News for Wednesday, April 4, 2012


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REPEAT? Pieces in place for Baylor to extend perfect streak into next season

DENVER -- Brittney Griner had barely cut down the championship net when Baylor coach Kim Mulkey began talking about a possible repeat.

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Payne mum on Augusta rules, issues

AUGUSTA -- Jabbed, prodded and poked repeatedly about a topic that never really goes away — women in Augusta National — Billy Payne wouldn't budge.

Loganville handles Heritage again

LOGANVILLE -- Heading into the bottom of the fourth inning, the Heritage baseball team was down by just one run to three-time defending Region 8-AAAA champion Loganville.. But that's just when the hosts took over.

Alcovy rolls on the diamond

The Tigers got a shutout from Jake Jones and defeated Dutchtown 12-0 in five innings Tuesday in a Region 3-AAAA game in Hampton.

New NCAA rule forces players' NBA decisions earlier

Testing the NBA waters seemingly has become a thing of the past for college players. These days, they're likely either in or out. The reason: Players have less time to make a decision.

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Oxford College hopes to connect more to Newton County

Officials at Oxford College met with some Newton County leaders this week to discuss college developments and ways to connect it more with the county.

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Fleming won't seek reelection

District 5 Commissioner Tim Fleming will not seek reelection.

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Covington Police welcome 3 honor graduates to the force

THe Covington Police Department welcomes three new recruits, each of whom graduated the police academy at the top of their class. They each are recipients of the Franklin Thornton Academic Award for Excellence.

Pedestrian bridge contingent on outside funds

The city of Covington will fund engineering for a pedestrian bridge over I-20 only if construction costs are paid by other sources.

Free kids fishing event set for Saturday

A free kids fishing event is set for Saturday at the FFA-FCCLA Center.