News for Friday, October 14, 2011


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Mistakes doom Eastside

COVINGTON -- Even though both teams made mistakes and turnovers, it was Stockbridge that was able to take advantage of it handing Eastside their third Region 4-AAA loss on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.. The Tigers (6-1, 4-1) ruined Eastside's (4-4, 3-3) homecoming beating the Eagles 21-3.. Stockbridge took

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Flowery Branch Hangs On To Beat Heritage

Flowery Branch came in to Friday’s game at Heritage with an unbeaten record and a top-four state ranking thanks to a high-powered offense. And while the Falcons offense scored three times, it was the Hall County school’s defense that made the difference. In a match up of Region 8-AAAA’s final two unbeaten teams both ranked in the top 10, the Class AAAA No. 4 Falcons scored 14 first half points and held No. 9 Heritage's offense in check, including a fourth down stop with 20 seconds left to preserve a 21-13 victory.

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Seminoles Squashed By Cedar

ATHENS - Cedar Shoals isn’t in control of its own playoff destiny, but it's not about to make it easier for anyone else to push them out of contention. Rodney Willingham rushed for a team-best 63 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Cedar Shoals (3-4, 3-4 Region 8-AAAA) kept its postseason hopes alive with a 36-10 victory against Salem (4-4, 4-4).

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Madison Comes From Behind to Beat Rockdale

Madison County got a 15-yard touchdown pass with less than six seconds to play and Joey Sanderes nailed the extra point to give host Madison a 22-21 win over Rockdale.

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‘Courageous’ to expand into 48 new cities

Sherwood Pictures’ fourth film has remained in the domestic box office Top 10 since its release on Sept. 30.

Eastside High to hold entertainment showcase

Eastside MusicFest 2011 is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Eastside High School auditorium.

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JENKINS: Dear Yankees: Sorry if I misjudged you

Trip to New York City brings new view of Yankees.

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Elizabeth Smart visits GAC, touts child safety

Elizabeth Smart visited a Norcross private school Friday to speak about child safety.

Rockdale/Newton Area Students

Rockdale residents graduate from Mercer UniversityThe following Rockdale County students have graduated from Mercer University: from Conyers -- Jephonne Foster, bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the College of Continuing and Professional Studies; James Cabe, bachelor's degree in public safety cum laude from the College of Continuing and Professional Studies

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Elyn Grace Moody Arrival

Elyn Grace Moody was born Aug. 31 at Newton Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measuring 19-1/2 inches long. She is the daughter of Josh and Lauren Moody of Covington.

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Gabriel Stinchcomb Arrival

Gabriel Stinchcomb was born on Sept. 8, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 18 -1/2 inches long. He is the son of Kayli Stinchcomb and Steven Stinchcomb of Monticello

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Gatlin-Zavislak Engagement

Gatlin -- Zavislak. Michael and Sarah Waldrop of Watkinsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Joanna Gatlin of Chicago, to Dr. Peter Thomas Zavislak, son of Krystyna Zavislak of Burr Ridge, Ill., and John Zavislak of Lombard, Ill.

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY: Grandparents can comfort children by not taking sides in divorce

Q: As a grandparent, is there anything I can do to help our grandchildren cope with the divorce of their parents? It has been devastating to them.. Juli: As much as you may feel like you're on the sidelines in this situation, you can actually make a very big difference

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Church concert offers music of mourning, Christian hope

Three directors and three choirs from three area churches will combine their talents for a free choral concert featuring "Requiem" by Gabriel Faure, as well as other choral works, and an organ duet. Presented by the combined choirs of Conyers Presbyterian Church, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and the First Presbyterian Church of Covington, the concert is set for 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at First Presbyterian Church, 1169 Clark St. in Covington.

JOHN PEARRELL: Cults distort the biblical view of God and Jesus

There is a great deal of chatter in the news and on the Internet today dealing with the issue of whether or not certain beliefs are Christian or cultic.. Some experts claim that there are some 700 cults in the world today, while others place the number at 3,000. In

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TONY ELDER: Are we reflecting God's glory to the rest of creation?

For my birthday my wife gave me a choice of presents. She said that I could either choose the practical gift of a new suit or something more pleasurable. Although I tend to be a practical person, on this occasion I selected the pleasurable option. Therefore, one day last week

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ORRIN MORRIS: Colonists used wild indigo as a dye for clothing, linens

In chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation there is a phrase used at the end of the special instructions to the seven churches of Asia, "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." That is sound advice for all of us, especially

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JAMES BEHRENS: God is training us to open doors, turn keys, turn hearts

The lock on the door to this room where I write has been problematic for a long time. When I stick the key into the lock, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.. On good days, it works smoothly. On bad days, I have to wrestle with the key, turning

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JULIE WELLS: When times get hard, remember how God moved mountains in your life

The other day I was reminiscing about when my husband Kevin and I were dating and how we first met.I couldn't help but stop and thank the Lord all over again for how He ordained those steps and situations in both of our lives to get us to the point where we would actually first meet.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Southern Baptist Convention should work to change its reputation, not its name

A conflict in my church's recent history concerned a rumor that made its way through the congregation. Some were under the belief that the staff was planning on dropping the "Baptist" in Trinity Baptist Church.

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Georgia Sports Center offers sports performance training program

Teenage athletes looking to be better, stronger and faster than their opponents might be well served to check out the Georgia Sports Center's Speed Killz sports performance training program.. Scott Ward, president of Georgia Sports Center in Loganville, announced that his business has recently partnered with former NFL practice player

Internal Medicine of Newton joins Emory Specialty Associates

Internal Medicine of Newton County, a primary care physician practice in Covington, will become Emory Internal Medicine of Newton and a component of Emory Specialty Associates, a subsidiary of Emory Healthcare.. Emory Internal Medicine of Newton will continue to provide services through its five-physician practice and staff. Services include

Local H&R Block donates to youth athletic associations

Adoma & Associates H&R Block, owned by Osei and Diane Adoma, will present a sponsorship check of $1,500 to the Rockdale Youth Baseball Association today at 5 p.m. at the Earl O'Neal Sports Complex in Conyers and an additional $1,500 donation to the Rockdale Youth Football Association on Oct. 15

BBB: Debit card users should watch for new fees

Recent changes in banking laws capped the "swipe fee" that banks can charge retailers for debit transactions. The average fee was 44 cents per transaction, but the new law caps the fee at 21 cents.. Banks estimate they will lose hundreds of millions of dollars a year in debit card

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Richt's 'Dream Team' paying off for Bulldogs

Georgia coach Mark Richt's freshmen class "Dream Team,'' is a big reason the Bulldogs are one of the hottest teams in the SEC.

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Georgia starting linebacker Gilliard shining for Bulldogs

Bulldogs linebacker Mike Gilliard was thrust into the starting role after injuries to those in front of him, and so far he's made the most of his chances.

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MLB PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Verlander, Tigers stop Rangers, 7-5, to save their season; Brewers win on the road, beat Cardinals, 4-2, to even NLCS at 2-2

Justin Verlander and four Tigers' home runs save Detroit's season as the Tigers beat Texas, 7-5, to send the ALCS back to Texas at 3-2, while the Brewers finally win a game on the road, beating the Cardinals in St. Louis, 4-2, to even the NLCS at two games each, knowing if the series goes to seven games that two of the final three games will be played in Milwaukee.

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Ga. Tech ready for back-to-back road tests

The No. 12 Yellow Jackets get ready for back-to-back road, and ACC, games starting this weekend at Virginia and continuing next week at Miami.