News for Saturday, December 22, 2007

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Police investigate two walk-up armed robberies

CONYERS - The Conyers Police Department continued this week to investigate reports of two walk-up armed robberies in as many weeks in the parking lot of the Bank of America branch on Ga. Highway 138.

Lady Tigers fall in Henry Co. Classic opener

McDONOUGH - The Alcovy girls finally settled down in their first game of the Henry County Classic, but by then it was too late.

Couple urges fire safety after blaze

CONYERS - Mary Lynn and Pete Austin said they are treating this Christmas as something special this year after almost losing everything to an early morning fire Thursday.

Christmas on the farm

Staff Photo: Robert Porter

Brady named male athlete of year by AP

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady arrives at Gillette Stadium before the sun comes up.

Woman charged with theft 25-year-old accused of stealing money from city

COVINGTON - A 25-year-old Covington woman was taken into custody by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on Thursday afternoon for allegedly using funds from the city of McDonough to purchase airline tickets for her own personal use.

Joe's sweet sixteen Johnson's late spurt leads Hawks to victory

WASHINGTON - As well as Joe Johnson was shooting, it was one of his passes that led to the game's biggest basket for the surging Atlanta Hawks.

Falcons notebook: Hall refuses to be part of another losing season

FLOWERY BRANCH - If owner Arthur Blank hires a coach whose personality is directly opposite from Bobby Petrino's, DeAngelo Hall wants to return to the Atlanta Falcons next year.

Rob Jenkins - 'Golden Compass' points wrong way

As a matter of fact, I have seen "The Golden Compass."

Newton Citizen Poll 12-22-2007

This week's Citizen Poll was an open line ...

Jack Simpson - Getting old is a struggle

When a relative enters an assisted living facility, other family members become more acutely aware of some of the things that confront them. How long before you find yourself in similar circumstances?

Events 12-22-07

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Deputies bust drugs-for-guns operation

CONYERS - Two adults and a juvenile were arrested in an alleged drug-selling operation at the Briar Creek apartments, where Rockdale County Sheriff's Office investigators contend they sold drugs and traded drugs for guns.

Rockdale Citizen Poll 12-22-2007

This week's citizens' poll was an open line ...

Travel safe with kids for holidays

Going with your children over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house for the holidays? Before you do, make sure you and your family will be traveling safely.

Dave Williams - Loyalty secret to Murphy's longevity

In the legislative redistricting that followed the 2000 census, Georgia Democrats were determined to do everything they could to keep control of the General Assembly in a state rapidly turning Republican.

Darrell Huckaby - No matter what you call it, Christmas is a special time of year

Well, Mike Huckabee has really done it now! Imagine, a person who is running for president of these United States had the audacity - the unmitigated gall - to air a television commercial in Iowa, the very heartland of our country, in which Silent Night played in the background and he (gasp!) actually wished people a Merry Christmas. And some even say that the window panes in the background were shaped like a cross!

Salem boys advance to title game Hurt sparks Lady Seminoles to victory at Savannah Classic

SAVANNAH - Senior David Raudebaugh scored a 18 team-high points as the Salem boys (5-5) earned a trip to the championship game in the Savannah Holiday Classic with a 70-63 victory over Calvary Baptist on Friday night.