News for Thursday, July 4, 2013


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Lisicki wins to set up unlikely Wimbledon final with Bartoli

LONDON — No one would have guessed that Sabine Lisicki is allergic to grass as she joyfully rolled on the most famous rectangle of turf after surviving a heart-pumping, nerve-jangling epic to set up a mind-boggling Wimbledon final against Marion Bartoli.

Wood bat 17-under tournament opens today

More than a dozen local players appearing on eight different teams will participate in the World Wood Bat 17-Under National Championship baseball tournament, beginning today.. The East Cobb Patriots 17-Under Blue team, an Atlanta travel team that opens the tournament against Demarini Stars 17-Under Black at 9

Playoffs for 18-under tournament cancelled

MARIETTA -- Rain forced the cancellation of the remaining games of the World Wood Bat 18-Under National Championship on Thursday.. The round of 24 was set to be played Thursday morning at the East Cobb Baseball Complex and at Kell High School, but a steady rain both Wednesday night

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Braves' 3B Johnson easy to overlook

Chris Johnson is easy to overlook on a Braves roster that focuses on the long-ball.. The third baseman, who mainly bats eighth in the order, has been one of the team's most consistent hitters all season.. He showed his ability to deliver the big hit again Tuesday against the

STEM institute planned for part of old Newton High; School board to decide on fate of remainder of building

The Newton County Board of Education is planning to discuss the future of the former Newton High School building on Ram Drive.

Covington Century Bike Ride set for Aug. 3

Covington Century Bike Ride set for Aug. 3.

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A cool ride

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Rockdale's limited English students continue to exceed objectives

Rockdale County students with limited English backgrounds continue to exceed most annual academic objectives.

Summer movie series comes to Olde Town

A free summer movie series is coming to Olde Town.

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Once-stalled hotel set to open as Courtyard at Marriott

After sitting vacant for several years, the hotel on Dogwood Drive near the Ga. Highway 138/Interstate 20 interchange is expected to be open for business in a few months.

Newton County Jail Blotter for July 5, 2013

The Newton County Jail Blotter for July 5, 2013.

Letter: Pray for America's road ahead

July 4 is a holiday to not only remember those who fought for this country, but it also a time to remember what an amazing country our Founding Fathers established.

Letter: Appropriate time to read 'The Federalist Papers'

As this week unfolds we celebrate our nation and what our Founding Fathers brought forth. I bring to your attention a book worth reading ... "The Federalist Papers," written in modern language and edited by Mary E. Webster.

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Jack Simpson: Birthday gift with an unintended consequence

On my birthday several years ago, my family members gave me a gift of blueberry bushes. Loved ones even helped me plant them.

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Darrell Huckaby: May be time to get out the paddle

Rising water may call for drastic measures.