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Supreme Court: Ozburn on list for job

COVINGTON - Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Ozburn is on the short list of nominees to fill a vacant seat on the Georgia Supreme Court, the governor's office announced Wednesday.

Report reveals more details on shooting

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office made public Wednesday an incident report on the shooting Monday of three people at 45 Appia Way in south Newton County.

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Photos by: Erin Evans

Stimulus funds: Sigman bus lot to grow

CONYERS - State transportation officials announced they will use federal stimulus dollars to expand the Xpress bus parking lot at Sigman Road and build a separate entrance ramp onto Interstate 20.

Newton teen makes first solo flight on 16th birthday

COVINGTON - While most 16-year-olds are itching to get behind the wheel of a car, Newton County teen Chris Waters spent his milestone birthday far above the road.

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Wimbledon men's semifinals set Federer to face Haas; Murray vs. Roddick

WIMBLEDON, England - Roger Federer neutralized Ivo Karlovic's huge serves Wednesday to reach the Wimbledon semifinals and move a step closer to a record 15th Grand Slam championship. Two-time finalist Andy Roddick, Andy Murray and Tommy Haas completed the final four.

Jurrjens, Braves shut down Phils

ATLANTA - Jair Jurrjens allowed his first hit with two outs in the seventh inning on a night the Atlanta Braves finally gave him some run support, beating the reeling Philadelphia Phillies 11-1 on Wednesday.

Taking big swings Alpharetta teen dominates at junior golf tournament

COVINGTON -Alpharetta's Kayla Jones came and conquered the competition as well as the golf course in the Atlanta Junior Golf Association tournament at the Oaks Course on Wednesday.

Dream Team earns spot in Hall of Fame

NORTHBROOK, Ill. - The Dream Team is still dominating.

Conyers gives up late rally St. Louis edges Post 77

KENNESAW - For 61/2 innings on Wednesday afternoon, everything was going well for Conyers Post 77. They held a 4-2 over the St. Louis Pirates and a rested bullpen was preparing to close out the team's second consecutive victory to open the World Wood Bat Tournament.