News for Wednesday, October 2, 2013


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Big final inning propels Lady Eagles into Class AAAA state playoffs

Even though the Lady Eagles did not get a hit until the top half of the seventh inning, their defense kept them in the game as they scored four runs to beat Lanier 5-3 in the first round of the Region 8-AAAA tournament on Wednesday.

Heritage breaks through in sixth, shuts out Alcovy

It was an old fashioned pitcher’s dual on the softball diamond at Heritage High School Wednesday, that is until the hosts took advantage of a surprise pitching change.

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RCSO searches for person of interest in June armed robbery

RCSO searches for person of interest in June armed robbery

County won't charge youth groups to use Gaither

By a vote of 3 to 2, county commissioners decided Tuesday night they will not charge nonprofit youth groups to use Gaither Plantation for activities.

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Daring drop

Vampire viewing in Olde Town Thursday night

A stunt double practiced a daring drop from the Newton County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon.

GPC plans Awesome Autumn Open House

Georgia Perimeter College will host an Awesome Autumn Open House at its Newton Campus.

On the Beat: Man tries to pay for tow truck with drugs

On the Beat: Man tries to pay for tow truck with drugs

Chamber pres says qualified workers needed

Chamber of Commerce President Hunter Hall told county commissioners Tuesday the Chamber and Office of Economic Development are developing a “holistic economic strategy” to address the need for a qualified workforce.

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Woods paired with Kuchar for opening Cup fourballs

Tiger Woods will link up with his 19th different partner in team play for the United States after being paired with Matt Kuchar for Thursday’s opening fourballs at the Presidents Cup.

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Braves happy entering playoffs under the radar

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Atlanta Braves have won the National League East division crown, raising fresh hopes they can rekindle their glory days and make a charge at winning the World Series.

Local businesses invited to learn more about health care reform

Do you own a business and have questions about the new health care reform law? Navigating the maze of health care reform can be a challenge, prompting the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and other entities to provide guidance for those companies still struggling to understand the complexities of the Affordable Care Act.

Teams sought for 4-ball tournament benefiting the Miracle Field

The philanthropic spirit of golfers and the Oaks Course continues to shine as teams are signing up to play in the two-day 2013 Newton County Four-Ball Championship starting on Saturday, Oct. 26.

MEADORS: Does GPA have meaning anymore?

Employers are losing faith in the American grade point average.

Lady Eagles to play deciding region tournament game today

After winning the first game in dramatic fashion 12-4, the Lady Eagles let Lanier sneak in to win the second game 5-4 in the first round of the Region 8-AAAA softball tournament forcing the third and deciding game today at 5:55 p.m.

Community Calendar for Oct. 3, 2013

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.