News for Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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Smith shoots par at Bearcat Invitational

GREENWOOD, S.C. -- Former Eastside golfer Taylor Smith shot an even-par 144 in the first day of the Bearcat Invitational, hosted by Lander University, at Greenwood Country Club on Monday to keep Georgia College and State University golf team in second place behind USC Aiken.

Two-homer game by Buckhault lifts Eagles past Jackson

JACKSON -- Eastside's baseball team won its fifth straight game, topping Jackson 6-4 on Monday.

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Growing pains: Rockdale girls lacrosse alums return to coach team seeking breakout year

CONYERS -- Although Rockdale High School has fielded a girls lacrosse team since 2003, the Lady Bulldogs' brief history has been a series of stops and starts.

Graves goes distance against Lions for 9-1 win

COVINGTON -- Newton pitcher Sherman Graves pitched a complete game to get the 9-1 win over M.L. King at Riverside Park on Tuesday.

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Final Four coaches poised to cash in

Ohio State coach Thad Matta has already cashed in on the Buckeyes' trip to the Final Four.. So have the rest of the coaches whose teams are headed to New Orleans.. Matta has racked up $100,000 in incentives tied to his team's performance in the Big Ten and NCAA tournament

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Jeff Meadors: Strong leaders will take us from good to great

Those who go from good to great start by getting the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats.

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Darrell Huckaby: Most important spectator sport taking place in DC

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the most important contest of all.

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Doug Holt: Here's a look at state tax changes

During the second-to-last week of the session, the House began working through Senate bills in earnest. HB 386, a package of tax code changes, was the most significant item.

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Half of Newton County Theme School applicants accepted

About half of the new students who applied to attend the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett next year were accepted to the school.

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Conyers veteran Garrison kept American planes in the air during WWII

Bill Garrison recalls his days in WWII in China, Burma and India, keepiing fighter aircraft in the air.

Mayor proposes change to council meeting schedule

New Mayor Ronnie Johnston has proposed a change in the City Council's meeting schedule.

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Wireless Internet available downtown

Wireless Internet is now available in downtown Covington.

Street preacher irks downtown shop owners, residents

A street preacher is irritating some downtown business owners and customers.

Conyers man sentenced to life for friend's murder in Covington

Roland Lebaron Wilson Jr. was sentenced Monday to life for the murder of his friend in Covington in 2009.

Wilson, Turner shine in Savannah

Last weekend, C.J. Wilson and Dedrick Turner each provided one more memory in a junior season full of highlights.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

A variety of dogs and cats are available for adoption at shelters in Newton and Rockdale counties.

Covington man in wheelchair struck and killed on U.S. Highway 278

A Covington man was killed Tuesday when his wheelchair was struck by a car.

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