News for Monday, April 16, 2012


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Braswell ends game with walk-off homer

COVINGTON -- Two swings of the bat made the difference as Alcovy secured a third place finish in Region 3A-AAAA following their 2-1, eight-inning win over Ola on Monday.. Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the fifth, Jake Jones tied the game with a solo shot.. The Mustangs

Heritage's Cathcart dominant in shutout of Salem

CONYERS -- Luke Cathcart was starting for the final time in the regular season Monday in Conyers against one of his team's biggest rivals. A pressure-packed situation for most, but the left-hander didn't seem fazed by much of anything.. Cathcart was dominant in pitching a complete game, two

Austin has huge weekend for Charleston

ROME -- The big moments are coming at a fairly frequent pace for Tyler Austin these days.. The former Heritage standout, now playing for the Single-A Charleston RiverDogs of the New York Yankees organization, ripped a go-ahead three-run home run in the ninth inning in Charleston's 7-5

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Cornwell signs with Gardner Webb

CONYERS -- It's only April, but Boyce Cornwell has had quite a year.. Two months after winning a state high school wrestling championship, Cornwell officially signed a wrestling scholarship with Gardner Webb University last week.. Cornwell, who defeated Kenneth Brinson of Marist in the 195-pound final at the Arena

Health reports for restaurants in Newton and Rockdale counties for April 17

Health reports for April 17 restaurants in Newton and Rockdale counties

Ethics complaints filed against councilmen

Ethics complaints have been filed against two city council members.

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Bridgestone makes golf balls to suit the golfer's game

Bridgestone Golf strives to give the golfer the tools he needs to have a successful round of golf.

Charter school's graduation rate to remain at 7 percent

The Challenge Charter Academy's 2011 graduation rate will remain at 7 percent.

Newton County Interdiction Unit seizes cash, guns

More than $35,000 in cash was seized by the Newton County Sheriff's Office Interdiction Unit.

Newton County firefighters spend Saturday fighting fires

Firefighters in Newton County were kept busy Saturday fighting brush fires throughout the county.