers construct playground

More than 200 volunteers came out Saturday morning to build a playground at the Miracle League complex at City Pond Park.

Covington police officer finds drugs on wanted man

Woman accused of shoplifting leads police on chase

Sometimes police discover more than they initially suspect in the course of their jobs, as was the case in a number of instances this weekend in Covington.

Newton County Sheriff's Office investigates weekend stabbing, shooting

A Covington woman was treated at the hospital for a stab wound to her leg as a result of an argument with her boyfriend and deputies are searching for the person or persons responsible for shooting a gun at a house in the Ellingtons subdivision, and nearly hitting the homeowner with one of the bullets.

Covington, Porterdale police departments host safe Halloween events

To make sure the scary part of Halloween is just make believe and good fun, local public safety agencies are hosting their own events for kids Halloween night.

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Dunn focuses on finances in bid for Mansfield council

Lisa Dunn is seeking her first full term representing Post 4 on the Mansfield City Council.

Health Reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for Oct. 29, 2013

Health Reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for Oct. 29, 2013