News for Monday, December 5, 2011


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Which finalist will take home the Heisman?

NEW YORK -- Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Tyrann Mathieu and Montee Ball are the Heisman Trophy finalists.

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Bulldogs still perfect on the mats

The Rockdale wrestling team keeps on winning. Thanks to eight individuals who each went 4-0, the Bulldogs won the Crossbone Duals at East Paulding High School last weekend, improving to 13-0 in duals on the young season.. Rockdale, trying to eclipse its fourth-place finish in Class AAAA a year

Local softball stars make All-State team

COVINGTON -- Eastside's Amanda Hawkins and Erin Steele continue to get praise well after their season finished as both players were named to the Class AAA All-State second team.. Hawkins, who is also the Region 4-AAA Offensive Player of the Year

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Oxford tallies three wins in a week

OXFORD The Oxford College men's basketball team put the finishing touches on a productive week Sunday, defeating the visiting Greenville Titans 89-63 to record their third victory of the week and their fourth in a row.. Last Wednesday, the Eagles (8-3, 1-0 in GCAA's Region 17) bested the junior

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Falcons squander another chance to take control

Smith upset with missed opportunities in ugly loss to Texans

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Judge rules for plaintiffs in Mt. Zion Church case

A judge says Mt. Zion property must be returned and upholds the church's decision to ban Ballard and Dial from membership.

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Social Circle hangs the green in preparation for the season

Social Circle Public Safety Department's Sgt. Mark Harrison lifts the garland to Officer Shannon Patterson who is perched high in the sky as she helps to make Social Circle's downtown area ready for the holidays. The garland and tinsel are hung and the stores are ready for shoppers as Christmas

City applies credit to stabilize power costs

The Covington City Council is once again trying to stabilize rates for electric customers.

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New Depot Players production reminiscent of WWII USO Camp Shows

CONYERS -- For some eight decades, the United Services Organization (known informally as the USO) has adhered strongly to its stated mission of improving morale, welfare and recreational services to military personnel and their families.. While the USO may be best known for providing the venue for legendary comedian Bob

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Oxford College going tobacco free

Oxford College will be tobacco free beginning Jan. 1.

Family charged with shoplifting of candy, drinks

Three members of the same family were arrested Saturday in connection with the shoplifting of candy and drinks from the Dollar General Store on Highway 81.

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Santa walks Conyers parade route after ride stops

Children had a chance to see Santa and Mrs. Claus up close and personal Saturday during the annual holiday parade in Conyers when the couple in red was forced to walk after their ride stalled.

Woman reportedly raped at pool hall

Police are investigating a rape after a woman said she was accosted in the parking lot of a local pool hall Friday.

Committee freezes lawmakers' salary adjustment

In a unanimous decision, the Legislative Services Committee voted on Monday to freeze the cost-of-living adjustment for the third straight year. Members of the General Assembly earn $17,341.68.

FAA chief on leave after drunken driving arrest

The Transportation Department says Federal Aviation Administration chief Randy Babbitt is on a leave of absence and his employment is being reviewed following his arrest over the weekend for drunken driving.

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Cuts to first-class mail to slow delivery in 2012

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service said Monday it is seeking to move quickly to close 252 mail processing centers and slow first-class delivery next spring, citing steadily declining mail volume.

GBI: Body found in search for missing Canton girl

A body found in a trash container is believed to be that of a 7-year-old girl who went missing last week from an apartment complex playground north of Atlanta, authorities said Monday.

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Vermont supporting kale artist in trademark fight with Chick-fil-A

The state of Vermont threw its support Monday behind a folk artist whose T-shirt business is being threatened by the nation's second largest chicken restaurant chain because of his use of the phrase "eat more kale."

UGA gets $1.23M grant for early education

The University of Georgia has received a $1.23 million grant to help grow its program for teachers wanting to go into early education.

NPR's 'Mountain Stage' to return to Athens

The nationally broadcast public radio show "Mountain Stage" will return to Athens early next year.

Three jurors needed in UNC student death trial

Opening arguments are expected to begin this week in the trial of a man charged in the death of the student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill more than three years ago.

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Mets' Reyes signs $106M contract with Marlins

Florida lands its first big offseason signee Sunday when it inks former Mets speedster Jose Reyes.

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NFL ROUNDUP --- WEEK 13: Packers survive scare from Giants, 38-35; Tebow rallies Denver to another win

Aaron Rodgers drives Green Bay down the field in less than a minute for a game-winning field goal Sunday to beat the Giants, 38-35.

BCS title game is LSU-Alabama rematch

LSU and Alabama will rematch in the BCS national title game.

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Georgia Tech, Utah accept invites to Sun Bowl

Georgia Tech and Utah both accepted invitations on Sunday to play in the Sun Bowl.

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Title game losers UGA, MSU fall to Outback Bowl

Conference championship game losers Georgia and Michigan State have landed in the Outback Bowl.

Notre Dame, FSU to meet in Champs Sports Bowl

Florida State will play Notre Dame in Champs Sports Bowl Dec. 29 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.

Local softball stars make All-State team

COVINGTON -- Eastside's Amanda Hawkins and Erin Steele continue to get praise well after their season finished as both players were named to the Class AAA All-State second team.

BCS title game is LSU-Alabama rematch

Play it again, LSU and Alabama.

Notre Dame, FSU to meet in Champs Sports Bowl

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida State will play Notre Dame in Champs Sports Bowl Dec. 29 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.

RaceTrac severs ties with food company following recall

LAWRENCEVILLE — RaceTrac has released a statement in response to a voluntary recall of potentially contaminated sandwiches distributed to its gas stations.