News for Tuesday, April 9, 2013


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Eastside handed second loss of season

JACKSON -- Eastside's baseball team was unable to get any runs across in the second meeting against Jackson as the Red Devils defeated the Eagles 1-0 Monday.. Following a quiet first inning, the Eagles (16-2, 8-0 Region 8-AAAA) put their leadoff batter aboard in the second inning with a

BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Salem wins first region game

CONYERS -- The long region losing streak for the Salem baseball team is over, and to do it, the Seminoles got a dominant pitching performance. Jason Howell and Ryan Read combined on a one-hitter and Salem won its first Region 8-AAAAA game 3-0 over Apalachee.

Heritage boys extend unbeaten streak to 10 games

MCDONOUGH -- Austin Kulp scored a pair goals, and the Heritage boys soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to 8-0-2 with a 2-1 victory over Union Grove in non-region play Monday.. The Class AAAAA No. 8 Patriots, who moved to 11-1-2, last lost March 1 against Clarke Central. Since

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Final Four leaves Atlanta with numerous memories

Kevin Ware's injury and his team's response were part of a memorable Final Four in Atlanta.

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Jeff Meadors: Schools should consider blend of budgeting tactics

is much sound and even more fury over public school budgets, and it signifies something.

Letter: Irresponsibility is a way of life for some

There was a time when, if a person did something, acceptance of the responsibility for that something was a given. Except in unusual circumstances, there was nobody to bail a person out of the jams they got themselves into.

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Darrell Huckaby: High school basketball has been a love affair through the years

I have been having basketball withdrawals.

Rep. Johnson opens annual student art contest

The 2013 Congressional Arts Competition is for eligible high school students throughout the district.

Ga. Forestry Commission burns 1,000 acres in Jasper County Tuesday

One thousand acres of woodlands in the National Forest located in southern Jasper County will be burned by the U.S. Forestry Services Tuesday.

Oxford Singing Children present junior Broadway musical

"School House Rock Live! Jr." will be presented Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 13, at 4 p.m. at Porter Hall on the campus of Newton High School on Ram Drive.

Newton Sheriff's Office K-9 nabs suspected shoplifter

Newton County Sheriff's Office K9 Pete apprehends suspect in shoplifting incident.

Troy University to hold Global Open House

Troy University's Covington site will hold a Global Open House and Career Chat from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16.

Library in need of repairs

The Newton County Library's Covington branch is in need of repairs.

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Fashion Flair

Pictured here are Harold and Iva Danforth, trying on their outfits for the Pilot Club of Conyers second annual Fashion Show and Extravaganza on April 20.

Clements Middle School -- Honor Roll

Clements Middle School — First Semester Honor Roll

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Willie and Dixie are ready for new homes

A variety of dogs and cats are available for adoption this week at the Newton and Rockdale animal shelters.

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Louisville beats Michigan to claim NCAA championship

With unsung heroes carrying both teams in the first half of the NCAA Men's National Championship Game, the title ultimately came down to the leaders each had come to depend on all season.

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Hancock comes off bench to shine for Louisville

Louisville reserve Luke Hancock was named Final Four MVP after his 22 points in the national championship game.