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Arkansas, Kansas State to meet in Cotton Bowl

Kansas State and Arkansas will meet in the Cotton Bowl in a matchup of top-10 teams left out of the Bowl Championship Series.

Music City Bowl picks Mississippi St., Wake Forest

Mississippi State and Wake Forest will meet on Dec. 30 in both team's first trips to the Music City Bowl.

Michigan, Va. Tech headed to Sugar Bowl

Michigan will meet Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl, which passed up the chance to take two higher-ranked teams.

Virginia to face Auburn in Chick-fil-A Bowl

Virginia will make its first appearance in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in 13 years when the Cavaliers play Auburn in the Dec. 31 game.

West Virginia, Clemson to collide in Orange Bowl

West Virginia has been selected to play Clemson in the Orange Bowl.

Oklahoma State, Stanford headed to Fiesta Bowl

The Fiesta Bowl will have a marquee matchup in its first post-scandal game — No. 3 Oklahoma State vs. No. 4 Stanford.

Wisconsin, Oregon to make Rose Bowl returns

Pac-12 champion Oregon will face Big Ten champion Wisconsin on Jan. 2 in the 98th edition of the Granddaddy of Them All, the schools learned Sunday night.

Penn State to play Houston in Ticket City Bowl

The final game of No. 24 Penn State's tumultuous season will be played on Jan. 2 in the Ticket City Bowl against No. 20 Houston.

Texas A&M to face Northwestern in Meineke Car Care Bowl

Texas A&M will play its final game before leaving the Big 12 against Northwestern in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

Meyer's past, present give Gator Bowl marquee matchup

Florida (6-6) and Ohio State (6-6) have been chosen to meet in the Jan. 2 game in Jacksonville, a marquee matchup between once-proud programs that slipped significantly this season.

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Tiger Woods ends two-year victory drought

Two years after his personal life and golf career came crashing down, Tiger Woods is a winner again.

Family of man killed in wreck suing Duluth restaurant

The family of a man killed in a head-on collision a year ago is suing the Duluth restaurant that served alcohol to the two men now facing charges in his death.

Texans beat Falcons 17-10 for sixth straight win

Rookie T.J. Yates threw a touchdown pass in his first NFL start, Arian Foster rushed for 111 yards and Houston overcame another injury to Andre Johnson to beat Atlanta 17-10 on Sunday.

Heritage Hills Baptist offers Christmas Eve Service

Heritage Hills Baptist offers Christmas Eve Service

Crossroads UMC offers Christmas Eve Service

Crossroads UMC offers Christmas Eve Service

New Covenant hosts Believe Project

New Covenant hosts Believe Project

Be Thou Healed Global Church hosts Toy Give Away

Be Thou Healed Global Church hosts Toy Give Away

Heritage Hills Baptist present “Hope is Born Emmanuel”

Heritage Hills Baptist present “Hope is Born Emmanuel”

Crossroads UMC presents Christmas Cantata performance

Crossroads UMC presents Christmas Cantata performance

Salem UNC holds Breakfast with Santa

Salem UNC holds Breakfast with Santa

Shiloh UMC holds Breakfast with Santa

Shiloh UMC holds Breakfast with Santa

Alabama holds on to No. 2 in AP poll

Alabama is No. 2 behind LSU and ahead of Oklahoma State in the latest Associated Press college football poll.

Eddie Long taking time off from megachurch

Megachurch leader Bishop Eddie Long announced Sunday he's taking time off to focus on his family after his wife filed for divorce.

RaceTrac severs ties with food company following recall

Flying Food Group Inc. announced Saturday that the potentially deadly bacteria could be items produced by its Lawrenceville plant.

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Clemson rips Virginia Tech, 38-10, to win ACC title

Tajh Boyd throws three TD passes and runs for another to lead Clemson to a stunning, 38-10, upset against No. 5 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game.

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Ga. Southern wins wild 2nd-round playoff game

The Eagles are back in the FCS quarterfinals after surviving Old Dominion on Saturday, 55-48, and will now host Maine next week.

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Sandusky grants interview to New York Times, again denies allegations

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky reiterates to the New York Times on Saturday that he is innocent of child sex abuse charges.

