News for Tuesday, March 26, 2013


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Salem’s Mitchell signs with Kentucky Wesleyan

Salem football player Ahmad Mitchell recently signed an athletic scholarship with Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Ky.

Rockdale tennis finishes perfect in region play

The Rockdale tennis teams completed a perfect run through Region 2-AAAAAA Tuesday. The Bulldogs won 5-0 against Lovejoy in girls and boys play, locking up the top seeds when the region tournaments begin next month.

Lady Rams get first win of soccer season

COVINGTON -- Two goals in the second half by Lacey Brackett helped the Lady Rams feel like winners for the first time this season as Newton defeated Salem 3-2 in a non-region match on Tuesday.

Eagles remain hot with win over Monroe Area

MONROE -- Not even the near-freezing conditions and a few snow flurries Monday could cool off Eastside's baseball team, which beat Monroe Area 8-4 for its fifth straight win.

Heritage, Rockdale move baseball game to Wednesday

CONYERS -- The baseball teams from Heritage and Rockdale waited one more day to renew their rivalry. The scheduled non-region game at Rockdale was moved from Tuesday because of frigid conditions in the Conyers area and the crosstown rivals will play tonight at 5:30 p.m.. "It's just way too

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Darrell Huckaby: When teacher talk turns to toenails

I am about to enjoy my 39th -- and final -- spring break, as a classroom teacher.

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Jeff Meadors: Money needs to go to the classroom

How will Georgia schools increase student achievement when tax dollars disproportionately fund non-teaching jobs?

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Doug Holt: Aid for vets, boating safety on the House floor last week

Last week saw the House closing in on the end of this year's legislative session -- we only have one week to go.

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Gun ordinance proposal under fire

An overwhelming majority of speakers at a public forum on proposed changes to the county's firearms ordinance were in opposition.

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Peachtree Academy expands Covington campus

Peachtree Academy's Covington campus has expanded again.

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3 Newton deputies graduate from Public Safety Training

The Newton County Sheriff's Office has three deputies who recently graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Athens.

3 arrested in traffic stop; found with quantity of illegal narcotics

A routine traffic stop results in three arrests and confiscation of multiple types of illegal drugs and weapons.

Newton Sheriff's Office looking into report of attempted robbery

NCSO: 17-year-old reports he was accosted inthe Silos subdivision by six males who attempted to rob him.

Relatives of Ga. teen charged in baby killing accused of lying to police

ATLANTA -- Relatives of a teenager suspected in the fatal shooting of a 13-month-old Georgia boy were arrested on Tuesday on charges that they made false statements to police, a law enforcement official said.. De'Marquise Elkins, 17, faces first-degree murder charges together with a 14-year-old

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Dudley and Bo are hoping to find a spot in someone's heart

There are a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption this week in Newton and Rockdale counties.