News for Thursday, March 29, 2012

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Atlanta loses to Nationals 6-3

VIERA, Fla. -- It was the kind of day where Edwin Jackson could afford to joke about the one that got away -- far, far away. The Washington Nationals right-hander bounced back from three consecutive shaky outings with six innings of two-hit ball in a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Eastside baseball ends five-game win streak

STOCKBRIDGE -- After dominating Stockbridge by a score of 15-2 earlier in the season, Eastside's baseball team was stunned by a 13-3 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

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Questions remain in football bounty scandal

NEW ORLEANS -- Decisions are still pending on a possible appeal of Sean Payton's suspension or an interim coach should his season-long punishment be upheld, a person familiar with the situation said.

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No little guys in this Final Four

NEW ORLEANS -- Looking for those charming underdog stories? Go find the DVD from last year. This year's Final Four brings together an ensemble of big-name schools, all saddled with their typically big-time issues.

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Patriots track leads New-Rock after first day

CONYERS -- The Lady Patriots girls track team had a big enough lead to give Heritage the overall first-day lead in the NewRock Track and Field Championship at Salem on Thursday.

LETTER: Community owes Clothes Closet's Judy Smith debt of gratitude

The community owes Judy Smith a debt of gratitude.

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Simpson: Are Americans overburdened with their own excess 'stuff?'

What will we do with all our 'stuff'?

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Darrell Huckaby: Holding out for another chance at 'Jeopardy'

My tryout for 'Jeopardy' a few years ago was a disaster.

LETTER: County should reconsider closing Clothes Closet

County should reconsider plan to close Clothes Closet locationo.

LETTER: Clothes Closet fills more needs than clothing

The Clothes Closet fills many needs in the community.

Ticket sales boom as lotto hits record jackpot

The biggest jackpot in lottery history has locals lining up at gas stations throughout the county to buy tickets, sometimes shelling out as much as $50 to $100 at a pop.

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Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown seeks reelection

Sheriff Ezell Brown launches his campaign for reelection as sheriff of Newton County.

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Expert urges women to have plan in case of attack

Capt. Ken Malcom of the Covington Police Department shares tips on how women can protect themselves from predators.

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Indian Creek assistant to take over helm at Theme School

The Newton County Board of Education approved James Meneguzzo as principal of the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett next school year.

Newton Jail Blotter for week ending March 30

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol.. -- Joanna Shanice Brown, 19, 520 Mountain View Drive, probation violation.. -- Ronald Eugene Cavender, 28, 60 Meadow Wood Drive, battery (Family Violence

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