ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves avoided arbitration Tuesday, agreeing to one-year deals with outfielder Michael Bourn for $6.845 million, starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens for $5.5 million and reliever Eric O'Flaherty for $2.49 million.. The agreements were reached just before teams and players exchanged figures for arbitration hearings.. Bourn, who
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons hired former San Francisco coach Mike Nolan as their defensive coordinator on Wednesday, hoping he can toughen up a unit that has rarely ranked among the NFL elite.. Nolan spent the last two seasons as Miami's defensive coordinator. Prior to that, he served four years
MELBOURNE, Australia -- If anything, it was the insects buzzing around Rod Laver Arena that bugged Serena Williams the most.. The injured left ankle held up fine in her opening match Tuesday at the Australian Open, and even the near-midnight start time was OK. But the bugs?. "I hate
Rockdale girls win in shortened game
When the originators of the 3-point shot first came up with their innovation nearly 80 years ago, they probably had nights like Tuesday in mind. The Class AAAA No. 8 Rockdale girls basketball team hit nine 3-pointers and blew out Heritage 41-17 in a Region 8 game shortened to one half by a roof leak.
COVINGTON -- None of Newton's 17 turnovers was costlier than its final one with 3.4 seconds left on the clock resulting in a 56-55 loss to Luella on Tuesday.. Precious Price, who along with Milola Burks had 14 for Newton, sank a basket with 21 seconds left to give the
The Salem girls soccer team will have a pair of players move on to the next level as twin sisters Alayna and Mariel Smith have verbally committed to Alabama State University.
Renovations to Alexander Memorial Coliseum lead to season of game elsewhere
I hadn't been so excited about a political cause since Zell Miller wanted to give me a pay raise and pay my children's tuition at UGA.
The fiscal 2013 spending plan will be an easier budget to compose than the last several, but will still present some difficulties.
While most attention is focused on the presidential race and Republican hopes to oust President Obama from office, some significant steps were taken last week on issues dear to the hearts of conservatives.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Mitt Romney's four remaining challengers are keeping the spotlight on the Republican front-runner's wealth and business dealings by pressing him to release his income tax returns. Romney says he might make them public in April. By then, he hopes to have the presidential nomination
The eldest son of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. announced Tuesday he is resigning as president of the Atlanta center that honors his father's civil rights legacy.
ROME -- An Italian coast guard official vehemently demanded that the captain go back to his crippled cruise ship to oversee its evacuation, but the captain repeatedly resisted, according to a shocking audiotape made public Tuesday.. Prosecutors have accused Capt. Francesco Schettino of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning his
NEW YORK — A man who had already acknowledged killing four people in a rampage of stabbings, carjackings and other crimes has admitted slashing a subway passenger at the end of his violent spree across New York City.
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — A 15-year-old accused of fatally shooting his older sister at their family's rural Arkansas home stood before a judge by himself Tuesday and was ordered held on $750,000 bond, a prosecutor said.
The Academy Awards is the best awards show on TV — at least according to Billy Crystal. The veteran Oscar host calls it "the granddaddy of all the shows" and says in a new video that he appreciates being "trusted with this show again."
A homeless New York teen who's a semifinalist in a prestigious national science contest has been invited to watch President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Brentwood High School senior Samantha Garvey has been invited to the Jan. 24 speech as a guest of Long Island Congressman Steve Israel.
The Newton County Board of Education is considering a shortened school calendar.
Archie Shepherd and Cathelene Perry are the winners of this year's MLK awards.
A charrette will take place this weekend to plan the future of the Washington Street corridor.
A judge on Tuesday sentenced a 20-year-old maintenance man to life without parole in the killing of a 7-year-old Canton girl.
A woman has been charged with arson in connection with a woods fire off Alcovy Road Sunday afternoon.
Jasper County resident Gerald Hipps guarded the Marine flag-raisers on Iwo Jima.
Keith Ellis is the first Republican candidate to announce a run for Board of Commissiners chairman.
Gov. Nathan Deal says he believes that Georgia's economy is stabilizing after the worst recession since the Great Depression and the weak recovery that followed. The Republican governor testified Tuesday before a joint committee of state lawmakers tasked with reviewing Deal's spending plans.
New England’s Tom Brady and New York’s Eli Manning are both shining in the playoffs.
A variety of pets are available for adoption this week at both the Rockdale and Newton animal shelters.
The Georgia Department of Corrections has set a Jan. 31 execution date for Nicholas Cody Tate.
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia where users contribute and edit entries, will shut the English version of its website for 24 hours tomorrow to oppose proposed U.S. anti-piracy legislation.
Dorothy (Dot) Ann Roberts Silvio, previously of Grayson, GA, currently of Covington, passed away January 14, 2012. She is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Luke Silvio ...
Virginia Philips Owens, age 84, of Conyers, died Monday, January 16, 2012. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Claire Lindsey and son, Mike Owens. Surviving are her husband ...
Jaynes R. “Russ” Mobley, age 82, passed away Friday, January 13, 2012, after suffering a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Alice M ...
Gary Ginn of Oxford passed away January 14, 2012, at Newton Medical Center. He was 57 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Ginn was preceded in death ...
Mrs. Sally J. Hawkins, age 96, of Social Circle passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012. She was born September 19, 1915 in Social Circle to the late Rufus Mahlon and ...
Stanley Davis Parnell went to be with the Lord on January 16, 2012. He was a member of Christ Cornerstone Church. Stanley was born in Porterdale, GA on Auugust 25 ...
Mr. J. Donald Hammonds, 66 of Conyers passed away January 14, 2012 at Rockdale Medical Center. Mr. Hammonds was a self employed carpenter by trade and was a loving father ...