News for Wednesday, August 1, 2012


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Women top Turkey in hoops

LONDON -- Angel McCoughtry and the U.S. Olympic women's team's depth wore down Turkey.. McCoughtry scored 18 points and Tina Charles added 16 to help the Americans beat Turkey 89-58 Wednesday night.. Turkey entered the game undefeated and were expected to give the Americans their toughest test in the Olympics

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US swimmers dole out heartache to Aussies

LONDON -- Nathan Adrian took out the Missile by a fingertip. Then Allison Schmitt dealt more heartache to the team from Down Under.. Adrian, a 23-year-old largely overshadowed by American stars such as Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, made a name for himself by winning the 100-meter

Patriots football to rely on defense again

In 2011, the Heritage football team had the most successful season in the program's history, thanks to a standout defense.. It's beginning to look a lot like last year on Granade Road. The Patriots, who just began practice, will once again rely on a stout defensive unit, led by three

After latest BCS woes, ACC looks for fresh start

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference is looking for a fresh start. The way the last few postseasons have ended, the beleaguered league could use one.. The ACC sent two teams to the BCS for the first time in 2011 -- but that just gave the league two chances

Covington Council begins city manager selection process

The Covington City Council has begun discussions about selecting a new city manager.

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Chick-fil-A supporters turn out in droves

Supporters of Chick-fil-A turned out in droves locally in the wake of criticism overthe restaurant president's comments about gay marriage.

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Lunch lectures focus on American history, God

It's difficult to pin down Darrell Huckaby -- noted author, syndicated newspaper columnist, humorist and longtime history teacher -- on his favorite historical period.. "For a long time I was really interested in the War Between the States," Huckaby said. "Now I'm very interested in the Civil Rights movement

Sen. Isakson's rep to speak with constituents in Newton County

Isakson representative to hold Open Office Day in Newton County.

Top 113th House seat contenders will have runoff

Dickerson, Sawyer face runoff for 113th House seat.

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Baxter breaks ground

Baxter International broke ground on its new facility in Stanton Springs Wednesday.

Social Circle approves Sunday alcohol sales

Social Circle approves Sunday alcohol sales.

Austin back in lineup

Apparently, Tyler Austin is doing just fine.

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Chick-fil-A supporters recognize appreciation day

Chick-fil-A supporters are eating at the chicken chain's restaurants as the company continues to be criticized for an executive taking a public position against same-sex marriage.

Chicago would do well to emulate Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A's values would be a plus for Chicago.

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Jeff Meadors: Nepotism in school systems undermines public trust

Nepotism stirs debate in public education just as public schools need desperately to establish public trust.

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Darrell Huckaby: NBC just not getting it right with the Olympics

Memories of the Olympics are etched in my mind.