News for Wednesday, August 8, 2012


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Felix takes solo Olympic gold in 200 at last

LONDON -- No more heartbreak for Allyson Felix. No more silver, either. Denied twice on the world's biggest stage, Felix won the Olympic gold medal she's been yearning for, taking the 200 meters Wednesday night to fill the last, and biggest, hole in her otherwise stellar resume.

U.S. duo wins 3rd beach volleyball gold

LONDON -- Misty May-Treanor danced on the sand and then off it, taking a victory lap around the court before leaving Horse Guards Parade with Kerri Walsh Jennings as three-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalists.

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THOMAS: Tax, charity talk beside real issue of fed spending

To call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a "mad dog," as Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank did, is an affront to the canine community and those suffering from legitimate mental illness.

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Stormy finish for Newton County All-Stars

COVINGTON -- The Newton County All-Stars trailed by three runs after the first two innings of play against the Georgia team in the Dixie Boys Word Series championship game at City Pond Park on Wednesday. Georgia never looked back, eliminating Newton County 5-2 to win the championship.

Falcons' Smith to start 'real evaluation process'

ATLANTA -- Mike Smith isn't thinking about the opponent as his Falcons enter their preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens.. There has been no game-planning in practice this week for tonight's matchup against the Ravens. Instead, the coach said he wants to use his first look at his players

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Things are getting wild at Ga. International Horse Park

Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival steadily growing in popularity and will be at GIHP Aug. 25-26.

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A trip to the title game

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High schoolers above state on tests

Results released by the Georgia Department of Education show that Newton County students scored above the state on five out of eight categories.

Citizens seek govt assistance with children's room at Newton County library

Concerned citizens are continuing their fight to improve the children's library.

Insurance rebate benefits county employees

County employees will benefit from a rebate from insurance provider Cigna.

Newton County advances to Dixie Boys championship game tonight at 7 p.m.

All-Stars hold off Alabama for 4-3 win