News for Saturday, March 23, 2013


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LOCAL BRIEFS: Thompson leads Florida Gulf Coast to huge upset

PHILADELPHIA — Playing in the school’s first-ever NCAA Tournament game, Bernard Thompson and his Florida Gulf Coast teammates acted like seasoned veterans, and in the process made a ton of history.

Rehabbing McCann uncertain of future

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Brian McCann's spirits naturally rise on the good days and fall on the bad ones. Rehabbing from major surgery always provides those highs and lows.. But what really appears to be troubling the catcher is the not knowing, both about his immediate and his long

Eastside notches win over Monroe Area

COVINGTON -- Eastside's baseball team continued its dominance in Region 8-AAAA with a 4-1 win over Monroe Area on Friday.. Eastside pitcher Peyton Pallay held the Hurricanes (3-7, 0-3) hitless through the first inning while the Eastside (11-1, 3-0) offense, tacked on a run in the bottom of the

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Alcovy squads inch closer to playoffs with sweep over Newton

COVINGTON -- The Alcovy girls remained undefeated in a tie for the Region 2-AAAAAA championship with a 2-1 win over Newton, while the boys appear to have locked up a playoff spot with their 3-2 win on Friday.. The Alcovy boys (7-4, 3-1) took a big lead and appeared

Letter: Citizens committee to review firearms discharge ordinance

During the last Newton County Commissioner's Retreat, I submitted a proposal regarding the discharge of firearms in high-density areas.

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Rob Jenkins: Fat equity: The time is now

We hear a lot these days about equity -- gender equity, pay equity, income equity.

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Darrell Huckaby: Enough wasteful spending to drive taxpayers batty

I have never cared too much for bats.

Covington officials support Mystic Grill

The Covington City Council approved a resolution supporting the proposed Mystic Grill project.

Second suspect arrested in connection with January birthday party shooting

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the Jan. 27 birthday party shooting in the Silos subdivision complex, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

RCPS expects big cuts next school year

RCPS still expects a budget deficit of about $13 million for next school year.

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Barnes honored as Small Business Person of the Year

Deanne Barnes was chosen as the Jerry Barboe Small Business Person of the Year Thursday.

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Local physical therapist focuses on treatment of cancer patients

Angelo Rizzo, a physical therapist for 39 years, devotes the bulk of his practice to providing physical therapy to cancer patients.