News for Wednesday, March 14, 2012


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Heritage boys tie North Oconee

CONYERS -- The Heritage boys soccer team had its four-game winning streak snapped Tuesday, but it's still been a while since the Patriots lost. North Oconee scored the equalizer with three minutes left in the game as the teams tied 2-2.

Heritage, Rockdale split in tennis

CONYERS -- The duo of Devon McLaurins and Fran Murry have only been playing tennis for about a year. It didn't show Wednesday in Conyers.

Tigers soccer continues to slide

COVINGTON -- To say that the Alcovy boys soccer team came out flat is an understatement as the Tigers committed 86 turnovers in their 4-1 loss to Woodland on Tuesday.

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Ron Bradley named to national hall of fame

Legendary coach Ron Bradley, who retired in 2010 after 53 years of teaching and coaching, on Wednesday was named one of 12 inductees into the National High School Hall of Fame.

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Eastside girls, Alcovy boys take lead in county track championship

COVINGTON -- The Eastside girls and the Alcovy boys track teams head into the field events portion of the Newton County Track and Field Championship with double-digit leads after completing track events on Wednesday at Alcovy.

Eastside scores early in 8-3 win over Eagle's Landing

McDONOUGH -- Eastside's baseball team flexed their offensive muscle while their defense held strong in their 8-3 Region 4-AAA win over Eagle's Landing on Monday.

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THOMAS: What now for Republicans?

Rick Santorum deserves credit for his impressive primary victories in Mississippi and Alabama. Newt Gingrich led us to believe he would win both states. He didn't, but he has vowed to fight on as the "real" conservative candidate, as opposed to Mitt Romney who only "says" he is a conservative.

Newton Sheriff offers free driver's ed course for teens and parents

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is offering a free two-hour driving course for teens and their parents on March 24 and April 26.

Suspect faces vehicular homicide charges in 2011 Covington motorcycle crash

A suspect has been charge din a 2011 crash that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist near the intersection of Washington and Carroll streets.

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Walmart opens on Salem Road

The new Walmart on Salem Road opened Wednesday and shoppers responded with enthusiasm.

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Ott seeks re-election

Chief Superior Court Judge John M. Ott will seek re-election.

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Porterdale Farmers' Market opens second season

Potrerdale Farmers' Market opens its second season March 24.

Porterdale won't pursue baggy pants law

The Porterdale City Council is poised to adopt the state public indecency code.

Newton charter school among 78 worst state schools

Challenge Charter Academy has been named to the state's list of the 78 lowest performing schools in Georgia.

Newton Citizen Poll for March 11

Newton Citizen Poll for March 11