News for Wednesday, September 4, 2013


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Salem hosts Wesleyan in week two

Salem has been playing football since 1992 and Wesleyan’s first season was in 1998, but the teams had never met before last season. Now, the schools, separated by 41 miles, are starting to make it a yearly occurrence. Wesleyan, a Gwinnett County Class AA private school, will travel to Conyers Friday for a non-region game against the Class AAAAA Seminoles, the second consecutive season the schools have met in week two

Heritage softball crushes Cedar, stays unbeaten

Whether it’s playing hundreds of miles away, or just a few counties north against a league rival, the Heritage softball team has had no trouble piling up victories in the early going.

Eagles looking for improved running game against Red Devils

Even though Jackson lost a lot of their main defensive players from last year’s playoff team, Eastside’s offensive line still have their work cut for them if they hope to leave Red Devil Hill with a win on Friday.

911 employee hosts second blood drive

911 Communications Officer Nathaniel Stykes organized his first blood drive in June, giving public safety agencies a chance to compete.

Go-kart track regs approved

County commissioners have amended the zoning ordinance to allow go-kart facilities in certain areas with a conditional use permit.

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Loganville corn maze brings 'Duck Dynasty' to life

The owners of Corn Dawgs Corn Maze plowed the face of Uncle Si Robertson into their land for the 2013 corn maze season.

Lawsuit filed against Newton school board for January bus wreck

The father of two students injured in a wreck involving two school buses in January has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Newton County School Board.

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Mets even record at Turner with 5-2 win

The Atlanta Braves have by far the best home record in the majors, but that domination hasn’t come at the expense of the New York Mets.

Rams need to be perfect against Lowndes

Newton is going to have to control their turnovers and penalties if they hope to surprise Lowndes with an upset win on Friday.

Community Calendar for Sept. 5, 2013

Community Calendar for Sept. 5, 2013