News for Monday, March 26, 2012


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Rockdale girls tennis beats rival Newton

COVINGTON -- The score between the Newton girls and the Rockdale girls tennis teams couldn't be considered close, but don't tell Rockdale head coach Stephen Sansing it was an easy match in the 4-1 win on Monday at Rockdale Tennis Center.

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Star-laden Final Four ... mostly

Lurking in virtually every corner of the Superdome this weekend will be lottery picks, some other NBA first rounders and assorted AP All-Americans. Everywhere, that is, except the Louisville locker room.

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Phase 2 begins for Tiger Woods

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tiger Woods might be the only one who doesn't consider his win at Bay Hill the start of a comeback.

Tim Tebow gets what he -- and New York Jets -- wanted

Say this about Tim Tebow: He's excited to be with the New York Jets. He sure said so -- over and over and over again.

Lady Patriots stop Flowery Branch 2-1

CONYERS -- The Heritage girls soccer team vaulted itself to the No. 1 seed in Area 8-AAAA following its 2-1 win over then-Class AAAA No. 6-ranked Flowery Branch and the reigning area champions on Friday.

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Tax appraiser running for chairman

Assistant Chief Appraiser Marcus Jordan is running for chairman of the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

Pipe bursts at courthouse

A pipe burst on the first floor of the Judicial Center over the weekend, damaging courtrooms and offices.

Springfield Baptist to acquire Church In The Now campus

Springfield Baptist Church will acquire the former Church In The Now campus.

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Conyers' Bostik one of largest adhesive, sealant companies in the world

Bostik of Conyers occupies a 137,000-square-foot facility on about 8.6 acres of land on Parker Road and is primarily responsible for the manufacture of adhesives and sealants used to keep hardwood floors and ceramic tiles in place. It is an international company with locations in 37 countries.

Health reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for week of March 19

Health reports for Newton and Rockdale counties for the week of March 19-26.

Oxford residents must file homestead by Friday

Homeowners living in the Oxford city limits have until Friday to file homestead exemption.

Rocky Plains forms citizens' group

The Rocky Plains Community is organizing a citizens' group to petition the BOC for better fire protection.