News for Wednesday, July 18, 2012


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Bunkers everywhere at Royal Lytham

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- There are no sheep to be found around this lush patch of northwestern England. Their legacy lives on through a landscape pockmarked with deep, treacherous traps -- hundreds of them, in fact. Welcome to Royal Lytham & St. Annes.

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Missed shots: Uneven play costs local golfers

COVINGTON -- Local golfers played well in the Atlanta Junior Golf tournament at The Oaks Course on Wednesday but they were never able to take the top spot.

Riptides send five to state

The Rockdale Riptides will be well-represented at this week's 14-under Long Course state championship.

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Team USA gets British hoops some attention

MANCHESTER, England -- The question would be almost unimaginable in the United States. "Who's No. 6?" a reporter asked a U.S. official. Yes, even LeBron James isn't recognized everywhere in Britain, where soccer is king and basketball is hardly an afterthought.

Body found in trunk of missing Newton man's car

The car belonging to a man missing out of Newton County has been found in Atlanta. The vehicle was burned and there was an unidentified body in the trunk.

Davis, Rutledge of District 109 battle over ethics

The battle between Republican incumbent Steve Davis and opponent Dale Rutledge to win the General Primary for the newly drawn Georgia House District 109 seat has been fraught with accusations of ethical misconduct.

Snapping Shoals EMC to hold annual meeting

Snapping Shoals EMC to hold annual meeting at Georgia International Horse Park on July 26.

Social Circle to eliminate director of public safety position

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- After operating for several years with a combined public safety department that oversees both fire and police services, the city of Social Circle will now revert to a more traditional structure.. The City Council approved on Tuesday eliminating the position of the director of public safety that

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Newton teen admits sex assault allegations untrue

Teen admits allegations of sexual assault a hoax.

Newton school board addresses web commenters, negativity

Members of the Newton County Board of Education gave statements during their monthly meeting Tuesday regarding negative public comments.