News for Sunday, November 11, 2007

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Staff Photo: Robert Porter

Friday night blaze hospitalizes two

COVINGTON - Two people were transported to the hospital Friday night after a fire broke out at an area business.

'Grandpa Bandit' suspect nabbed

PERRY - Authorities say they have arrested the so-called "Grandpa Bandit," a man in his mid-60s who is suspected in seven bank heists in Georgia and Tennessee.

Man to serve five years for statutory rape

CONYERS - A man involved in a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl was ordered to spend the next five years in prison after pleading guilty in Rockdale County Superior Court on Thursday.

Project Adventure receives $1M grant

COVINGTON - Project Adventure is expanding its program thanks to a little help from the federal government.

Woman to serve 4 years in shooting

CONYERS - A woman who shot another woman as a result of a domestic dispute was sentenced to serve four years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday in Rockdale County Superior Court.

Young Bulldogs look for better results in 2007

CONYERS - Rockdale swim coach Stephen Sansing has high hopes for his team in 2007.

Mall officials: Stonecrest safer than you think

CONYERS - Officials from the Mall at Stonecrest said their security efforts, along with increased patrols by the DeKalb County Police Department, will ensure a safe shopping experience this holiday season.

Backs in black Moreno and Brown lead UGA to win

ATHENS - Now that he's no longer calling plays, Mark Richt has more time to think of ways to fire up his players.

Panthers try to end home drought against Falcons

Atlanta Falcons defender Lawyer Milloy (36) celebrates his interception with teammate Michael Boley (59) against the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mike Rucker's alarm will go off at 7 a.m. today. An hour later, the Carolina Panthers' defensive end will eat some spaghetti with chicken. He'll then drive to the stadium and arrive exactly three hours before kickoff.

Yellow Jackets bowl eligible after beating Duke

DURHAM, N.C. - Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey looks for leadership from running back Tashard Choice, and he got plenty of it on Saturday.

Winters, Heritage score big Heritage senior 4th, team No. 6 in class

CARROLLTON - Shuaib Winters made his last appearance in the state cross country meet count Saturday.

College notebook: Dingle named to A-Sun all-conference team

Kennesaw State's Caitlin Dingle is a first-team selection on the Atlanta Sun Conference's all-conference women's soccer team.