News for Wednesday, April 18, 2012


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Rockdale bests Newton in all-star game 118-107

COVINGTON -- Rockdale played with a lot of heart even though they were severely short handed as they won the Newton-Rockdale Senior All-Star game 118-107 on Wednesday at Alcovy.

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Freeman signs with Gordon College

Rockdale’s Forrest Freeman signed a cross country scholarship with Gordon College.

Region 8-AAAA tennis tournament begins today

With rain blanketing several North Georgia areas, including Danielsville, Wednesday, the opening rounds of the Region 8-AAAA tennis tournament at Madison County High School were postponed until Thursday.

COLLEGE NOTES: Salem grad Hurt drafted by WNBA

NEW YORK -- Former Salem basketball stand out Courtney Hurt was drafted by the Indiana Fever in the third round of the WNBA Draft on Tuesday.

Newton County man arrested and charged with 3 counts of public indecency

A 52-year-old Covington man was arrested near the Newton County Library Wednesday afternoon and charged with three felony counts of public indecency.

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A 'Vampire' experience

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State appeals judge's ruling that could set Riley free from death row

William David Riley has won an appeal that, if upheld, would overnturn his conviction for the murder of his three children by setting fire to his trailer in Newton County in August of 2000.

Workforce development subject of summit

How to attain a qualified workforce was the subject of the first Workforce Development Summit.

Henderson alleges conflict in court case Sheriff's Office: Commissioner receiving no special treatment at jail

J.C. Henderson is alleging a conflict of interest in the involvement of the DA's office in a court case that resulted in him receiving a contempt of court charge.

Rockdale court clerk to disperse all passport fees

Rockdale County Clerk of Courts Ruth Wilson has announced a plan in which she will keep none of the passport fees generated in her office.

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Heard-Mixon principal to serve as NCSS executive director

Heard-Mixon Elementary School Principal Lee Peck will serve as executive director for School Improvement at the Newton County School System.