News for Tuesday, October 2, 2012


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Pats, 'Noles washed out again

CONYERS -- The softball teams at Heritage and Salem will have to wait yet another day to begin their region tournament series. The Region 8-AAAAA semifinal best-of-three series was postponed due to an unplayable field Tuesday at Heritage.

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Dogs lighting up scoreboard with own Fun 'n' Gun

ATHENS -- The No. 5 Bulldogs have been running their own version of the "Fun 'n' Gun" offense through the first five weeks of the season, lighting up opponents with a dizzying array of weapons.

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Player gets 2nd chance in majors after beaning

MIAMI -- Only hours before getting his second chance in the big leagues, Adam Greenberg admitted he was nervous. Not about facing one of baseball's best pitchers — but about some pregame antics his new Miami Marlins teammates had in store for him.

Rockdale Bulldogs hoping to start win streak

It took more than a month, but Rockdale High School's football program finally has a reason to smile. Last weekend's 9-0 win over Morrow was not only the Bulldogs' first victory of the 2012 season, but it snapped a 13-game losing streak.

Germany wins 1st mixed-gender swim relay in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Stroke by stroke, they were coming after her. Britta Steffen of Germany had the lead, but it was quickly shrinking, with two elite male swimmers in pursuit. This day, top-level swimming featured its first male vs. female racing.

Eastside hopes for rest, focus in its bye week

COVINGTON -- After struggling in one or two aspects of its game for two weeks where Eastside's football team went 0-2, including a 57-56 double overtime Region 8-AAAA loss to Chestatee, they turned it around, beating Madison County 42-14.

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Georgia Tech looking for answers on defense

ATLANTA -- There is still pain and shock from a loss Paul Johnson describes as the worst of his five years at Georgia Tech. There also is a big question for this week: How can Georgia Tech's defense hope to stop No. 15 Clemson's high-powered offense on Saturday?

Brad Smith: Charter schools should be supervised by local school boards

Giving an unelected group of bureaucrats the power to create for-profit charter schools at will is simply bad public policy.

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Darrell Huckaby: A firm foundation built at Julia A Porter Methodist

I love that little Methodist Church in which I was raised and the people in that church helped put me on a firm foundation.

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Jeff Meadors: Recognize teachers as the real education experts

The best ideas in education come from the classroom.

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CPD on lookout for suspect

The Covington Police Department has released this photo of a suspect, Dexter Jones Jr.

Teen pleads not guilty in DUI crash

An Oxford teen pleaded not guilty Tuesday in connection with the January crash on Cook Road that killed a 56-year-old woman.

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NCSS announces top teachers

The Newton County School System has announced its 22 school-level teachers who will compete for the title of Newton County Teacher of the Year.

Covington will honor retired employees, officials

The city of Covington will honor former elected officials and retired employees.

Ride for Troops motorcycle ride planned for Oct. 20 in Conyers

Operation Sandbox will sponsor Ride for the Troops on Oct. 20 at Stone Mountain Harley-Davidson dealership in Conyers.

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Cab rules get final approval

The Covington City Council has approved the final reading of an ordinance regulating taxi operations.

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Pets available for adoption this week at Rockdale, Newton shelters

A variety of dogs and cats are available for adoption at the Rockdale and Newton animal shelters this week.