News for Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Whitenton helps St. Lucie win first-half title

The St. Lucie Mets had a dominant first half of the Florida State League season, winning the division title by 15 games over the second-place Jupiter Hammerheads. A former area standout was a big reason why.. Taylor Whitenton, a Heritage High School graduate, had an excellent first half on

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Tatupu relishing return to football with Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Lofa Tatupu started to believe his career was over as he spent the 2011 season away football.

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Back nine ruin Floyd's finish in junior tourney

CONYERS -- If Alcovy's Zachary Floyd could have played the back nine at Cherokee Run the same way he played the front nine, he would've won the 18-hole Open Boys 15-18 division rather than finishing tied for seventh in the Atlanta Junior Golf tournament on Tuesday.

Braves' Beachy has partial tear

NEW YORK -- Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy is set to visit orthopedist Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on the partial tear in his right elbow.

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Open deepens mystery of Tiger's major win drought

SAN FRANCISCO -- He was sure Tiger Woods was going to win the U.S. Open.

Letter: Development should look to the long term

Development should make a community better for the long term, not just address short-term murmurings using textbook answers.

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Jeff Meadors: Success in education boils down to leadership

There are bright spots and accelerated students, but a place called school is rapidly sending graduates into a nation at risk.

Letter: We gain more than we lose from T-SPLOST

There is more to gain than there is to lose from TSPLOST.

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Darrell Huckaby: Recalling the idyllic days of summer in the South

Summertime was a long succession of endless days -- days of being out the front door at first light and not having to be home until the streetlights came on.

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Judge orders Lindsey to notify web posters

Citizen not obligated to furnish identifying information

A Newton County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that the Newton Citizen does not yet have to reveal the identities of anonymous posters from its website.

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Lithonians look back on life during WWII

Alice Stallings and Ralph Way of Lithonia are both part of The Greatest Generation -- one served by fighting, the other by keeping things going at home.

Rodent ordinance gets first approval

The Covington City Council has approved the first reading of an ordinance to allow residents to use firearms to kill rodents.

Expert: Oconee Metal noise not public nuisance

Consultants hired by the city of Covington determined noise and vibrations created by Oconee Metal Recovery do not reach the threshold of a public nuisance.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

Newton and Rockdale animal shelters have an assortment of dogs and cats available for adoption this week.

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