News for Saturday, August 25, 2012


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Giants battered by Braves 7-3

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jason Heyward credits the crowd as much as anything for his success in San Francisco.. Heyward hit a three-run homer and Mike Minor won for the first time in five starts as the Atlanta Braves beat the Giants 7-3 on Saturday, ending San Francisco's five-game

Rockdale volleyball bounces back

CONYERS -- When Eastside and Union Grove came calling Thursday evening, Rockdale's volleyball team had been coming off two disappointing losses. But the Bulldogs quickly erased the memory of those defeats with one of the their strongest performances of the season.

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Manny Fils: Women at Augusta...what's next

When I first read that Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore were made members of the Augusta National I thought, "Good for them" and "Why didn't they offer me a green jacket?" But the more I thought about it, the more I started thinking, "Why are they ruining another tradition?"

Oaks Course, Honey Creek participate in Patriot Day

COVINGTON -- Labor Day weekend is a great time to support children and spouses of the brave men and women who were killed or disabled while serving our country by participating in the Patriot Golf Day at Honey Creek Golf Club and The Oaks Course.

Heritage volleyball knocks off Clarke, Salem

CONYERS -- It wasn't easy, but the Heritage volleyball team picked up two wins over some longtime rivals. Brianna Dafney had 13 kills and Erin White added eight as the Patriots defeated Clarke Central 2-1 to go along with a 2-0 victory over county rival Salem.

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O'REILLY: Shrinking from the debate

Presidential debates are largely a sham.

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Darrell Huckaby: Political conventions of old were high drama

Political conventions were a big deal during the days of my youth because they meant something.

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Rob Jenkins: Another new school year, another lesson in basic Socialism

The first lesson of the new school year is delivered even before classes convene. Call it Socialism 101.

Public urged to be cautious when attending fairs

State officials are urging the public to be cautious when attending fairs and agricultural events this fall.

ON THE BEAT: Good Samaritan tip not worth much

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties.

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Retired female firefighter mentors rookie

It's not uncommon for people to express surprise when Melissa Larson pulls off her face piece, a protective fire mask, after she's responded to the scene of an emergency.. "They say 'That's a fire lady.' We get that all the time," said Larson. "That's neat. You get a

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Mansfield native honored with highway dedication

A portion of Ga. Highway 142 has been renamed in honor of the late J. Dixon Hays of Mansfield.