News for Friday, September 23, 2011


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Apalachee-Heritage stat box

Subject: stat box. Apalachee 17, Heritage 22. Apalachee 7 3 0 7 17. Heritage 7 7 0 8 22. FIRST QUARTER. Heritage: Quami Stanley (Harrison Kulp kick) 3:05. Apalachee: Jermaine Smith 38 pass from Clint Ashe (Christian Vasquez kick) :00. SECOND QUARTER. Apalachee: Vasquez 41 field goal, 6:22

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Heritage holds off 0-4 Wildcats in 22-17 win

CONYERS -- Heritage's defense stopped the Wildcats when they had to by creating turnovers and stopping Apalachee when they needed giving the Patriots a 22-17 homecoming win on Friday.. "The defense did a great job of bending but not breaking, creating turnovers and when we had to make plays we

RONDA RICH: Losing out to another woman lowers self-esteem

Perhaps it isn't a great mystery of life but it's certainly one of life's more intriguing questions-- at least for us women, that is.. Think about this: Is it easier on your self esteem to lose a guy to an ugly woman or a beautiful one? Having lost guys in

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Aging plow horse becomes a heron in "Eighty-Dollar Champion"

They said you were worthless. You'd never amount to anything.. No good. Not worth the time. And just like that, you were written off, completely and irrevocably dismissed.. Discouraging? Yes, but scenes like this tend to fan the spark of defiance inside each of us, compelling us to boldly prove

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Monastery of the Holy Spirit holds open house for new visitor-history center

Though the new Monastic Heritage Center at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit opened its doors in May, the monks have waited for the dust to settle and the heat to ebb off a bit before holding a public grand opening. Now that the days are cooler, the monks want

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RECIPE BOX: Even the picky eaters like Crock-Pot fiesta

What does a mother of three children, age 5 and under, do for dinner every night?. She pulls out the crock pot, of course.. Conyers resident Khrystle Wagner has her hands full with three kids and doesn't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.. Crock-Pot fiesta

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Covington Ford's new location a 'green' building

A deep appreciation for the environment and community led Wendell B. Crowe to go the extra mile in the recent construction of his new Covington Ford dealership building.. Crowe decided to build his dealership according to LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, standards setforth by the U.S. Green

Covington resident promoted at Ashworth College

Ashworth College of, a provider of accredited, online education programs located in Norcross, announced that Covington resident Darlene Craft has been promoted to manager of education services. Craft will be in charge of the online school's hub for servicing its student population.. Craft began her career with Ashworth College in

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Dora, Disney star to visit Stonecrest

As part of the Mall at Stonecrest's 10th anniversary, appearances by two popular children's entertainers will take place in October.. The Dora the Explorer and Diego characters will visit Saturday, Oct. 8 at 12, 2 and 4 p.m.. Bella Thorne, who portrays Cece Jones on the Disney Channel series "Shake

PEARRELL: Don't allow a sting to keep you from the Lord's healing hand

I hate wasps. Truth be told, they scare me.. I have never had a pleasant encounter with one. They swoop down unexpected, sting you for no apparent reason and then fly off, I am convinced, with little bug laughter and a gleeful, "Did you see what I did to him

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MORRIS: Abundant catchfly plants found in dry woods, fields

Gifts are hard to accept when we have done nothing to deserve them. I think it is as hard to accept cash as it is to accept an object when we have done nothing worthy of such generosity.. On the other hand, many of us find it easier to accept

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY: Give your brain a rest: unplug for a while

Q: My husband lost his job a year ago. He's been able to pick up a few odd jobs, but my job has become the steady income for our family. Instead of thanking me for working, he almost seems resentful that I'm having success at work. How should I handle

JOE LAGUARDIA: Divine meaning can be found in suffering, hardships

Tucked in the middle of the book of Acts, somewhere around the 14th chapter, is a story about Paul's mission trip to Lystra. There, he miraculously heals a man who couldn't walk from birth. The locals claimed that Paul was a god, and they worshiped him against his will.. That

TONY ELDER: Reach a high standard of holiness with help from God

At our recent church picnic a game of horseshoes was being set up. You can tell that some of us are getting older when we prefer the competition of tossing horseshoes at a stake over running around playing a game of baseball or kickball, as was common in past years

JAMES BEHRENS: God is with the winner and the loser

I had just missed my train. I stood on the platform watching the rear car as it slowly moved away. I was the only person there -- everyone else had been on time and was on the train.. I stood there. The next train would be coming soon. So I

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Heritage Hills Baptist Church holds fall festival

Heritage Hills Baptist Church welcomes the season's crisp cool air by hosting its first community autumn celebration. The Scarecrows and Casseroles Fall Festival is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 2987 Ga. Highway 212 in Conyers.The free event is open to the community

JULIE WELLS: Let the Lord guide your steps through change

Today is the official first day of fall. It is a new season, time for things to change. Speaking of change -- who doesn't love to see the leaves change from colors of green to amber and gold?. I've always said winter was my favorite season and it still is

Eastside volleyball gets two wins in tri-match

The Lady Eagles added two more wins to their tally with, even an all-important area win over North Hall, as they slowly move up the rankings in Region 8-AAA on Tuesday. Eastside improved to an overall record of 10-5 and are in sixth place in the area with a 25-27 record of 3-4.

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Cardinals blow four-run lead, fall to Mets to lose ground in wild card race with Braves

The Cardinals blow a four-run lead as the Mets come back with a six-run ninth to beat St. Louis, 8-6, on Thursday, giving the idle Braves a two-game lead in the NL wild card race.

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Auburn RB Dyer about to see increased role in Tigers' offense

Mike Dyer -- Auburn's MVP of its BCS National Championship game last year -- will soon see his workload increase after coaches have watched him torch teams week after week.