News for Thursday, April 12, 2012


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Jack Simpson: We still have a chance to 'win big' in the land of opportunity

Win or lose, playing the lottery is our choice.

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Darrell Huckaby: Let's make a deal -- new stadium for a Super Bowl win

I love athletics and I love visiting stadiums. I've been to at least a hundred.

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Newton's Croone headed to Furman

COVINGTON -- Stephen Croone proved the type of basketball player he was during his time at Newton. Now he plans on doing the same thing at the next level after signing with Furman.

Tough day for Chandler on the mound

MILLEDGEVILLE -- The Georgia College softball program, which includes former Eastside pitcher Sabrina Chandler, announced that "Seniors Day on Senior Day" will be held today as the Bobcats look to defeat Lander University at the Peeler Complex in a doubleheader set to start at 3 p.m.

Seminoles sweep Rockdale on diamond

Last season was a disappointing one for the Salem baseball team. But thanks to a sweep of rival Rockdale, the Seminoles are feeling a lot better about themselves in 2012.

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Bye-bye, Bobby

It looks like Arkansas football is without a head coach after Razorbacks athletic director Jeff Long decided to terminate the school's relationship with Bobby Petrino with cause on Tuesday.

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Saints name Vitt interim coach for 2012 season

NEW ORLEANS -- Sean Payton handed over control of his team to Joe Vitt once before and the Saints have decided to do it again.

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Three-way tie in first round of RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Chad Campbell used a fast start, and Vaughn Taylor and Colt Knost had strong finishes to share the first-round lead at 4-under 67 in the RBC Heritage on Thursday.

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Migrant workers detained after passerby on I-20 suspects foul play

Mexican migrant workers were detained after a passerby reported suspected foul play.

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Mississippi school board may decide on Newton deputy superintendent this month

The Jackson, Miss., Public Schools' Board of Trustees may decide later this month if the Newton County School System's deputy superintendent will be its next lead superintendent.

Newton Jail Log for April 13

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol.. -- James Allen Davis, 27, 4 Poplar St., Porterdale, DUI, no seat belts, habitual violator.. -- Demarrio Quintrell Baker, 32, 205 Emory Way

Ga. Dept of Labor and American Legion Post 77 in Conyers to host career expo

The Georgia Department of Labor and the American Legion Post 77 in Conyers will host a job fair for veterans and other job seekers on April 19.

Philip Bradford will run for sheriff of Newton County

Covington Police Department Capt. Philip Bradford has announced his intention to run for sheriiff of Newton County.

Outdoor burn ban returns May 1

The state EPD will renew its open burning ban on May 1.

Newton students bring home literacy awards

Newton County School System students recently earned several awards from the recent Regional Literacy Days Poetry Recitation, Ready Writing, and Drama Competition held at Griffin Regional Educational Service Agency.

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Piedmont senior awarded scholarship

Piedmont Academy senior Briana Bailey was recently awarded the Atlanta chapter 2012 National Wild Turkey Federation Academic Scholarship.

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Theme School celebrates Pi Day with fundraiser

The students at NCTS at Ficquett raised $800 by collecting dimes for Relay for Life.

Henderson serving jail time for contempt of court

District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson is serving

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Bootcamp workout program wants to help you shape up

At a recent workout session, fitness instructor Casey Robuck approached a middle-aged woman, out of breath from all the exercise, to find out if she was OK.