News for Wednesday, May 1, 2013


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Brown leaving after starting Alcovy basketball

COVINGTON -- Making hard decisions is not anything new for Alcovy basketball coach Eugene Brown. But leaving a program he started for Southwest DeKalb was one of the most difficult decisions Brown had to make.. "It happened just out of the blue. After the season you're always looking to see

Austin improving at the plate for Trenton

TRENTON, N.J. -- Tyler Austin, in his second season playing with the Double-A Trenton Thunder of the New York Yankees organization, seems to have broken out of an early-season hitting slump.. Though the Heritage High School graduate has raised his batting average to .253 (23-for-91) through

Indians blanks Alcovy in opening round of playoffs

NEWNAN -- The third-ranked East Coweta Indians soccer team showed they can play without twin brothers Ian and Conner Antley as they shut out Alcovy 8-0 in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs on Wednesday.. When the Antleys are in the lineup, however, magical things begin

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Falcons encircle innovation with stadium plans

A proposed new stadium in Atlanta might be a destination venue no matter the success of the on-field product.. The Atlanta Falcons submitted two stadium proposals to the Georgia World Congress Center, with innovations in most every section, from vibrating "rumble seat technology" that lets fans feel every big

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Cooper signs with South Georgia State

Rockdale resident Carrie Cooper, a senior at Paragon Academy in Conyers, recently signed an athletic scholarship to swim at South Georgia State College. Shown seated from left are Karen Miley, Corrine Cooper, Carrie Cooper, Julie Cooper and Vicki Chesney. Shown standing from left are Jeff Meyers, Billy Buchanan, David Cooper

Heritage boys soccer ends first round slump

DOUGLASVILLE - The Heritage boy’s soccer team is finally over the first round hump.

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Tickets still available for Mother's Day Tea planned for Twelve Oaks

Organizers are busy planning for what is being billed as the “Tea Party to end all Tea Parties,” set for Sunday afternoon May 12 at Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast on Monticello Street in Covington.

Heritage girls knocked out in opening round

The defending state champions were a little too much for the Heritage girl’s soccer team Wednesday.

Newton Sheriff's Office upgrades sex abuse charges against Conyers woman

Conyers woman charged by Newton County authorities with aggravated sexual battery and cruelty to children in first degree.

Children's area to be closed at library for repairs

The children's area of the library will be closed for a week while renovations are made.

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A great run: Hailey ends career as rec director

Tommy Hailey is marking the end of a 24-year career with Newton County Recreation Commission.

Superintendent forecasts improvement on state test scores

The Georgia Department of Education is expected to release results of the College & Career Readiness Performance Index on Tuesday.

Three more suspects charged in Boston bomb case

U.S. authorities on Wednesday charged three men with interfering with the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing, saying they hid fireworks and a backpack belonging to one of the suspected bombers as a manhunt was under way.