News for Saturday, April 27, 2013


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Eastside defeats Chestatee 7-2 in baseball action

GAINESVILLE -- Everything happened to fall in line for Eastside's baseball team as it won the Region 8-AAAA championship with a 7-2 win at Chestatee and a loss by Stephens County on Friday.. "I am very happy for our school, our community and most importantly for our players,"

Farmer struggles in loss to Clemson

Clemson, S.C. -- It was a second consecutive disappointing start for Buck Farmer on Friday. The former Rockdale standout allowed eight runs (four earned) in 6 innings as Georgia Tech lost Game 1 of a doubleheader to Clemson 11-3.. Tech, the defending Atlantic Coast Conference champions which came into the

Rockdale baseball rolls into state playoffs

CONYERS -- Coming into the 2013 season, the Rockdale baseball team had lost 15 consecutive games to county rival Heritage. Things have changed a bit over the last month.. Tyler Page tossed six innings to pick up the win as the Bulldogs held off Heritage, 6-5 to sweep the season

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New golf pro at The Oaks Course seems to be a perfect fit for everyone

COVINGTON -- To say that Lisa Vaught was a good find as the new golf professional at The Oaks Course is an understatement.. Having been named the Teacher of the Year in the Knoxville, Tenn., chapter of the PGA and has a love of growing the game. But having worked

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Rob Jenkins: Hey, teacher, my HOA is bullying me again

The buzziest buzzword in education these days is "bullying."

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Darrell Huckaby: Watching reruns, eating TV dinners

Sometimes Southern sandwiches made frozen TV dinners look good.

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Mark Shields: The language of American politics and Internet tax evasion

To listen to the language of American political campaigns, you could reasonably conclude that "big" is bad and "small" is good.

On THE BEAT: Man to store clerk: 'Don't get mad' about theft of sign

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties.

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Students, community launch balloons for former student

Hundreds of students, families and other community members recently participated in an annual Kate Caruso Light the Way balloon launch at Heritage High School.

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5K held to help build Boston Terrier rescue shelter

AUBURN -- The country came to a standstill on April 15 as the finish line at the Boston Marathon took a turn for the worst.. At 2:50 p.m. a bomb went off, with a second one going off soon after.. For Conyers resident Ben McClain, it was a surreal experience

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Covington Service Guild nabs top state honors

The Service Guild of Covington took top honors at the state level for the second year.

Alumnus to speak at Georgia Perimeter graduation

A Georgia Perimeter College alumnus will be the speaker at Georgia Perimeter College's spring 2013 commencement ceremony.

Phoenix Pass plans Mother's Day Tea at Twelve Oaks

A "Tea Party to End All Tea Parties" is being planned for Mother's Day afternoon at Covington's Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast.

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Monument dedicated to Civil War soldiers turns 100

Jerry New peruses a list of 546 soldiers from the Rockdale County area who fought in the Civil War. Next to several names, he has made notations. New is kin to these soldiers, and on Friday he paid his respects to them at a ceremony honoring the 100th anniversary of