News for Sunday, February 3, 2008


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Building guidelines possible Conyers officials consider energy-efficient regulations

CONYERS - Conyers officials are considering making the city the first in the state to mandate construction guidelines designed to make new homes more environmentally friendly.

Terrapins beat Tech by 2 points

ATLANTA - Bambale Osby scored 18 points, including two key free throws with 16.9 seconds left and Landon Milbourne added 16 points to lead five Maryland players in double figures and the Terrapins beat Georgia Tech 88-86 Saturday in an Atlantic Coast Conference game, ending the Yellow Jackets' three game winning streak.

County road projects affected by state transportation funding shortfall

CONYERS - Rockdale County is feeling the effects of the funding crisis of the Georgia Department of Transportation that is causing delays of local road improvement projects.

College Notebook: James sets indoor track records at KSU

Kennesaw State University freshman Josh James set two school records during the Tom Jones Memorial Classic indoor track meet last Saturday at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla.

Larger than life Patriots, Brady to battle for piece of history

GLENDALE, Ariz. - This one is for history.

Road money woes Lawmakers have choice of solutions

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers wrestling with a gaping shortfall in transportation funding could embrace both regional and statewide tax proposals by the time the General Assembly heads home for the year.

Dave Williams - Georgia potential friend to Obama, firewall to Huckabee

Georgia holds among the best prospects for victory for Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama in Super Tuesday's barrage of Republican and Democratic presidential balloting.

A mission for heroes Rockdale Relay for Life gets in gear with team sign-ups, fundraisers

Since 1996, Debbie Stewart, a cancer survivor, has participated 11 times in Relay for Life, and 2008 will make No. 12. Her mother, Betty Collins, who lost a four-year battle with the disease in January 2007, wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

Covington police seek two suspects in brazen wallet thefts

COVINGTON - Covington police are asking for the public's help in locating a pair of thieves who have reportedly stolen women's wallets out of their purses in recent weeks.

Wildcats add to win streak

ATHENS - Billy Gillispie and his Kentucky Wildcats are keeping their three-game winning streak in perspective.

Jack B. Simpson - No such thing as a sure thing in gambling

Visit a convenience store anywhere in the community and you will find people playing the Georgia Lottery. They are taking a chance, spending hard-earned dollars, looking for good fortune. Most forms of gambling are illegal in many jurisdictions, but Georgia's Lottery is state approved with monies designated for public education.

Falcons assistant coach chosen for Hall of Fame

PHOENIX - Emmitt Thomas will go into the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his work with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Events 2-3-08

Feb. 4

Bill Shipp - Sam or Roy for V.P., too?

We have been so busy advising Sonny Perdue on how to become the Republican vice presidential nominee that we overlooked two obvious Georgia possibilities as the Democratic running mate - former Gov. Roy Barnes or former Sen. Sam Nunn.