News for Saturday, October 8, 2011


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Keselowski dominates Nationwide race at Kansas

Driver keeps Nationwide pit crew employed, in victory lane

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Georgia State loses fourth straight

Georgia State dropped its fourth game of the season on Saturday to Murray State.

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HUCKABY: Steve Jobs a big contributor to modern life

Steve Jobs' contributions made modern life a lot more convenient.

Patriots shut out Winder to stay unbeaten

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

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Clarke dominates Salem

CONYERS -- It has been a long time since Salem's football team has 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

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Davis runs wild as Jaguars rout Newton

COVINGTON -- 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

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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 Terrapins on a fourth-and-eight with less than three minutes to

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Scarecrow contest benefits Conyers Police Reserve Unit

Whether you want a little extra exposure for your business or you just like creating projects, the Olde Town Fall Festival Scarecrow Competition is a good way to have some fun and help a worthy cause at the same time.. For a $25 fee, entrants get to make free-standing

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Olde Town Fall Fest features art, food

It's time once again for that Conyers perennial favorite -- the Olde Town Fall Festival. In its 31st year, the Fall Festival offers a chance for families to make a day of it as they browse the arts and crafts, enjoy some lunch and let the kids join in the

Rockdale Water Authority limits access of staff to candidates

The Water and Sewerage Authority of Rockdale County was faced with a dilemma not from either water or sewerage but from figuring out who to talk about it with and when.

2009 murder trial set to start Oct. 17

The murder trial of an Atlanta man is scheduled to begin Oct. 17 in the case where the body of a 19-year-old Mexican citizen was found in 2009 in the woods near Lake Capri Road.

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Drive-through flu clinics offered in Rockdale, Newton

Drive-through flu vaccine clinics will be offered in Rockdale and Newton counties.

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Suspect sought in attempted armed robbery in Rockdale

Authorities are looking for a suspect who attempted to rob a cashier at Publix on Wednesday.

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.

Teen charged with public indecency

A 17-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public indecency.

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Project ReNeWal recognizes supporters

Residents, businesses and public officials were honored by Project ReNeWal for their continuing support of the domestic violence shelter in its annual Light of Hope awards banquet.

Rockdale Genealogical Society

Oct. 9 at 3 p.m.

Newton Landfill and Recycling Centers closed for the Columbus Day

Newton Landfill and Recycling Centers closed on Oct. 10.

Basketmaking Classes

Oct. 11 to Nov. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Newton Chapter DAR

Oct. 12 at 3 p.m.

Cemetery Tours

Oct. 13 at 5 and 6:45 p.m.

Prime Timers meeting

Oct. 13 at 10 a.m.

Book Fair at Rockdale Medical Center

Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gospel Concert at Trails for Christ Church

Oct. 15 at 6 p.m.

RCHS Reunion

Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

Pack-A-Pew Sunday

Oct. 23 at 3 p.m.

Gospel Singing at Newton Baptist Church

Oct. 30 at 6 p.m.

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MLB PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Carpenter out-pitches Halladay as Cards stun Phillies in Game 5; Brewers nip D'Backs in extras to set NLCS

Chris Carpenter is the hero for St. Louis against Philadelphia and Nyjer Morgan comes up big for Milwaukee against Arizona as the NLCS will start Sunday with the Brewers hosting the Cardinals.

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WNBA FINALS: Sigh ... once again, Dream swept --- this time by Lynx

For the second straight season, the Atlanta Dream reach the WNBA Finals, only to be swept in three games as Atlanta falls to hometown girl Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx in Game 3 late Friday night.

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Rangers, Tigers face off with trip to World Series on line

Texas is trying to get back to the World Series and finish what it couldn't a year ago, while Detroit is on Cloud 9 -- and looking for more -- after upending the Yankees in the ALDS as the two teams open the ALCS tonight in Texas.