News for Saturday, February 18, 2012


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BISHER: Whatever happened to Denny McLain

Talented pitcher once made his way through Atlanta

Bulldogs bounce back, grab No. 3 seed

LOGANVILLE -- The Rockdale boys basketball team rebounded from a one-point loss in the semifinals and beat rival Salem 73-61 in the Region 8-AAAA tournament third-place game Friday at Loganville High School.

Alcovy takes second place in Region 3-AAAA tourney

FAYETTEVILLE -- Alcovy's girls basketball team did not play anywhere near its capability resulting in Fayette County winning the Region 3-AAAA championship 50-39 on Saturday.

Robledo, Cornwell win state titles

DULUTH -- Jose Robledo and Boyce Cornwell take state honors.

Seminoles come up short in title game

LOGANVILLE -- With its best player out of the lineup, Salem had a tough time stopping Habersham Central's best in a 50-36 loss in the Region 8-AAAA championship game on Friday.

Alcovy shoots self into 1-0 loss -- literally

COVINGTON -- It's the goal you can't see that hurts. That was a lesson learned by the Lady Tigers in their 1-0 loss to Locust Grove on Thursday..

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Yellow Jackets beaten at the buzzer

When Dorenzo Hudson launched the final shot of the game, he fell backward onto the floor and never saw the ball swish through the net.

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Schutte to leave GPC, but not softball, at conclusion of 2012 season

Ed Schutte, who helped usher Georgia Perimeter College softball into the fastpitch era and built the program to national prominence, has announced the 2012 season will be his last at the school.

LETTER: Threats to liberty at an all-time high

I can remember no time in which there were more threats to America's liberty than the present.

Newborn trying to stop sell of drug items

The town of Newborn is cracking down on businesses that sell drug-related items.

5K run to raise funds for Relay for Life

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

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Conyers Middle basketball teams double perfection

It was a perfect season for a pair of basketball teams at Conyers Middle School. The boys and girls teams combined to go 39-0 during the winter season, culminating with twin victories over Liberty Middle School in the state middle school championship games.

Newton School System to pay $2K for D.C. trip

The Newton County School System will pay nearly $2,000 for a school board member's special conference in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.

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JENKINS: Black conservative meat eaters need not apply

The leftist indoctrination of our youth continues unchecked.

Newton Sheriff's Office: Arrests made in Tempie Lane murders

Arrests have been made in connection with Feb. 7 double murder.