News for Saturday, April 7, 2012


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Eastside blasts 13-2 victory in first

-- from staff reports

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Hanson holds off late charge by Mickelson at Masters

AUGUSTA -- Phil Mickelson raised the putter in his right hand and slammed down his left fist to celebrate a 20-foot eagle putt that shook Augusta National with the loudest roar on a day filled with them.

Farmer dominant again

ATLANTA -- Buck Farmer was at it again Friday in Atlanta. The Georgia Tech right-hander tossed eight dominant innings against Florida State, though the Yellow Jackets fell 2-1 in 10 innings in ACC play at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Thomas 'deeply disappointed' over Fla. International firing

MIAMI -- Isiah Thomas said Saturday that he is deeply disappointed by his firing by Florida International, adding that he felt the long-struggling program was on the verge of a breakthrough season.

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Whither Petrino? Coach's future with Arkansas under review

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long made it perfectly clear what he expects from his staff as he put coach Bobby Petrino on leave for keeping him in the dark about a sordid-looking relationship with a female employee.. "It's difficult any time that we have a coach

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Still struggling to score, Braves lose to Mets 4-2

NEW YORK -- Michael Bourn broke for the plate, determined to score Atlanta's first run of the season. Not so fast, pal.

Seminoles lose, Patriots win Friday

A tough first inning was too much for the Salem baseball team to overcome Friday in Winder. The host Bulldoggs used three walks and a hit batsman to aid in a four-run rally in the opening inning in a 4-2 victory in Region 8-AAAA play.

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Darrell Huckaby: Memory of beloved friend brings Easter inspiration

When I was growing up Wayne Doster was somebody I looked up to.

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Bill O'Reilly: Please pass the shrimp

The Obama administration is the biggest spending outfit in the history of the country.

Rob Jenkins: I'm not really a curmudgeon; just annoyed

Don't call me "bad-tempered" unless you want a punch in the nose.

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Locally filmed 'American Pie' sequel now in theaters

The latest installment of the "American Pie" movie series that was filmed entirely in Georgia last year was released in theaters Friday.

Elks Club asks for leniency in paying excise tax penalty

The Elks Club Lodge in Porterdale owes three years of back excise taxes on the sale of mixed drinks.

Crowell Road landowners market property for commercial

Crowell Road property owners are banding together to market their properties in hopes of attracting a commercial developer.

Phoenix Pass seeking support, volunteers

Phoenix Pass is calling on the community for volunteers and support for its transitional housing program.

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Easter season

Maundy Thursday initiates the Easter Triduum, the period that commemorates the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. This period includes Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and ends Sunday, on the evening of Easter.