News for Sunday, October 12, 2008

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Heritage student killed in crash

CONYERS - Three students at Heritage High School were involved in a one-vehicle crash Saturday that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old girl.

Oxford man wins medal for rescue

COVINGTON - Oxford resident Kyle Christopherson, 20, has been awarded the Carnegie Medal for heroism. Christopherson saved the life of a drowning man in Daytona Beach Shores, Fla., in July 2007.

Time to think pink Pink Sisterhood gathers to promote breast cancer awareness, detection

CONYERS - Some women, and a few men, sported pink boas and scarves Thursday night at the Celtic Tavern in Conyers.

College Fair returns to Newton

COVINGTON - Area educators are asking students to return to school Tuesday evening for a special event that could help them plan their post-secondary education.

Eastside crowned region champs

WATKINSVILLE - It's been nearly three weeks since the Eastside Lady Eagles have allowed an opposing team to score.

Dogs bounce back Georgia rebounds from 'Bama loss with dominating 26-14 win over Vols

ATHENS - Georgia is back on track for another SEC title chase, and it's not too early to rule Tennessee out of the race.

Morgan, defense bail out Yellow Jackets in 10-7 win

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Calvin Booker endured nearly five full seasons before making his first career start at quarterback.

Lady Patriots finish second in 8-AAAA Phillips' hit lifts Heritage to dramatic 2-1 victory

DANIELSVILLE - The Heritage softball team wrapped up the No. 2 seed from Region 8-AAAA in dramatic fashion Saturday at Madison County High School.

Darrell Huckaby - Common sense is in short supply

Some people just have so much nerve. Let me give you a for instance or three. A couple of weeks ago, for example, a young policeman in Athens had

Bill Shipp - Strange times and weird events

Never pay a root doctor in another state with a rubber check for casting a voodoo curse on a political rival. If you do, the dark spell is liable to bounce back, just like the check.

Car hits boy, 13 RCSO searches for driver

CONYERS - A 13-year-old boy is recovering from injuries sustained Friday night when he was thrown from his bicycle after being struck by a car on Salem Road.

Woman organizes breast cancer rally

OXFORD - Oxford resident Kathy Coursey-Boes is accomplishing big things for just one woman.

Falcons' focus is on stopping Bears' Forte

ATLANTA - Kyle Orton's gaudy passing day last week didn't distract the Atlanta Falcons.