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Jackson named new Heritage volleyball coach

There’s a new head lady on the volleyball sidelines at Heritage High School.

Farmer gets no-decision in Tigers’ loss to Baltimore

Buck Farmer had the finest start of his major league career on Friday.

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Newcomers could breathe life into Falcons defense

The Atlanta Falcons are hoping that a mixture of returning players and several newcomers are prepared to improve the league’s worst defense.

Braves land Cuban INF Olivera on second try

The Atlanta Braves wanted Cuban infielder Hector Olivera earlier this season. They finally have him.

Hawks’ Scott faces drug charge

Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott was arrested Thursday morning on a felony drug possession charge in Banks County, Ga.

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Olympic sailors, rowers shrug off reports of Rio’s polluted waters

Sailors and rowers were not worried about getting sick during the Rio Olympics next year despite reports that waters to be used for events have pollution levels equivalent to raw sewage, competitors said on Thursday.

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No snow no problem as China’s financial might lands 2022 Games

The snow will be fake, but the very real financial muscle China boasts proved decisive on Friday when Beijing won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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Bucs name Winston starting quarterback

Winston, the first overall pick in this year’s draft, will work with the first team when the Bucs begin training camp Saturday.

Ohio State suspends Bosa, three others, UGA in top 10, Tech 17

Ohio State All-American defensive end Joey Bosa and three other players were suspended for the 2015 opener for a violation of athletic department policy.

Hill headed to Oregon for elite sprinters camp

If there’s an elite camp for high school track and field sprinters, it’s a safe bet Candace Hill will receive an invitation.

Rockdale grad Farmer back with Detroit Tigers

Buck Farmer is back in the big leagues.

Five former area players open NFL training camp

NFL training camps opened this week as hundreds of players hit the field. That includes five former area standouts.

Rockdale Post 77 wins state baseball championship

There’s a new American Legion baseball state champion in Georgia.

Post 32 rolls over Leesburg, sets up battle with Rockdale

Local rivals play Saturday at 1

It’s an all-area winner’s bracket final at the American Legion Georgia state tournament.

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Ashton Hills a top-15 golf course

In an award made all the more special because its customers helped achieve it, Ashton Hills Golf Club in Covington was named the 14th best public golf course in the country based on customer reviews on golfadvisor.com from April until June of this year.

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