News for Thursday, April 26, 2012


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Letter: Vaughn was a can-do man

Some people just know how to get things done.

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Jack Simpson: Physicial therapy brings improvement in spite of myself

My shattered knee gets a workout on a stationary bike, a treadmill, weight machines, steps, lifts, as well as stretches and bends.

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Cal Thomas: The war is over? I must have missed something

Radical Islamists have made it perfectly clear they have no interest in joining the democratic process. They are at war.

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Darrell Huckaby: Prom night ain't what it used to be

When I was in high school our proms were held in the school gymnasium. It was a big deal, but not in the same way proms are a big deal now.

Newton High School teacher charged with DUI, possession of cocaine

A Newton High School language arts teacher was arrested in Rockdale County Saturday night and charged with DUI and possession of cocaine.

Bats carry Heritage to split; game 3 Friday

CONYERS -- The Heritage baseball team scored early and never looked back in defeating Madison County 10-0 in five innings in Game 2 of a Region 8-AAAA playoff series Thursday at Danny Blue Field.

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Humber's unexpected perfection inspires

Professionally, Humber has an overall record of 12 wins and 10 losses with an ERA of 3.90. Those are not numbers that one would expect out of perfect-game pitcher.

BCS takes big step toward college football playoff system

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- College football is on the verge of finally having a playoff, its own version of the final four.

Eastside girls take Region 4-AAA golf title

COVINGTON -- It wasn't easy, but the Eastside girls golf team did a better job handling the elements to win the Region 4-AAA championship by 13 strokes at Heron Bay Golf and Country Club on Monday.

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Heritage girls, Rockdale boys fall to Chattahoochee in tennis

The tennis teams from Chattahoochee High School came to Conyers as No. 3 seeds, but played more like No. 1 seeds Thursday. The Cougars, from the tough Region 7-AAAA, had no trouble with No. 2 seeds the Heritage girls (4-0 win) and Rockdale boys (3-0).

Bats carry Heritage to split, game 3 Friday

The Heritage baseball team scored early and never looked back in defeating Madison County 10-0 in five innings in game two of a Region 8-AAAA playoff series at Danny Blue Field.

Alcovy principal sues over website comments

An attorney for the principal at Alcovy High School has filed suit against 11 commenters on the Newton Citizen website.

Newton County Special Olympics events to kick off Monday

Newton County Special Olympics will return next week to celebrate student and adult athletes.

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Eastside theater to perform kids show

Eastside High School's Drama Players will present its fifth annual spring kid's production, "James and the Giant Peach" this weekend.

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Newton special needs students participate in activities

Newton County special needs students and adults recently participated in some fun activities.

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Piedmont students visit Atlanta History Center

Piedmont Academy students recently took a field trip to the Atlanta History Center.

Covington Montessori School offers scholarships

The Montessori School of Covington will offer scholarships.

Alcovy CASA seeks volunteers

Alcovy CASA needs more volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused or neglected children who appear in Juvenile Court.

Covington Police to hold Assault Awareness Seminar

Covington Police Department to hold Assault Awareness Seminar on May 16.

The Newton County Jail Blotter for April 27

Newton Jail Blotter for April 27