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Eagles takes down Spalding County on the diamond

GRIFFIN -- Eastside's baseball team ended Spalding County's reign over Region 4-AAA, giving the Jaguars their first region loss in two years with a 7-4 win on Monday.

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Firestorm in Florida: Guillen suspended 5 games for Castro comments

Suspended for five games Tuesday for his comments lauding Fidel Castro, Guillen again apologized and said he'll do whatever he can to repair relations with Cuban-Americans angered by the remarks.

No. 9 Patriots roll on pitch

CONYERS -- For all intents and purposes, Courtney Hodges put away a victory for the Heritage girls soccer team just 12 minutes into Tuesday's game against Cedar Shoals.

Patriots top Jaguars on diamond

ATHENS -- The Heritage baseball team is trying to make a losing streak earlier in the month a distant memory. Luke Cathcart tossed a complete game five-hitter, striking out 11 and the Patriots won their second consecutive game Monday.

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Bubba shows new way to win Masters

AUGUSTA -- Bubba Watson is the Masters champion and a guy worth watching, whether that means spending money on a ticket or time in front of the TV. He keeps life simple, hits outrageously difficult shots and makes golf look fun. What's not to like about that?

Letter: Rockdale Medical deserves high praise

Rockdale Medical Center provided tremendous service during recent hospital stay.

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Darrell Huckaby: Georgia's historic moments -- then and now

April 12, 1945, was a big day in our state's history.

Letter: Objective review needed

The March 27 Board of Commissioners meeting exposed a situation that demands a close objective review by Rockdale County residents.

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Jeff Meadors: Government funds wasted while educations lags

Every international statistic highlights the trending demise of American education concurrent with the constant attack on school system budgets.

Teens face challenge finding summer jobs

Teen unemployment is on the rise nationwide.

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Capt. Vaughn represents the best of the Greatest Generation

Rockdale's Judge Clarence Vaughn was among the best to serve in World War II.

Conyers kidnap suspect faces similar charges in DeKalb

A man charged in connection with an attempted kidnapping in Conyers faces similar charges in DeKalb County.

I-20 traffic stop nets drugs, cash and 2 arrests

Several arrests involving narcotics have been made by the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

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'I can do it.'

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Newton graduation rate drops with new calculation

The Georgia Department of Education announced Tuesday morning that the rate for NCSS is 64.14 percent, compared to the state's new rate of 67.4 percent.

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Health Reports for April 2-9 for Newton and Rockdale counties

Restaurant inspections for the week of April 2-9 for Newton and Rockdale counties.

Miracle field gets new design, location

The planned Miracle League field is getting a new design and location.

Newton graduation rate drops 20 percent with new calculation

The Georgia Department of Education announced Tuesday morning that the rate for NCSS is 64.14 percent, compared to the state's new rate of 67.4 percent.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

A variety of dogs and cats are available for adoption this week at the Newton and Rockdale animal shelters.

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