News for Thursday, August 29, 2013


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ROBINSON: Assad must be punished

It will be difficult to design a missile strike that hurts Assad without drawing the United States into the war. But that is the thin line Obama must now walk.

Big inning sends Heritage to rout of Salem

In a span of about 10 minutes, it all slipped away from the Salem softball team Thursday in Conyers. Heritage took advantage of sloppy defense and sent 10 batters to the plate in a seven-run fourth inning to pull away from Salem, 9-1 in a five-inning game.

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Keeping emotions in check could be difference is rival game

For a game that has no playoff implications, the 12th meeting of the Eastside-Newton game continues to be a must-win for all involved as the two clash today at 7:30 p.m. at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Armed robbery suspect arrested

Less than three hours after an armed robbery task force convened, a suspect was taken into custody.

Boston Marathon to accept another 9,000 runners in 2014

Next year’s Boston Marathon will include an additional 9,000 runners, amid a groundswell of support and interest in the wake of the bombing attack this year which killed three people and cut the event short, the marathon’s organizers said Thursday.

RCSO plans heightened enforcement over holiday

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office will conduct heightened traffic enforcement and traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Tiger’s practice may be restricted by ailing back

Tiger Woods is undergoing a daily routine to treat his back troubles and the FedExCup points leader may be forced to restrict his practice sessions at this week’s Deutsche Bank Champi

NFL agrees to pay $765 million to settle concussion lawsuit

The National Football League has agreed to a $765 million settlement deal with thousands of former players who sued the league, accusing it of hiding the dangers of brain injury while profiting from the sport’s violence.

Armed robbery task force formed

A task force has been formed to address armed robberies in the community.

PROBE college fair to visit local students

The annual PROBE College Fair tour begins next week in Georgia

BOC approves purchasing policy

County commissioners agreed to keep a resident vendor preference provision in the new purchasing policy approved Aug. 20.

City repairing roof at Legion Field

The city of Covington will repair the roof of the building at Legion Field, a first step in improvements to the fairground that city officials hope will ultimately become an entertainment venue.

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FFA to hold mud run

f you’re itching for a different, fun way to test your endurance, the FFA-FCCLA Center is hosting the first annual Udder Mud Run, an alternative to the traditional 5K that features a 20-obstacle course that will have participants neck deep in red Georgia clay.

DNR urges boaters to be safe over Labor Day holiday

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division stresses the importance of safety for all boat drivers and passengers over the Labor Day holiday.

The Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 30, 2013

The Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 30, 2013

Rockdale County Jail Blotter for Aug. 30, 2013

Rockdale County Jail Blotter for Aug. 30, 2013