News for Sunday, January 25, 2009


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NC State women's basketball coach dies Kay Yow, 66, loses long battle with breast cancer

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina State's Kay Yow, the Hall of Fame women's basketball coach who won more than 700 games while earning fans with her decades-long fight against breast cancer, died Saturday. She was 66.

No win for Georgia Bulldogs fall to 0-4 in SEC with loss to Mississippi State

ATHENS - Jarvis Varnado had 14 points and blocked four shots and Mississippi State overcame walk-on Ricky McPhee's 3-point barrage to beat Georgia 67-61 on Saturday night.

Bill Shipp - Will Roy run?

If you believe President Barack Obama inherited a truckload of problems from George W. Bush, consider what the next Georgia governor faces.

Pittsburgh is staying the course Franchise is a model of stability in the NFL

PITTSBURGH - When Dan Rooney gave his welcome to training camp speech to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the summer, the message was different from any he or his late father Art previously delivered in the club's 76-year history.

A spot of color

Staff Photo: Robert Porter

CPD: Pilot never made emergency landing

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at

Community Calendar - 1/25/2009


Darrell Huckaby - 5 cent cigars can work wonders

"What this country needs is a good 5 cent cigar."

Eastside basketball squads sweep Alcovy

COVINGTON - Eastside came out and showed Alcovy that they were not going to be dominated in their house as both Eastside basketball teams won their games in a sweep Saturday.

Rockdale BOC considers new attorney

CONYERS - The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners will consider the appointment of Conyers attorney Qader A. Baig to replace longtime county attorney John Nix at its next regular meeting Tuesday.

2004 draft pays off big for Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz. - If the Arizona Cardinals always drafted as well as they did in 2004, they wouldn't be the Arizona Cardinals.

Teachers start financial workshops for community

CONYERS - Two Rockdale County teachers have decided to use their skills and talents to help students and families struggling with financial problems during tough economic times.

BOE won't cut down on staff

CONYERS - Employees in Rockdale County Public Schools don't yet have to worry about administrative furloughs and a reduction of paraprofessionals this school year.

Petree signs with Volunteer State

Eastside Lady Eagles infielder Sierra Petree will continue her softball career at the next level after signing to be a Volunteer State Lady Pioneer. Pictured with Petree are, bottom from left, Eastside softball coach Heather Wood, Petree's parents, John and Kristie; top from left, Eastside Athletic Director Dennis Rodenberry, Eastside coaches Jason Stokes and Michael Poor, and Volunteer State Community College assistant coach Jimmy Buckner.

Pedestrian hit by car

A 25-year-old man was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Kirkland and Salem roads late Saturday afternoon. Few details were known of the accident, which is being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol. The condition of the man was not known at press time; however, officials said he was expected to be taken by air ambulance to an Atlanta trauma center.