News for Saturday, May 21, 2011


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GPC knocked out of regional tournament

COVINGTON -- For Georgia Perimeter College, the similarities between its games Friday and Saturday are kind of eerie.The Jaguars, who were eliminated Saturday from the NJCAA East Central District Tournament due to a 4-3 losers bracket loss to Columbia State Community College, gave up three runs in the ninth inning, just as they did in Friday's tournament-opening 10-9 loss to Walters State Community College.

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Ready to Ride: International World of Rodeo promises family fun

Keith Roberts could have pursued a career in electrical engineering. Instead he chose to be a cowboy. Over the last few decades, he's worked as a bull rider, bronc rider, calf roper and horse trainer.

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Alarms not part of recall

Rockdale County Fire and Rescue officials are assuring residents smoke alarms they received through the department's Smoke Alarm Program are not included in the recent counterfeit smoke alarm recall by the city of Atlanta.

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Local church opens park

After the departure of the Community Food Pantry from Brown Street, members of First Presbyterian Church of Covington decided something needed to be done to make the site more attractive.

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ON THE BEAT: CPD: Postman finds marijuana in mailbox

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at