News for Friday, October 7, 2011


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Davis Runs Wild As Jaguars Stymie Newton

Southeastern Conference football fans living in Covington got to see a bit of the league's future Friday. University of Florida commitment Mike Davis led a dominating ground attack for visiting Stephenson as Class AAAAA's No. 5 team cruised to a 34-6 Region 2-AAAAA victory over Newton at Sharp Stadium.

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Patriots Move to 7-0 With Shut Out Win

WINDER - It wasn’t easy, but Heritage will go into its showdown next weekend still unbeaten. Facing winless Winder-Barrow, the visiting Patriots led just 7-0 at halftime and got just enough offense to win 21-0 and continue the best start in school history at 7-0.

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Rockdale Falls to Wildcats

The Apalachee football team started the 2011 season with four consecutive losses. Lately, things have been going a bit better for the Winder school. Four different players scored touchdowns and the Wildcats defense pitched a first half shut out in defeating Rockdale, 34-20.

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Clarke Dominates Salem

It had been a long time since Salem’s football team had beaten Clarke Central. The Seminoles will have to wait at least one more year. Quenshaun Watson rushed for 157 yards and scored four touchdowns and Clarke dominated a key Region 8-AAAA game, winning 52-14 Friday at Salem Stadium.

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No. 13 Georgia Tech looking for sixth straight win

Yellow Jackets have climbed 12 spots in the Top 25 in two weeks

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Look out Falcons, Mr. Rodgers is in the neighborhood

Atlanta reminded of nightmarish playoff encounter with Green Bay QB

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Tennessee, Georgia both looking for benchmark wins

Dooley, Richt could get major boost from victory

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JENKINS: You might be a helicopter parent if...

Some parents hover a little too closely over their children.

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Conyers family celebrates four generations

Mithcam 4 generations

Yellow Jackets Hold Off Pesky Terps, Move To 6-0

After three quarters in Saturday’s game against Maryland, No. 13 Georgia Tech had a seemingly comfortable, 21-3 lead. Little did the Yellow Jackets know, they would need their defense to survive and stay unbeaten. Tech stopped the visiting Terps on a fourth-and-eight with less than two minutes to play to help preserve a 21-16 win at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

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FOCUS ON THE FAMILY: List things you are thankful for in a daily journal

Q: I really struggle to have a positive outlook, and always seem to dwell on the negative aspects of life. Is there something I can do to help me be more positive about things?. Juli: Winston Churchill once said, "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."

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JASON DEES: Are you living your life abundantly for God?

Helen Keller once said, "Life is either a daring adventure or its nothing." That is one of those quotes that has always inspired me. Here you have a woman that can neither see nor hear and rather than cower in fear, she is willing to really live.. To be

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JAMES BEHRENS: Artist uses her gift to reveal the mystery of God

I went recently to Coney Island, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and I took a lot of pictures. I made note cards out of some of the pictures and sent one to Amie, a long time friend of mine who lives in Staten Island -- right across the Narrows from Brooklyn and

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JOHN PEARRELL: When temptation strikes, God makes a way out

The Bible says, "No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it

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JOHN KIERAN: God-given life should never be terminated by people

I was gladdened to see numerous people in Georgia and beyond voice opposition to recent state executions. While many seemed to have been motivated by the uncertainty of guilt, others made it clear that they were against capital punishment period.. More people are coming to the conclusion that the finality

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Pumpkin patches take root at local churches

It's hard to believe that what Webster's Dictionary calls a "coarse trailing vine with gourdlike fruit" could cause such excitement this time of year, but when that first pumpkin rolls out of the truck onto the stage of the local church lawn, crowds flock to welcome it -- and they

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ORRIN MORRIS: Primrose-willow vulnerable in current drought

This has been a very dry fall week. Some of the trees are losing their leaves before the usual frost that causes the brilliant colors of this season.

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TONY ELDER: Being close to God is a marathon event, not a sprint

Last weekend I ended up watching a little more football than I usually do. That was due in part to getting much of my work finished beforehand, along with the fact that there were some interesting games being played.. But admittedly the greatest factor was probably that my wife was

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Jesus transcended class, politics in preaching the Gospel

I was wondering how long it was going to take before we heard the words, "class warfare," in the national debate about our economy. As we continue to move deeper into election season, there will be plenty of rhetoric like this. Christians will try to get into the debate

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JULIE WELLS: What can you do to further God's kingdom?

One of my favorite quotes by Christian author Max Lucado is, "To call yourself a child of God is one thing. To be called a child of God by those who watch your life is another thing altogether.". It reminds me of another old saying -- actions speak louder

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Brantlee Beasley Arrival

Brantlee Beasley arrival

Health Reports - 10-4-2011

EDITOR'S NOTE: Restaurant health inspection reports published in the Citizen newspapers include only the restaurant's name, address, score, date of inspection. This is due to the length of violations included in the reports. Readers who would like to know more about a restaurant's score may go online at to read any violations recorded in the report.

Covington Fire to host Family Fun Night at Walmart

The Covington Fire Department is hosting Family Fun Night in the east parking lot of Walmart on Ga. Highway 142 and Industrial Boulevard on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 6-9 p.m. The public is invited to the free event.

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Guns are allowed in places of worship

A grassroots gun rights group had its argument turned on them Thursday as they tried to convince three judges that a year-old Georgia law infringes on gun owners' freedom of religion by putting restrictions on bringing their firearms with them to worship.

Robert Allen Siddon Sr.

Robert Allen Siddon Sr. passed away Saturday October 1, 2011.

Elizabeth Gilbert Mooney

Elizabeth Gilbert Mooney, age 80, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 after a prolonged illness.

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Falcons rookie WR Jones becoming reliable target

After a career-high 11 catches and 127 yards against the Seahawks last week, Falcons rookie WR Julio Jones seems to finally be finding his groove in Atlanta's offense.