News for Saturday, July 14, 2012


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Revolution fall to Chattanooga in conference championship game

Just a little bit short. Luis Trude scored a goal midway through the second half and goalkeeper Greg Hartley made big, second-half saves as Chattanooga FC defeated the Georgia Revolution 1-0 in the Southeast Conference championship game Friday at the Rockdale Youth Soccer Association.

Phelps, Bolt unlikely to be as dominant as in Beijing

Michael Phelps, in the pool, raising a fist. Usain Bolt, on the track, slapping his chest. They are the two indelible images of the 2008 Beijing Olympics -- celebration after celebration of gold medals and world records by the American swimmer and the Jamaican sprinter.

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Sports, coaches hold sway at many colleges

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It was a throwaway line, intended to lighten the mood after an ominous revelation by one of the most decorated college football programs in the land.

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Heyward keys 3-run 8th, Braves win 6th in a row

ATLANTA -- Jason Heyward singled to cap a three-run rally and the Atlanta Braves took advantage after the umpires reversed a call, beating the New York Mets 8-7 Saturday for their sixth straight win.

Wicks provides 3-year water department overview

Rockdale Water Resources Director Dwight Wicks presented a three-year-overview to the Board of Commissioners Tuesday night.

Morgan earns economic development certificate

BOC Chair Kathy Morgan has earned a certification in economic development.

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Local family returns from five-year mission trip in Cambodia

The Hatch family spent five of the last six years living in Cambodia serving as missionaries. Parents Tim and Grace Hatch, and their children, Christi, 18, Daniel 16, and Josiah, 15, dealt with health problems during their time in the developing country and learned to live without creature comforts like

GPC economic impact approaches billion mark

Georgia Perimeter College's economic impact on its region climbed to almost $713 million in fiscal 2011.

District 113 candidates talk charter schools, ethics reform

The three candidates for State House District 113 spoke on charter schools and ethics reform at a recent forum.

If he pays his rent with quarters, he might be a suspect

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties.

Williams elected president of GMA 5th District

Covington Councilwoman Hawnethia Williams has been elected to the GMA Board of Directors.