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  1. Cougars can't find crucial hit in 2-1 lossRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | The Times-Herald

    At both game - and series end - on Friday, Newnan seemed just a step away from reaching the second round of the Class AAAAAA State Baseball Playoffs for the second consecutive year following a 2-1 loss to Hillgrove at Joe Pope Field. The Cougars stranded nine runners for a total of 20 over their two playoff losses in Games 1 and 3 this week, unable to come up with enough clutch hits while also struggling to shut down a hard-nosed Hillgrove team that had been in playoff mode since mid April.


  2. Newnan rebounds for split behind ace, offensive outburst in Game 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | The Times-Herald

    Newnan's arm of 'Steele' came through again just when the Cougars needed it most during Thursday's Class AAAAAA opening round doubleheader against Hillgrove at Joe Pope Field. And it received plenty of support in a crucial Game 2 victory with Newnan's 2015 season hanging in the balance.


  3. Experienced Cougars look to make amends in first round of playoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | The Times-Herald

    Newnan's baseball roster heading into the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs today reads nearly identical to that of an unfortunate early exit against Valdosta a year ago. But the makeup and the mentality of today's Cougars lineup may compare little to that of a group of newcomers that came within three outs of advancing to the second round.


  4. Georgia SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | The Times-Herald

    When the first Earth Day appeared 45 years ago, no one was driving a hybrid or electric car. No one was too worried about greenhouse gases or the coal stored at plant Arkwright.


  5. Local players among leaders at GSGA Four-BallRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2015 | The Times-Herald

    Pairings comprised of local golfers remained in conten- tion during the second round of the Georgia State Golf Association's annual Four-Ball Tournament on Saturday in Valdosta. Heading into today's final 18 holes at the co-hosted event at Kinderlou Forest Club and Valdosta Country Club, a team of Clay Gardner of Newnan and John Miles Jr. of Fayetteville held down first place in the First Flight after posting consecutive rounds of 70. Gardner and Miles Jr. take a one-stroke lead into today's final 18 holes after combining for four birdies, matching Friday's day-one total.


  6. Nelson drops decision in semis; could place 3rdRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | The Times-Herald

    East Coweta junior Dusty Nelson allowed a pair of takedowns and little else in Friday's Class AAAAAA 113-pound semifinal match against North Gwinnett junior standout Todd Small, but it wasn't enough to push through to today's finals at the GHSA State Tournament at the Macon Center-Plex. At 38-1, Small pulled out a 5-3 decision, taking an early two-point lead 22 seconds into a tightly-contested match.


  7. Newnan to use playoff loss as fuel this seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | The Times-Herald

    The sting of Newnan's final loss to Valdosta at Joe Pope Field may have finally subsided from last May after coming three outs from from advancing to the second round of the GHSA Class AAAAAA State Playoffs. Yet heading into this spring, the disappointment of an early exit could create the type of hunger that a maturing Cougar roster could use to fuel a return trip to the postseason and beyond.


  8. Newnan Walmart not part of statewide bomb threatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | The Times-Herald

    Bomb threats were called into Walmart stores around Georgia on Tuesday and Wednesday, but the Newnan Walmart was not one of them. Some of the stores were evacuated, including ones in LaGrange, Marietta, Valdosta and East Albany.


  9. UWG faces CSU-Pueblo in first trip to Division II semifinalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | The Times-Herald

    The last time West Georgia's football program played in a game as significant as tonight's national Division II semifinal, a personal computer held 64 bits, Michael Jackson had released a new album titled 'Thriller, ' and E.T. was still phoning home. The year was 1982, and the then West Georgia College Braves won a Division III national title before eventually turning their sights to bigger goals, some of which have come to fruition in previous seasons.


  10. Former Indians help UWG reach D-II quarterfinalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2014 | The Times-Herald

    West Georgia set up a second consecutive playoff matchup against a Gulf South Conference rival in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals after knocking off Delta State 37-27 on Saturday in Cleveland, Miss. The Wolves' continued a historic postseason run in head coach Will Hall's first season by improving to 11-2 with the win over the No.


  11. Lakes earns SoCon honors following freshman seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | The Times-Herald

    A historic first year of college football for Alex Lakes at Mercer University didn't go unnoticed among the coaches and media surrounding the Southern Conference on Tuesday. The former Northgate High 1,000-yard rusher became the first since the Bears restarted their football program to achieve the accolade as a freshman this fall.


  12. Temperatures dip into 20s in parts of GeorgiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | The Times-Herald

    A blast of cold weather sent temperatures tumbling into the 20s in the Macon area and led to freezing weather as far south as Valdosta. Among the state's coldest spots in the pre-dawn hours Monday was Augusta, where it was 28 degrees at 5 a.m. It was 29 degrees in Peachtree City, just south of Atlanta.


  13. Cougars continue to claw back in playoff huntRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2014 | The Times-Herald

    Newnan recorded consecutive wins for the first time this season as the Cougars blew out Pebblebrook 35-6 on senior night at Drake Stadium. Senior tailback JK Britt rushed for three scores as the Cougars defense continued its late-season surge as it gave up a season-low points total.


  14. Newnan dominates finale, stays alive with winRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | The Times-Herald

    Newnan shook off an open- ing loss here to Region 1-AAAAAA softball champion Lowndes, by storming back in game two behind the pitching of senior Tori Loveless and forcing a deciding game today in the teams' GHSA second-round state playoff series with a 6-0 shutout victory on Wednesday. Facing elimination following an opening 6-3 loss, Loveless held the Vikettes to four hits and Newnan's bats continued to heat up in the nightcap after scoring runs in three of its last four at-bats of Game 1 while improving its overall record to 18-15 and coming within a victory of returning to the GHSA Class AAAAAA Elite 8 in Columbus next week.


  15. Lady Cougars climb over Kennesaw MountainRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | The Times-Herald

    The Newnan Lady Cougars softball team moved on to the Class AAAAAA Sweet 16 with a sweep at home against Kennesaw Mountain. Newnan won the first game 5-4 off a run in its final at bat, before finishing off the Lady Mustangs in the nightcap with an 8-5 victory.


  16. Storms knock out power to more than 29,000 in Ga.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | The Times-Herald

    Residents across Georgia were under a tornado watch as severe thunderstorms pounded parts of the state, knocking out power to more than 29,000 customers statewide before dawn Tuesday. The watches covered a wide area across the state, and included the cities of Atlanta, Athens, Macon, Albany, Valdosta and Dahlonega.


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