News for Sunday, November 2, 2008

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True colors

Cooler temperatures seem to have prompted area trees to change colors, a process that seems to have been a long time coming this fall. These colorful Bradford trees greet the residents of Irwin Place subdivsion in Conyers.

Club Meetings 11/2/2008

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Couple fights for animals Humane Society case continues this week

CONYERS - The couple taking on Rockdale County over its animal control practices will return to Magistrate Court this week to keep their home pet advocacy business open.

RCA tries for grant

CONYERS - The Rockdale Career Academy is hoping to get a grant that would allow the school to expand its partnership with DeKalb Technical College.

Tigers get first ever state berth Boys, girls take second in region; Ola wins 4-AAAA title

COVINGTON - Following up their first-place finish a week earlier at the Alcovy Last Chance Invitational, Alcovy's cross country squads placed second Saturday in the Region 4-AAAA meet.

Newton boys finish fourth, going to state

ATLANTA - The Newton boys cross country squad placed fourth overall during the Region 2-AAAAA meet Saturday at Lakewood Stadium, earning the right to advance to state next weekend in Carrollton.

Heritage boys win region championship Hudson wins individual crown, followed by three teammates

CONYERS - The Heritage boys cross country team did something it had never done before in the Region 8-AAAA Championship on Saturday at the Georgia International Horse Park - win a region title.

Contest to offer $10K wedding

CONYERS - A lucky couple could win a wedding valued at more than $10,000 through a contest sponsored by Rockdale Medical Center's MATURE Project.

Nonprofits struggling in bad economy Cupboards bare at Newton's Food Pantry

COVINGTON - The Newton County Community Food Pantry is bare and will be closed this week.

Stomped Mistakes plague Georgia in loss to Gators

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Tim Tebow walked out of the locker room wearing a gray, protective boot on his left foot.

Darrell Huckaby - America is still great even after Election Day

So I had planned to talk about Halloween on The Jacksonville Landing. It was going to be good, too. I was going to describe the chaotic scene that could only be created by a perfect storm of a kids' holiday hijacked by rabid adults under the influence of not only alcohol, but also the anticipation of the biggest college football game since Rockne asked his Notre Dame players to win one for the Gipper - or something like that.

3 connected with armed robberies

CONYERS - The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office has arrested three men in connection with the Thursday armed robbery at Tamaulipas Mexican store on Pinelog Road and in the process have cleared their books on a second robbery that took place six days earlier.

Ronda Rich - Family singing

A while back, Mama, Louise, Rodney and I visited with some good friends of ours up in the mountains.

Bill Shipp - Fighting for 60

Just as the fat lady prepared to sing to bring down the curtain on the 2008 election, Georgia became a battleground state - not for the presidency but for unchallenged control of the U.S. Senate.

Tech survives rally, beats Bowden for first time

ATLANTA - Marcus Sims fumbled into the end zone to end No. 16 Florida State's comeback hopes in the final minute, and Georgia Tech held on to beat the Seminoles 31-28 on Saturday.