News for Sunday, January 15, 2012


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Ga. budget offers schools end of major new cuts

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia schools would see a modest financial boost under a budget that Republican Gov. Nathan Deal proposed last week, though they would not recoup more than $1 billion in state funding lost over the past few years.. Deal made education funding a key part of his annual

Atlanta's King Center to undergo 'dramatic' change

ATLANTA (AP) -- Martin Luther King III has unveiled plans for a "dramatic renovation and expansion" of the Atlanta's nonprofit King Center.. King unveiled the plans Saturday night at the annual Salute to Greatness awards dinner. It would be the nonprofit center's first upgrade in three decades.. King said it's

Ravens at home equals bad news for Texans?

Not only is Baltimore perfect at home this season, but its field has a special kind of turf that gives the Ravens a decided advantage heading into today’s AFC divisional playoff game against Houston.

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No Tebow magic, Patriots stomp Broncos, 45-10

Tebowmania didn't show up in New England on Saturday as the Patriots embarrass Tim Tebow and Denver, 45-10 in the AFC playoffs.

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Florida All-Stars edge Georgia in War of Border game

One week after many of these same Georgia All-Stars go to Tallahassee and rout the team from Florida, six turnovers doom the kids from the Peach State in Saturday’s War of the Border All-Star Game in Moultrie.

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Hawks rally from 18 down, beat Timberwolves, 93-91

After a furious fourth-quarter comeback Saturday night against the Timberwolves, the Hawks prevail in a nailbiter, 93-91.

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Australian Open kicks off tennis season

The Australian Open kicks off the new tennis season today.

Push to scrap Ga. energy tax gains support in 2012

For manufacturing giant Shaw Industries, producing carpet in north Georgia costs the company millions of dollars in sales taxes that it wouldn't have to pay in most parts of the nation.

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UGA professor, former AP executive Fink dies at 80

Conrad Fink, who taught generations of young journalists at the University of Georgia after a career as a foreign correspondent and executive for The Associated Press, died Saturday in Athens, Ga., at age 80.

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Paterno breaks his silence

Fired legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno opens up Saturday for the first time about the child sex-abuse allegations levied against his former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

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FURMAN BISHER: The case of the missing quarterback

Herald guest columnist Furman Bisher writes about the absence of LSU backup quarterback Jarrett Lee in the BCS National Championship game.

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Giant killers: FSU crushes No. 3 UNC

The Seminoles have struggled mightily at times this year, but Saturday wasn’t one of those times as unranked Florida State hands No. 3 North Carolina a stunning 33-point loss, 90-57, in Tallahassee, Fla, to mark the worst loss ever under coach Roy Williams.

Annie Henderson

Annie Grace Henderson, 95, of Oxford, Georgia passed away on January 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Wilson Henderson, and her husband, Charlie Robert Henderson ...

J.W. Ricks

J.W. Ricks, age 85, of Covington, GA passed away January 13, 2012. Arrangements by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, (770) 786-7062, (770) 784-5582 (24 hr. obituary line)