News for Wednesday, June 26, 2013


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Rules change results in Post 77 loss

CONYERS -- A mix-up in the rules took away the momentum from Rockdale late in the contest allowing Tuscaloosa to hit a three-run homer on its way to an 11-6 win in the first game of the doubleheader on Wednesday at Hanson-Carr field.. With runners on the

TGBA Blue finishes pool play 6-1 with win

TGBA Blue, which includes Heritage rising sophomore Matt Studdard, finished a strong week of pool play with a 7-4 win over Diamond Devils 15-Under White on Wednesday at Pinecrest Academy.. TGBA went 6-1 against its pool opponents and will play in today's round of 16.. Rockdale's Jeff Sweat took

35 players on Citizen's all-area baseball team

It was another spring full of outstanding baseball in Rockdale and Newton counties and 35 players -- 15 on the first team and 15 on the second team -- were rewarded with spots on the Citizen's all-area teams.. FIRST TEAM. -- Jake Jones, senior catcher/pitcher, Alcovy. Dominant on

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Patriots' Hernandez faces murder charge

Pro football player Aaron Hernandez faces first-degree murder and five other charges in connection with the shooting death of 27-year-old acquaintance Odin Lloyd, whose body was found more than a week ago about a half mile from the North Attleborough, Mass., home of Hernandez.. "Based on the

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Jim Dial honored by judges, clerk for mail room service

Retired mail clerk Jim Dial was recently honored by the Newton County Superior Court judges and clerk by having a paver dedicated to him at the Newton County Judicial Center.

Ga. DNR to participate in Operation Dry Water over weekend

Rangers from the Georgia DNR will be out in force on the waterways this weekend to enforce BUI laws.

76-year-old Covington man dies in one-vehicle crash

Covington man killed as a result of single vehicle crash on Ga. Highway 36 Wednesday morning.

Newton school board passes final budget; members still undecided about Ombudsman transportation

The Newton County Board of Education has passed a final budget for next school year, but some changes still may be to come.

BOC to hold public hearing on budget

The Newton BOC will vote on the fiscal year 2014 budget and millage rate July 16.

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VBS fun at Zion Baptist

Kids enjoyed VBS activities at Zion Baptist Church this week.

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Outgoing superintendent honored with reception, resolution

Newton County School System Superintendent Gary Mathews presided over his last meeting of the Newton County Board of Education Tuesday.

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Paula Deen denies she is a racist, sobs in TV interview (with video)

Paula Deen, under fire after she admitted using a racial slur, said in a tearful TV interview that she is not a racist and would never intentionally hurt anyone.