News for Wednesday, February 29, 2012


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Rockdale tennis opens with a win

It took two weeks, but the Rockdale tennis team finally got its season under way Tuesday. The Bulldogs, fresh off a state quarterfinal appearance in 2011, swept seven matches from Loganville in the season opener at the Rockdale Tennis Center.

Boston College holds off Georgia Tech 56-52

Matt Humphrey scored 13 points, Ryan Anderson had 10, and Boston College held off Georgia Tech despite nearly blowing a 17-point lead on Wednesday night, beating the Yellow Jackets 56-52 for just its second win in 12 games.

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Second half surge lifts Tigers to Elite Eight

Alcovy's Devin Gerald was not the high scorer for the Tigers, but he was the spark Alcovy needed to boost it over Bainbridge with a 74-65 win on Wednesday.

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The Root of It All

The PGA has humble roots.

Alcovy soccer boys top Newton 5-2; Eastside baseball wins at home

The Alcovy boys soccer team played as steady as the rain fell on Tuesday even as Newton scored first.

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Staring at 40, Chipper not ready for retirement

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- After another of those spring training workouts that are increasingly tough to get through, Chipper Jones pulls off his jersey to reveal an undershirt that says, "Slow it down, boys.". Sounds about right for a guy approaching his 40th birthday.

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Marist ends Rockdale's season

Marist made sure the last memory of basketball being played in Rockdale’s gymnasium was a painful one for the hosts.

Motorola awarded Rockdale public safety radio contract

Rockdale County will move forward on a $5 million contract to upgrade its public safety radio system despite public opposition leading up to the vote by the Board of Commissioners.

Undercover buys lead to drug arrest

Complaints about possible drug activity led the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office to make an arrest Tuesday.

Rockdale seeks GDOT help with 15 road projects

Two sections of McDaniel Mill Road are included on a list of requested road improvements.

Newton graduations to be held at Sharp Stadium

Newton County high school graduations will be held at Homer Sharp Stadium this school year.

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Developer taking big gamble on $1B complex

ATLANTA (AP) -- Develop Dan O'Leary already has several key pieces in place for a $1 billion lottery gambling facility in suburban Atlanta: A contract on a 122-acre tract of land for the complex, a deal with a gambling company to help run it and an opportunity to win

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Gingrich rallies supporters in Covington

New Gingrich stopped by Covington Wednesday to rally support for Tuesday's presidential preference primary.

Auto correct error causes high school to lockdown

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say West Hall High School went on lockdown thanks to an auto correct error in a text message that was sent by a student.. A student at Lanier Technical College sent a text message that meant to say "Gunna go to West Hall this afternoon"

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Service Guild celebrates Youth Art Month

Covington Service Guild celebrates Youth Art Month.

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Social Circle's Keener recognized by GMA

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Apple market value hits $500B, where few have gone

Apple's market capitalization topped $500 billion Wednesday, climbing to a mountain peak where few companies have ventured -- and none have stayed for long.

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Monkees lead singer Davy Jones dies

A publicist has told the Associated Press that Monkees lead singer Davy Jones has died at the age of 66 in Florida.

Baggy pants vote to be on Porterdale agenda

The Porterdale City Council is expected to vote on a baggy pants ordinance March 5.

NCSO: Boy robbed at gunpoint for his MP3 Player

Four teens were arrested and charged with armed robbery after a boy's MP3 Player was snatched.

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Storms kill 9, damage country music resort town

A powerful storm system that produced multiple reports of tornadoes lashed the Midwest early Wednesday, roughing up the country music resort city of Branson and laying waste to small towns in Illinois and Kansas.

Challenges to AL and GA immigration laws in court

When a federal appeals court hears arguments in the legal challenges against tough new laws targeting illegal immigration in Alabama and Georgia, people outside of those two states will be paying attention.

Ann Romney to campaign in Georgia ahead of primary

ATLANTA (AP) -- The wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney will campaign in Georgia ahead of the state's Super Tuesday primary next week.. Ann Romney is scheduled to appear at a meet-and-greet event Thursday at a barbeque restaurant in Alpharetta. She'll then head to the grand opening of

World's biggest passenger jet to serve Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) -- Executives at Atlanta's airport say they are widening a runway and making other preparations for the world's biggest passenger jet to begin making flights to and from South Korea.. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials say Korean Air plans to begin daily service between Atlanta and Seoul

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Olens named head of Romney's Georgia steering committee

A spokesman for GOP Presidential contender Mitt Romney says that Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens will lead efforts in Georgia to get Romney solidified as the nominee.

Strong storms, tornadoes possible in parts of Ga.

Forecasters are predicting a moderate risk of severe storms for parts of north Georgia -- including the possibility of tornadoes -- as a large weather system pushes into north Georgia.

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Atlanta's Brandon Beachy ready for center stage

Atlanta fans know the Brandon Beachy story. The rest of the baseball world may know it soon enough.

Home destroyed by fire

A Rockdale County home was destroyed by fire Tuesday.

Ga. Senate to vote on charter schools measure

The Senate is expected to vote on a constitutional amendment to allow the state to create charter schools.

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Former Auburn coach accused of investment fraud

Former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville is sued Tuesday and accused of running a fraudulent scheme that bilked investors of millions.

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Hawks’ injured All-Star Johnson set to return from knee injury tonight

Joe Johnson missed the Hawks’ final two games before the All-Star break as Atlanta slipped to 6th in the East.

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John Huff

John Daniel Huff, age 87, of Conyers, GA passed away Monday, February 27, 2012. He was born February 11, 1925 in Comer, GA. He is survived by his wife of ...

Kathryn Lindsay

Mrs. Kathryn Lewis Lindsay, age 78 of Conyers, GA passed away Monday, February 27, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. She was born April 1, 1933 in Atlanta, GA ...

Inzer White

Mrs. Inzer Kelly White, age 99 of Conyers, passed away Monday, February 27, 2012. She was born in Panthersville, GA on August 6, 1912 to Pearl Green Kelly and Rev ...

Mildred Thomas

Mrs. Mildred “Millie” Thomas, age 67, of Monticello passed away February 27, 2012. She was born April 21, 1944 in Ware Shoals, South Carolina to the late Robert ...