News for Saturday, December 3, 2011

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Falcons look to keep rolling vs. injury-riddled Texans

Atlanta looks for its sixth win in seven games today on the road against AFC top dog Houston, which has been rocked by injuries this year.

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Woods on cusp of first win since turmoil

Yes, it’s a small field, and yes, it’s his own tournament that he hosts, and yes, it’s a course he usually dominates, but there’s no discounting what a win this weekend at the Chevron World Challenge would mean for Tiger Woods, who is one shot back of leader Zach Johnson heading into today’s final round.

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Leaving no doubt

Unbeaten No. 1 LSU overcomes a sluggish start Saturday to lock up its spot in the BCS National Championship game with a convincing 42-10 win against No. 12 Georgia, which sees its 10-game win streak snapped.

Boatright leads No. 8 UConn over Arkansas 75-62

Norcross' Lamb scores 14 for Huskies

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No. 1 Kentucky slips past No. 5 UNC

Blocked shot in waning seconds seals victory

Salem girls keep rolling

CONYERS -- The Thomson girls basketball team probably saw all it wanted to see of the freshman duo of Ayanna Mitchell and Shay Tarver.. Mitchell had 22 points and six rebounds and Tarver added 13 points and four assists as the Seminoles remained unbeaten at 6-0 with a 59-24 victory

Eastside shuts down Locust Grove

COVINGTON -- To say that Eastside's basketball team was domineering would be an understatement as both squads forced a mercy-rule fourth quarter against Locust Grove on Friday.. The Lady Eagles (2-2 overall, 2-0 Region 4-AAA) easily handled Locust Grove (0-5, 0-2) 55-21 while the Eastside boys (1-3, 1-1

Alcovy boys top Newton in triple overtime 79-77

COVINGTON -- Alcovy's Michael Tucker had 12 points in the triple overtime win over Newton with his contributions showing themselves everywhere else on the court as the Tigers beat Newton 79-77.. In the girls game, the Lady Tigers led from the first basket and never looked back in their 55-40

Toys for Tots desperate for donations

Local Toys for Tots campaigns are in need of support as donations are down but demand has increased.

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Tarrant leads Tulane past Georgia Tech

Yellow Jackets can't overcome poor shooting in road loss

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Cain suspends campaign, shifting GOP race

A defiant Herman Cain suspended his faltering bid for the Republican presidential nomination Saturday amid a drumbeat of sexual misconduct allegations against him, throwing his staunchly conservative supporters up for grabs with just one month to go before the lead-off caucuses in Iowa.

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Covington, Conyers residents get in the Christmas spirit

Conyers and Covington held their annual Christmas parades Saturday to usher in the holiday season. Both events enjoyed wonderful, late fall weather that gave everyone a chance to get out and enjoy the hundreds of floats, marching bands, vintage cars and other sights and sounds of Christmas. Go to www.rockdalecitizen.com

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Woods builds a big lead at Chevron

For the second tournament in a row, Tiger Woods holds a 36-hole lead --- this time in the Chevron World Challenge in California.

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Late collapse dooms Georgia against Cincinnati

The Bulldogs, who lost to Cincinnati in the Big East-SEC Challenge, fell to 4-4 and have now dropped three in a row.

Kilpatrick carries Bearcats past Georgia

UGA leads early before fading in Big East-SEC Challenge

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No. 1 Kentucky, No. 5 North Carolina both want to run

Early-season showdown on tap for Saturday

Eastside shuts down Locust Grove

COVINGTON -- To say that Eastside's basketball team was domineering would be an understatement as both squads forced a mercy-rule fourth quarter against Locust Grove on Friday.

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Alcovy boys top Newton in triple overtime 79-77

COVINGTON -- Alcovy's Michael Tucker had 12 points in the triple overtime win over Newton with his contributions showing themselves everywhere else on the court as the Tigers beat Newton 79-77.

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Olde Town Gallery to close its doors this month

CONYERS -- Board members of the Olde Town Gallery cited the tough economic times in announcing Friday they will slash operating hours of the arts center in the coming weeks and shut down on Dec. 17.

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Conyers Mrs. Claus makes this her last season by Santa's side

CONYERS -- After 15 years playing the role of Mrs. Claus, Jessie Brown will hang up her red dress and cap for the final time. The 74-year-old said she's enjoyed her run, which has included standing by Santa's side for at least a decade in the Conyers Christmas parade. She's also made appearances at countless tree lightings and events with Santa at churches, day cares and schools.

Walk of Heroes plans flag disposal ceremony

CONYERS -- The Walk of Heroes Foundation is seeking old, worn out United States flags for a flag disposal service to be held at the Veterans Memorial Park in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Country music radio personality Moby teams up with local author Darrell Huckaby to produce audio version of 'Need Two'

For author/educator Darrell Huckaby, "Need Two" is the gift that keeps on giving.

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RONDA RICH: The art of storytelling from the very best

Out of the blue one day, I got an email from an old, beloved friend from my NASCAR days. In the days when first I met him, Jim Freeman was the public relations director at the Talladega track. That was when the publicity at all the tracks was run by men, some college educated, some not, who were amicable, back-slapping and well-liked.They worked hard to beg attention for a sport that few media outlets cared about so when the reporters did show up, they made them feel at home, almost smothering them with Southern hospitality. They inched their way, little by little, to big papers like USA Today, the Washington Post and the New York Times sending out reporters. USA Today was the first to step up and commit, sending Jerry Potter, a good friend of mine, to cover the beat on a regular basis. The others mostly visited only for the Daytona 500.

Newton FFA selling poinsettias

COVINGTON -- Newton High School FFA is selling red and white poinsettias as a fund raiser this holiday season.

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Leaving no doubt

ATLANTA — The “Honey Badger” doesn’t care when his team struggles.

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