News for Tuesday, July 31, 2012


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Runoff to be held in District 5 BOC race

There will be a runoff in the District 5 BOC race between Ronnie Dimsdale and Levie Maddox.

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Jordan beats Morgan in Dem primary for BOC chair

Political newcomer Marcus Jordan scored an upset win over Kathy Morgan in the chairman's race Tuesday night.

Turner wins reelection to fifth term on Newton BOE

Almond Turner beats out Frankliin Perry to retain his seat on Newton County Board of Education.

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Bradford wins in Newton sheriff's race; Ott defeats Lindsey in race for judge

Bradford wins sheriff's race and will face incumbent Sheriff Ezell Brown in November; Ott handily defeats Lindsey in judge's race.

T-SPLOST fails

T-SPLOST failed in Newton County and looked to be following suit throughout the region and state as of press time.

Heritage grad Austin battling through injury-plagued season

It's been an interesting month for Tyler Austin. The former Heritage star, now playing for the Single-A Tampa Yankees, missed more than three weeks with an ankle injury before returning to the Tampa lineup July 25. After going 0-for-3 in Tampa's win over Lakeland, Austin went 6

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Alabama, LSU and SEC trying to remain best in the nation

The Southeastern Conference has lined up a few contenders for Lucky No. 7.. Defending national champion Alabama and last season's 13-game juggernaut LSU remain the headliners of a league that has won the last six BCS titles. And that's despite the Crimson Tide and the Tigers losing a combined

Let the hitting begin, pads go on today

COVINGTON -- The Georgia High School Association mandatory practice week before teams are allowed to put on pads had little impact on some local schools as they were already helping their players get ready for the upcoming August heat.. August begins today and the pads go on across Georgia and

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Golden Girls: US wins first Olympic gymnastic team title since 1997

LONDON -- The Americans grabbed hands and backed up, eager to get a better view of the scoreboard.. There really was no need. That Olympic gold medal was in the bag the minute they took the floor.. The Americans lived up to their considerable hype and then some Tuesday night

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Pets available for adoption at Rockdale, Newton animal shelters

A variety of pets are available for adoption at both the Newton and Rockdale animal shelters this week.