News for Saturday, June 23, 2012


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Smith gets All-American golf honor

NORMAN, Okla. -- The honors keep coming in for the No. 11 Georgia College golf team as junior Taylor Smith along with teammates Patrick Garrett, a junior, and freshman Ryan Trocchio as the trio were named to the Division II Ping All-American teams.. Garrett (Kennesaw) takes third team honors

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Burnette takes helm over Tigers sports

COVINGTON -- There is no doubt that Alcovy's new athletic director, Gabe Burnette, is stepping into a successful sports program. Now he has to find a way to advance it.. One way he is doing that is by seeing what the former athletic director, Chris Haymore, did by checking into

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Piquet Jr. wins Nationwide race at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. -- Nelson Piquet Jr. held the lead on a late restart, then pulled away from the rest of the field Saturday to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America.. The Brazilian, a former Formula One driver and the son of three-time F1 champion Nelson

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Top trio at Wimbledon won 28 of past 29 majors

WIMBLEDON, England -- As Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer step back on the grass at Wimbledon, each has reason to believe he'll be hoisting the trophy in two weeks.. None of the other 125 men in the field can honestly say the same.. Indeed, it's tough to imagine

S. Carolina eying third title in row

OMAHA, Neb. -- Arizona came to the College World Series as one of the hottest teams in the nation and swept three straight games to reach the championship round.. Yet coach Andy Lopez and his players know few outside their fan base are paying much attention to them as the

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Phelps coy about showdown with Lochte in 400 IM

OMAHA, Neb. -- The first Nebraska showdown between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte came at the edge of a curtained-off interview room, not far from the temporary pool where the U.S. Olympic swimming team will be decided.. Phelps rubbed at his thick mustache, which looked like something out of

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Spain beats France 2-0 to reach semifinals

DONETSK, Ukraine -- Xabi Alonso scored two goals in his 100th international appearance Saturday, leading Spain to a 2-0 win over France and a spot in the European Championship semifinals.. Alonso first scored with a thumping downward header in the 19th minute and then converted a penalty in injury time

Rockdale school board approves final budget

The Rockdale County Board of Education has approved a final budget for next school year.

CPD to host Junior Police Academy

The Conyers Police Department is hosting its first ever Junior Police Academy.

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Fundraiser to benefit child with traumatic brain injury

In early April, Daniel Wheeler, 6, fractured his skull after falling out of the back of a pickup truck. He received life-threatening head injuries and spent over a month in the hospital.. Surgeons repaired Daniel's skull with titanium plates. He spent weeks on life support. After regaining consciousness, he

Two teens charged in campaign sign thefts

All three candidates for Newton County sheriff report the theft of campaign signs.