News for Tuesday, May 21, 2013


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Manchester City, Yankees launch new MLS team in NY

MIAMI -- The New York Yankees and Premier League club Manchester City have formed a Major League Soccer team to play in New York City starting in 2015, aiming to win over America's largest sports market to the global game.. Manchester City, owned by Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi, will

San Francisco, Houston awarded Super Bowls

NEW YORK -- San Francisco and Houston were chosen on Tuesday as host cities for the 2016 and 2017 Super Bowls after National Football League team owners voted for the two ahead of Miami.. The San Francisco Bay Area will host the 50th Super Bowl in early 2016 at Levi's

Braves' B.J. Upton trying hard to shake slump

As younger brother Justin is surrounded by the media after another big game, B.J. Upton is ignored as he sits at the neighboring locker.. There hasn't been much positive for him to talk about this season and that wasn't supposed to be the case after the center fielder signed a

Heritage players big part of all-region soccer teams

CONYERS -- It was another successful season for the Heritage soccer program, and that success was reflected on the recently announced all-Region 8-AAAAA teams.. Heritage, which had its girls team reach the first round of the state playoffs for the sixth consecutive season and its boys team reach

Oxford College to hold youth camps

OXFORD -- Oxford College will have something for everybody as the athletic department will hold various youth camps starting June 3.. Head athletic trainer Amanda Fischer will begin with the first of three swim camps. The first swim camp starts on June 3 and will last until the June 6

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Byrd ready to lead Newton baseball

COVINGTON -- After biding his time and learning, Andre Byrd is ready to step up and take over the Newton baseball head coaching position.

Firearms ordinance approved

County commissioners approved an ordinance regulating discharge of firearms Tuesday night by a vote of 4 to 1. District 1 Commissioner John Douglas was the lone dissenter.

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Cal Thomas: Tyranny is no longer 'lurking'

Tyranny is no longer lurking. It's here.

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Darrell Huckaby: Oklahoma tragedy will bring out the worst -- and the best -- in us

Words cannot express the horror that went through my mind as images of the deadly tornado that swept through Oklahoma began to be broadcast Monday afternoon.

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Jeff Meadors: Performance flags give needed direction for educational improvement

Georgia's College & Career Ready Performance Index highlights performance flags.

'12 Newton grads outpace state; Rate increases from last year

Newton County's high school graduation rate outpaces the state's average and has increased 12 percent from last school year.

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Deemer retiring as tourism director

Clara Deemer is retiring after 10 years as tourism director.

Area groups stand ready to assist in Oklahoma relief efforts

Faith-based agencies and others are on stand-by for calls for help from Oklahoma.

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Newton Sheriff's Office opens Westside Precinct

The Newton County Sheriff's Office officially opens the Westside Precinct on Salem Road Tuesday morning.

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Charlie and Binx would like to find new homes

There are a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption at the Newton and Rockdale animal shelters this week.