News for Saturday, July 19, 2008


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Second fire breaks out at hospital 'Almost exact duplicate' of previous call at NMC

COVINGTON - A fire erupted on the third floor of Newton Medical Center on Friday but was quickly extinguished by Covington Fire Department firefighters.

Teens charged in carjacking Suspects caught after chase

COVINGTON - Two teens are in custody following a chase that began in Newton County and continued into Fulton County Thursday night, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Arts council, children's theater continue partnership

CONYERS - The saying, "There are no small parts, only small actors," will prove true next week at the Rockdale Auditorium.

Thieves take advantage of forgetful

Purses swiped

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Pistorius fails to make South African team

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - In the end, it was a split second and not a court's decision that kept Oscar Pistorius from competing in the Beijing Olympics.

Police arrest 4 in connection with burglary

PORTERDALE - Four men were arrested Thursday night after a search warrant of their residence yielded evidence of their participation in a recent burglary, according to Porterdale Police Department Chief Wayne Digby.

McCann leads Braves to victory

ATLANTA - Brian McCann's three-run double gave Atlanta the lead in the third inning, and the Braves survived the Washington National's ninth-inning rally to win 7-6 on Friday night.

Scholarship app for special needs due on Monday

COVINGTON - Parents of special needs students in the Newton County School System have until Monday to apply for a Georgia Special Needs Scholarship or to apply for attendance at another school.

Norman, Duval turn back clock

SOUTHPORT, England - Greg Norman turned back the clock. So did David Duval. And K.J. Choi found himself in a familiar position - leading the final group of the British Open heading to the weekend.

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Clean sweep Rockdale Post 77 beats Grayson in doubleheader

CONYERS - Rockdale Post 77 broke out the broom Thursday night at Henson-Carr Legion Field, sweeping Grayson by scores of 4-1 and 11-3.