News for Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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Serena advances: A day later, other Williams wins at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England -- On one point Tuesday at Wimbledon, Serena Williams dumped a forehand into the net and dropped to a knee, her jaw clenched as she let out a shriek.

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College football playoffs OK'd

WASHINGTON (AP) -- College football will finally have a playoff. Come 2014, the BCS is dead. A committee of university presidents on Tuesday approved the BCS commissioners' plan for a four-team playoff to start in the 2014 season.

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Tiger may pass Snead's record before Nicklaus'

Tiger on track for another major record. BETHESDA, Md. -- Halfway through the season, Tiger Woods has made it clear that he is hitting his stride in pursuit of a major record.. Just not the majors record.. Not yet, anyway.. Woods has been stuck on 14 majors for the past

Eastside AD looks for new head baseball coach

COVINGTON -- Even though it's been less than a week since the Eastside head baseball position opened up, Eagles athletic director Bruce McColumn already has quite a few resumes to look through.

Farmer an all-Atlantic member

Add one more honor for Buck Farmer during a junior season full of accolades.. The Georgia Tech hurler was named, along with teammates Jake Davies and Brandon Thomas, as an ABCA/Rawlings All-Atlantic Region second team member recently.

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Cal Thomas: The NHS: A guide for Americans under Obamacare

The U.K.'s National Health Service (NHS) is the best guidebook for Americans concerned where a nationalized health system might take us.

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Jeff Meadors: Community colleges best value in education

Academic preparation is a core function of community colleges. Their mission today has evolved into workforce preparation, job training and community-focused programs.

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Darrell Huckaby: Feeling at home in a new place

Last week I had the great honor of being invited to speak at Union Point First Baptist Church by Dee Lindsey, who is as fine a fellow as anyone would ever want to meet.

City approves $124M budget

The City Council approved the operating budget for fiscal year 2013 - the millage rate is expected to remain the same.

Fifth-grade writing test scores increase

More Newton County fifth-graders are passing state writing tests, unlike the county's eighth- and 11th-graders.

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Newton offers lots of Fourth activities

Fourth of July activities abound in Newton.

Lindsey attempts to notify web posters

Attorney Stephanie Lindsey notifies web posters.

Candidates late, confused on filing requirements

Several local officials and candidates are listed as being in violation of campaign filing requirements.

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