News for Wednesday, May 22, 2013


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Gattis provides homers in two straight Braves wins

ATLANTA -- Evan Gattis sent Tuesday night's game into extra innings with a two-out pinch-homer in the ninth inning. On Wednesday, Atlanta's improbable rookie slugger made sure that no late-game dramatics would be needed.. Gattis blasted his first career grand slam in the fourth inning to give

Three Lady Tigers named to all-region team

COVINGTON -- The Alcovy girls soccer team had several firsts this season. The Tigers hosted their first playoff game and they had players nominated to the all-region team.. Making the Region 2-AAAAAA team for the Lady Tigers were midfielder Morgan Edelman, forward Alex Jordan and goalkeeper Marie Peck

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Garcia sorry after his 'stupid' chicken remark

VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Sergio Garcia said "sorry" 11 times and used the word "apology" on five occasions as he spoke of his regret at causing a furor by making a "fried chicken" jibe at world No. 1 Tiger Woods.. Garcia told reporters Wednesday that his comment, made at the

Tech knocks off FSU in dramatic fashion

Buck Farmer pitched well Wednesday in the ACC Tournament opener at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, but heading into the top of the ninth was in line for a loss. Down to their last out, the Yellow Jackets' offense bailed out their ace pitcher.. The seventh-seeded Yellow Jackets were one

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Birds hatch at Career Academy

Students in Shelley Yeatman's prekindergarten class in the Early Learning Center at the Newton College and Career Academy got to witness their baby bluebirds hatch before school let out.

School board approves tentative budget; Delays changes to Ombudsman transportation, additional nurses

The Newton County Board of Education has approved a tentative budget for next school year, but a few changes still may be to come.

BOC still mulling budget options

Commissioners have asked the county manager and finance staff to come back with two budgets for their consideration.

Jackson Lake records first boating fatality of season

Michael Davis. Special to the Citizen. JACKSON -- A Conyers man has died after a boating accident on Jackson Lake Tuesday evening.. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Capt. Bob Lynn identified the victim as 58-year-old Joseph L. Baker.. Lynn said Baker was a passenger on a boat operated

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Covington Police search for suspects who are believed to be involved in theft of checks from local store

The Covington Police has issued a BOLO for two suspects believed to be involved in the theft of checks from Spires Interior in April. The two were captured on film when they went on a spending spree in Snellville.

Two 6-year-olds bitten by wild fox at Rocky Plains school playground

Two six-year-old students were bitten by a wild fox on the playground at Rocky Plains Elementary School earlier today.

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Revolution fall to Silverbacks 3-2 in Open Cup

CONYERS -- The GeorgiaRevolution played a fierce brand of soccer for 90 minutes Tuesday night with hopes of advancing in the U.S. Open Cup tournament, but the more experienced Atlanta Silverbacks came out on top 3-2 at the Rockdale Youth Soccer Association complex.. Midfielder Pablo Cruz scored in the 57th