News for Friday, October 21, 2011


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Alcovy clinches subregion championship with 34-8 win

COVINGTON -- Alcovy's defense held Woodland to less than 140 yards of total offense and had six sacks as the Tigers beat Woodland 34-8 and become the subregion 3A-AAAA champion.. The Tigers (6-3, 5-1) have a much needed bye week before playing the 3B-AAAA subregion champion for the

Rockdale's Volleyball Season Ends

Pope came into Saturday's Class AAAA volleyball quarterfinals one of the most accomplished teams in the state in recent memory. Rockdale quickly found out why. The top seed Greyhounds eliminated the No. 8 seed Bulldogs in three convincing victories, 25-12, 25-4 and 25-5 to advance to the state semi finals.

Mayfield on the Square closing

Mayfield Hardware on the Square is closing after 38 years.

Late Field Goal Helps Heritage Survive

Heritage nips Habersham Central 45-42 to move to 8-1.

Seminoles Roll Over Winder

Salem’s football team may be a long shot to make the Class AAAA state playoffs with just two weeks to go, but don’t tell that to a quartet of senior running backs. Jahaad Coleman, Marcus Stokes, Che’Darious Robinson and Eric Crawford celebrated Senior Night in style, rushing for a combined 433 yards and five touchdowns in the Seminoles’ 42-7 win over Winder-Barrow at Salem Stadium.

Bulldogs Try To Take Down Defending Champs

Rockdale volleyball heading to Cobb County to play No. 1 Pope Saturday in state quarterfinals.

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Hunters head to the woods for the start of deer season

Hunters will take to the woods this weekend for the start of firearms deer season that continues through Jan. 1 in the northern part of the state and Jan. 15 in south Georgia.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Alleged Auburn tree poisoner gets new lawyer after another drops him; suspended LSU players tested positive for synthetic pot

The man accused of poisoning the oak trees the famed Toomer's Corner, Harvey Updyke Jr., continues to ailenate his legal team as another lawyer asks to be dismissed from his case Thursday.

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Jaybo making No. 1 Eagles go

Former Georgia Tech signee Jaybo Shaw left Atlanta and took his talents to Statesboro, where he has led Georgia Southern to an unbeaten record and No. 1 ranking among FCS schools.

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Rangers rally in 9th, beat Cards to even Series

Texas scores two runs in the top of the ninth inning to even up the World Series at 1-1 and take momentum home for the next three games at Texas.

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Atlanta’s ‘Gonzo’ needs four catches to become No. 2 on NFL’s career list

If Tony Gonzalez can haul in four passes this week when Atlanta plays Detroit, he’ll become the No. 2 receiver of all-time, passing Cris Carter and Marvin Harrison.

C.D. Milner

C.D. Milner of Jackson, passed away October 19, 2011, at the age of 89. C.D. was a veteran of the United States Navy, and was a member of the Masonic ...

Diane Simmons

Diane Nixon Simmons, age 69, of Rockdale County, GA died on October 19, 2011. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013 770-922-8182.