News for Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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Withdrawals thin US Open

NEW YORK -- The U.S. Open's most stunning loss Wednesday was bigger than just the Grand Slam tournament, with Venus Williams withdrawing and revealing she's suffering from an autoimmune disease.. The seven-time major champion said in a statement that she was recently diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome, "an ongoing medical

BISHER: Not the Same Broncos

Oh, the Broncos had been running hot in their league, but to Athens they fell into the same class as some of the other season opening patsies the Bulldogs had put away. You know -- New Mexico State, Kent State, Arkansas State and all those "States" -- most of them

Bulldogs Look To Move To 2-0 On Road

CONYERS -- The Rockdale football team trailed early in last weekend's season opener against Winder-Barrow. Down 7-0, senior defensive back Nick Coggins recovered his teammate's fumble in the end zone and an extra point later, the Bulldogs were tied at 7-7. The hosts, led by a strong second half

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Patriots Welcome Clarke to Conyers

Last Friday's game for Heritage against Salem was about as up and down as season openers get. Sure, the Patriots' ground game looked in mid-season form and the defense was able to hold its crosstown rival to just a pair of touchdowns -- one with the game

Alcovy and Eastside volleyball take split

COVINGTON -- Alcovy and Eastside's volleyball teams each went 1-1 during their play on Tuesday.. Alcovy beat Ola for the first time 25-16, 15-25, 25-20 while losing to Woodland, Henry 20-25, 25-7, 25-21 at Ola.. In the first match against Ola, the Lady Tigers overcame 23 errors with nine kills

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Mathews observes more technology on school visits

Throughout the first month of school, Newton County School System Superintendent Gary Mathews has visited each of the 22 NCSS sites and the Ombudsman alternative school.

Nelson Heights to expand programs

The Nelson Heights Community Center will expand its program offerings thanks to help from the community.

Memorial service to be held for unmarked graves

Two ceremonies will be held to honor Covington residents who were buried in unmarked graves at city cemeteries.

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Stocking up for safety

EMTs stationed at Oak Hill Fire Station work hard to keep their supplies stocked.

Jackson running for mayor of Social Circle

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- Mayoral candidate Hosea Jackson said bringing life back to Social Circle's downtown is a priority for the health of the city.. "We need to get creative and get downtown moving again," Jackson said.. One problem, he said, is there is no place for people to congregate

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Bank of North Georgia makes staff changes

The Bank of North Georgia recently announced the promotion of Teri Goodman, branch manager in east Covington, to retail executive, and the addition of Earl Wise, who joined the bank as commercial executive.. Goodman and Wise are based at the east Covington and Parker Road/Conyers branches respectively.. As retail

Radiotherapy Clinics launches 'blue' campaign

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia, a radiation treatment center for those with cancer with offices in Conyers and Covington, is promoting early prostate cancer detection through a "blue" campaign.. Blue is the color for prostate cancer awareness and Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia aims to

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The Car Wash in Conyers provides fund-raising options

Shiny hubcaps and inside detailing are not the only priorities Mike and Karen Aiello have at their new business, The Car Wash on Old Salem Road. The couple said they want to be active participants in the community.. This is the second business venture for the Aiellos. They owned and

Newton, Rockdale Pet of the Week

PET OF THE WEEK. Questions to ask before adopting a pet:. Can I make a longterm commitment to this pet?. Will I be able to spend enough time with a new pet?. Am I prepared for the cost a new pet will bring?. Which pet is

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Nationals hit 4 homers, beat Braves, 9-2

The Nationals blast away with homers and rock Braves ace Jair Jurrjens on Tuesday for a 9-2 win in Atlanta.

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