News for Saturday, May 26, 2012

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Braves drop 6th: Harper, Espinosa HRs lift Nationals past Atlanta, 8-4

ATLANTA -- Bryce Harper homered and Danny Espinosa added a three-run shot to help Washington strengthen its hold on first place in the NL East by beating the reeling Atlanta Braves 8-4 on Saturday.

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Earnhardt hopes to put last year behind him

CONCORD, N.C. -- At first Dale Earnhardt Jr. was relieved he didn't fall further back than seventh at last year's Coca-Cola 600. Then he realized what he had lost for just about a gallon of gas.

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Local players named to all-region tennis teams

As is becoming a yearly occurrence, the all-region 8-AAAA tennis teams were filled with local players. Eighteen players from the three Rockdale County schools received all-league honors recently, led by girls coach of the year Brian Smith of Heritage.

Youth football draws calls for safety, tests

A few years ago, Omaha businessman Larry Hagan was watching a news report on concussions in high school sports and decided to do something.

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Graduating Rams earn $9.1 million in scholarships

Newton High School students graduated at Homer Sharp Stadium.

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Bill O'Reilly: Are teenagers really Americans?

Educating America's youth about the value of their country is second only to educating them about the value of their souls.

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Darrell Huckaby: Pause to remember those who died on our behalf

There is a tomb in Arlington National Cemetery that is guarded 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year by sentinels from the Third United States Infantry Regiment Old Guard.

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Rob Jenkins: Summer blockbusters can become rainy fall Saturday fare

My family loves to go to movies. Unfortunately, we also love to pay our mortgage, and the two things aren't necessarily compatible.

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Eastside graduates first class at stadium

Eastside High School graduates its class of 2012.

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Heritage grads celebrate last four years

Heritage High School graduated 348 students Thursday evening.

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RCHS graduates look back on high school moments

Rockdale County High School students graduate.

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Alcovy graduates more than 300

More than 300 seniors received diplomas at Alcovy High School's commencement exercises Saturday morning.

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Salem students were anxious for graduation

Salem High School students graduate.

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'We did it'

About 2,000 students from Alcovy, Eastside, Heritage, Newton, Rockdale County and Salem high schools participated in commencement exercises this week.

Aggravated assaults, arson investigated by law enforcement

Aggravated assaults, arson investigated by sheriff's office and Covington police.

GPC to lay off about 185 workers

The interim leader of Georgia Perimeter College says the school plans to lay off about 185 employees as part of a broader effort to cut spending.

Experts warn high temperatures can cause heat stroke

Experts warn of summer heat dangers.

Qualifying wraps for primary elections

Qualifying wrapped on Friday.

Man plans camping trip close to home

Vacationing close to home. A man was observed in Walmart on Industrial Boulevard selecting more than $300 worth of camping gear and trying to leave the store without paying for it. The CPD was called and officers asked the man what he planned on doing with all the miscellaneous equipment

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