News for Wednesday, September 5, 2012


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A homecoming: Falcons' Gonzalez excited for return to K.C.

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Tony Gonzalez's phone blew up as soon as the NFL schedule came out. There it was, for everyone to see -- the very first game of what he expects will be his final season. Gonzo is going home to Kansas City.

Patriots win 13th straight

CONYERS -- No Kierra Camp, no Heidi Shepherd, no problem for the Heritage softball team. Kamryn Toney tossed three innings of one-hit ball and Taylor Moser led a barrage at the plate as the Patriots stayed hot with a 15-0 win over Cedar Shoals on Tuesday.

ACC coaching preferences run gamut on kickoffs

It looks like ACC coaches will be tinkering all season with strategies on how to best tackle the new kickoff rule.

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Ga. Tech back to work on run game

ATLANTA -- The schedule left Georgia Tech only five days to move past its season-opening loss to Virginia Tech. Paul Johnson said Wednesday more time may be needed to get past the Yellow Jackets' 20-17 overtime loss at No. 15 Virginia Tech on Monday night. He called the loss "gut-wrenching."

Bo Bice to sing at Fuzz Run

American Idol runner up Bo Bice will sing the National Anthem at this Saturday's Fuzz Run.

Newton County man severely beaten; woman allegedly reports false kidnapping

A man was severely beaten and robbed on Bohannon Street; a woman allegedly reported a false kidnapping in order to get a ride home from DeKalb County.

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Colorful, beautiful and artful show on display

Southern Heartland's annual art exhibit, Artful Harvest, is on display at the Newton County Library.

New GOP member appointed to BOE

Stan Edwards, Republican appointee to the Board of Elections, has resigned and William Perugino will fill his unexpired term.

West Newton teachers win grant for science lab

West Newton Elementary School recently was awarded a $2,000 ING Unsung Heroes Grant to create the new B.L.A.S.T. Lab: "Bringing Life and Sciences Together."

GBI investigates sexual assault allegations against Newton County deputy

A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy is under investigation by the GBI.