News for Thursday, May 17, 2012


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NCAA transfer restrictions won't be easily lifted

The NCAA is examining transfer rules after a spate of high-profile cases that has critics saying too much power is in the hands of athletic directors and coaches.. The issue came to the forefront in men's basketball over the winter when 7

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Pacers pound Heat 94-75 in Game 3

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Roy Hibbert had 19 points and 18 rebounds, George Hill scored 20 and Danny Granger 17 as the Indiana Pacers, showing more balance, toughness and togetherness than Miami, throttled the Heat 94-75 on Thursday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.Overlooked during the regular season and

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RTC squad wins second straight city title

The 14-and-under boys team at the Rockdale Tennis Center won its second consecutive ALTA city championship recently.. The final, against Legacy Park at the DeKalb Tennis Center, came down to a match tie-breaker at No. 1 doubles after the teams split the first 52 points, 26-26. The

Alford, Phillips have big years for State

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Though the Georgia State softball team came up short in defending its Colonial Athletic Association championship, Callie Alford had some big moments in last week's conference tournament.. The infielder/catcher from Heritage had a pair of hits and an RBI in the tournament opener, a 7-4 win

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Manny Fils: Oh what a year it was

I can't believe that another year of high school sports is over. There's one thing for sure: I've seen a lot of excitement, as well as a lot of disappointment.. Even though Eastside's cross country team didn't win at state, they experienced the excitement of sending both squads to state

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Not trailing this time

IRVING, Texas -- Ryan Palmer has been thinking about redemption at the Byron Nelson Championship, and a chance at home to hold up that trophy.. The 2011 Nelson runner-up is off to a good start.. Palmer, who lives in Colleyville not far from the TPC Four Seasons, opened with

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Cal Thomas: The president's 'other gospel'

It is one thing to talk about "fairness" when it comes to allowing gays and lesbians to marry; it is quite another to claim biblical authority for such relationships.

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Jack Simpson: Drones have changed modern warfare

Warfare evolves with time, and with changes in technique and weapons.

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Darrell Huckaby: These are a few of my least favorite things

While I have more blessing than I could possibly count, I seem to find myself focusing on things I don't like rather than things I do.

Time Flies spring concert set for Sunday

Time Flies young adult choral group will host its spring concert Sunday.

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Music appreciation

Students from the Newton County Theme School attended the Concert on the Square Thursday.

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Horton wins regional honor

City Manager Steve Horton was named Local Government Administrator of the Year by the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission.

Newton school board approves $145M tentative budget

The Newton County Board of Education approved a tentative budget that is nearly 3 percent higher than last school year's budget.

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Newton students get laptops

The entire Newton County High School High Tech program attended the awards banquet at El Charro.

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Newton business, educator win 'Dreams' award

A Newton County business and an educator at the Newton County School System recently were presented top awards at Georgia Piedmont Technical College's 2012 Investing in Dreams gala.

May 18 Newton Police Blotter

May 18 Newton Police Blotter

BOC office space to be rearranged due to Open Meetings Act

The designated office space for county commissioners is being revamped to assure they are not in violation of the Open Meetings Act.