News for Wednesday, March 27, 2013


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Rockdale grads Ware, Thompson preparing for Sweet 16

It has already been a memorable NCAA Tournament for two former Rockdale basketball standouts. Now Kevin Ware of Louisville and Florida Gulf Coast’s Bernard Thompson, both sophomores, get to participate in the Sweet 16, which begins today.

Smith, Fox lead Bobcats to eighth place at Bearcat invitational

GREENWOOD, S.C. -- Senior Taylor Smith of Mansfield and junior Bryan Fox each shot even 72s for the final day of play at the 2013 Bearcat Invitational, lifting No. 13 Georgia College four slots to take eighth place at the par 72, 6,800-yard Greenwood Country Club on Tuesday.. In

Seventh-inning comeback keeps Eastside perfect in region

LOGANVILLE -- Three runs in the top of the seventh inning turned Eastside's fate around as the Eagles won five straight Region 8-AAAA games with a 9-7 win over Walnut Grove on Wednesday.. "This team is not going to lie down when we're behind. We're going to play hard

PREP ROUNDUP: Rockdale baseball snaps long skid against Heritage

CONYERS -- A long losing streak to a county rival came to an end Wednesday for the Rockdale baseball team. Malachi Eskin had a walk-off RBI single to cap a six-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning, lifting the Bulldogs to a 7-6 victory over Heritage

Newton schools to close for Spring Break

The Newton County School System will be closed to students and staff from April 1 through 5 for Spring Break.

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Having a ball

Porterdale Elementary School recently held its annual Cinderella Ball for its prekindergarten students.

Newton charter school owes $165K for insurance, rent

Challenge Charter Academy owes at least about $165,000 to local and state groups.

Oxford College presents spring classroom series

The Oxford College Community Classroom will continue this spring.

Social Circle address would make mayor 'proud'

Social Circle Mayor Hal Dally said he'd be proud for Baxter to have a Social Circle address.

Residents speak against change of ZIP

Most residents spoke in opposition to a ZIP change in east Newton at a town hall meeting.