News for Monday, May 14, 2012


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Danica Patrick tunes out critics and naysayers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Danica Patrick raced 513 laps around Darlington Raceway last weekend. What did you do?.

Salem's Wright finishes an ultra-close 2nd

JEFFERSON -- Salem's Dontavius Wright came up short of winning the Class AAAA 800-meter run, finishing .33 second behind Greenbrier's Brandon Coombs at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.

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Closers no more: several big names demoted in May

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Closer by committee is taking on new meaning during this mix-and-match May.. Big names like Heath Bell and Francisco Cordero recently lost their ninth-inning jobs. Same with a handful of others around baseball, including Oakland's Grant Balfour just this past week. Both Los Angeles

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Sawgrass course remains a mystery

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- After combing through some of golf's meaningless statistics, this might be the best explanation for how Matt Kuchar won The Players Championship:. He didn't empty all of his golf balls into the water when he played the island-green 17th hole in the final round

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Rockdale's Clark signs with Jacksonville

CONYERS -- Kree Clark capped a stellar senior year last Thursday. Clark, who won the Class AAAA state championship in the discus throw (140-10) and was fourth in the shot put at 39-10.75, signed a track and field scholarship with Jacksonville University.

Child run over in accident

A 3-year-old boy was hurt Saturday when he was accidentally run over.

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Indian Creek principal wins award

Dr. Renee Mallard, principal of Indian Creek Middle School, was awarded the Georgia State University Principals Center's Joe Richardson Award for the 2011-12 school year.

City to increase water rates

The City Council approved the first reading of a water rate increase May 7.

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Redevelopment investment totals $30M

Capital investment for new, affordable housing in the city of Covington totals $30 million.

Newton school board calls special budget meeting

The Newton County Board of Education has called a special budget meeting for tonight.