News for Wednesday, June 19, 2013


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Eastside girls trio makes all-region team

COVINGTON -- Despite their 1-7 Region 8-AAAA record, three Lady Eagles still managed to impress the opposing coaches enough to be named to the all-region soccer team.. "For us to have the type of region season that we had and have other coaches recognize Sarah (Gaddis) as well

Taylor off to good start for Brookhaven

It's been a good summer on the mound so far for Covington native Brad Taylor. Playing for the Brookhaven Bucks of the Sun Belt college wood bat league, Taylor has appeared in two games and not allowed an earned run.. The right-hander and rising sophomore at Georgia Perimeter College

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Nadal seeded a dangerous fifth for Wimbledon

LONDON -- Rafa Nadal could face world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, defending champion Roger Federer or home favorite Andy Murray as early as the Wimbledon quarterfinals after he was seeded fifth for the grasscourt major on Wednesday.. Friday's draw for the tournament, which begins at the All England Club on

RYBA fall registration upcoming

Registration for the fall season at the Rockdale Youth Baseball Association is right around the corner. Online registration for RYBA's fall season begins July 1 and runs through August 9.. After the online portion, players can register in person at RYBA on four dates from August 10-17. Tryouts are August

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Woods out until British Open due to elbow strain

Tiger Woods has been diagnosed with a left elbow strain that will keep him out of competition until next month's British Open at Muirfield, the world No. 1 said on Wednesday.. Woods had been suffering minor discomfort before last week's U.S. Open at Merion, where he aggravated the problem and

Falcons fast-track Trufant, Alford at cornerback

FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Atlanta Falcons' top draft picks, cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford, are being thrown into the proverbial football frying pan.. Instead of easing the rookies into the offseason action, the Falcons, who must replace three of their top five cornerbacks, had them trying to cover Pro

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Actor James Gandolfini, star of 'The Sopranos,' dead In Italy

James Gandolfini, the burly actor best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of a conflicted New Jersey mob boss in the acclaimed HBO cable television series "The Sopranos," has died while vacationing in Rome, Italy, the network said on Wednesday.

Firearms law exempts law officers in line of duty

The BOC amended the firearms ordinance to exempt law enforcement only when acting in the line of duty.

Police: Woman complains fries cold, tries to run over McDonald's manager

An irate McDonald's customer attempted to run over the manager of the store because her fries were cold according to police.

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The gift of life

:Capt. Robert Canady with Covington Fire Department donated blood at the Badges for Life blood drive held at Newton County Fire Service headquarters Wednesday afternoon. Also pictured is Red Cross employee Karen Lopez, shaking up the blood bag to prevent clotting. Canady's wife Tyra joined him in donating. The event was sponsored by various public safety agencies, who competed to see which agency could recruit the most employees to donate. - Staff Photo: Crystal Tatum

Robbery suspects remain jailed

Three men remain in the Newton County jail after allegedly robbing a man that one of them met on a social network last month.

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Fat Boys Golf Carts raises $10K for Legion scholarship fund

Fat Boys Golf Carts celebrates grand re-opening by raising $10,000 for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

4Sarah looks to fund scholarship program

4Sarah will hold a golf tournament fundraiser at Ashton Hills Golf Club in Covington on July 22.