News for Thursday, April 11, 2013


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Patriots shut out Clarke Central on diamond

Ryan Sutton pitched a five-inning shutout, allowing just three hits, and Tyler Holcombe drove in three runs as the Heritage baseball team defeated Clarke Central 10-0 on Wednesday.. Heritage (5-14, 4-6 Region 8-AAAAA) sent nine batters to the plate and scored six two-out runs in the fourth

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Garcia, Leishman share lead at Masters

AUGUSTA -- Sergio Garcia and surprise package Marc Leishman seized joint control in Thursday's opening round at the Masters, though tournament favorite Tiger Woods was lurking just four shots off the pace.. On a mainly overcast day at Augusta National where there was very little wind, Spaniard Garcia and Australian

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Eagles top Lanier to remain perfect in region

COVINGTON -- Eastside's defense came to play behind pitcher Peyton Pallay as the Eagles remained perfect in Region 8-AAAA play following their 5-1 win over Lanier on Wednesday.. While sporting pink jerseys to help raise awareness for breast cancer, the Longhorns (13-6, 6-3) were unable to get anything going

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COLLEGE NOTES: Salem's Bailey named first team all-conference

DEMOREST -- Piedmont College's Josh Bailey was recently named a first-team all-USA South Conference member, one of six Lions to receive all-league honors.. Bailey, a former Salem standout and junior at Piedmont, had a .407 on-base percentage and hit .317 with team-highs in hits (40

Falcons making changes on O-line

The most important pending contract situation in Atlanta is one of the NFL's worst-kept secrets. It's not expected to be long until Matt Ryan becomes the latest $100 million quarterback in the league.. That deal might not be consummated until after next season. Which means it's almost as important

Newton boys, girls blank Monticello tennis

COVINGTON -- Newton's tennis team is heading into the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament on a high note after the boys and girls teams blanked Monticello 5-0 on Wednesday.. "We have now won two straight (matches) headed into region, so hopefully, we have a little confidence going into next week,"

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Many favorites for Nicklaus at Masters

AUGUSTA -- After having the thrill of winning the Masters a record six times, Jack Nicklaus does not get terribly excited about joining Arnold Palmer and Gary Player to hit the ceremonial first shots at the tournament.. "We kid around with each other," Nicklaus, 73, said about his annual

Rockdale tennis rolls into region tournament

CONYERS -- The Rockdale tennis teams enter the region tournament on a roll, thanks to wins in Wednesday's regular season finales.. The girls got a 12-10 victory by No. 2 singles player Ciara Chesser in a third-set tiebreaker to outlast Union Grove 3-2 at the Rockdale Tennis Center. Union

Triple Horse to build major studio complex, invest $100 million, in Covington

Triple Horse Studios announced Thursday it will build a Hollywood-style film studio in Covington, ultimately investing $100 million, with the goal of solidifying Covington's position as the "Hollywood of the South."

Newton authorities seek man in connection with disturbing neighborhood incident

Newton County authorities are seeking a man wanted on charges of public indecency and terroristic acts and threats in connection with a Sunday afternoon incident.



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Mosquito season gets early start

Mosquito season is here early.

Senior Services gears up for Older Americans Month

Newton County Senior Services has many activities planned for Older Americans Month.

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Women's Club members honored

Women's club members honored at state level.

Parents, employees weigh in on superintendent qualifications

Nearly 1,000 NCSS parents, employees and other Newton County residents took the online survey earlier this year.

DeKalb man's murder trial to start next week

One of the three co-defendants accused of killing and burning an Atlanta man in Newton County will have his trial next week.

Newton County Jail Blotter for April 12, 2013

The Newton County Jail Blotter for April 12, 2013.