News for Sunday, January 13, 2008


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Brandon Evans - No doubt SEC is best in football

Down here in Georgia, it's easy to find people who agree that the SEC is the strongest conference in college football.

Super Seminoles 8-AAAA champs stand out above the rest

This fall, the Salem Seminoles dominated the local gridiron, claiming the Region 8-AAAA South subregion title, the Region 8-AAAA championship and a trip to the state playoffs.

Favre throws 3 TDs as Packers top Seahawks

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Brett Favre somehow spun free from the Seahawks' clutches and stumbled ahead in the snow. Ever the gambler, he flipped a wobbly, underhanded pass that he had no business trying, let alone completing.

Southern Heartland hosts Monte Carlo for the Arts fundraiser

COVINGTON - If you'd like to take a trip to Monte Carlo without doling out thousands of dollars for airfare and hotel accommodations, here's your chance: Southern Heartland Arts Association Inc. is holding a fundraiser that will bring Monaco's crown jewel right here to Covington.

Bill Shipp - Axiom: Don't hit women

Conventional wisdom holds that the polls were all wrong about Barack Obama having a whopping lead over Hillary Clinton going into New Hampshire.

Communing with nature

Staff Photo: Lee Depkin

College notebook: Thomas opens year with strong effort for Lawson State

Former Salem basketball standout Joy Thomas started 2008 with a strong effort for Lawson State Community College, scoring a career-high 14 points and collecting six rebounds against Georgia Perimeter on Jan 5.

Voters need ID for fed. primary

CONYERS - Local election officials said the Georgia's voter ID law has not created problems in past elections, and they plan to provide temporary, or "provisional" ballots to anyone unable to provide proper identification at the polling place this year.

Sports briefs


5 BOE posts up for election this year

CONYERS - Five of the seven seats on the Rockdale County Board of Education are up for election this year. Two members, however, have already said they do not plan to put their names before voters again.

State of County: Address to focus on goals, success

CONYERS - "Don't Stop" is the title of a Fleetwood Mac song from the '70s, but it could also be the refrain of what Rockdale County Board of Commissioners Chairman Roy Middlebrooks will say during the annual State of the County address Monday.

Dave Williams - Georgia likely to play big role in primaries

When lawmakers voted last year to move up Georgia's 2008 presidential primaries to early February, many political observers said even that wouldn't be soon enough to give voters a say in the nominations.