News for Saturday, September 22, 2012


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Newton football loses all three on the road

COVINGTON -- It was a bad Friday for Newton County football as all three teams failed to get a win.

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Pats shut out Cedar

CONYERS -- It took about 14 seconds into the second half for the Heritage football team to feel comfortable against Cedar Shoals on Friday in Conyers.

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Braves rough up Halladay, beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA -- Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer to back Mike Minor and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Roy Halladay to move closer to clinching a postseason berth with an 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

Seminoles end skid, hold off Winder

CONYERS -- It was a happy Homecoming for Salem High School on Friday in Conyers. The Seminoles snapped a brief two-game losing streak and held off winless Winder-Barrow 22-20.

Miami edges Georgia Tech 42-36 in overtime

ATLANTA -- Mike James scored untouched on a 25-yard run, moments after Miami stopped Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington on fourth-and-inches on the first possession of overtime, giving the Hurricanes a wild 42-36 win Saturday.

Former Heritage teacher pleads not guilty to child molestation

A former Heritage High School art teacher has pleaded not guilty to charges related to having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Independent film to benefit Newton Habitat for Humanity

Volunteer camera crews, actors and production staff will be busy in Porterdale over the next several weekends making a film they hope will raise thousands of dollars for Habitat for Humanity of Newton County.

On the Beat: Officer, there's been a tragic accident

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties.

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Rob Jenkins: How to be a guy: Public restroom etiquette

This is the first installment of what I hope will be an ongoing, occasional series on how to be a guy.

Commentary: 'Lots of good fun that is funny!'

The morning I was to read to the class was pretty nerve-racking. I stressed about the book I chose to read. I worried whether the kids would think I was weird or stupid or both.

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Darrell Huckaby: Waxing nostalgic for the good ol' days

A few of us were sitting around talking the other day and talk got around, as talk is wont to do, to the old days.

Seminoles end skid, hold off Winder

Salem's football team ended a brief losing streak with a 22-20 win over Winder-Barrow Friday.

Rockdale crumbles against Panthers

It was not a good homecoming for the former Bulldogs as Rockdale had a hard time throwing the ball and an even harder time running the ball in their 28-0 loss to Langston Hughes on Friday.