News for Wednesday, April 24, 2013


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Alcovy boys fall in first round of tennis playoffs

COVINGTON -- The Alcovy tennis team fought hard to the very end but it was not enough as it fell in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs.. The boys lost to East Coweta 3-0 at home on Wednesday. The girls traveled to Westlake on Tuesday where they dropped

Rockdale County soccer teams headed to state tournament

CONYERS - Three local soccer teams are set to play first round state playoff games.. Both Heritage teams will compete in the Class AAAAA tournament, thanks to third-place finishes in Region 8-AAAAA. The girls (12-4-2) will travel to Region 5 runner-up Allatoona May 1, while the boys, 13-3-2

Heritage girls drop finale to Loganville

Sports Writer. LOGANVILLE - Tuesday turned out to be a devastating day for the Heritage girl's soccer team. In the regular season finale, host Loganville scored two goals in a two-minute span in the first overtime to hold off Heritage, 3-2 in what turned out to be the

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THOMAS: No boundaries, big problem

One of the consequences of abandoning a standard by which right and wrong can be judged is our increasing inability to mete out punishment that fits the crime. In fact, too often we weigh extenuating circumstances rather than guilty actions.. In the case of the Boston bombers, observers search for

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Crash kills one at Ga. Highway 162 and County Line Road in Newton County

The Georgia State Patrol has said there was a fatality crash Wednesday morning at Ga. Highway 162 and County Line Road.

Downtown concert series starts in May

The Concerts on the Square series kicks off May 2.

Stockbridge woman faces charges in 12-year-old pedestrian's death

A 35-year-old Stockbridge woman faces charges in connection with 12-year-old pedestrian's death in 2012.

Newton students earn awards at state science fair

Newton County students recently earned awards at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair in Athens.

Rockdale, Newton sheriffs, DEA host drug Take-Back Initiative

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is host site for Georgia's DEA National Take-Back Initiative on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 911 Chambers Drive.