News for Sunday, January 6, 2008

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Kidd records triple-double in Nets' win Hawks fall back below .500

ATLANTA - Jason Kidd had 10 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds for his ninth triple-double of the season, and the New Jersey Nets opened the fourth quarter on a 15-0 run to rally past the Atlanta Hawks 113-107 on Saturday night.

Marriage 101

Although statistics vary depending on the source, it is estimated that between 40 and 50 percent of all marriages in America end in divorce. According information derived from the 2000 U.S. Census, nearly 30 percent of all adults living in Rockdale County are divorced.

Unity in faith Thousands take to street for walk

CONYERS - Community members of all races and denominations from Rockdale and Newton counties gathered Saturday in Conyers to affirm their unity in faith.

Dave Williams - Meeting of moderates could foster independent presidential run

When former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn needed a partner to push for federal funds to dismantle nuclear weapons in the former Soviet Union, the Georgia Democrat turned to Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana.

Pine Log trail opens

CONYERS - Rockdale County officials laced up their sneakers Friday to officially open the walking path at Pine Log Park.

Police nab suspect in burglary

CONYERS - Law enforcement credited the quick thinking of a homeowner in the arrest of a burglary suspect after he allegedly threw a rock into window of a south Rockdale County house Thursday.

Late turnovers doom Skins in 35-14 loss to Seahawks

SEATTLE - The Seattle Seahawks weren't about to play along with the sentimental favorite of this year's playoffs.

Bill Shipp - South Georgia should secede

The great water crisis proves at least one thing: Georgia should be divided into two states. The present single-Georgia system is not working.

Sports briefs

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Man denied new trial in Waffle House armed robbery

CONYERS - A man serving 20 years in prison for the armed robbery of a Waffle House in Rockdale County will not get a new trial.

Pats close the gap on local foes

CONYERS - In Chad Frazier's first season as football coach at Heritage, the Patriots improved one game, posting a 3-7 record this fall after going 2-8 last season.

Diamond dominance Rockdale's George, Holmes among the best around town

The competition was fierce on the local softball diamonds this fall.

AP Voters like Brady a bunch: QB wins MVP

NEW YORK - For all their achievements, past Most Valuable Players John Unitas, Dan Marino and Joe Montana never had a season like Tom Brady's 2007.