News for Monday, March 5, 2012


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COVINGTON -- Eastside's baseball team opened Region 4-AAA play against the Tigers on Friday making a strong statement with a 15-2 victory in five innings.. With senior ace Jake Wright taking the mound for his second start of the season, the Eagles (4-2, 1-0) had little trouble shutting down

Oxford College basketball

OXFORD Oxford College guard Stephen Simmons' final shot attempt with 20 seconds remaining in Sunday's game -- came from beyond the 3-point arc and found nothing but net.. Unfortunately for the sophomore and his teammates, it was also his last shot as a member of the Eagles as

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Eastside sweeps Rockdale on links

COVINGTON -- All four of Eastside's boys scorers shot better than Rockdale's low-round shooter while both the Eastside's girls scorers posted scores in the 30s in the sweep of the Bulldogs on Monday at The Oaks Course.. Through six holes, the Eastside girls beat Rockdale by more than 20

Veterans job fair set for Wednesday

Veterans seeking jobs are invited to attend a job fair Wednesday in Walton County.

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Triple Horse offers turnkey services for filmmakers

Triple Horse is a one-stop media house that employs around 15 people full time and operates in a 40,000-square-foot facility outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, screening rooms and design studio.

2050 Plan rolls out to public

A series called Celebrate Our Home will inform the public of the 2050 Plan.

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Firemen train for toxic emergency

Newton firefighters are prepping for a big test, undergoing hazardous material response training this week.

General Mills presents grants for community organizations

The General Mills Covington plant provided $190,000 in grants to schools and nonprofit organizations in Conyers, Covington and Social Circle.

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