News for Wednesday, May 2, 2012


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Eagles face No. 2 seed Richmond on the pitch

COVINGTON -- Even though this is the fourth straight year Eastside's boys soccer team has been in the Class AAA playoffs, it's a new experience for first-year head coach and former Eagles player Champ Young.

Alford keeps rolling for Georgia State

Georgia State's softball team is set to begin its final regular season series today, and a freshman from Conyers has been one of the team's leaders.

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ANOTHER FALLEN STAR? Hawks worried about Smith injury heading into Game 3

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks are running out of players. The team learned Wednesday that forward Josh Smith has a strained tendon in his left knee, perhaps costing the Hawks another key player for their playoff series against the Boston Celtics.

Heritage boys drop first round game

CONYERS -- It wasn't meant to be for the Heritage boys soccer team. Thanks to a big save by its goalkeeper and four consecutive goals in penalty kicks, South Forsyth outscored the Patriots 6-5 to win in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs Tuesday.

Newton County neighbors apologize for mistaken burglary incident

Two Newton County couples who were all arrested on April 19 after new homeowners were mistaken for burglars vow to be good neighbors to each other and say the incident is in the past.

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Adams to give UGA school of music convocation address

T.K. Adams will be the keynote speaker at the University of Georgia's School of Music, some 50 years after he was denied admission because he was black.

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Pallen running for Congress

Oxford resident Greg Pallen is running as a Republican in the Fourth Congressional District race.

Dickerson will continue to push cyberbullying bill

State Rep. Pam Dickerson plans to continue to push for passage of a bill that would make cyberbullying illegal.

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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.

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Carpenter not offered Mississippi superintendent contract

The Jackson Public Schools' Board of Trustees in Mississippi did not offer a superintendent contract to finalist Dr. Dennis Carpenter.