News for Wednesday, January 16, 2013


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Eagles find a way to win against Walnut Grove

WALNUT GROVE -- Fouls, unforced turnovers and the lack of rebounding almost allowed Walnut Grove to come back on Eastside before the Eagles regrouped to remain unbeaten in Region 8-AAAA with a 73-60 win Tuesday.

PREP BRIEFS: Rockdale swimming qualifies for state meet

CUMMING -- The Rockdale swim team had an impressive showing at last week's West Forsyth Invitational.

Cedar Shoals' Robinson too much for Heritage

CONYERS -- Cedar Shoals' Dontai Robinson had just 11 points heading into the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game at Heritage. But Robinson was just getting started.

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Bryant keeps coming through for Falcons

When Matt Bryant is on the sideline, fully aware the game might be decided by his right leg, he'll drape a towel over his head to shut out the world.

Georgia tailback Ken Malcome to transfer

Georgia tailback Ken Malcome has announced plans to transfer as he seeks increased playing time at another school.

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Story of Te'o girlfriend death apparently a hoax

A story about Manti Te'o's girlfriend dying of leukemia, which the Notre Dame All-American credited with inspiring him as he led the Fighting Irish to the BCS title game, turned out to be a hoax apparently perpetrated against the linebacker, the school said Wednesday.

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School board elects new chair, vice chair

The Newton County Board of Education has a new chair and vice chair.

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Conyers location of Hugh Jackman film

CONYERS -- The Stanton Woods subdivision has been transformed into a movie set for filming of the Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. feature film "Prisoners," starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo and Paul Dano.

Two meetings planned on Salem Overlay

Two additional public meetings are scheduled on the Salem Overlay.

Public comments to be moved to top of BOC agenda: Chairman says road projects to be presented in February

Chairman Keith Ellis announced that public comments will now be held at the start of BOC meetings, and that he will have a list of road projects for the board to consider in February.

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School board approves calendar with four furlough days

Newton County School System students will attend school for a full school year next year.