News for Tuesday, April 3, 2012


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NFL unveils new uniforms for all 32 teams

NEW YORK -- For fans worried that Nike was going to give their favorite NFL team's uniform an extreme makeover, full-blown Oregon style, no need to fret.

Letter: Mosely a good teacher — and innocent until proven guilty

Mr. Mosley is innocent until proven guilty.

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Jeff Meadors: Teachers are greatest resource for improving achievement

The U.S. spends in excess of $20 billion on non-military foreign aid. I'd like to see those dollars in our classrooms.

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Darrell Huckaby: Is it 'politically correct' or just 'dumbed down?'

The New York Board of Education came out with a long list of words that it intended to ban from any and all test questions, for fear of offending someone's sensitivities.

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Doug Holt: a final look at 2012 General Assembly's voting

Finals days of the session were spent tweaking different versions of bills.

McIlroy puts Masters meltdown in past

AUGUSTA -- In the aftermath of his Masters meltdown, one phone call that meant the most to Rory McIlroy was from Greg Norman, the master of the Sunday collapse at Augusta National.

Loganville rolls over Heritage

The Loganville baseball team hasn't lost in nearly a month and sits atop Region 8-AAAA with an unbeaten record for a number of reasons. Heritage saw just about every one of those reasons Monday in Conyers.

Alford nabs conference honor

Georgia State softball player Callie Alford was named the Colonial Athletic Association's co-Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

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'Cats crowned: Kentucky lives up to hype

NEW ORLEANS -- The running joke all season was that Kentucky was good enough to beat some NBA teams. Say, maybe the Toronto Raptors. Farfetched? Probably. But with that stable of pros-in-waiting, one thing seemed certain: The Wildcats were the team to beat in college basketball.

Braves sign RHP Chad Durbin

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves signed reliever Chad Durbin to a one-year contract on Tuesday.

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Newton career academy to finally open

The Newton College & Career Academy will finally open to students on Monday.

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Bridgestone expanding, adding 20 jobs

Bridgestone Golf is expanding production at its Covington facility and hiring 20 additional full-time workers.

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Attorney Strauss running for BOC

Attorney John Strauss is running for District 1 commissioner.

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Roy Reid witnessed 'Day of Infamy' up close and personal

Co-pilot Roy Reid was aboard the first American plane believed to have been shot down in World War II.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties. Questions to ask before adopting a pet:. -- Can I make a long-term commitment to this pet?. -- Will I be able to spend enough time with a new pet?. -- Am I prepared for the cost a new

Carpenter up for Mississippi superintendent position

Dr. Dennis Carpenter, deputy superintendent for Operations at NCSS, is one of two finalists for the superintendent position at Jackson Public Schools in Jackson, Miss.

Council nixes baggy pants ordinance

The Covington City Council will not pursue an ordinance regulating the wearing of baggy pants.