News for Wednesday, May 8, 2013


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Lakeside beats Heritage in penalty kicks

CLARKSTON -- In a matter of minutes on Tuesday, the 2013 season came to an end for the Heritage boys soccer team. No. 7 Lakeside-DeKalb took advantage of a pair of misses by Heritage in penalty kicks.

Georgia College ends regional in ninth

COVINGTON -- Georgia College senior and former Eastside golfer Taylor Smith could not overcome a tough 6,928-yard, par-72 El Campeon course on Wednesday at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla., during the three-day DII South/Southeast Region tournament.

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Sneed signing

Newton’s Micah Sneed is heading to West Georgia Tech in Carrollton.

Braves sink Reds, scoring five in eighth

CINCINNATI -- Atlanta third baseman Juan Francisco's first career grand slam highlighted a five-run eighth inning, and Dan Uggla hit a pair of solo homers lifting the Braves to a 7-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

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Falcons team report: Defensive boosts

Following a weekend rookie minicamp, the Atlanta Falcons feel they may have managed to steal a couple of linebacker prospects after failing to address that need during the draft.. Linebackers Nick Clancy and Joplu Bartu, both undrafted free agent rookies, were impressive in the three-day camp that

Main Street reports three business expansions, one new retail store

The Main Street Covington quarterly report was presented to the City Council and BOC this week.

Covington man wanted by Monroe arrested by Covington Police

An alert Covington Police officer arrested a Covington man wanted by the Monroe Police Department for armed robbery, aggravated assault and carjacking.

Panola Mountain offers 'taste of programming' on May 18

Panola Mountain State Park is offering an assortment of free outdoor activities for National Kids to Parks Day on May 18.

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Jodi Arias found guilty of first-degree murder

An Arizona jury found Jodi Arias guilty on Wednesday of first-degree murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend in a sensational capital case that has snared media attention since January.

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Covington Rotary honors Newton's top seniors

The Rotary Club of Covington honored the Top 10 graduating seniors from each high school at a special ceremony.

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Publix donates to United Way

John Clark, district store manager for Publix and Joe Bonner, manager of the Brown Bridge store, present a corporate gift check of $14,541 to Covington-Newton County United Way Administrative Assistant Pierrette Hall. The check was in addition to the $20,000 raised by the 100 employees of the Brown Bridge

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Creative carving: Chef makes art out of fruits, vegetables

Chef Tek of Thai Palace in Conyers creates works of art out of fruits and vegetables.