News for Sunday, January 22, 2012


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Georgia CB Commings arrested for domestic battery on girlfriend

In upsetting news for Georgia football fans Saturday evening, star CB Sanders Commings is arrested for domestic battery after he allegedly hits his girlfriend outside a bar.

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Official: possibility of unregistered passengers

GIGLIO, Italy (AP) Unregistered passengers might have been aboard the stricken cruise liner that capsized off this Tuscan island, a top rescue official said Sunday, raising the possibility that the number of missing might be higher than previously announced.Divers, meanwhile, pulled out a woman's body from the capsized Costa Concordia

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Penn St. student editor quits after Paterno report

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The managing editor of a student-run news organization that covers Penn State resigned hours after the publication tweeted erroneously that former coach Joe Paterno had died.. Paterno's sons had disputed Onward State's Saturday posts, and the publication had recanted. Paterno's family announced he had died Sunday

UGA seeks to boost summer enrollment

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- The University of Georgia is planning to increase its summer teaching budget by about $180,000 to boost enrollment and help undergraduate students graduate faster.. Reports say that the funding would go to add high-demand courses not usually taught in the summer.. The enrollment for the

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Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno dead at 85

Paterno had been in the hospital since Jan. 13 for observation after what his family called minor complications from his cancer treatments.

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Hawks rebound, crush Cavs

The Atlanta Hawks, who were chastsed by their coach for quitting in a previous loss, bounce back and rip the Cleveland Cavaliers, 121-91, on Saturday.

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Dixie Weimer

Mrs. Dixie Lee Weimer of Conyers went to be with Jesus in heaven on Friday, January 20, 2012 at the age of 76. She was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa ...

Cathy Ogden

Cathy Mink Ogden, age 53, of Covington, GA passed away January 19, 2012. Arrangements by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, (770) 786-7062, (770) 784-5582 (24 hr. obituary line) ...

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Emma Stanton

Mrs. Emma Janet “Net” Stanton, age 88 of Conyers, died Thursday, January 19, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Stanton; parents, Darlton and ...

Barbara Lamb

Barbara Louise Lamb of Covington, GA died Friday January 20, 2012 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. She was born on June 23, 1936 in Cummings, GA to Louie and ...

Roy Peek

Roy Cornelius Peek, Jr., age 79, of Conyers, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2012. Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 23, 2012, at the Rice Family Cemetery ...

Bill Jimerson

Mr. Bill Jimerson, Sr., age 83 of Conyers, died Friday, January 20, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Vonderau Jimerson and son, Tip Edward Jimerson. He ...

Cora Edge

Cora Lee Edge, age 79, of Covington, GA passed away January 20, 2012. Arrangements by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, (770) 786-7062, (770) 784-5582 (24 hr. obituary line) ...