News for Wednesday, May 29, 2013


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Patriots, Seminoles make region 8-AAAAA team

CONYERS -- It was a tough year for the baseball teams at Heritage and Salem, but the county rivals still had a number of players named to the all-Region 8-AAAAA team.. Salem's Zach Bailey was the only area player to be named to the region's first team, joining

Rangers fire coach after playoff exit

The New York Rangers have fired head coach John Tortorella after another disappointing early exit from the playoffs, the National Hockey League team said on Wednesday.. The decision to release Tortorella, an outspoken coach who has been fined several times by the NHL for his often brusque style with the

Golf-Couples names Love as assistant for Presidents Cup

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 29 (Reuters) - United States captain Fred Couples has appointed good friend and former Ryder Cup skipper Davis Love III as one of his assistants for this year's Presidents Cup, the PGA Tour announced on Wednesday.. Love will join fellow tour veteran Jay Haas as part of Couples

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Park's par takes low score at qualifier

COVINGTON -- Esther Park learned that it pays to be steady as her even-par 71 earned her low-medalist honors in the 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Qualifier at The Oaks Course on Wednesday.. When Park, of Doraville, posted her score, there were still seven players on the

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Baxter construction going strong

Progess is being made on the construction of Baxer International.

Newton schools begin summer schedule

The Newton County School System now is operating on a summer schedule.

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Piedmont holds 43rd commencement exercises

Piedmont Academy held its Class of 2013 graduation ceremony Sunday.

Newton Fire Service's quick response still too late to save home

A modular home on Brown Bridge Road was totally destroyed by fire Sunday.

Lithonia man arrested after CPD notified of entering auto incident

Lithonia man charged with entering auto after four vehicles were entered in apartment complex parking lot.

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Family escapes burning home, firefighters rescue dog

Rockdale County Fire-Rescue saved a dog from a house fire Sunday.