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Eagles win a slugfest at Stephens County

The Eastside baseball team refused to lose in their second game of the series against Stephens County as the Eagles topped the Indians 16-14 in nine innings on Tuesday.

Ellenberg hired as principal at Newton High

He’s been a science teacher, department chair, assistant principal and interim principal at Newton High School. Tuesday night John Ellenberg was officially given the principal position following a unanimous vote by the Newton County Board of Education.

Candidates answer questions on county government structure

District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson said Monday he would support changing the current management structure of the county government, despite the fact that his was one of three votes that put the structure in place three years ago.

Ellenberg named principal at Newton High

John Ellenberg has been named principal at Newton High School.

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Shelton, Pats win region soccer title

The brilliance of Faith Shelton on the soccer field was on full display Tuesday, and for the Heritage girls soccer team it couldn’t have come at a better time.

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Spurs’ Popovich named Coach of the Year

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich credits his players for rebounding in resilient fashion from what he considers the most devastating defeat in his coaching tenure with the franchise — Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals — to post the best record in the league a year later.

Knicks, Kerr might not be match

Steve Kerr played for Phil Jackson in Chicago, they dine together when TNT basketball assignments put Kerr in the same city and there is no pretending the hypothetical coaching conversation between them would be a new one.

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Wood proves sturdy as starter

Because of Alex Wood’s quirky delivery, the Atlanta Braves thought he might be most effective in short doses coming out of the bullpen.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

KCNB holds Earth day event

Early voting begins Monday

Voters interested casting a ballot before the May 20 primary election can do so at the Newton County Board of Elections Registration building beginning Monday.

Morgan Co. deputy charged with child molestation

NCSO: Incidents reportedly occurred in Newton Co.

A Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy — and former Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputy — was arrested by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office Monday on allegations that he inappropriately touched a young girl several years ago.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Education at the mercy of misguided legislation

It’s the silly season again in U.S. education — although I am not sure there is any other kind these days.

JEFF MEADORS: Scorecard shows schools have much work to do

Report cards are out and PR machines are in full spin mode.

Community Calendar for April 22, 2014

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

Two considered for Main Street position

Main Street Covington could have a new leader in place this week as the Covington-Newton Chamber of Commerce makes an offer to two candidates.

Covington City Council denies gazebo, Square changes

Discussions to build a gazebo and implement landscaping improvements to the Square came to an abrupt halt at Monday’s City Council meeting despite a committee speaking in favor of moving forward with the changes.

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Newton High senior wins top honors at state science fair

Newton High School senior Vitaliy Semenikhin took home first place honors in the Senior Division at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair on March 28 for his project entitled “Investigating Piezoelectric Properties for Practical Applications.”

Tigers run-rule Lovejoy 11-1

Three runs in the first and second inning allowed the Tigers to cruise to an easy 11-1, six-inning win on Monday.

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Pet of the Week: Shelby and Luna

Pet of the Week: Shelby and Luna

Salem baseball sweeps Cedar

It’d been a nearly-season-long struggle for the Salem baseball team, but Monday was a bright spot.

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