News for Saturday, February 4, 2012


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Golden scores 16 as Tennessee beats Georgia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Trae Golden came off the bench for the first time this season and scored 16 points to lead Tennessee in a 73-62 win against Georgia on Saturday night.. After a back-and-forth first half, the Bulldogs held a 41-34 lead with 14:25 to play when Jordan

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Yellow Jackets finally get win at Philips Arena

Tech snapped its losing streak with a win over Boston College.

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RONDA RICH: Nothing more pitiful than those who throw away their potential

Over lunch, Debbie and I were having a conversation about someone we knew in our youth and were wondering what had happened to him. This is what happens when lifelong friends gather -- we trip back in time and memory and ponder what or who has come and gone.We concluded that whatever had happened to him was not what could have happened, that he had had so much potential, talent and opportunity that he could have become rich and famous. Life offered it to him but he slapped away the hand of sweet fate.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: "Quiet" explores the science behind being an introvert

Really, you must admit that it was nice of the boss to host the holiday party. In these tough economic times, she didn't have to do it. She paid for food, a band, even door prizes. Everybody seemed to have a good time.

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Twenty-year-old dragon fantasy novel published as e-book, paperback

After reading the novel "Jurassic Park," and going to see the movie, Ginger Wages and her brother Tony Wages, discussed the idea of writing a book involving a tyrannosaurus rex.. Being fans of science fiction/fantasy, the siblings changed the dinosaur into a dragon and pit the fierce creature

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RECIPE BOX: Red velvet cake perfect for Valentine's Day

I'm not sure what could say Valentine's Day more than a homemade red velvet cake, and today's recipe happens to come from a lady who is just as sweet as her mother's recipe for a made-from-scratch cake.. Conyers resident Betty Jean Brown submitted her recipe via her co

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Take a trek up Panola Mountain in the afternoon, at sunset, or under the full moon

In the midst of a winter that's felt more like spring, Panola Mountain State Park has welcomed a steady stream of visitors who have taken advantage of weekly hikes, and naturalist Amy Snow hopes even more folks venture out to see the beauty of the granite mountain.

Lions' Stafford wins Comeback Player of Year

INDIANAPOLIS -- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has won the 2011 Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.. Stafford beat out six other players who received votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. Stafford fought through injuries his first two seasons

Giants kicker Tynes hated football as Scottish youth

INDIANAPOLIS -- Lawrence Tynes hated football. Too much hitting, too much pain.. The native of Scotland preferred soccer when he was growing up in Florida, which was the latest stop for his military family. A lot of his friends spent their time tugging on helmets and lacing up shoulder pads

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Rockdale resident Vaughn announces run for Congress

Motivational speaker and pastor Chris Vaughn said job creation will be a hallmark of his campaign after he recently announced he is running for the Fourth Congressional District seat.

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Fire destroys Conyers house, family displaced

A house at the corner of Irwin Bridge Road and Green Valley Drive was destroyed by fire Friday morning.

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Super matchups everywhere with Pats-Giants

INDIANAPOLIS -- MVP quarterbacks on marquee franchises. A rematch of a nail-biter from four years ago, featuring many of the same key characters. Madonna and plenty of Manning -- Eli, and Peyton, too.. This Super Bowl certainly has all the makings of another thriller, the perfect finish to a

County encourages severe weather awareness this week

Rockdale County Sheriff Jeff Wigington, director of Conyers-Rockdale Emergency Management Agency (EMA), encourages all residents to become more aware of severe weather safety measures.

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Chamber rings bell for jobs

The Newton Chamber is ringing the bell for businesses announcing job openings.

Elks Aidmore expands into Newton with foster care program

Elks Aidmore has expanded its services to include therapeutic foster care.

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Rockdale sweeps basketball doubleheader from Heritage

One of the marks of a championship-caliber team is when it can pull out a win when it doesn't play its best. Such was the case for the Rockdale girls basketball team Friday.

Eastside takes four area champions; Alocvy and Newton win one

LOCUST GROVE -- Eastside went to the Area 4-AAA tournament with nine of the 14 wrestlers that make up a full team and left with nine finishing, taking the runner-up position and claiming four area champions.. "Injuries happen, you can't make excuses you just have to finish as

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Salem quintet signs

Three Salem football players officially signed college scholarships.

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Oxford loses to Gordon College

The Oxford College men's basketball team knew the cards were stacked against them in Saturday's game against Gordon College at Williams Gymnasium.

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2010 AL MVP Hamilton confirms relapse

Texas Rangers outfielder and 2010 AL MVP Josh Hamilton, a recovering drug addict, apologizes about having a relapse.

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Branch: Time to ‘finish the job’

On the eve of Super Bowl XLVI, Albany native Deion Branch is confident that come Sunday night, he and the Patriots will all be wearing rings — and in Branch’s case, possibly his third in what’s become a remarkable NFL career.