News for Wednesday, June 20, 2012


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Lady Tigers volleyball a combination of youth and experience

COVINGTON -- Alcovy head volleyball coach Amanda Briggs has a good problem -- four returning seniors, two returning juniors and 17 freshmen coming out.

Austin triples in All-Star Game debut

Charleston, S.C. -- For a player appearing in his first minor league all-star game, Tyler Austin sure handled himself like a veteran.

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Braves bomb Bombers in 10-5 win over Yankees

NEW YORK -- Jason Heyward hit two of a record nine homers at the new Yankee Stadium and the Atlanta Braves outslugged the New York Yankees for a 10-5 victory in the sweltering heat Wednesday.

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Sibling rivalry to determine US trampoline berth

The brothers from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., are the top competitors for the lone U.S. men's trampoline spot in the London Games heading into the national championships next week.

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2nd-year players catching up in Falcons camp

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Rookies are not the only Falcons players going through their first minicamp this week. This also is the first offseason program for such second-year players as receiver Julio Jones and running back Jacquizz Rodgers who had no minicamp or organized team activities last year because of the NFL lockout.

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Creative juices flow

The Conyers/Rockdale Council for the Arts annual ArtSmart Camp is underway and young artists from far and wide are attending. "ArtSmart Summer Camp offers campers the opportunity to be creative in various art forms taught by professional's in each specific art class," said Sharon Chandler, who has been

Driver charged in fatality

The driver in an accident that claimed another man's life has been charged.

County approves $44.9M budget

County commissioners approved a $44.9 million budget Tuesday night.

20-year-old charged with molestation of 12-year-old Covington girl

A 20-year-old Loganville man has been charged with child molestation in connection with an incident involving a 12-year-old Newton County girl.

Newton GPC campus loses 26 employees with cuts

Georgia Perimeter College is reducing its staff by 282 employees, including 26 employees at the Newton campus.

Morgan issues apology over Cook Road

BOC Chair Kathy Morgan said Tuesday that she may have violated county policy related to a road repair project.