News for Tuesday, March 20, 2012


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Darrell Huckaby: Furman Bisher represented the best of a better age of sportswriting

Furman Bisher's death marks the end of an era.

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Doug Holt: House shifts into gear for final legislative push

Committee work dominated House activities last week.

LETTER: Bisher seemed at home with all of the sports world

Furman Bisher was at home with all sports and made us feel as if we belonged right beside him.

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Jeff Meadors: $3.2B lunch bill should be spent on teachers' planning at least

Before we start regulating the food on our plates, let's give teachers a free lunch period.

Lady Rams held scoreless against East Coweta

COVINGTON — The East Coweta girls soccer team got its seventh shutout win after blanking Newton 10-0 in Tuesday’s Area 2-AAAAA match.

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Xavier, Cincinnati get past Dec. brawl, into Sweet 16

CINCINNATI -- Punches flew. Blood dripped on the court. Two proud basketball programs saw their reputations stained in mere seconds last December, when Cincinnati and Xavier players lost their cool at the end of their game.. The moment would follow them everywhere for the next three months. The video was

Wolverines shut out Heritage

CONYERS -- In a matchup of top-10 girls soccer teams, visiting Union Grove had a little too much for Heritage. Kaitlyn Stallings scored two goals and Ashley Nagy added another as the Class AAAA No. 9 Wolverines picked up a 3-0 victory at Evans Memorial Stadium.

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Peyton's a Bronco; Tebow's future in doubt

DENVER -- The big deal is done. Peyton Manning is a Denver Bronco. A person familiar with negotiations says that Manning and the Broncos completed his five-year contract worth about $96 million on Tuesday morning.

Salem baseball ends skid

ATHENS -- Monday was a much better evening for the Salem baseball team. Josh Webster drove in a pair of runs and had one of the team's three triples, and Garrett Needham pitched six strong innings in the Seminoles' 6-0 victory over Cedar Shoals in Region 8-AAAA play.

Newton school board names principals

The Newton County Board of Education has selected two principals to replace two of three retiring principals this school year.

Two Newton schools named to 'focus' list

Two Newton elementary schools have been named to a "'focus" list based on achievement gaps.

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A chili reception

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Trial under way in 2009 Covington murder

The felony murder trial of Roland Lebaron Wilson Jr. began Tuesday in Newton County Superior Court.

Ga. Perimeter College hosts 2012 Daffodil Festival Wedesday and Thursday

Georgia Perimeter College hosts the 2012 Daffodil Festival at the Newton Campus Wednesday and Thursday, March 21 and 22.

Georgia Supreme Court reverses landfill ruling

The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a ruling by a Superior Court judge in a long legal battle over a landfill.

Fight breaks out at Walmart after Happy Meal order

Two cousins were charged after they allegedly started a fight at Walmart Friday.

4Sarah plans golf tourney at Cherokee Run

4Sarah will host a golf tournament on April 27.

Probation service company declines contract extension

Covington's probation services provider has declined a one-year extension of its contract.

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Conyers resident saw fierce combat in 'Forgotten War'

Drafter in 1950, John Meyers found himself in the thick of ferocious fighting in the Korean War.

Newton County's Rocky Plains school receives bogus bomb threat

Newton County's Rocky Plains Elementary School was evacuated briefly Tuesday morning following an anymous bomb threat was phoned into the school. No evidence of a bomb was found, according to authorities.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

A variety of dogs and cats are available for adoption this week at the Newton and Rockdale animal shelters.