News for Wednesday, August 15, 2012


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Panthers' Curry plans to retire at season's end

ATLANTA -- Georgia State football coach Bill Curry announced Wednesday he will retire after the 2012 season.

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Jordan vs LeBron? Only on video

CHICAGO -- Michael and Magic versus Kobe and LeBron? It could be coming to a video game console near you.. With USA Basketball and 2K Sports forming a partnership, fans can see what happens when the 1992 Dream Team goes up against this year's Olympic gold medal winner once NBA

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No-hit Hernandez: Seattle pitcher has perfect game

SEATTLE -- King Felix now has a crowning achievement.. Felix Hernandez pitched the Seattle Mariners' first perfect game and the 23rd in baseball history, overpowering the Tampa Bay Rays in a brilliant 1-0 victory Wednesday.. The Mariners' ace and former AL Cy Young Award winner has long talked of his

Giants' Cabrera suspended for positive drug test

SAN FRANCISCO -- Melky Cabrera's MVP-like year is over -- at least for the regular season. The San Francisco outfielder was suspended 50 games Wednesday following a positive test for testosterone, putting an abrupt end to what had been a remarkable regular season.

Camp, near perfect, no-hits Newton

Kierra Camp came as close as a pitcher can get to perfection without attaining it Wednesday in Conyers.

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Landfill employee wins state award

Newton County Landfill employee Billy Queen is one of the top roll-off truck drivers in the state.

Mansfield fights condemnation

The city of Mansfield is fighting Georgia Transmission Corporation on its effort to condemn property the city says is a public park.

Student enrollment on par with last school year

The new school year is beginning with 18,984 students enrolled in Newton County schools.

GBI: Overdose deaths decrease slightly over last year

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced a decrease for the first time in several years in the number of prescription drug overdose deaths.

Georgia bases hopes on Murray, strong defense

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia regained its status as a SEC contender in 2011.The Bulldogs, who won the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division title last season, are expecting to do more than just contend in 2012. The next step is winning the SEC championship.. A conference title could bring an even