News for Sunday, September 14, 2008

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Ga. Tech falls to Va. Tech 20-17

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech turned into Tyrod Taylor's team on Saturday, and the sophomore quarterback did nothing to raise any doubt that he's ready for the job.

RMC set to make $2.49M in payments

CONYERS - Rockdale Medical Center officials took a matter-of-fact stance in saying they will make a $2.49 million bond payment due Oct. 1 as they continue to find a buyer for the publicly owned hospital.

Rockdale takes top honors for task force

CONYERS - A strong communitywide working relationship is one reason the Rockdale County Task Force on Family Violence was named the task force of the year for Georgia.

Barbecue festival to feature reptile show

COVINGTON - If you thought barbecue was the only thing being offered at the Covington Lions Club's third annual Sherman's Last Burning Fall Festival and BBQ Cook Off, then you are in for a surprise.

EHS giving away care boxes to needy families

COVINGTON - Before this year, students at Eastside High School participated in community projects on their own or in small groups. Now, the entire student body and staff are coming together for one large community project.

UGA, Moreno rally past S.C.

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The yards were tough to come by and the points even tougher for Georgia - as usual when the Bulldogs play South Carolina.

Smoltz, Glavine see highs and lows with Braves this year

ATLANTA - For Tom Glavine and John Smoltz, this season has surely rekindled memories of their early days with the Atlanta Braves.

Heads of the pack Marietta woman, South Carolina man win Fuzz Run

COVINGTON - Winning the 2008 Covington Police Fuzz Run became twice as nice for Marietta's Partricia Hayes as she won event for the second straight year while Orinthal Striggles of Columbia, S.C., won in his first try.

Darrell Huckaby - Real life can be so much stranger than fiction

So I woke up early Friday morning and wasn't quite sure of the topic I wanted to address today. It happens. Sometimes the things that are on my mind aren't really the things that are likely to be on the minds of my readers.

Heritage runners to defend New-Rock crown

Eleven.

Bill Shipp - The war of the vet

Too bad about Jim Martin. The Democrat may have had a slim chance of unseating incumbent Sen. Saxby Chambliss in this year's election.