News for Wednesday, February 15, 2012


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Lady Eagles advance in region tournament despite poor play

McDONOUGH -- Even though the Lady Eagles did not play anywhere close to their potential against Eagle's Landing, the host team played a little worse, allowing Eastside to advance to the semifinal round of the Region 4-AAA tournament with a 63-54 win on Wednesday.. "We had no energy. We

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Gingrich hoping for resurrection

Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign has a history of near-death experiences and he insists another resurrection is on its way.

Ariz. lawmaker would punish teachers who cuss in classroom

A teacher's role may be to expand a student's vocabulary, but one Arizona lawmaker wants to make sure that doesn't include four-letter words.

Trial starts in kids' forced Grand Canyon hikes

A federal trial began Wednesday for an Indiana man accused of forcing his grandsons to hike for miles in the Grand Canyon without food or water in brutal August heat.

Darton College Golf wins Coastal Georgia Invitational

ST. SIMMONS ISLAND -- Former Eastside golfer Nick Green helped Darton College get a 21-stroke lead to dominate the Coastal Georgia Invitational in the two-day tournament.

Alcovy defense steps up

FAYETTEVILLE -- It wasn't having four players in double-figures scoring that made a difference for the Alcovy boys in their opening round of the Region 3-AAAA basketball playoffs. It was their defense that proved to be the difference.

Heritage soccer splits in season openers

It felt like a playoff atmosphere, and it was only opening night for the girls soccer teams at Heritage and Grayson. In the seventh round of penalty kicks, Lena Killingsowrth scored a goal and Mady Carter made a game-ending save to lift Heritage to a 1-0 victory Tuesday.. The

Eastside girls, Newton boys win over counterparts in soccer debut

COVINGTON -- The Eastside girls soccer team got off to a good start toward keeping the county championship for the fifth straight year with a 7-0 victory over the Lady Rams on Tuesday, while the Newton boys won their first game against the Eagles since 2008 with a 4-2 decision.

Rockdale girls fall in quarterfinals

LOGANVILLE -- It wasn't meant to be for the Rockdale girls basketball team. After a 20-win regular season and a No. 1 seed secured with a victory over rival Salem on the final night of the season, the Bulldogs were eliminated from the Region 8-AAAA tournament.

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BOSTON -- Jeremy Lin majored in economics, enjoyed video games and didn't care much for the spotlight. He also was his college's best basketball player. But at Harvard, a school known more for its GPAs than points per game, that only gets you so far.

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Planning for the future: UGA students create options for Oxford

Students from the University of Georgia's Metropolitan Design Studio are working on suggestions for the city of Oxford's master plan and ideas that would help bring the city of Oxford together with Oxford College.

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Newton designated WaterFirst Community

Newton became Georgia's 25th WaterFirst Community Wednesday.

Social Circle Mayor Dally presides over first work session

Social Circle's new mayor and council members hold their first work session.

Free smoke detector alerts Mansfield woman to fire

A smoke detector installed by Newton County Fire Service firefighters Bill Langston and Travis Swords is credited with saving a Mansfield woman's life.

5k run to raise funds for Relay for Life

Registration is underway for a walk/run fundraiser for Relay for Life .

Porterdale council deliberates over baggy pants law

The Porterdale City Council debated a proposed law against baggy pants at a work session Monday night.

Jack Brooks

Mr. Jack Raymond Brooks, Sr., 86 of Covington passed away February 11, 2012 at Riverside Healthcare Center. Mr. Brooks is survived by his sons Jack Brooks, Jr. and Mark Brooks ...

Mary Henderson

Mrs. Mary Grace Henderson, age 94, of Mansfield passed away February 13, 2012. She was born May 10, 1917 to the late Augustus Frank and Bertha Elder Jones in Mansfield ...

Rita Carter

Rita Ann Carter of Conyers, GA passed away Saturday February 11, 2012 at her home, following a year-long battle with cancer. She loved and was loved by her family ...