News for Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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Newton girls take fourth, boys sixth at region golf tourney

NEWTON OUTSHOT. COVINGTON -- East Coweta's Ji Eun Baik proved that golf is not just a boys game after posting the lowest score in the Region 2-AAAAA tournament with an even-par 71 at the Oaks Course on Tuesday.. Her low score helped the Lady Indians become the girls

Rams give away game, chance for playoffs

COVINGTON -- Errors in the field and mental mistakes on the base path turned a possible Newton win and a chance to play in the Class AAAAA playoffs into a 14-inning 3-1 loss to Westlake at Riverside Park on Monday.

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Calik signs soccer scholarship

Rockdale soccer player Megan Calik signed a scholarship with Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C

After big splash last year at draft, Falcons going low key

FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Atlanta Falcons made quite a splash in last year's NFL draft. This year, they'll likely spend a lot of time sitting around. The Falcons are one of three teams that does not have a pick in Thursday night's first round.

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Tennis teams ready for state tournament

A trio of local tennis teams are hoping to get a long state playoff run started this week. Both teams from Rockdale and the Heritage girls will open today and Thursday in the first round of the Class AAAA state tournament.

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Jeff Meadors: American education not training students for meaningul work

America's strength depends on a workforce adept at problem solving, critical thinking, entrepreneurship, team work and research.

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Darrell Huckby: Language isn't as colorful as it used to be

I can always tell when one of my students doesn't get one of my idioms by the puzzled expression on his or her face.

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CAL THOMAS: Colson got only pardon he needed

Unlike Nixon who sought to transform himself by his own political strength and for an earthly agenda, Charles Colson was transformed by a higher power and not by his own efforts.

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War memories remain vivid for Merryvale group

Five veterans who now live at Covington's Merryvale Assisted Living facility recently recalled their years in the armed services.

Covington Police invites public comment to accreditation assessment team

The Covington Police Department invites comments from the public to accreditation assessment team on April 30.

Newton Sheriff Brown asks citizens to turn in unwanted prescription drugs

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is asking citizens to turn in unwanted prescription drugs at both Newton County Walmart locations Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Liberty Middle principal to retire in June

Liberty Middle School Principal Vic Lee will retire at the end of the current school year.

Palmetto woman pleads guilty to murder

Candice Cadasha Pope of Palmetto entered a plea of guilty to malice murder, making false statements and concealing the death of another.

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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 Rockdale and Newton animal shelters.

Newton Sheriff's Office charges neighbors in 'burglary' incident

Neighbors who reported burglary in progress on Lower River Road Thursday night have been charged in connection with incident.

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