News for Saturday, June 16, 2012

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Austin set for home run derby

Charleston, S.C. -- Tyler Austin has swung a bat in a lot of different atmospheres in his baseball career. Safe to say, this one might be the first of its kind for the Conyers native.. Austin, an all-star selection with the Single-A Charleston RiverDogs of the South Atlantic

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Sherwood signs to play hoops for W. Georgia Tech

COVINGTON -- Alcovy's Gabby Sherwood is hoping to make her college career with the West Georgia Technical College as successful as her career with the Lady Tigers after recently signing with the Golden Knights.. The Lady Tigers guard averaged eight points and two assists per game during her senior year

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Softball tournament benefits child battling cancer

From her bedroom window, Olivia Pauleon enjoys gazing at the trees in her backyard. Because of her disabilities, the 6-year-old can't run and play, but there is one way she could take advantage of the fresh air and sunshine like other children -- in a swing.. One of

Nonprofits now need alcohol license for special events

The city approved an amendment to its alcohol ordinance last week.

Dickerson sponsors Women's Wellness event

State Rep. Pam Dickerson is sponsoring a Women's Wellness event on June 23.

State CRCT pass rates up

The Georgia Department of Education released Thursday the 2012 state-level results for the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.

Man says getting rid of sofa an emergency

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.

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Sigman gets probation in campaign sign theft case

Former Mayoral candidate Bobby Sigman was sentenced to seven years probation and ordered to pay $2,000 in fines related to charges stemming from his alleged theft of campaign signs belonging to his opponent.