News for Tuesday, August 27, 2013


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Green, Loganville top Salem on the diamond

Loganville and starter Madelyn Green had a rocky first inning Tuesday in Conyers as the Red Devils made two errors which helped Salem scored twice to take the lead. But Green and her teammates didn’t allow much after that.

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Former Rams ready to make Saturday’s more exciting in Macon

Former Newton football players Nick Hardeman and Duronte Carter are prepared to help Mercer’s football team stage a comeback more than 70 years in the making.

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Ivanovic plays with heavy heart, advances at U.S. Open Janowicz’s underhand serve brings out U.S. Open boo-birds

Janowicz’s underhand serve brings out U.S. Open boo-birds

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic made a strong start at the U.S. Open on Tuesday but said she was playing with a heavy heart after hearing about the drowning death of a childhood friend back home in Serbia.

Gonzalez trying to get up to speed quickly

The Falcons didn’t waste any time getting Gonzalez back involved in the offense in the third exhibition game.

Tyler Austin selected for AFL

Tyler Austin is going to be playing some baseball this fall.

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Purple woman distracts Monday morning commuters on I-20

Purple woman distracts Monday morning commuters on I-20

Conyers man extorted money from Social Security recipients

A Conyers man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to extorting money from Social Security recipients or their representative payees.

Covington SPLOST funds pave streets

The city of Covington is putting SPLOST funds to use, preparing to resurface eight streets and six subdivisions, at a cost of $682,537.31. The Covington City Council awarded the project to low bidder Key Paving Inc. on Aug. 19.

Unemployment slightly up

Newton and Rockdale unemployment rates slightly crept up in July.

Newton ACT averages still below state, nation

Newton County high school students on average still are performing below the state and nation on college entrance exams.

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New NHS holds dedication ceremony

Newton High School building during a dedication ceremony Sunday.

Student enrollment up in Newton County

Student enrollment for Newton County Schools continues to increase.

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Tiny Poco and blue-eyed Sammy are looking for new homes

There are a variety of pets available for adoption this week at the Rockale and Newton animal shelters.

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THOMAS: Ashton Kutcher's message

Envy, greed and entitlement are the unholy trinity of failure. What Kutcher offers young people is the opposite, leading to success, self-realization and independence.

Community Calendar for Aug. 28, 2013

Community Calendar for Aug. 28, 2013