News for Friday, September 9, 2011


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Habersham Shocks Salem With Late Touchdowns

Salem was at the Habersham Central two-yard line and about three minutes away from winning its second consecutive game and getting above the .500 mark for the first time in 2011.

Rockdale Bulldogs: Willingham Celebrates Birthday With Three Touchdowns; Jaguars Cruise

Rodney Willingham just smiles when he’s asked his height and weight. The pint-sized running back for Cedar Shoals, officially listed at 5-5, 155 pounds, didn’t let his size hold him back Friday.

Patriots Stay Unbeaten, Rout Loganville

The Heritage football team handled its first state ranking in recent memory just fine. Four different players scored first half touchdowns and the defense put together another solid performance as the Class AAAA No. 10 Patriots had no trouble moving to 3-0 with a 35-14 win over Loganville.

Starr's Mill at Alcovy update

Tigers score two touchdowns in 13 seconds to extend lead 40-24

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: "Life Gets Better" extols the pleasures of growing older

The first one was easily dealt with. You plucked it and threw it away, and you made a mental note: buy hair dye. But then that one gray strand was accompanied by others, followed by wrinkles and an increasing number of failing body parts.. You wonder what's next.. You wonder

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RONDA RICH: Hard times made easier with love

As bad as it might sound, I have a couple of friends for whom I pray that they will outlive their spouses. The reason is simple: I want to see them have peace and happiness on this earth.. All long-term marriages have ups and downs because that's the way

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RECIPE BOX: Firecrackers heat up any tailgate

The Recipe Box -- Firecrackers

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Always remember

Students at South Salem Elementary School held a special remeberance ceremony for the Sept.r 11 attacks.

Eastside adds win in volleyball and softball

Eastside adds win in volleyball and softball

Eastside softball and volleyball get victories

From Staff Reports. Eastside volleyball beat Newton and Jackson County in three. JEFFERSON -- Eastside's volleyball team improved their overall record to 5-4 after claiming wins over Jackson County and Newton on Thursday night.. The Lady Eagles lost the first set to Jackson County 25-20 before winning the next two

Georgia Perimeter awarded science grants

Georgia Perimeter College recently was notified that it was the recipient of two science and math grants.

Ride for the Troops

Oct. 8 from 8 a.m to 3 p.m.

Newton County man dies in motorcycle crash

COVINGTON -- A 24-year-old Newton County man was killed Thursday afternoon in a motorcycle crash, according to the Georgia State Patrol.. GSP spokesman Gordy Wright said Richard Arthur Swift died following the crash which occurred around 12:50 p.m. on Smith Store Road.. "A 2003 Suzuki was traveling south

Rockdale youngster remains in critical condition

A 10-year-old boy injured in an accident Saturday remains in critical condition at Egleston.

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Piedmont Academy club hosts show calf clinic

The newly formed FFA chapter of Piedmont Academy held a show calf clinic.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Buds, blooms, seed cases coexist in the prairie dock

Psalm 40:5 reads, "Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which Thou hast done, and Thy thoughts toward us; there is none to compare with Thee; if I would declare and speak of them, they would be too numerous to count."That verse summarizes my feelings of wonder at

JOE LAGUARDIA: Be a radical disciple: help the poor in your neighborhood

In his bestselling book "Radical," David Platt encourages readers to engage in radical missions by downsizing, traveling to underdeveloped countries, and risking economic stability for the sake of the Gospel.. He argues that one's search for the American Dream can hinder the "downward mobility" Jesus advocates when he tells

JULIE WELLS: Keep Jesus first in marriage

Monday, my husband Kevin and I will celebrate our two-year wedding anniversary.. These past two years have flown by. On the one hand, it is hard to believe it has been two years and, at the same time, it seems like we've just always been Mr. and Mrs. Wells

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Victorious Life concert celebrates National Back to Church Sunday

A band that has shared the stage with such groups as Third Day and Toby Mac and most recently opened for Casting Crowns will headline the upcoming concert at Victorious Life Church in Conyers.. The J.J. Weeks Band from Macon will perform Sept. 17 at the church located at 1615

JAMES BEHRENS: While we grasp for God, He holds us in His hand

Father Matt gave a homily this past Labor Day about creation and the labor of God. It was a beautiful homily in which he mentioned the six days of labor when God created the universe and all that is in it, and then how He rested on the seventh day

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY: Marriage means growing, maturing together

Q: I'm single and have a deep faith and a wonderful family. My problem is that every time I find a wonderful guy and he wants to marry me, I want something more and break it off. What advice can you give me?. Juli: Your situation brings up a very

TONY ELDER: Pay attention when God sends a wake-up call

In the account recorded in the New Testament, it's Jesus who is found napping while His disciples are terrified that they are about to drown. In the Old Testament story, it's Jonah who is snoozing away in the bottom of the ship.. Regardless of all the common factors on the

JASON DEES: America still responding to Sept. 11

Most of the people I know were not alive on Dec. 7, 1941 but most everyone I know remembers what happened that day. When people hear that date there is generally a feeling of pride that wells up in their hearts, not because of the horrible attacks at Pearl Harbor

JOHN PEARRELL: The Bible explains why God allows bad things to happen

On this 10th anniversary of the horrific attacks of 9/11, the accusations against God once again will come to the forefront.. There are those who claim that such calamities prove that God doesn't exist. They hold that if there was a God, wars would not be fought, places like Nazi

Brenau University enrollment holds steady

Brenau University's numbers are holding steady with a total enrollment of 2,735 students for this academic year.