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City of Oxford makes changes for new year

OXFORD - Five appointments were made by the Oxford City Council at its Monday night monthly meeting. Those positions - city attorney, municipal court judge, municipal court solicitor, city clerk and police chief - are contracted for one year and voted on each year by the mayor and council as to whether or not the person in the position will remain.

Phase two of Clark's Grove gets under way; shortcut to downtown closed

COVINGTON - Phase two of Clark's Grove is now under way directly across the street from phase one on Clark Street.

Covington to revisit impact fees

COVINGTON - The Covington City Council has agreed to revisit impact fees.

Appointment of Porterdale clerk delayed

PORTERDALE - A motion to postpone the reappointment of Porterdale City Clerk Shari Stevenson sparked a heated discussion among members of the City Council on Monday night.

Gossage elected to Hall Pitcher makes it on ninth ballot

NEW YORK - On his first day as a Hall of Famer, Goose Gossage tossed some high, hard ones at Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.

Tech to play for first win at UGA since '76

ATHENS - The annual Georgia Tech-Georgia game finds each team in obvious need of a boost.

Adams: We need a playoff

ATHENS - The president of the University of Georgia proposed an eight-team playoff system to determine the NCAA's national football champion.

Best CDs of 2007

When it comes to technology, it's like I came over on the Mayflower. I'd like to be more techno-savvy, but it's just not working. During this past year, however, I did join ranks the rest of the 21st century when my wife gave me an iPod for Christmas.

Gibbs resigns as coach of Washington

ASHBURN, Va. - Joe Gibbs' second NFL retirement was much like his first. It came as a surprise, and it was all about family.

Leaders at the net Lewis, Pierce, Buddenbaum claim top honors

Once again this fall, Heritage and Rockdale made runs at claiming berths to the Class AAAA state volleyball playoffs.

Mark Shields - Chinks form in Clinton's armor

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Les Biffle remains the most legendary American "pollster" whose name nobody knows. During the 1948 presidential campaign - when literally all the Wise Men of the press corps (there were among the press no acknowledged Wise Women in 1948) had, long before a single vote was cast, named Republican Thomas E. Dewey the winner over Democratic President Harry Truman - Democratic operative Biffle, disguising himself as a butter and egg salesman, traveled throughout the Midwest. Listening only to ordinary voters, he turned out to be the only semi-public figure to correctly predict the historic Truman upset victory.

Carter's 2 goals lead Flyers to win over Thrashers

ATLANTA - Jeff Carter scored two goals within a span of 13 seconds in the second period and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Atlanta Thrashers 4-1 on Tuesday night.

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