News for Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Rockdale drops first area volleyball match

Rockdale lost its first area volleyball match Tuesday in Snellville.

Stopping run is key to Rams win over Valdosta

The Rams are hoping to leave the fans of Bazemore-Hyden Stadium as shocked as they left the Lowndes fans as they travel to Valdosta to take on the Wildcats at 8 p.m. on Friday.

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Nationals get come-from behind win over Braves final inning

The Washington Nationals scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Atlanta Braves and almost invincible closer Craig Kimbrel 6-5 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader and keep their thin playoff hopes alive.

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Tiger in prime position for East Lake despite some doubts

Tiger Woods heads into this week’s season-ending Tour Championship in pursuit of his sixth victory of the year as the top seed in the FedExCup standings, yet a few question marks are still hovering over his game.

Covington changes alcohol ordinance

The Covington City Council has finalized an update to the city’s alcohol ordinance to allow licensing for on-premises wine and beer tastings, licensing for caterers to serve alcohol off-premises and temporary permits for non-profits to sell alcohol at events to benefit a charitable or civic organization.

Newton County man charged with threatening deputy after I-20 wreck

An Oxford man was arrested after he allegledly caused a wreck on I-20 on Sept. 10 and then threatened to kill an RCSO deputy

Covington police arrest two on unrelated charges at same hotel

CPD makes two unrelated drug arrests at same hotel; Newton County woman charged with DUI in motorcycle wreck

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THOMAS: We've been played

Who sounds more presidential: a tentative Barack Obama, who speaks loudly and too often, but carries a small stick, or Mitt Romney, who clearly understood that for threats to be diminished or deterred a president must have credibility?

Emmert stresses no pay for athletes

Significant changes within the NCAA are likely to occur in the not-too-distant future, perhaps as early as the spring of 2014. But one thing that will remain a constant: Players will not be paid.

Unbeaten Rockdale battles Langston Hughes

The miraculous first month turnaround for the Rockdale football team is nearly complete.

Newton County has had smooth transition to new voter registration system

Newton County elections officials feel confident that few issues will arise as a reuslt of moving to a new voter registration system earlier this year.

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TV, film production brings economic boon to area

The filming of the television series “The Originals” in and around Conyers has garnered its share of attention from fans of the show and the curious since production began in July.

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