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Local Relay for Life teams gear up to study, fight cancer

The upcoming 2009 Relay for Life events in Rockdale and Newton counties are not just about raising money for cancer research. They're also about being a part of the science that could lead to a cure.

Bill Shipp - 04/12/09 HOW TO MAKE F-22s DISAPPEAR

Unless the Easter bunny leaves Georgia's government a bushel of golden eggs, the Peach State is in a heck of a mess.

Thrashers end season with 6-2 home win

ATLANTA - Ilya Kovalchuk scored his 43rd goal, and the Atlanta Thrashers snapped a three-game skid with a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night in final game of the season for both teams.

Meeting aims to stop foreclosures Congressman Johnson to hold 'Save the Dream' rally

CONYERS - U.S. Congressman Hank Johnson will hold a town hall meeting this month geared toward helping homeowners who are struggling to avoid foreclosure.

Woodlee's hoops tournament to raise gym funds

COVINGTON - Educators at Woodlee's Christian Academy want area residents to have a little fun and, at the same time, help raise money for the expansion of their school.

Tigers in position to pounce on playoff spot Alcovy fourth in 4-AAAA at midway point of region schedule

COVINGTON - The Alcovy Tigers baseball team not only finds itself in a position to make it to the Class AAAA playoffs, it has a chance to win Region 4-AAAA.

Community Calendar - 04/12/09

April 12

Family's pets returned after 4 months Dogs had escaped, been adopted by other owners

CONYERS - If dogs could talk, Oscar and Dudley would have one whopper of a story to tell.

A flair for the dramatic Tied for the lead entering the final round, Perry, Cabrera are no strangers to pressure

AUGUSTA - Angel Cabrera and Kenny Perry have proven they can handle the pressure on golf's biggest stage. Next up is Sunday at Augusta National, a test unlike any other they have faced.

UGA defense steals show during G-Day Red team scores only touchdown in 13-3 win

ATHENS - The Sanford Stadium scoreboard said the Red team won Georgia's G-Day spring game on Saturday, beating the Black team 13-3.

Symbols of Easter

Staff Photo: Lee Depkin