News for Wednesday, September 26, 2012


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Under the radar: Ryan turns slight into Falcons' favor

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan still won't criticize his NFL colleagues for leaving him off a list of the league network's top 100 players this summer. Instead, Ryan has turned that slight to his favor.

Seminoles host Flowery Branch

Last weekend against Winder-Barrow, the Salem football team nearly coughed up a 14-point first-half lead and had to sneak away with a home victory over a team that hasn't won since 2009. But Seminoles coach John Starr isn't complaining.

Season ends for Lady Eagles with 1-0 in region tournament

SUGAR HILL -- Eastside's softball team gave it all it had and left it all on the field in the deciding game against Lanier on Wednesday. Unfortunately it wasn't enough as the Lady Eagles were eliminated from the Region 8-AAAA playoffs with a 1-0 loss.

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Signs of balance between SEC East, West

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The blazing starts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina are raising doubts about preseason assumptions that the West is best in the Southeastern Conference.

Newton hopes streamlined offense ends turnovers

COVINGTON -- Newton's offense is going through a minor reconstruction in hopes that an easier scheme will prevent it from turning the ball over so often when it plays Langston Hughes today at Homer Sharp Stadium.

New location eyed for fire training facility

The location for a join firefighter training facility between the county and city will likely be moved due to concerns by federal and state officials.

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NCSS continues stadium brick paver program

The Homer Sharp Stadium Brick Program benefits the Newton County Foundation for Educational Excellence and the three high school athletic programs.

Grand jury investigated Cook Road resurfacing

The grand jury investigated the handling of the resurfacing of Cook Road.

Covington businessman pleads guilty to child molestation

A Covington businessman plead guilty to child molestation .

Suspects arrested in Walmart bomb threat case

The Covington Police have nabbed three suspects in the Walmart bomb threats made earlier this month.