News for Wednesday, August 21, 2013


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Woods looks to add to “great’ year with FedEx win

Tiger Woods has gone a fifth season without winning a major but still considers his five tour titles a “great year” and is looking to add more in the FedExCup series starting on Thursday with The Barclays.

Braves' Heyward hit in jaw by pitch, sent to hospital

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was taken to hospital for X-rays after being hit in the right jaw by a pitch from Mets starter Jon Niese in New York on Wednesday.

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Johnson three-run homer gives Braves win in extra-inning

Chris Johnson hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning as the Atlanta Braves rallied to defeat the New York Mets 4-1 in the finale of a two-game series on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field.

Tigers hoping to make it three in a row in postseason play

After making it to two-consecutive playoff games, Alcovy’s football team is looking to make it three in row if they can keep away from injuries.

Tech defense big concern

Georgia Tech has become synonymous with running the football under coach Paul Johnson. Running their spread option offense, the Yellow Jackets have become one of the nation’s most productive running teams. Last year they averaged 311 yards rushing per game, fourth-best in the nation.

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More than $420k spent locally on Miracle Field

More than $420,000 has been spent with 23 local businesses on the Miracle League field, Consultant Tamara Richardson reported to county commissioner Tuesday night.

Gaither could move to private operator

County officials have started discussions on whether to allow a private entity to run Gaither Plantation.

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Honda donates a dozen motorcycles to Georgia Piedmont for use by student mechanics

Honda donates a dozen motorcycles to Georgia Piedmont for use by student mechanics

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Retina Specialist to Practice at Georgia Retina Conyers Office

Georgia Retina — the state’s largest retina-only private practice, according to a release from the company — continues to grow and expand its services with the addition of retina specialist Dr. Hyung Cho.

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Eastside grad completes D.C. internship

A Covington graduate recently finished an internship in Washington, D.C.

Dickerson hosts family fun day

State Rep. Pam Dickerson, D-113, is hosting a Family Fun Day event for Newton residents from noon - 3 p.m. at Trailblazer Park on Clark Street in Covington.

Newton Sheriff's Office makes arrest in burglaries that have plagued Rocky Plains area

NCSO make burglary arrest; catch indecent exposure suspect; and investigate aluminum foil on satellite dish at area business.

Fall luncheon concerts on the Covington Square begin Sept. 5

It’s time to get out the peanut butter and jelly, grab and old blanket and head to the Covington Square to picnic at one of Arts Association Newton County’s most popular events. The fall Concerts on the Square series, held each Thursday in September from noon to 1 p.m., is set to begin on Sept. 5.

Rockdale volleyball sweeps Duluth, Grayson

No Majesti Bass, no problem for the Rockdale volleyball team. Bass, a University of Georgia commitment, was out with a sickness, but Rockdale swept four games from host Grayson and Duluth Tuesday.