News for Sunday, March 22, 2009

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Mall to require parental escorts for teens on weekends

CONYERS - Teens wanting to cruise inside the Mall at Stonecrest on a Friday or Saturday night will soon have to bring a parent along.

Cavs end Atlanta's win streak

CLEVELAND - Any ideas the Atlanta Hawks had of extending their seven-game winning streak ended quickly Saturday.

Sweet victories Teams battle to be among the 16 advancing

PHILADELPHIA - Dante Cunningham scored 18 points Saturday, helping Villanova reach the round of 16 for the fourth time in five years with an 89-69 victory over UCLA that ended the Bruins' bid for a fourth straight Final Four appearance.

Darrell Huckaby - 03/22/09

Ft. Benning, near Columbus, Ga., is the Home of the Infantry, and one of the largest military bases in the world. It started out as Camp Benning and was created in 1918 to help train General Black Jack Pershing's American Expeditionary Force - the Doughboys who were going to put boots on the ground to help liberate France from the Germans in the first World War. (Ft. Benning was named for a Confederate general, Henry L. Benning, but don't tell anybody. Folks would probably demand that the name be changed.)

Police say to watch out for money scams

COVINGTON - Desperate times call for desperate measures, or so the saying goes, but Covington Police Department Detective D.J. Seals warns residents not to let their financial desperation override common sense and drown out warnings from that "little voice" inside their head.

Sun Devils shut down Georgia

DULUTH - Georgia had the home fans and another advantage: Arizona State was missing its point guard.

Glavine pain-free in start for Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Tom Glavine knows the end of his career is in sight and he wants to leave on his own terms.

Prep soccer: Playoff picture muggy

COVINGTON - The playoff picture in Area 4-AAAA has many scenarios.

History unearthed Rockdale historian researches stories of the dead

When it comes to unraveling the mystery of who is buried in the Conyers Cemetery, Susan Vaughn, a member of the Rockdale County Historical Society, admits that it's not been easy. She's spent dozens of hours culling through old newspapers, court records and history books to piece together nuggets of information on the roughly 377 known people buried there from the 1850s to the mid-1900s.

Car wreck kills trash employee Man pinned between vehicle, garbage truck

CONYERS - A 34-year-old Decatur man was killed Friday morning when a car traveling along Ga. Highway 138 struck him and pinned him against the rear of a waste delivery truck while he was unloading a trash can.

RCPS superintendent to hold community forum

CONYERS - The superintendent of schools is once again seeking input from the community.