News for Sunday, February 10, 2008

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Lady Seminoles reload for run at three-peat

CONYERS - The Salem girls soccer team is chasing a three-peat this year in Region 8-AAAA.

School system hosts 'Evening of Learning'

CONYERS - Parents, school faculty and community members are invited take a break from their jobs and home lives to become students for a night.

Officials meet to discuss gangs, school violence

CONYERS - A few dozen parents, students and community members gathered in the Conyers Middle School auditorium Thursday night to hear several student resource officers and other law enforcement representatives speak about gangs and violence among youth in Rockdale County.

Salem girls claim No. 1 seed Region 8-AAAA Tournament pairings

CONYERS - Good fortune smiled on the Salem girls basketball team at the coaches' meeting for the Region 8-AAAA Tournament on Sunday.

Cell phone recycling drive begins this month

CONYERS - Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful urges residents this month to donate their old cell phones rather than throwing them away or forgetting them in a desk drawer. Doing so will help a worthy cause and keep hazardous materials from ending up in landfills.

College notebook: Guntner sets new personal best in 800 meters

Kennesaw State University freshman Michael Guntner recorded a new personal best in the 800-meter run at the Texas Roadhouse Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C., last weekend.

Parsons scores 18 in Florida's win over UGA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Chandler Parsons came off the bench to hit his first six shots and finish with 18 points Saturday, helping Florida bounce back from a pair of blowout losses with a 77-67 victory over Georgia.

Theft of guitars earns man five years in prison

CONYERS - A man charged in connection with a residential burglary during which two rare guitars were stolen was sentenced last week to serve five years in prison.

Finding balance between beauty and business County mulls relaxing sign ordinance

CONYERS - Citing the troubling economic conditions for local businesses, the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners is looking at the county's sign ordinances to consider loosening restrictions for large banners.

Education, water, health top budget House restores school grants cut by Gov. Perdue

ATLANTA - The House on Friday overwhelmingly adopted a mid-year budget that gives Gov. Sonny Perdue everything he asked for, plus something he didn't want.

Jack B. Simpson - The sky is falling

What's going on out there? Well, for one thing, the sky is falling! Yes, and not just because Chicken Little said so. Some officials with the National Security Council have warned us that a spy satellite has lost its power and in February or March will drop in on us somewhere here on earth.

Bulldog coronation Rockdale ends Heritage's 3-year title run

CONYERS - After a three-year stay at Heritage, the Conyers Cup has moved back to Rockdale County High School.

Tech loses lead, game to Huskies

STORRS, Conn. - Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt warned his team not to try and challenge Connecticut down low, where 7-foot-3 shot-blocker Hasheem Thabeet makes his living.

An author's adventures Covington resident writes story of intrigue set in India

While the book is not the least bit autobiographical, its 127 pages of adventure almost rival the real life of the person who wrote it.

Bill Shipp - Live from the Gold Dome

So far, watching Georgia politics in 2008 has been like having a ringside seat at a professional wrestling match. Legislating sound laws and presenting calm and prudent budget plans have been replaced by threatened body slams and real flying chairs.

Alcovy soccer teams look for good things in second years

Alcovy boys chasing trip to state playoffs in second soccer season