News for Monday, September 17, 2012


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Cross country notebook: Alvarez wins Eagles Invite

COMMERCE -- Gabriel Alvarez had himself quite a weekend in Commerce. The Salem cross country star ran way with the individual title at the Eagle Invitational at East Jackson High School, running in 16:32.57.. Alvarez, a senior, won by nearly 11 seconds, besting Lassiter's Alex Guillaume, who ran in 16:43.51

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Pats win Morgan County Tournament

CONYERS -- Last Thursday the Heritage softball had its 15-game winning streak snapped in a loss to Loganville. Two days later, the Patriots bounced back just fine, sweeping five games to win the Morgan County Tournament.. Heritage (25-2), which finished Region 8-AAAAA play 7-1 and clinched the No

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Eastside kicker Smith sets school record with 45-yard field goal

COVINGTON -- Eastside senior Colton Smith's 45-yard field goal last Friday against Jackson wasn't just the first points the Eagles put on the scoreboard en route to a 23-14 come-from-behind victory. It also turned out to be a school-record kick.

Ga. Forestry says Burn Ban will end Oct. 1

The summer burn ban imposed by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division ends Oct. 1.

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DNR invites folks to celebrate Hunting, Fishing Day Saturday

Saturday, Sept. 22, has been designated as National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Newton schools to have early release, fall break this month

Newton County students will get an early release day and a fall break this month.

Malcom family plans Bone Marrow Registry Drive Friday on The Square

The Malcom family is celebrating the successful bone marrow transplant that Jaime Malcom underwent 17 years ago by hosting a Bone Marrow Registry Drive in Covington Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m.

Snellville man charged with kidnapping wife from church

A Snellville man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly kidnapped his estranged wife from church.

Health reports for Sept. 18, 2012

Health reports for Sept. 18, 2012