News for Wednesday, October 9, 2013


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Austin shines in Arizona Fall League opener

Tyler Austin got his first stint in the Arizona Fall League off to a fast start Tuesday.

Alcovy one win from perfect region season

The Alcovy softball team has been proving all season long it’s once again the class of Region 2-AAAAAA. After another victory Wednesday, the Tigers are one win away from region perfection.

Rockdale eliminated from region softball tournament

The Rockdale softball team was eliminated from the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament Wednesday as third-seeded Luella picked up a 10-2 victory in five innings in the loser’s bracket at Alcovy High School.

Eagles face tough opponent in Lanier with new quarterback

All eyes are going to be on freshman quarterback Austin Holloway as he gets his first start for the Eagles against a tough Lanier team at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Symphony concert set for Saturday

The Converse College Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Covington First United Methodist Church.

Govt. shutdown could impact area seniors

Newton County Senior Services clients who benefit from the Meals on Wheels program and get free transportation to the Senior Center could lose those services if the government shutdown continues into next week.

NCSO hosts cyber safety summit

NCSO hosts “Reality Bytes: Cyber Safety Summit”

Covington taking lead on Stanton gas supply

The city of Covington will be the project manager for gas supply projects inside Stanton Springs, based on a short-term development contract approved the City Council Monday night.

Rockdale County football teams all headed on road trips

Each of the three schools in Rockdale County will be tested Friday on the football field.

Community Calendar for Oct. 10, 2013

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

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Walmart donates $1k, school supplies to East Newton

Teachers at East Newton Elementary School were surprised earlier this month when they were given a free, one-minute shopping spree of school supplies and 20 $50 gift cards, thanks to Walmart.

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Newton native Bobbie Oliver to perform stand-up in Porterdale

Newton native Bobbie Oliver to perform in Porterdale