News for Wednesday, April 10, 2013


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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTES: Clowney injured, may miss spring game

Neck and back pain could sideline standout South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney for the remainder of spring practice and the Gamecocks' spring game.. Clowney, considered a 2013 Heisman Trophy candidate and a likely first-round NFL draft pick, sprained his neck in practice last week in a collision with

Newton stumbles in 13-2 loss

COVINGTON -- Errors, walks and the inability to handle the bunt, along with not being able to hit the ball, put Newton's playoff seeding on shaky ground after losing to Lovejoy 13-2 in five innings on Tuesday.. "We're still in third place," Newton head coach Vince Byams said. "Lovejoy

Smith scores 28 as Hawks topple 76ers

PHILADELPHIA -- Larry Drew challenged his players before the game to come out with a sense of urgency. Message received. The Atlanta Hawks coach watched his team build a nine-point halftime lead and then proceed to run past the Philadelphia 76ers, 124-101, Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

Rockdale tennis rolls past Ola

The Rockdale tennis teams hadn't played since March 27 before facing Ola on Tuesday, but apparently the Bulldogs didn't need to shake off any rust.. Rockdale, which has already clinched the top seed for next week's Region 2-AAAAAA tournament, lost just one match in a 5-0 girls win and

PREP ROUNDUP: Salem boys soccer plays to a draw

CONYERS -- The Salem boys soccer team finished in a 1-1 tie with Luella in non-region play Tuesday.. Cristian Colin scored for Salem, which bounced back from a loss to rival Heritage and improved to 7-4-1.. In the opener, the Luella girls cruised to an 8-0 victory as Salem

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More players to make weekend cut at Masters

AUGUSTA -- The Masters is widening the weekend field for this week's tournament and granting automatic entry next year to more PGA Tour winners, Augusta National chairman Billy Payne said on Wednesday.. The cut for the 93-player field will be expanded by six to the top 50 and ties

GBI task force issues child porn warrants for 98 throughout state

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has issued warrants for 98 suspects in 37 counties in connection with child pornography.

CIty continues to mull options on compressed natural gas

Covington officials are still in the planning stages for a compressed natural gas fueling station.

NCSS seeks input on school improvement plan

Parents are asked to review the Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan.

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Smith seeking reelection to Covington council

Covington Councilman Chris Smith is running for reelection.

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Newton Schools narrows list to 3 for superintendent post

Newton County School System has narrowed the applicants down to three for the position of superintendent.

Covington man faces arson charges in connection with February fire

The Covington Fire Department is pursuing arson and related charges against a Covington man in connection with a February blaze at his home which destroyed his 2007 Lexus.

GPTC appoints new vice president

Judy Taylor will be Georgia Piedmont Technical College's new vice president of Institutional Advancement and executive director of the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation.

Smoke from prescribed burn visible in Newton County

Jasper County controlled burn brings smoke into Newton County Wednesday.