News for Wednesday, March 13, 2013


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Man advantage no help in Eastside's loss

COVINGTON -- Even playing with an extra player was not enough to give the Eagles the edge as Apalachee dealt Eastside a 3-1 loss on Tuesday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Heritage girls tie with North Oconee

With a perennial state playoff team like Heritage, sometimes a tie is more satisfying than a victory. Such was the case for Patriots coach Chad Suddeth after a 1-1 tie with North Oconee in nonregion play Tuesday.

Page lifts Bulldogs past Salem

CONYERS -- To end a losing streak against a county rival, Tyler Page was just what Rockdale needed. Page pitched a complete game and broke open a scoreless game with a run-scoring double in the sixth inning as the Bulldogs defeated Salem 3-2 in nonregion play Wednesday.

Long ball lifts Eagles over Morgan County

COVINGTON -- A pair of homers by Nick Womack and Peyton Pallay helped the Eastside Eagles remain perfect in their 9-2 win over Morgan County on Tuesday.

Accident causes power outage

A one-car accident caused a power outage Wednesday morning.

Covington woman charged with 192 counts of forgery; 195 counts of theft by taking

A Covington woman faces 192 counts of forgery and 195 counts of theft by taking in connection with an alleged embezzlement from a Conyers company.

Durden defends work; still on the job after contract canceled

Landscaper Billy Durden, whose county contract was recently canceled, says he's done nothing wrong and is still working on county sites.

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Team Player: Knight marks one month as Covington city manager

Leigh Anne Knight is marking one month on the job as Covington's city manager.

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Newton Sheriff's K-9 Unit to hold fundraiser

A fundraiser for the Newton County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit will be held at Bell's Grocery on Brown Bridge Road Saturday.

School system looking at options for growing Flint Hill

Student enrollment at Flint Hill Elementary School continues to climb.

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Argentina's Bergoglio elected, chooses Pope Francis as name

Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected in a surprise choice to be the new leader of the troubled Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, and said he would take the name Francis I.