News for Monday, August 12, 2013


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Lack of pitching, players hurt Post 77 in Southeast Regional semifinals

The season came to end for Rockdale Post 77 after losing the American Legion Southeast Regional semifinal game to Asheboro 17-5 in eight innings on Sunday. Post 77 kept it close for the first few innings before errors, lack of pitching and players took its toll on the team.

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Paula Deen wins partial victory in discrimination lawsuit

Celebrity chef Paula Deen won a partial victory on Monday when a U.S. judge dismissed the racial discrimination portion of a lawsuit that has already cost the Southern culinary star a big chunk of her multimillion-dollar enterprise.

Hard work paid off Alcovy’s volleyball team as they started first game with a win

All the hard work seemed to pay off for Alcovy’s volleyball team as they started the six-team tournament at Eastside on Saturday with a win.

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Georgia looking ahead, not back

Five yards separated Georgia from a chance to play for the BCS title last season. But last year is last year to Georgia coach Mark Richt. No need to dwell on it. Georgia’s 32-28 loss to Alabama in the SEC title game, which ended with the Bulldogs’ at Alabama’s five-yard line as time expired, was tough to stomach. But it showed the Bulldogs could go toe-to-toe with the eventual national champions.

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Should Keselowski have bumped Busch for win?

Brad Keselowski took Spike Lee’s advice. He did the right thing. There’s no doubt Keselowski was sorely tempted to use the front bumper of his Ford on the back of Kyle Busch’s Toyota in the final corners of the Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International.

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Dufner’s Oak Hill win underlines golf’s depth in strength

‘Ordinary looking’ Jason Dufner struck a chord with club players everywhere while also underscoring the extraordinary depth in the modern game with his impressive victory at the PGA Championship on Sunday.

Downtown Covington to get more lights this Christmas

Downtown Covington will be a little brighter this Christmas, as the city of Covington and Main Street have agreed to jointly allocate a total of $40,000 for additional holiday lights.

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Getting crafty

Rockdale County Parks and Recreation’s therapeutic recreation held a crafts event.

Shooting victim's funeral set for Saturday; Memorial Fund established

Slaying victim’s funeral set for Saturday; Memorial Fund established

Covington 16-year-old faces murder charges in Friday night slaying

The 16-year-old who is believed to be the shooter in the slaying of a 19-year-old man at the Covington Housing Authority Friday night is in a Juvenile Detention Center facing charges of felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Rockdale looks at new plan for intersection

Rockdale County has shifted gears on plans for improvements to a five-way intersection at Klondike, McDaniel Mill and Hurt roads.

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11 year old dies after fighting brain tumor

Local memorial service set for Saturday

Eleven-year-old Jonah Barnett died Friday evening at his Covington home after fighting an inoperable brain tumor for about 10 years.

Rockdale softball goes winless in season-opening tournament

It was a rough first two days of the season for the Rockdale softball team. The pitching staff allowed 65 runs as the Bulldogs lost all five games in the South Gwinnett Tournament this past weekend.

Health reports for Rockdale, Newton counties for Aug. 13, 2013

Health reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for Aug. 13, 2013

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for Aug. 5 to Aug. 11

These were the Top Five Stories on the Newton Citizen website last week.

Community Calendar for Aug. 13, 2013

Community Calendar for Aug. 13, 2013