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Braves' winning streak grows to season-high 11

Upton's eighth-inning home run extends lead over Nationals to 13.5 games

Eastside softball young but with potential

Eastside’s softball team find themselves in a familiar situation as they once again find themselves with a team full of young players as they get ready to start the 2013 season. The 2012 Lady Eagles found themselves with five starting freshman and four upper classmen. This year’s team will again be made up of young players but with one main difference — pitching depth.

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Woods the favorite at Oak Hill after Firestone win

The PGA Championship has often been the most unpredictable of all four majors but this week, at Oak Hill Country Club, Tiger Woods will start out as a heavy favorite after coasting to his 79th PGA Tour victory on Sunday.

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RG3 ‘ready to move on’ in rehab

Robert Griffin III is champing at the bit to ramp up his on-field work, but the Washington Redskins quarterback is heeding the plan created by head coach Mike Shanahan as the team takes a cautious approach with RG3’s recovery from knee surgery.

A-Rod suspended through ‘14; 12 receive 50-game bans

A dozen players saw the evidence Major League Baseball had against them in the Biogenesis investigation and chose not to appeal 50-game suspensions announced Monday. Alex Rodriguez, who was suspended a total of 211 games through the 2014 season, is digging in his cleats and intends to fight.

Dollar General employee faces charges on falsely reporting crime

Dollar General employee faces charges on falsely reporting crime

Covington man arrested in alleged baseball bat attack

Covington man arrested in alleged baseball bat attack

Newton school system, board to monitor alternative school transportation

Newton school system and school board officials are keeping a closer eye on students on board the buses to Ombudsman alternative school.

Old Church gets new floors, hosts concert

Those attending a free ice cream social and concert at Old Church will also get to see the historic building’s revamped floors.

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Transporting into retirement: Skinner leaving city after 41 years

Transportation Project Manager BillySkinner is retiring from the city of Covington after 41 years.

Government meetings for Aug. 6, 2013

Government meetings for Aug. 6, 2013

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A-Rod suspended through 2014 season; 12 others for 50 games

Alex Rodriguez, baseball's highest-paid player and one of the sport's greatest hitters, was suspended for a record 211 games on Monday for alleged doping offenses.

Rockdale physician, wife killed in plane crash

A physician at Rockdale Medical Center and his wife were killed in a small plane crash Sunday.

Health reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for Aug. 6, 2013

Health reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for Aug. 6, 2013

Community Calendar for Aug. 6, 2013

Community Calendar for Aug. 6, 2013

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