News for Monday, January 23, 2012


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Resurgent Georgia State a perfect 10-0 at home

Georgia State basketball defeated James Madison 74-58

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Thompson helps Eagles get over .500

Freshman guard from Rockdale County Bernard Thompson scored 10 points on 5 of 7 field goal attempts and handed out three assists against Stetson. He and his Florida Gulf Coast teammates wrapped up a three-game road trip, going 2-1, and moved over .500 in conference play recently.

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Rockdale swim team fares well in Dalton

The Rockdale swim team finished seventh, just one point behind sixth-place Flowery Branch, at Saturday's North Georgia Regional Championships in Dalton.. The girls placed sixth and were just five points out of fourth, while the boys placed eighth, just a point behind seventh-place Clarke Central.. The Bulldogs had

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Rising star Caldwell-Pope, Georgia to face No. 1 Kentucky

ATHENS -- With apologies to the FAA, Mark Fox remembers accepting the important call from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the summer of 2010.. Fox was hoping Caldwell-Pope would become one of Georgia's biggest signees in 20 years. Fox's airplane was rolling down the runway when his cellphone rang.. "I

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ALCOVY TIGERS: Palo reaches 1,000 point plateau

COVINGTON -- Sixteen points by Alcovy's Kate Palo in Friday's road game against Griffin was enough to push her past the 1,000-point mark for her career as a Lady Tiger.

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Giants face Pats in Super rematch

Hey, Indianapolis. A Manning will be playing in your Super Bowl, after all ... It'll be Eli Manning leading the New York Giants to a Super Bowl rematch against the New England Patriots -- and this time on older brother Peyton's home field.

Caldwell-Pope, Georgia to face No. 1 Kentucky

McDonald's All-American delivering on potential

Repeat shoplifter arrested again

A Covington man with 10 previous shoplifting convictions is charged again.

Mentoring program recruiting new members

Newon Mentoring Program is recruiting new members at an open house this Thursday.

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Beaver Manufacturing is large supplier for auto industry

Mansfield-based Beaver Manufacturing is an industry leader that produces textile yarn that reinforces a wide variety of rubber and plastic hoses.

Gas prices rise despite 10-year-low demand

Gas prices continue to rise, despite a decrease in demand.

Repeat shoplifter faces new charge

A Covngton man with 10 shoplifting convictions was arrested on a new charge Sunday.

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Paterno funeral scheduled for Wednesday

Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno will be buried Wednesday, and his family has scheduled three days of public memorial events this week.

Falcons make another change to coaching staff

The Atlanta Falcons have made another change on their coaching staff, firing defensive backs assistant Alvin Reynolds.

U.S. Supreme Court: Warrant needed for GPS tracking

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that police must get a search warrant before using GPS technology to track criminal suspects.

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Former Eastside, Cousins principal dies

Former Newton County administrator Robert Daria died Sunday after a sudden illness.

No injuries as tornadoes reported in Ark.

Tornadoes were spotted in Arkansas as storms moved through parts of the South and Midwest on Sunday night, but there were no reports of any injuries.. The National Weather Service said it received reports of possible tornadoes in Arkansas, Dallas, Lonoke, Prairie and Cleveland counties

Ga. lawmakers return for chamber sessions

Georgia state lawmakers will resume their floor meetings this week after crunching through Republican Gov. Nathan Deal's budget proposals.. Both the House and Senate are scheduled to meet starting Monday.. A joint committee of lawmakers spent the past week hearing from state officials, who described spending plans

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Florida State stuns Duke at the buzzer

Florida State's Michael Snaer hits a 3-pointer as time expire to beat No. 4 Duke, 76-73, Saturday, snapping Duke's 45-game home winning streak (ADDS: Items on No. 1 Syracuse falling to Notre Dame, Georgia losing to Ole Miss).

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Greene-r Pastures

Rashad Greene never wanted to leave home — but he knew that a bigger, brighter world of football awaited him outside of Albany. And after taking his talents to national powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas and eventually Florida State, three years later, he’s now right where he hoped — and everyone back home in Southwest Georgia expected him -— to be: one of the fastest rising stars in the nation.