News for Monday, June 18, 2012


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Jurrjens is getting a 2nd shot at the majors

LAWRENCEVILLE -- One year ago, Jair Jurrjens was on his way to the All-Star game. On Monday, Jurrjens was shagging fly balls with the Braves' Triple-A Gwinnett team. It has been a humbling eight weeks for Jurrjens since his demotion to the minors on April 24.

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Americans suddenly on a roll in majors

In a little more than six months, they shared the stage in a playoff, became fast friends through their faith and then partners in the Presidents Cup. Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson are linked again in ways they never imagined. Major champions.

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In The Pits: Junior gives a lesson in perseverance

OK, it's just one win. But there is a level of importance to Earnhardt snapping his 143-race losing streak.

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Clemens acquitted of all charges

WASHINGTON -- Roger Clemens was acquitted Monday on all charges that he obstructed and lied to Congress by denying he used performance-enhancing drugs to extend his long career as one of the greatest and most-decorated pitchers in baseball history.. Fierce on the pitching mound in his playing days

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Miami Heat back on familiar ground

MIAMI -- For the second straight season, the Miami Heat hold a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals. There's a glaring difference this time around -- that being James is playing at the top of his game.

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A summertime tradition

First Baptist Church of Covington is hosting its Vacation Bible School program this week from 9 a.m. until noon with plenty of fun-filled activities for all. The theme for the week is "Kickin' It Old School," and the first day of games were designed to highlight God's creation

Motions hearing set for Tuesday

Newton County Superior Court Judge Eugene Benton is expected to hear motions Tuesday in connection with the lawsuit filed by the Alcovy High School principal.

Experts warn: Avoid distractions while driving

The U.S. Department of Transportation urges drivers to be aware of potential distractions while driving.

Seniors invited to attend CarFit program

The Newton County Sheriff's Office invites senior citizens to attend CarFit on Friday, June 22, at the Turner Lake Recreational Complex from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Three forums taking place ahead of primary

Several forums will take place prior to the July 31 primary.

Health Dept. issues advisory on E.coli prevention

The Georgia Department of Public Health is issuing food safety guidleines to the public following an E.coli outbreak that sickened five.

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Covington Kiwanis makes donation to Miracle League

Covington Kiwanians raise fund for Miracle League.

Health inspections for Newton and Rockdale counties for June 19

Restaurant inspections for Newton and Rockdale counties for June 19, 2012

Fourth District candidates weigh in on partisanship in Washington

Candidates for Georgia's Fourth Congressional District were asked at a forum last week what they would do about the failure of elected representatives in Washington to cooperate with one another.