News for Wednesday, August 28, 2013


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Alcovy’s defense is key to win against Jones County

A lot of pressure is going to be on Alcovy’s defense if the Tigers are to start their season with a win against a well coached Jones County team at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

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Rain delays play at U.S. Open

New York’s fickle weather forced a delay at the U.S. Open on Wednesday, raising the possibility that Andy Murray may not begin his title defence until the fourth day of the tournament.

Heyward wants to get back on field ASAP

Injured right fielder Jason Heyward returned to Turner Field on Tuesday. Heyward was optimistic about returning from his broken jaw but was obviously in pain when he briefly met with the media.

Shoplifting arrest leads to traffic offenses

An Atlanta man’s troubles kept multiplying after he was detained by Walmart’s loss prevention officer Tuesday afternoon.

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Caution: Vampires ahead

A large crane worked on the Covington Square Wednesday morning at Mystic Grill.

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Fairview wins award in Big Lots video contest

Big Lots recently awarded Fairview Elementary School with a check for $2,382.23 for taking third-place in a recent Big Lots 2013 Lots2Give video contest.

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Friday night football is upon us

Football Friday night finally here

BBB offers safe travel tips for Labor Day holiday

The Better Business Bureau of Metro Atlanta, Athens and Northeast Georgia is offers tips to make the Labor Day holiday is a safe one for travelers.

GSP troopers will be out in force ensuring Labor Day travel is safe

The Georgia State Patrol is prepared for those who will travel Georgia roadways during the 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period beginning at 6 p.m. Friday and ending at midnight Monday.

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Magnet teacher honored with journal prize

A research teacher at the Rockdale Magnet School recently received a national honor.

Patriots softball keeps shut out streak alive

The Heritage softball team still hasn’t been scored upon in 2013. Kierra Camp threw a one-hitter and the Patriots won by shut out for the fourth consecutive game to start the season, 5-0 over Apalachee in Region 8-AAAAA play Tuesday.

Heritage opens football season at Northgate

A new era of Heritage High School football officially begins tonight in Coweta County. The Patriots, fresh off a school-record third consecutive appearance in the state playoffs, will travel to Northgate at 7:30 p.m. for the season opener with a brand-new head coach.