News for Wednesday, July 4, 2012


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Rangers barred from playing in Scottish top league

GLASGOW, Scotland -- Glasgow Rangers will not be playing in the Scottish Premier League next season as a result of the club's financial meltdown, a move that likely ensures rival Celtic will win the title.. SPL clubs voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to reject a bid by a reformed Rangers to stay

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Murray looks to LeBron for inspiration

WIMBLEDON, England -- Drawing inspiration from LeBron James and his new NBA title, Andy Murray is ready to win his first championship, too. The fourth-seeded Murray, who has lost in three Grand Slam finals, advanced to the Wimbledon semifinals for the fourth straight year.

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Double amputee ... and Olympian

JOHANNESBURG -- Never write Oscar Pistorius off. The "Blade Runner" will be competing in the London Olympics in his favored 400 meters, after all. The double-amputee runner from South Africa has spent almost all his life without lower legs and his entire track career proving he's good enough to compete with the best.

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Woods looks to keep rolling at Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- A short ride to Sam Snead's playground is what Tiger Woods considers a good way to get ready for the British Open.

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Early-round MLB draft picks sign for $1,000 apiece

NEW YORK -- At 5-foot-11, Kyle Kraus didn't expect to be a high pick in the Major League Baseball draft after going 7-6 with a 2.03 ERA as a senior at the University of Portland.

More Georgia students passing EOCTs

The Georgia Department of Education announced Tuesday that results from 2012 EOCTs show student improvement in seven of eight tests.

Library offers plenty to do this summer

Activities abound for kids and adults this summer at the Newton Library System.

Dickerson says she's committed to needs of constituents

State Rep. Pam Dickerson said her commitment to her constituents made her first term in office a success.

Anti-sewer group seeks county aid

A group of concerned Rockdale County citizens has asked the county to contribute $5,000 toward its legal expenses as it seeks protection from a 5-mile sewer tunnel proposed by DeKalb County.

Newton sheriff candidates discuss experience, budget

Republican candidates for Newton County Sheriff faced off last week.

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