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Behind the scenes look at Netherworld Haunted House

GDP takes a look at the set design and designers of Netherworld.

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Bulldogs repeat as Area 8 volleyball champs

MT. AIRY -- The Rockdale volleyball team did it again. After splitting their first two games with Apalachee, the Bulldogs won the final two games 25-21 and 25-17 to win their second consecutive Area 8-AAAA championship Saturday at Habersham Central High School.. Rockdale, which had never won an area

Eagles fall to Drew

RIVERDALE -- Eastside had just turned an interception into a short drive and touchdown and led by three points midway through the third quarter Saturday against Drew. Meanwhile, the host Titans were backed up to their own 7-yard line.. But that's precisely when the Clayton County school got going

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Falcon FAIL

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Atlanta coach Mike Smith painstakingly went over every possession the Falcons had in their latest loss, pointing out each little mistake, each little miscue.. They sure added up quickly.. If things don't turn around soon, the Falcons might just dig a hole they can't escape.. Atlanta (2-3

Texas takes Tigers with Cruz control

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nelson Cruz hit the first game-ending grand slam in postseason history, lifting the Texas Rangers over the Detroit Tigers 7-3 in 11 innings Monday for a 2-0 lead in the AL championship series.. Cruz also hit a tying home run in the seventh inning. His second

Netflix nixes Qwikster, returns to solo website for DVD, streaming

NEW YORK -- Netflix generates more head-scratching plot twists than a cheap B-movie.. On Monday, the company said it would reverse a previously announced decision to put its DVD-by-mail and Internet streaming services on separate websites, a plan that was widely derided by Netflix subscribers.. People

SEC names Georgia's Gilliard defensive player of the week

Walsh gets kicking honor, Gamecocks' Shaw gets offensive nod

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Gov. Deal to open Pratt Conyers facility

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will come to Conyers today to formally open a cogeneration plant at Pratt Industries.

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Cherokee Run returning to former glory

When the city of Conyers took over management of the Cherokee Run Golf Course, it knew it would take a lot of work to restore the course to its former glory.

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7 survive 20 hours capsized off Fla. Keys

MIAMI -- Seven members of a South Florida family, including a 4-year-old girl, survived 20 hours at sea by clinging to their capsized boat and a small blue cooler after their vessel flipped during a fishing trip off the Florida Keys, officials said Monday.. An 80-year-old

Artists to render Olde Town Conyers to canvas in 'Paint Out'

Olde Town Conyers in the fall is not just a time of the year but a subject that artists will put on canvas this Saturday for the first ever Olde Town Paint Out and Plein Air Exhibit.

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Georgia beats Tennessee in 'Footloose' remake

Tax incentives draw movie makers to Peach State

ATLANTA (AP) -- The annoyingly addictive theme song and happily partying kids from the opening credits are just memories and the mood is grim when Dennis Quaid's character addresses a crowd in one of the first scenes in the new, filmed-in-Georgia "Footloose" remake.

Agreement reached to keep Ga. Sports Hall in Macon

MACON, Ga. (AP) -- The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Authority has approved a license agreement with a Macon group to operate the museum for the next year, with options for two more years.

North Ga. town turns down $100,000 grant

OAKWOOD, Ga. (AP) -- Oakwood is rejecting a $100,000 grant for a downtown improvement project.. City manager Stan Brown told the Times of Gainesville the city would have to spend so much to meet federal regulations that it's not worth the trouble.

Newton commuters save and earn money by carpooling through Clean Air Campaign

Newton commuter Cindy Hamlin and her co-workers are saving money and helping the environment by carpooling to work.

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Squarecrows add touch of humor to downtown

Newton County 4H and other organizations have decorated the downtown Square with some very special scarecrows.

Covington woman charged in assault on son

A Covington woman was arrested Friday night after she allegedly hit her son in the head with a vase

Hard Labor Creek hosts fall fest

An old-fashioned fall festival will take place at Hard Labor Creek State Park Saturday, Oct. 15.

Hazelbrand/278 intersection closing

Hazelbrand Road wll be closed at its intersection with U.S. Highway 278 for 30 days beginning Monday.

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Newton school board approves pay increase

The Newton County Board of Education approved that all NCSS employees would receive a pay increase equal to two days of pay this year.

HVAC unit catches fire at Ficquett Theme School

Classes were briefly delayed at the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett on Monday morning after an air conditioning unit caught fire.

Chancellor optimistic about university system funding

University System of Georgia Chancellor Henry "Hank" Huckaby says he's "cautiously optimistic" that the state's 35 public colleges and universities will get full funding next fiscal year.

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RONDA RICH: Being single can be an enormous blessing

A while back, after a speaking engagement, I was signing books when a woman, somewhere in her 40s, I suppose, came through the line. We exchanged courtesies then I handed her books back to her.But she didn't walk away, despite the long line of folks waiting behind her. She looked

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Oprah book explains how cleaning up clutter saves money

Help comes in the most unlikely places.. When you need a little advice, you know you can always ask your best friend or your mama. You might find what you need online or through a brochure. You've asked the pros for help before and gotten good results. But where do

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"Red Velvet Cake War" offers up Southern-fried humor

With the main character addicted to whipped cream and cake being eaten by all the characters on stage, the set for "The Red Velvet Cake War" is quickly becoming a messy place, said director of the comedy Cathe Hall-Payne.

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NFL ROUNDUP: Raiders win a day after Davis' death; Eagles lose again, fall to 1-4

The Oakland Raiders managed to beat the Texans despite a dismal performance from Darren McFadden, winning a day after owner Al Davis' death, while the Eagles' dream team loses again to fall to 1-4, and the Patriots get a big day from running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis to beat the Jets, 30-21.

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Brewers come back to win tension-filled Game 1 of the NLCS, bash Cardinals, 9-6

Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder each hit home runs to help the Brewers come back to beat St. Louis, 9-6, in Game 1 on Sunday of the NLCS in Milwaukee, where the tension was high.

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Falcons stumble against defending champs

Aaron Rodgers throws for 396 yards and a pair of touchdowns to rally Green Bay from an early 14-point hole, keeping the Packers unbeaten with a 25-14 victory.

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Rain washes out Game 2 of ALCS

Game 2 of the ALCS was postponed by rain and will take place today in Texas as the Rangers and Tigers adjust their rotations after the washout, and Detroit tries to find a way to win witout Magglio Ordonez, who is out for the year with an ankle injury.

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