News for Wednesday, August 14, 2013


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Errors keep Lady Rams from winning inaugural game

Seven errors were too much for the Lady Rams to overcome losing their inaugural game on their home field 9-8 to Social Circle on Wednesday.

Heritage shuts out Rockdale on diamond

The 2013 season is expected to be another special one for the Heritage softball team. Wednesday in Conyers the Patriots got off to a promising start. Kamryn Toney and Kierra Camp combined on a one-hitter and the Heritage offense pounded 10 hits in a 9-0 victory in five innings of rival Rockdale.

Nadal making hard court look easy as U.S. Open approaches

For many seasons Rafa Nadal has arrived at the tail end of the tennis schedule with his knees creaking like two rusty gates and nursing the aches and pains that are payment for his action-packed style.

Union tentatively agrees to HGH testing

A memo from the NFL Players’ Association indicates that the union has “tentatively agreed’ to HGH testing during the season.

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Roof planned for U.S. Open's Arthur Ashe stadium

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) will reveal plans to build a retractable roof over the centre court at Arthur Ashe Stadium as part of major changes to the U.S. Open venue in Flushing Meadows.

Arrest made in Newton County telephone scam

An arrest has been made in Newton County telephone scam bilking citizens out of several hundred dollars each.

Miracle League roof vote delayed

Commissioners have tabled the selection of a contractor to install a metal roof on the concession stand at the Miracle League field at the request of Commissioner Levie Maddox.

Teachers can apply for Kids in Need Foundation grants

The Kids In Need Foundation has launched the 2013 teacher grants program.

GPC has highest economic impact of state colleges

Georgia Perimeter College has the greatest economic impact among the University System of Georgia’s state colleges.

Ga. Highway 212 road work to run through next year

Turn lanes will be added on Ga. Hwy. 212 at the intersection of Bethany and Butler Bridge roads and at the Oak Hill Road intersection, according to DOT Spokeswoman Cissy McNure. A center lane will also be added from Bethany and Butler Bridge roads to Denny Dobbs Park. The traffic light at Hwy. 212 and Oak Hill Road will be replaced.

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Senior summer

Seniors are staying busy and cool during the dog days of summer with activities like ceramics and quilting at Newton County Senior Center.

Conyers woman arrested in connection with prescription scam

A Conyers woman has been arrested in connection with prescription drug scam.