News for Thursday, July 5, 2012


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Romario seeks transparency ahead of 2016 Games in Rio

SAO PAULO -- Brazilian congressman and former soccer star Romario has called for more transparency at the Brazilian Olympic Committee and in the country's organization of the 2016 Rio Games.

Austin to play in Futures Game

It's been quite a 2012 season for Tyler Austin, and things got even better this past week. The former Heritage High School stand out was selected for the Future's Game during Major League Baseball's All Star Week in Kansas City.

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Goal-line technology, headscarves get soccer's OK

ZURICH (AP) -- Soccer gave its stamp of approval Thursday to goal-line technology and headscarves for female Muslim players.. Also adopted was a proposal for a five-referee system to officiate matches -- placing an additional assistant beside each goal.. The three

With record 24 aces, Williams earns a shot at 5th Wimbledon title

WIMBLEDON, England -- Lashing a tournament-record 24 aces at up to 120 mph, and doing plenty of other things well, too, four-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams overpowered No. 2-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Thursday.

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Manny Fils: Crowell needs to take his medicine

Even though I was on vacation having a great time in North Carolina (thanks Bunny and Dad), I felt like I had to voice my opinion about Georgia's former star running back Isaiah Crowell. When the news first came out, I thought: "What a bonehead."

Nilsson opens with 6-under for French Open lead

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) -- Christian Nilsson of Sweden shot a 6-under 65 to lead by a stroke after the first round of the French Open on Thursday.

Letter: Quit wrecking historical landmarks for financial interests of the few

News of the destruction of the historic Hub Junction Bus Stop came to me over the weekend like an arrow through the heart.

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Darrell Huckaby: A farewell to Andy

Everybody has said just about everything there is to say about the passing of Andy Griffith and the huge impact he has made on American culture. That doesn't mean I am not going to say my piece, too.

Letter: Thanks to retiring judge

I would like to sincerely, personally and publicly thank Judge Sidney Nation.

Protest against T-SPLOST planned

A rally is scheduled for Tuesday, July 10, to protest the proposed T-SPLOST.

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Covington resident replaces Clack at Vets Services Conyers office

Covington resident and Gulf War veteran Janice Mohr is the new manager of the State Veteran Field Service Office in Conyers.

Newton school board candidates discuss focus, perception

Democrat candidates for the Newton County Board of Education's District 4 seat recently faced off at a forum.

Early voting gets underway

Early voting for the July 31 General Primary gets underway Monday.

Council still trying to resolve Oconee Metal complaints

The Covington City Council is still trying to resolve complaints by residents regarding Oconee Metal.

Georgia DOE to handle home school forms

All home school Declaration of Intent and monthly attendance forms should be submitted to the Georgia Department of Education.

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And the heat goes on

Newton County Recreation Department’s Scott Walker was already sweating and his shirt was sticking to him Thursday morning as he saw to the watering of the baseball fields at the Turner Lake Complex.

Rodent ordinance approved by Covington council

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston cast the tie-breaking vote to approve an ordinance to allow residents to use certain firearms to kill rodents.

Newton County Jail Log for July 6, 2012

Newton County Jail Log for July 6.