News for Sunday, September 20, 2009

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Darrell Huckaby - 09/20/09

Dang Jimmy Earl! Come on dawg! Just once try having your brain in gear before engaging your mouth. Now we know why your dear sainted mother Mrs. Lillian once said, "Sometimes when I look at all my children I say to myself, Lillian, you should have remained a virgin."

College football roundup: Washington upsets No. 3 USC 16-13

SEATTLE - Southern California was leveled by another post-Ohio State funk, taken down by upstart Washington with a late drive that must have looked familiar to the Trojans.

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Longtime basketball player, coach to be roasted for gym fund

People who know Betty Jaynes, who served for 15 years as the executive director of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association, might be surprised to learn that she didn't even know what a basketball was until she reached the sixth grade.

Community Calendar - 09/20/09

Sept. 20

Police: Crime in Conyers down in '09

CONYERS - Economic trends and out-of-county residents are factors leading to a renewed concern for property crime by the Conyers Police Department, while overall crime trends appear to be down from 2008.

All-Area Track: Quartet shines in banner season

It was a banner year in the spring for the local high school track teams.

Water supply in good shape Cornish Creek treatment plant expansion nearly complete

COVINGTON - Newton County's water supply is in good shape and the expansion of Cornish Creek Water Treatment Plant will be completed in a few months, Water Resources Director Karl Kelley told the Board of Commissioners at its Tuesday night meeting.

Kathleen Parker - 09/20/09 PERCHANCE TO DUEL?

Not so long ago, Rep. Joe Wilson's verbal assault on the president - "You lie!" - might have produced a much different outcome.

Meyer Letter - 09/20/09

I saw recently in the Rockdale Citizen that Liberal Democrats are trying desperately to get 0bama's health care plan passed.

Hanson lives up to hype Braves rookie has 10 wins in major league

ATLANTA - The buzz started last fall, when Tommy Hanson dominated in Arizona. It got even louder in spring training, where he was compared to a young John Smoltz. When Hanson got his shot at the majors - instead of Tom Glavine, no less - the expectations couldn't have been higher.

Rob Jenkins - 09/20/09 High school students in my college classes? Who Knew?

I went into college teaching partly because I didn't want to deal with what I saw as the hassles of high school teaching: the helicopter parents, the immature students, the Jonas Brothers ring-tones.

Montoya ready to make run at title

LOUDON, N.H. - Juan Pablo Montoya has a bottle of French wine at home that was given to him as a gift from a friend in Malaysia, who told the driver to save it for a very special occasion.

Rockdale County schools select top teachers

CONYERS - Rockdale schools have selected the top teachers who will compete for the title of Teacher of the Year in the county and later in the state.

Rockdale to rearrange county jobs Legal manager in line to become deputy chief of staff

CONYERS - It looks like Rockdale County commissioners will be considering more personnel rearrangements to make up for staff reduction and may even create a new position.

Falcons expecting an improved Delhomme

ATLANTA - The Falcons expect to see an entirely different Jake Delhomme today.