Heritage Hills Baptist present “Hope is Born Emmanuel”

Dec. 11 at 5 p.m., Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, the church hosts “Hope is Born Emmanuel” program, 770-922-2027.

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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.

Shiloh UMC holds Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 10 from 8 to 11 a.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 10 Almon Church Road, Covington, the church hosts a Breakfast with Santa, cost: $6 (includes picture) and a Secret Santa Shop for children.

Salem UNC holds Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 10 at 8:30 a.m., Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, the church hosts Breakfast with Santa, cost: $5 per person in advance, $6 at the door, Secret Santa Shop open too, 770-786-6027.

Crossroads UMC presents Christmas Cantata performance

Dec. 11 at 6 p.m., Crossroads United Methodist Church, 2460 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, the church hosts a Christmas cantata, 770-388-7438.

Dec. 4 Newton Citizen Poll

"The Old Man would like to talk about music today, but before I do I would like to thank the young lady who helped me out on Sunday. I was in Aldi's and when I went to check out I found I was short a few dollars. I had never seen her before but she asked the cashier how much was I short. The cashier told her and she handed the cashier $10 to cover it. She wouldn't tell me her name and when I asked her what I could do to repay her she said that I should do something nice for someone. At our church we give to the St. Vincent DePaul Society that works with helping people who are sick or have major problems with their health. We will be adding an extra $10 to our envelope this Sunday. Thank you young lady for your help. Now back to music. I love music. All day, I am humming a tune or singing out loud. Some people might think I am nuts, but I don't really care. If they hand me a check to stop singing, that probably wouldn't help. The music I know dates back to WWI, WWII and probably some from the Civil War. Mostly I liked The Mills Brothers, Bing Crosby and many others in that era. The reason I am writing is the fact that I have no idea what most of these singers are singing today. I know the teenyboppers and the wannabes love it, but why do the songs have to be screamed? As I watch a little of this on TV I wonder why they have to eat the mic? Is it because they are lip-syncing and they don't want us to see their mistakes? I see a lot of beautiful young ladies half-dressed prancing all over the stage singing and they never seem to get out of breath. I like the Celtic Thunder and the Celtic Ladies. They have neat little mics hooked to them and I can see their faces. Well, I guess it is to each his own, but give me the Beatles or the Mammas & Papas or Peter, Paul & Mary or The Beach Boys or Perry Como anytime. I really hope that you don't go deaf. Next time the Old Man wants to talk about TV."

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.

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Woods on cusp of first win since turmoil

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Tiger Woods lost his three-shot margin with every shot that looked good until the wind decided otherwise. He lost his lead Saturday in the Chevron World Challenge because of something that was really out of his control.

Heritage Hills Baptist offers Christmas Eve Service

Dec. 24 at 5 p.m., Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, the church hosts its Christmas Eve service, 770-922-2027.

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Sandusky grants interview to New York Times, again denies allegations

NEW YORK — Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky said he never spoke with Joe Paterno about any suspected misconduct with minors, the New York Times reported Saturday.

Michigan, Va. Tech headed to Sugar Bowl

Michigan will meet Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl, which passed up the chance to take two higher-ranked teams.

Ora Wilson

Ora Wilson, age 72 of Conyers, died Monday, November 28, 2011. Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.scotward.com. Scot Ward Funeral Services at Green Meadow Memorial Gardens ...

Tommy Hyde

Tommy Slaton Hyde, age 68, of Covington, GA died on November 30, 2011. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182 www.metroembalming.com

Alabama holds on to No. 2 in AP poll

Alabama is No. 2 behind LSU and ahead of Oklahoma State in the latest Associated Press college football poll.

Sam Tally

Sam Tally, Sr., age 85 of Conyers, died Friday December 2, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Evelyn Tally, Conyers; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Walter ...

John Adams

John Green Adams, Jr, 80, of Atlanta, passed away December 1st in Covington, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents John Green Adams, Sr. and Alma Jones Adams ...

Kenneth Stevens

Kenneth Wyman Stevens, age 46 of Covington, GA passed away December 2, 2011. Arrangements by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, (770) 786-7062, (770) 784-5582 (24 hr. obituary line) www.caldwellandcowan.com ...

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