News for Saturday, May 4, 2013

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East Coweta sweeps Rockdale on diamond

SHARPSBURG -- East Coweta provided plenty of reasons why it was ranked No. 1 heading into the Class AAAAAA state playoffs.

Hawks' season ends at home against Pacers

ATLANTA -- Roy Hibbert gathered his Indiana Pacers teammates as the Atlanta Hawks, listless and ineffective for three quarters, mobilized for a fourth-quarter run to cut the Pacers lead from 19 points to 5.

Rams fall quietly in first round of baseball playoffs

NEWNAN -- Twenty-five pings and one mighty Bop sounded a sweep for Newnan's baseball team over Newton in the first round of the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAAA state tournament on Friday.

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Orb wins Derby in thunderous finish

Orb, ridden by Joel Rosario, won the 139th Kentucky Derby at a wet and muddy Churchill Downs on Saturday.

Hunter, Franklin win state track and field titles

JEFFERSON -- A pair of local athletes won titles in this weekend's track and field state meet at Memorial Stadium in Jefferson.

Alcovy pitching shuts down Westlake

COVINGTON -- After missing the playoffs the past two years, Alcovy's baseball team took advantage of its return to sweep Westlake on Friday to make it the second round.

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Eagles swept by No. 4 seed

COVINGTON -- Being a No. 1 seed did not give the Eagles any advantage as they were eliminated by Region 5-AAAA No. 4 seed Troup County 11-7 and 12-2 in the first round of the Class AAAA baseball playoffs on Friday.

Letter: More rental units a bad deal for Conyers

For those who are our elected officials who never pay attention to the absolute consequences of building communities where the greater majority of residents are renters, here is a concrete rule of thumb: The more renters you draw to your town the more services they will demand and you must provide by law!

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Rob Jenkins: A family man's guide to gift-giving season

Gift-giving time is here again.

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Darrell Huckaby: Saying goodbye to the cafeteria

The lunchroom was one of the best things about having the privilege of being educated in Porterdale.

Suffragettes focus of Historical Society program

CONYERS -- Sally Fanny Gleaton lived in Conyers as a young woman in the early part of the 20th century. She never married nor did she have children. Instead, she devoted her 20s and 30s to fighting for women's right to vote. Her activism led her North to New York

Covington Fire Dept.'s Fire House 5K set for May 18

Registration for Covington Fire Department's Firehouse 5K on May 18 is underway.

JAKES Day set for Saturday at Charlie Elliott

Charlie Elliott hosts the annual JAKES Day event Saturday.

Man robbed by social network contact

A man was robbed and his car hijacked by someone he met on a social network site.

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Eastside grad wins national scholarship

A 2011 Eastside High School graduate who now attends Georgia Perimeter College recently won the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Rockdale delegation reviews 2013 legislative session

Members of the Rockdale legislative delegation recapped the 2013 session Thursday.

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