News for Sunday, October 2, 2011


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Eastside falls to Sandy Creek 13-10

The Eagles defense did something that no one else has been able to accomplish this season, hold Sandy Creek scoreless through three quarters. Unfortunately, the Patriots scored two touchdowns in the final period to beat Eastside 13-10 on Saturday.

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New Calvary Baptist pastor aims to network with other churches

Childhood was a tumultuous time for Kyle Berry, who grew up in a home where drinks and drugs were in charge. Married multiple times, his mother was a long-time alcoholic and drug addict, who was doing everything from "cocaine to whatever," he said.. When Berry was 18, his

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FOCUS ON THE FAMILY: Determine why daughter prefers boys to girls in friendships

Q: One year ago, my husband admitted to an affair with someone at his office. He's truly sorry and has made every effort to restore my trust in him. But I don't trust him.. Every time the phone rings, I wonder if it's another woman. I've even considered driving to

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BEHRENS: Old photos inspire gratitude for friends

I have taken pictures all through the years. I have my slides, prints and negatives. I have been scanning them so that I can share them with my family and friends.. It is taking a long time, but it is worth it. I am glad I kept everything -- there

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LAGUARDIA: Don't miss the daily treasures offered by loved ones

A short story by John Connolly is about a recently widowed gentleman who visits a hotel room that he and his wife of 46 years frequented every year.. As the story goes, he falls asleep on the easy chair and wakes up to find a red suitcase that belonged to

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JULIE WELLS: Students shouldn't be afraid to pray at school

The annual See You At The Pole event was held all across the nation on Wednesday.. Some of you may be familiar with the annual event, which was started in Texas in 1990 by a group of 10 or so students. What they did was gather around their flag pole

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TONY ELDER: We should look forward to Jesus' return

Were you keeping an eye on the sky recently as a satellite fell out of its orbit and re-entered the earth's atmosphere?. It would have been hard not to have known about it with all the news coverage given to this event in the days preceding its occurrence. The

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JASON DEES: New child will give greatest of joys, deepest of pains

I found out a few weeks ago that I am having a baby girl and I am so excited. She is due in January and, as it might be expected, a flood of thoughts have been running through my mind.The thing that has been most striking to me about having

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JOHN PEARRELL: We have two choices: accept or reject Jesus

There is often in our society a chasm between what we profess to believe and what we know to be reality. For example, many, if not most, believe that we as humans are basically good. One person quipped once, "I am basically good, it is only my behavior that lets

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ORRIN MORRIS: Virginia creeper reaches high into trees, provides ground cover for animals

The drought has been hard on the wildflower kingdom, as it has been in every other facet of nature. Most of the trees are finally showing good color, but for some, the leaves are brown and curling.I checked weather records and found that the average first frost for this area

Woodlake Baptist hosts inaugural 5K

The 2011 Woodlake Leaving A Legacy Inaugural 5K and Fun Run will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 a.m. on the church's new property located at 3940 Ga. Highway 138, Covington, in the Walnut Grove community near Loganville.. Sponsored by Woodlake Baptist Church, the cross-country race and 1