News for Saturday, May 18, 2013


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Farmer struggles in loss to Miami

Coral Gables-- Things didn't go quite as planned for Buck Farmer in his final regular season start Thursday in Coral Gables. The Rockdale graduate and senior at Georgia Tech allowed seven runs (five earned) in six innings pitched and was the losing pitcher in an 8-3 defeat at Miami in

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Alcovy's Palo signs with Andrew College

Staff photo: Manny Fils. The 2012-13 Alcovy basketball team had another signing with Kaci Palo heading to Andrew College. The Lady Tigers leader will be playing the shooting guard position. Palo led the Lady Tigers in 3-point shots taken and 3-point shots made.. "I'm extremely excited for her

Morgan top girls track athlete

COVINGTON -- The girls track programs for the area had several successful outings with five of the six schools being represented at the girls state meet and medaling in four events.. But it was Heritage's Morgan Hubbard that exemplified the true meaning of being the best of the best. Hubbard

FFA Center hosting summer camps, mud race

The FFA-FCCLA Center is gearing up for a busy summer.

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Care being given to restore Porterdale Gym as architect intended

The refurbishing of Porterdae Gym continues; expectations are that the first phase will be completed by late summer or early fall 2013.

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'Manifold Greatness' exhibit chronicles history, impact of King James Bible

Bob Marley used passages from it as lyrics to his songs. Charles Shultz incorporated a portion of it into his "Charlie Brown Christmas" television special. Apollo 8 astronauts read from it during a public broadcast as they orbited the moon on Christmas Eve 1968.. For millions of others, it serves

Wicks: Developer would pay for sewer line upgrade

RWR Director Dwight Wicks said the county has enough sewage treatment capacity to serve the first phase of a planned mixed-use development.

Montessori School open house Tuesday

The Montessori School of Covington will hold an Open House Tuesday.

Machinery fire reported at Dart

A machinery fire at Dart was apparently extinguished by t he sprinkler system.

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Barge visits Newton academy

State Superintendent John Barge visited the Newton College & Career Academy Tuesday.

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Mark Shields: Obama's second term pitfalls

The president who benefits from personally giving the green light to Navy SEAL Team 6 will also be held accountable for the wrongful acts of his appointees.

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Rob Jenkins: Saying goodbye to another year of folding chairs and ballpark hotdogs

I've been thinking once again about the way we parents become enslaved to our kids' activities.

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Darrell Huckaby: Writing this column never grows old

Sometimes when I speak I am asked to field questions from the audience.