News for Wednesday, January 23, 2013


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Braves' McCann aims to be ready for opening day

ATLANTA -- Brian McCann would like to be behind the plate on opening day and beat the projections that have him missing the start of the season.. Even so, the Braves catcher realizes he must be cautious in his return from major surgery to repair a torn labrum in his

Eastside grapplers win big on Senior Night

COVINGTON -- Eastside's senior wrestling night was special for its five seniors as well as the rest of the team as they beat George Walton Academy 75-6 and Jackson 57-15 for the sweep on Wednesday.. "I thought overall it was very good," Eastside coach Earl Larimer said. "I told

Rockdale boys fall to Lovejoy

CONYERS -- After a hot start in Region 2-AAAAAA play, the Rockdale boys basketball team is finding that life in its new league can at times be difficult.. Deangelo Anthony had 21 points and four assists and Mike Harden added 15 points as Lovejoy defeated Rockdale 74-59 on Tuesday

PREP NOTEBOOK: Heritage grad Austin invited to Yankees camp

Tyler Austin has been invited to his first spring training at the professional level. The former Heritage standout told he will be invited to the New York Yankees' spring camp next month in Tampa, Fla.. Austin was a 13th-round selection (415th overall) in the 2010 First-Year Player

Balanced offense keeps Eastside boys perfect in region

COVINGTON -- Five players in double-figure scoring kept Stephens County from knowing who to double team as the Eastside boys easily defeated the Indians 71-58 in Tuesday's Region 8-AAAA game.. The win puts the Eagles (12-4, 5-0) in control of their playoff destiny with three region games left

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Hawks snap road skid with win over Bobcats

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Josh Smith had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a six-game road losing streak with a 104-92 win Wednesday night over the Charlotte Bobcats.. Kyle Korver added 21 points on 5-of-6 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc as the

Father of newborn at Newton Medical arrested after fight with mother of child

Police are called when parents of newborn in Newton Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit get into fight.

Newton Fund accepting nominations for Patrick Big Heart Award

The Newton Fund is looking for an outstanding volunteer for its fifth annual Pat Patrick Big Heart Award.

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NCCA opens lounge for students, community

The Newton College and Career Academy recently opened The Lounge.

Students to compete in reading

The fifth annual Newton County Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Newton College and Career Academy

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Newton Library System gets new assistant director

Courtney Lumpkin is the new assistant director for Newton County Library System.

Ballet company seeks young dancers for production of "Snow White"

The Covington Regional Ballet is auditioning for elementary school age dancers for its spring production of "Snow White."

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Cold in Covington

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Austin invited to spring camp

Tampa, FL - Tyler Austin has been invited to his first spring training at the professional level. The former Heritage stand out told he will be invited to the New York Yankees’ spring camp next month in Tampa.

Freezing rain, sleet possible

Forecasters warn that an arctic air mass combined with moisture approaching Georgia could set the stage for freezing rain and sleet for much of the state.