News for Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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Salem boys fall in soccer

During the first half of Tuesday's boys soccer game between Salem and Madison County, the Region 8-AAAA combatants were dead even. The second half was a different story.

Both Eastside soccer teams win on road

RIVERDALE -- The Eastside boys team traveled to play the undefeated Charles Drew Titans in hopes of crashing their party -- and did, in a 4-1 victory on Tuesday. The Eastside girls soccer team played its most complete game of the year against Drew on Tuesday night, leading to a 9-0 win.

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Final failure: Alcovy girls lose 42-34 to Miller Grove

DULUTH -- Turnovers helped seal Alcovy's fate in the semifinals of the Class AAAA game as the Lady Tigers ended their season with a 42-34 loss to Miller Grove on Wednesday at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

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Bidding begins for 4-time MVP Manning

INDIANAPOLIS -- Sent packing by his only NFL team, one he transformed from afterthought to Super Bowl champion, Peyton Manning said goodbye to the Indianapolis Colts with a shaky voice and tear-filled eyes, then got ready to find a new place to play quarterback.

Rockdale, Heritage pick up tennis wins

Rockdale's tennis teams stayed perfect at 3-0 in Region 8-AAAA with Tuesday victories over crosstown rival Salem at the Rockdale Tennis Center.

Furman Bisher: The Harmons And Golf

When I first came upon the junior Claude Harmon, he stood behind the counter in the golf shop of the royal course in Morocco.

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Man About Town Charles Wilborn works hard to make others smile

Charles Wilborn may well be the busiest man in Newton County.

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'Biggest Loser' team to visit Conyers

Two contestants from the "Biggest Loser" television show will host the Jr. Spartan Adventure at the Georgia International Horse Park Steeplechase Arena on March 10.

Former Newton principal given job upon return from military leave

Gabriel Burnette, who was the principal at Sharp Learning Center until he was placed on a military leave of absence in 2010, was recently approved by the Newton County Board of Education to work as an assistant principal between Alcovy and Newton high schools.

Porterdale alters baggy pants ordinance

The Porterdale City Council approved a signficant change to its proposed baggy pants ordinance Monday night.

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