News for Sunday, January 27, 2008


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Sharapova takes Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - When Maria Sharapova walked on court for the Australian Open final, she kept thinking about the sage advice of another champion.

Tennessee crushes UGA behind Lofton

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Chris Lofton hit seven 3-pointers and scored a season-high 27 points as No. 3 Tennessee rolled to an 85-69 victory over Georgia on Saturday night.

Students, parents invited to financial aid workshop

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System is urging parents and their 12th-grade students to begin thinking about how they will pay for college.

Many tax bills on legislative table this year

ATLANTA - For most of last year, House Speaker Glenn Richardson had the tax reform spotlight all to himself.

Cast a ballot Advance voting begins Monday for primary

CONYERS - Georgia voters can begin going to the polls Monday when advance voting begins in the Feb. 5 presidential preference primary to select Democratic and Republican nominees for president.

Memphis stays unbeaten with win over Gonzaga

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 21 points and Derrick Rose added 19 to lead No. 1 Memphis to an 81-73 victory over Gonzaga on Saturday.

Perennials have no problem with being picked again

ATLANTA - Nicklas Lidstrom's 10th All-Star appearance brought out a smile that belied what has become routine for the topflight Detroit defenseman.

College Notebook: May seeing plenty of action at South Carolina

Former Heritage girls basketball standout Jewel May is seeing an increase in her playing time at South Carolina.

Bill Shipp - Let the vetting begin

This is serious. Gov. Sonny Perdue really is on the short list of possible Republican vice presidential nominees.

10 in a row for Salem Seminoles edge tough competition; Rockdale takes girls title

CONYERS - The competition at the 2008 Rockdale County Swimming Championship was as good as advertised as the three high schools battled in one of the most tightly contested county meets in history.

In brief

Falcons pick receivers coach

Police searching for clues in house vandalism case

COVINGTON - Newton County authorities are seeking information leading to the whereabouts of several vandals, who reportedly inflicted between $20,000 and $30,000 worth of damage to an unoccupied house on Valley Brook Drive last week.

John Douglas - FY09 budget proposals and police memorials

The General Assembly was in recess this week as legislators from across the state attended the annual budget hearings. Over the next few months as we look at the Fiscal Year 2009 budget proposals, we will focus on the things that are important to all Georgians - education, transportation, healthcare, and of course, natural resources.

RCHS to hold graduation at local church

CONYERS - For the second year, Rockdale County High School seniors will have their graduation ceremony at Church In The Now of Conyers.

Jack Simpson - Leadership is needed during tough times

Some of our local politicians have already announced plans to run again for their offices. They say they wish to continue development of some of their pet programs.

Belichick, Coughlin like each other

One evening last March during the NFL meetings in Phoenix, a group of folks leaving a restaurant encountered Tom Coughlin and Dick Jauron dining with their wives on the outdoor terrace.