News for Wednesday, October 17, 2012


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The kind cut? McCann expects to be back in form for 2013

ATLANTA -- Brian McCann's agent said Wednesday the Braves catcher expects to be "completely healthy" for the 2013 season following surgery on his right shoulder..

Bulldogs swept out of state softball playoffs

CONYERS -- Coming into Wednesday's state playoff series, the Rockdale softball team had a high-powered offense and two convincing wins in the state playoffs under its belt.. But Harrison had Bridgette Rainey, Sierra Maddox and Jesse Giles.

Alcovy comeback ties series after 3-2 win

COVINGTON -- Alcovy's softball team forced Hillgrove to come back at 5 p.m. today for a deciding third game in the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs. After the Lady Tigers (28-5-1) lost the first game 4-0, the team regrouped to tie the series with a 3-2 win on

Alcovy refreshed after bye for Morrow

COVINGTON -- Alcovy's bye week could not have come at a better time as it hopefully gave the offensive line and other players time to heal before starting their run for a Class AAAAAA playoff berth at 7 p.m. tonight against Morrow at Homer Sharp Stadium.

For some SEC teams, coaching seat heating up

The Southeastern Conference could be getting another makeover.. This one would have nothing to do with expansion. The league that has won six consecutive national championships has more coaches on the proverbial "hot seat" than in any recent year, with potential openings at Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Covington man robbed at knifepoint at Washington Street residence

A man was robbed at knifepoint as he was leaving a friend's house on Washington Street Tuesday afternoon.

State Rep. Dickerson hosts discussion on charter amendment

A group of panelists spoke to a group of citizens Monday evening about the charter school amendment that will be on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot.

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SRG Global donates new puppet for Newton County fire safety education

Newton County Fire Service will introduce Dusty the Dragon to youngsters as they continue their efforts to teach fire safety. Dusty was purchased and donated to the fire service by SRG Global.

Audit of Covington probation services results in policy changes

The city of Covington has the results of an audit conducted on probation services.

2050 Plan heads into next phase

The next phase of the 2050 Plan is about to begin.

Newton school board approves renewal of Charter Academy

The Newton County Board of Education has approved the renewal of Challenge Charter Academy.