News for Wednesday, March 28, 2012


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Gasque throws complete game in Heritage's 6-1 win

CONYERS -- Heritage made it happen in both halves of the inning as the Patriots had 10 hits and took advantage of several Rockdale errors while Patriots pitcher Ryan Gasque allowed four hits in its 6-1 win on Wednesday.

Bobcats take runner-up spot at Bearcat Golf Classic

GREENWOOD, S.C. -- Georgia College and State University junior and former Eastside golfer Taylor Smith and freshman Ryan Trocchio of Norcross each shot a 1-over par 73 to give the Bobcats a second place finish at the 2012 Bearcat Golf Classic, hosted by Lander University, on Tuesday.

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Bluegrass brawl in Final Four

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- This Bluegrass State rivalry runs deep, and the divide is wide. Just 70 miles apart, Lexington and Louisville are worlds apart when it comes to college basketball.

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Johnson signs on to lend his magic to L.A. Dodgers

LOS ANGELES -- Magic Johnson is about to learn $2 billion only buys you so much. Now he'll need to bring the Los Angeles Dodgers the same success he brought the Lakers.

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A swinging family

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A high-flying cat

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Newton school meal prices to increase next school year

Student meal prices will increase by 10 cents next school year due to a federal mandate.

Covington man found guilty in 2009 murder

A Newton County jury found Ricky Lewis Smith Sr. guilty of murder in connection with a 2009 murder.

Man charged in 2011 traffic death of 78-year-old Covington woman

A Covington man has been charged with vehicular homicide and DUI in connection with an August 2011 crash.

Environmental health reducing office hours

The local branch of Environmental Health is reducing office hours.

Salem overlay work begins

Work on a Salem Road overlay district is under way.

Newborn man arrested on drug charges

A Newborn man was arrested in Rockdale County on drug dealing charges.

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Mega Millions reaches record $500 million jackpot

No one picked the six correct numbers in the latest multi-state Mega Millions lottery game, sending the jackpot to a record $500 million for the Friday drawing.