News for Sunday, January 11, 2009

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Newton boys tame Alcovy in low-scoring contest; girls win handily

COVINGTON - Newton was not about to let visiting Alcovy come in and dominate as the Rams swept Alcovy in Saturday's doubleheader.

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Eagles win 4th straight area crown

WATKINSVILLE - The Eastside wrestling team ran the gauntlet in Area 8-AAA to win its fourth area team dual championship Saturday at Oconee County High School.

Maryland rallies to beat Yellow Jackets

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland made up for a ghastly 30 minutes of basketball by finally being gracious enough to accept the generosity of bumbling Georgia Tech.

Group to propose changes in secondary education

ATLANTA - An educational working group that Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed in July plans to present to him on Monday a proposal that could change the face of Georgia's secondary and post-secondary educational system.

Careful cutting Woodsmen tread lightly in burial grounds

CONYERS - Jagger Rutledge sat down for a break in the middle of the woods on the old Susong property and said it was almost serene, despite the roar of chainsaws from his fellow woodsmen nearby and the large draft horses exerting great effort as they dragged cut trees.

Vols finish strong to beat Georgia 86-77

ATHENS - Tyler Smith was on crutches Friday and out of Bruce Pearl's early starting lineup on Saturday.

Bill Shipp - Perdue walking in Hoover's footsteps

Breaking out of the recession in Georgia may be even more difficult than many experts think. One reason: The federal government and the Georgia Gold Dome appear to be pulling in opposite directions on several fronts to warm up the economy.

Four RCPS teachers get grants

CONYERS - Soon, some area students will be getting a more hands-on experience in their science classes when four Rockdale County Public Schools science teachers each receive a $1,000 grant at the end of January.

County's property valuation: Residents can contest land value

CONYERS - Beginning this month, Rockdale County residents can challenge the assessed value of their property by filing a residential property tax return with the county Tax Assessor's Office.

Five-goal third dooms Thrashers in Florida

SUNRISE, Fla. - Ville Peltonen scored twice in a five-goal third-period outburst that lifted the Florida Panthers to an 8-4 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday.