News for Friday, February 3, 2012

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Fundraiser planned Saturday for paralyzed UGA baseball player

Event for Johnathan Taylor will be Saturday

Tech unsure how NCAA will judge violations

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech officials are considering the implications of this week's disclosure that the school broke NCAA recruiting rules.. Co-offensive line coach Todd Spencer resigned under pressure after the school discovered his impermissible texts to recruits. Spencer's resignation and the rules violations were announced on Wednesday's national signing

Tickets available for NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships in Duluth

Event is April 20-22 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center

Georgia dismisses 3 for rules violation

ATHENS -- Three freshmen Georgia football players this season have been dismissed from the team by coach Mark Richt for undisclosed violations.. The three are cornerback Nick Marshall, defensive back Chris Sanders and receiver Sanford Seay.. Richt would not disclose what team rules were broken, saying only that "mistakes were

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JAMES BEHRENS: Everything finds its meaning in the cross

The basement of our retreat house has been unused for many years. I venture down there every now and then.. There are many remnants of the days when that area saw more use. There is a washing machine and a dryer. There are shelves on which are arrayed pipes, plumbing

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RECIPE BOX: Serve cream cheese chicken dip at your Super Bowl party

Chicken cream cheese dip is this week's featured recipe. Stacy got the recipe from her friend Gloria, who I hear is quite the cook. Stacy also noted that Gloria and her family have this appetizer on their sailboat so you know the recipe has to be easy and not messy

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Matthews-Poss Wedding

Jessica Matthews and Jeremy Poss were married on Nov. 5. The Rev. Jesse Poss, grandfather of the groom, officiated the ceremony.

Feb. 5 Newton Phone Poll

Feb. 5 Newton Citizen Poll

Conyers residents graduate from Samford University

Conyers residents graduate from Samford University

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McDermott named to Ga. Southwestern State president's list

McDermott named to Ga. Southwestern State president's list

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Locals graduate from Clayton State University

Locals graduate from Clayton State University

Murphy and Lee graduate from Clemson University

Murphy and Lee graduate from Clemson University

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Locals graduate from Georgia Southwestern State University

Locals graduate from Georgia Southwestern State University

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Girl Scout troop makes donation to Rockdale Animal Control

Girl Scout Troop Number 11593, a combination of Brownies and Juniors, who meet at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, have been collecting dog food, cat food, dog toys and cat toys for the past three months. Recently the girl scouts delivered their collection of items to Rockdale County Animal Control.

GCSU named locals to president's and dean's lists

Locals named to GCSU president's listThe following locals have been named to the Georgia College and State University president's list for the fall semester -- from Conyers, James Taylor, Angel Lindsey and Savannah Moore; from Oxford, Stephen Higgins; from Social Circle, Zachary Bradford and Philip Sangster; and from Mansfield, Kelsey

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Leissa-George Engagement

Mike and Angela Leissa of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacquelyn Elizabeth Leissa of Charlotte, N.C., to Joshua Lee George, son of Travis and Jennifer George of Covington.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late John and Jacquelyn Crumpton of Lithonia and the

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Emmalyn Reese Adams Arrival

Emmalyn Reese Adams was born on Nov. 30 at Rockdale Medical Center, weighing 2 pounds, 2 ounces and measuring 15 inches long.

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West-Leathers Engagement

Dr. and Mrs. John West of Grayson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Lee West of Grayson, to Jonathan Paul Leathers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Leathers of Covington.

Porterdale Elementary honor roll announced

Porterdale Elementary School recently announced students selected to its honor roll.

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Berean Baptist congregation celebrates a paid-off mortgage

While the entire world has been going through a much-publicized economic recession, a small congregation in Newton County has paid off a large debt in a fraction of the time it would take most churches -- even in a good financial climate.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Jonah's story teaches us God is gracious, merciful, slow to anger, abounding in love

My name is Jonah, but some people call me Jonah the Cranky. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because I tell people that if they don't get right with God, I'll zap them with His wrath.Did I mention I'm a prophet? Been one my whole life. Once, in third grade

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FOCUS ON THE FAMILY: Protect your marriage from competing intimate relationships

Q: How do I deal with my wife's continuing relationships with her ex-boyfriends? We have been married two years and she still likes to communicate with them. I trust my wife, but I don't understand why she feels the need to keep reaching out to them.

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JULIE WELLS: God can perform miracles, even through the death of a loved one

There are two things that I've never forgotten about the late Jay Ingram -- he was always smiling and, if he wasn't on the soccer field playing, he had a soccer ball in his hand.

RELIGION IN BRIEF: Ski resort Jesus stays on mountaintop

A mountaintop Jesus statue can stay at a ski resort in the western U.S. state of Montana for now.

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ORRIN MORRIS: The reddbud is also known as the Judas tree

This month will probably start the burst of spring blooms. I have already seen chickweed, dandelion, saucer magnolia, and henbit in bloom. Soon we will see redbud. The redbud (Cercis canadensis) has another name, the Judas tree.

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JOHN PEARRELL: The only entrance into heaven is through Jesus Christ

Have you ever noticed that whether a death is an untimely one, such as the death of a young person, an expected one, after a long period of suffering, or a natural one, after a long and productive life, those left behind always think that the death was too soon?

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TONY ELDER: God's timing is always in our best interest

Sometimes timing can make all the difference. And often that factor is the very thing that is beyond our control. I was reminded of that truth when I heard about the fiery multi-vehicle accident that took place last Sunday on Interstate 75 near Gainesville, Fla. Early reports were that at least 10 people lost their lives.

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Famed boxing trainer Dundee, 90, dies

Arguably the world’s most revered and famous boxing trainer, Angelo Dundee, dies from a heart attack late Wednesday night after a career that saw him train the likes of Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard and Sonny Liston.

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SUPER BOWL XLVI: 'Everybody' loves Deion

Josh Weinfuss, The Albany Herald’s Super Bowl correspondent this week in Indianapolis, catches up with former Monroe star Deion Branch’s teammates during Media Day to find out what exactly the 10-year veteran means to this year’s New England team — and the verdict is unanimous: He’s as beloved as he is respected.

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SUPER BOWL XLVI NOTEBOOK: Gronkowski finally practices; 'Never Miss a Super Bowl' club still going strong

Rob Gronkowski practices Thursday for the first time since injuring his ankle during the AFC Championship game and says he expects to play Sunday night in the Super Bowl against the New York Giants.

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Lefty plans to sue Internet provider after claims his wife had an affair, and he fathered illegitimate child

Phil Mickelson may be on the verge of a groundbreaking lawsuit against an Internet service provider that allowed defamatory comments to be posted about he and his wife.

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NBA ROUNDUP: Hawks waxed at home; NBA All-Star starters named

The Hawks have been pretty great at home this season, but Thursday they were awful, falling by 19 to the visiting Memphis Grizzlies.

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Georgia gets its guy, after all

Lowndes LB Josh Harvey-Clemons faxes in his paperwork to UGA early Thursday morning, dispelling rumors he may switch his commitment.

Arwin Massey

Arwin Allen Massey, age 69 of Conyers, died Thursday, February 2, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Jewell Massey; parents, Allen Lee and Bessie Pearl Massey ...

Lula Mae Sims

Mrs. Lula Mae Summerour Sims passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at the age of 95. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Othel Sims and son ...

Nora Johnson

Nora Cornelia White Johnson, 91, widow of C. Estes Johnson, of Conyers, GA, died January 30, 2012 surrounded by her family. Born February 13, 1920 in Conyers, GA, she was ...

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