News for Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Subscribe

All Stories

Letter: Give the perfect gift this season

The Red Cross urges readers to give blood this holiday season.

Tease photo

THOMAS: Compassionate conservatism: The sequel?

Those who come into the U.S. illegally should not escape the consequences of our laws.

Tease photo

Darrell Huckaby: Pondering 100 years of milestones

There are currently about 70,000 "centenarians" in our country and those who reach the century mark traditionally receive a mention on the "Today Show" and a letter from the president. My daddy would have loved to have heard his name called on the "Today Show."

Tease photo

Crosson leads Patriots to easy win

The Heritage girls got a big night from Sierra Crosson in a 52-28 blowout win over Eagle's Landing on Tuesday. Crosson, a junior post player, nearly out-scored the host Eagles, scoring 22 points and adding 12 rebounds. With both Aujana Dawkins and Breanna Mitchell out with injuries, Heritage coach

Tease photo

Falcons on 5-1 hot streak despite their recent struggles putting away games

ATLANTA -- The Falcons may be looking more like a playoff team in the standings than on the field.. Atlanta (7-4) has won five of six. There have been some struggles, including Sunday's 24-14 win over Minnesota. The Falcons led the Vikings 17-0 and needed a goal-line stand to

Tease photo

Eagles rally in third for first win of season

McDONOUGH -- Alexis Somerset certainly made her presence felt scoring 32 points and grabbing 16 boards to give Eastside its first win of the season with a 60-53 win over Henry County on Tuesday.. Somerset's stellar play could not have come at a better time as the Lady Eagles' (1-2

Tease photo

Newton grad makes impact for Oxford

At the conclusion of the 2010-11 basketball season, Oxford College coach Roderick Stubbs knew he'd have to find a new point guard to lead the Eagles. Little did he know that the player he was searching for was located just across town at Newton High School.. One month into his

College football recruiting fair next Tues. and Wed.

Uncommitted football players from this year's senior class and the class of 2013 have a big opportunity coming up.. The 2011 Fall Metro Atlanta College Football Recruiting Fair will be held at Atlanta Technical College on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Dec. 7 from 8 a.m

Tease photo

Cain tells aides he is reassessing his campaign

ATLANTA — Herman Cain told aides Tuesday he is assessing whether the latest allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior against him “create too much of a cloud” for his Republican presidential candidacy to go forward.

Tease photo

Shurna, Wildcats too much for Tech

It’d be fair to say the No. 1 priority for the Georgia Tech men’s basketball team coming into Tuesday’s game with Northwestern was stopping the Wildcats’ Princeton-style offense. But in the second half, the Yellow Jackets found out just how tough the visitors from Evanston can be on the defensive end.

Bidding restart sought for Rockdale 911 upgrade

The $4.5 million upgrade for Rockdale County's 911 communications system is heading back to the county Board of Commissioners after a recommendation to move forward from the SPLOST Citizens Oversight Committee.

Rockdale, Pratt reach aggrement on waste treatement costs

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners reached an agreement Monday with Pratt Industries to pay for costs relating to a 2010 outage at the Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) wastewater pre-treatment facility.

Tease photo

Conyers First UMC offers Breakfast with Santa

Pancakes, crafts and Santa Claus will be part of the annual Breakfast With Santa on Saturday at the Conyers First United Methodist Church.

DeKalb County schools to remain accredited

The DeKalb County school district is keeping its accreditation.

Gambling gets a look in conservative Georgia

Strong support around Georgia in favor of Sunday alcohol sales is energizing some advocates who say the political climate in the state could finally be ripe to expand gambling interests as governments search for fresh revenue sources.

Tease photo

Covington sign ordinance gets overhaul

The city of Covington has a new sign ordinance and business owners are encouraged to take note.

Newborn hosts tree lighting

The town of Newborn will celebrate Christmas with the lighting of two trees this Friday.

Covington City Council nixes filming fee idea

The City Council has opted not to charge an administrative fee for productions filming in city limits.

Covington police seek suspect in restaurant break-in

Covington Police are looking for a suspect in a smash-and-grab burglary.

Tease photo

Peterson flew P-51 Mustang fighter in Pacific during WWII

For a kid who didn't finish high school Wilhelm Herbert "Bill" Peterson ended up with a college degree and eventually in the seat of a P-51 Mustang fighter plane in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

Google's maps go indoors with new mobile feature

Google's next frontier in digital mapping will span the world's shopping malls and airports.

Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties. Questions to ask before adopting a pet:. -- Can I make a long-term commitment to this pet?. -- Will I be able to spend enough time with a new pet?. -- Am I prepared for the cost a new

Tease photo

Peterson flew P-51 Mustang fighter in Pacific during WWII

For a kid who didn't finish high school Wilhelm Herbert "Bill" Peterson ended up with a college degree and eventually in the seat of a P-51 Mustang fighter plane in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

Cain tells aides he is reassessing his campaign

ATLANTA — Herman Cain told aides Tuesday he is assessing whether the latest allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior against him "create too much of a cloud" for his Republican presidential candidacy to go forward.

Photos