News for Saturday, September 24, 2011


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Ga. weighs when to set presidential primary

ATLANTA -- Georgia's top election official is trying to figure out how to give the state as much influence as possible in the selection of the Republican nominee for president.. Earlier this year, the Legislature gave Secretary of State Brian Kemp the power to set the state's presidential primary, sometime

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HUCKABY: The sanctity of the Post Office

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds -- as long as those rounds are Monday through Friday.

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JENKINS: The hidden cost that comes with a 'free' education

The cost of a "free" education can be a bit high.

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THOMAS: Texas (partially) explained

You can't understand Texans by visiting the state.

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Conyers' American Legion seeks new members

American Legion Post 77 Commander Zeste Debro believes service doesn't end when the uniform is hung up for good.

Biologists celebrate comeback of endangered black-footed ferret

INTERIOR, S.D. -- As the cage door opened, black-footed ferret No. 7505 tentatively peeked his head out, looked hesitantly at the prairie dog burrow offered before him, and then rushed inside, disappearing beneath the earth of western South Dakota's badlands.. His freedom had been months in the making, but

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Millionaire convicted of wife's murder

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A millionaire developer who lived in the same central Florida neighborhood as Tiger Woods and other celebrities was convicted Saturday of murdering his wife in their mansion.. The six jurors deliberated almost 12 hours over two days before finding Bob Ward guilty of second-degree murder. The

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Defense, air game lead Tech past North Carolina

After three fairly easy quizzes, Georgia Tech braced for its first tough exam of the fall semester when No. 25 North Carolina came to town. It wasn't quite the "A-plus" performance professor Paul Johnson and his students would've preferred, but the 24th-ranked Yellow Jackets were more than happy.

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Braves stumble again, wild card lead down to 2

The Atlanta Braves still lead an NL wild-card race they already should have clinched. Atlanta's offense was shut down Saturday by Chien-Ming Wang, who also drove in a run with his first career hit in a 4-1 victory.

Top golden retriever to be crowned in Conyers

The Golden Retriever Club of America will host the National Specialty Competition starting Saturday at the Georgia International Horse Park.

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Murray leads Georgia past Rebels

Bulldogs also stout on defense in road victory over Rebels, who are held to 183 yards

Rockdale community invited to Outback lunch fundraiser for schools

Outback Steakhouse in Conyers will open from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday for a fundraiser for the Foundation for Excellence in Education, which supports teachers in Rockdale County Public Schools.

City changes auto repair, junkyard regs

The city of Covington has new regulations for auto repair shops and junkyards.

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Newton delegation details new district maps

Members of the Newton delegation met with the Rotary Club of Covington to outline changes to proposed House and Senate District maps.

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Schools name homecoming queens

Rockdale, Heritage and Newton high schools named its homecoming queens Friday and Saturday night

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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

Alcovy remains unbeaten in region play with 17-16 win over Griffin

COVINGTON -- Alcovy continue its turnaround from a disappointing 2010 campaign Friday night as they hosted perennial state power Griffin at Homer Sharp Stadium. The Tigers wasted no time welcoming the Griffin to town en route to a 17-16 victory over their youthful opponent.. The game appeared well in hand