News for Wednesday, September 21, 2011


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Ga. executes Davis; supporters claim injustice

Georgia inmate Troy Davis has been executed.

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Dock permits suspended for Lake Lanier

GAINESVILLE -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended issuing dock permits on Lake Lanier because the lake's elevation has dropped to less than 1,063 feet above sea level.. It was reported that Lisa Coghlan, a spokeswoman for the Corps, said the permit process will remain suspended until the

Rockdale ready to battle against Flowery Branch

COVINGTON -- Even though the Bulldogs may be smaller and outmatched talent-wise by visiting Flowery Branch, that does not mean that Rockdale is going to roll over and play dead.. The Falcons (4-0) are averaging more than 50 points a game on offense, having scored 211 points in four

Alcovy in a race to maturity against Griffin

COVINGTON -- When Griffin travels to Homer Sharp Stadium to play Alcovy in a Region 3A-AAAA game on Friday it's going to be a battle of who grows up first.. After losing more than 20 players last season, Griffin (3-1, 0-1) has a lot of immaturity and young players

NFL memo warns teams on faking injuries

NEW YORK -- To the fake handoff and fake field goals, add fake injuries.. The NFL sent a memo Wednesday to all 32 teams warning of fines, suspensions and loss of draft picks if the league determines players faked injuries during a game. Yet several players admit its an accepted

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'Big O' boosts Tech's O

ATLANTA -- Orwin Smith was raised right across the border, in a state where college football is a way of life. Even so, he never bothered paying much attention to one of the sport's greatest rivalries.. Alabama or Auburn? Smith didn't really care.. So it shouldn't be surprising that he'd

Honor Flight Conyers makes first trip to Washington

Honor Flight Conyers takes its maiden voyage to Washington, D.C., Thursday.

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Rockdale's Bills honored for work against family violence

Rockdale County State Court Judge Nancy Bills was recognized recently by the Georgia Commission on Family Violence as Georgia's Task Force Member of the Year.

Rockdale Master Gardeners festival to bring out green thumb in all

Family fun and plenty of helpful resources for the weekend yard warrior will be available Saturday at the sixth annual Rockdale County Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Festival.

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Smith an all-around threat for No. 25 Georgia Tech

Playmaker brings talent over from football-crazy Alabama

Rockdale schools dealing with shooting

Two Rockdale County schools are dealing with the tragic domestic shooting of a mother and her 10-year-old daughter on Tuesday morning at an area day care.

Adults encouraged to get immunized

Adults aren't immune to infectious diseases, so local health departments are encouraging them to make sure they have all the vaccinations they need.

City to seek private funding for pedestrian bridge

Covington has been awarded a grant to construct a pedestrian bridge over I-20 but must now come up with additional funding.

Husband denied bond in Rockdale day care shooting

The suspect in a double shooting at a day care center Tuesday morning was denied bond Wednesday in Rockdale Magistrate Court.

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Covington mayor visits Newton County Theme School students

Covington Mayor Kim Carter visited students at the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett on Wednesday to discuss government.

Newton bus driver who caused accident terminated

The Newton County Board of Education has approved the termination of the bus driver who caused an accident that sent three students to the hospital.

Fire chief: Discipline coming over 'prank' video

A video of a masked man threatening firefighters with a gun was posted on YouTube Sunday.

Second half big for Newton in their win

JOHNS CREEK -- For the second time in as many games Newton's football team been forced to comeback from behind to avoid a loss and remain unbeaten. Trailing 21-9 at the half against Northview, the Rams scored 27 unanswered points to get the 36-21 win on Friday.. "We don't know

Salem in must win game against Loganville

CONYERS -- There are no more chances for Salem's football team with Loganville on the horizon and six games left on their schedule. The Seminoles are in a must-win situation when they face off against Loganville on Friday if they hope to make it to the Class AAAA playoffs

Eagles injuries could play a role against Spalding

COVINGTON -- A banged-up Eastside offensive is going to have to find a way to play without several key offensive players in their quest for a Region 4-AAA championship when the Eagles travel to Spalding on Friday.. Out or questionable for Friday's game are running backs Alex Smith