News for Thursday, April 19, 2012


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FILS: Should amateur athletes be compensated?

For those that may have not heard, the Miami Heat's Dwayne Wade recently made a comment about how he felt that Olympic athletes should be paid.

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Runner McLemore signs with Brewton Parker

Eastside cross country runner Chrissie McLemore recently inked with Brewton Parker in Mount Vernon.

LOCAL BRIEFS: Alford, Phillips lead Panthers

TUSCALOOSA, ALA -- Callie Alford keeps rolling for the Georgia State softball team.

Heritage continues win streak with a 6-1 victory over Salem

CONYERS -- It was fitting that on Senior Night at Heritage, a trio playing one of its final regular season home games figured prominently in the victory.

Three county teams to play in region tennis semifinals

The Rockdale girls tennis team is headed back to the state playoffs

Eastside Eagles run-rule Jackson 18-2 in four innings

COVINGTON -- Eastside's baseball team came to play. It scored 18 runs in three innings and run-ruled Jackson 18-2 in four innings of play on Thursday.

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Jack Simpson: America can't afford to bargain away our defense

Obama seems more interested in social welfare than national security.

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HUCKABY: PTA in Buckhead not what it was in Porterdale

PTA night was big deal back in Porterdale.

Letter: Don Ballard created a positive legacy

Don Ballard's distinguished career stands as an inspiration to all Georgia lawyers.

Stanton Springs beat out Research Triangle for Baxter

Officials were on a high Thursday following the announcement that Baxter Intenrational is locating in Stanton Springs.

Baxter expected to have halo effect on region

The economic impact of Baxter International is expected to reach far beyond Stanton Springs.

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Businesses seek more skilled workers

Leaders in education and business came together Tuesday to discuss how teachers can better prepare the current generation to enter the global workforce.

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Conyers honors two as Citizen Heroes

Two residents were honored by the Conyers City Council Wednesday night for coming to the aid of a woman who was being attacked in the Hobby Lobby parking lot.

Baxter to invest $1 billion in Stanton Springs facility; Jobs expected to total 1,500

Baxter International will locate a new bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Stanton Springs.

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Food Pantry director celebrates 25 years of service

Community Food Pantry Director Rosalee Thompson celebrates 25 years of supplying food to the hungry in Newton County.

Community Band to perform Monday

The Community Band's anual spring concert is set for Monday night.

The Newton County Jail Blotter for April 20

The Newton County Jail blotter for April 20