News for Wednesday, August 29, 2012


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Heritage football looking to build off great season

Heritage High School is coming off the most successful football season in 37 years as the 2011 team won a school-record 10 games and a first-ever region championship. Now comes the difficult part: repeating, or, perhaps besting the feat.

Alcovy opens season against Jones County on Thursday

Stopping the run is going to be the key to giving Alcovy their season-opening win as they face Jones County at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Lady Eagles sweep tri-match with Lumpkin County and Monroe Area on volleyball court

COVINGTON -- Eastside's Sidney Johnston was a big offensive weapon as the Lady Eagles swept Lumpkin County and Monroe Area at home on Tuesday.

Errors determine game in Alcovy's 2-1 win over Eastside

Two immovable objects clashed until Eastside blinked giving the Lady Tigers a 2-1, eight inning win by international tiebreaker rule on Wednesday.

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Give Burns the Boot

The Newton County Fire Service will be out in force beginning Friday until Sunday collecting funds.

Man faces sex assault charges; battered woman stabs her attacker

Man faces sexual assault charges in the alleged attack of 20-year-old; girlfriend stabs boyfriend to defend herself and he goes to jail.

Georgia Piedmont's new president begins this week

Georgia Piedmont Technical College's new president takes over Saturday.

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Newton, Rockdale foster parent authors book on experiences

The DeGarmo family has fostered children in Newton and Rockdale counties and fatherJohn DeGarmo has authored a book about their experiences titled, "Fostering Love: One Foster Parent's Journey."

Superintendent Barge seeks student advisors

State School Superintendent John Barge is accepting applications for the 2012-13 Student Advisory Council.

Mt. Tabor Bridge repair imminent

Repairs to Mt. Tabor Road Bridge, damaged in the 2009 flood, are expected to begin soon.