News for Friday, January 6, 2012


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HUCKABY: Passionate youth has the world in good hands

Recent events show that the future is in good hands.

Skeletal remains found on Thanksgiving identified as Griffin man

Skeletal remains found Thanksgiving Day near Odum Street identified as Griffin man.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Learn how to reuse materials in "Building with Secondhand Stuff"

So how can you get a new look -- or a new shed, garage, outbuilding, or playhouse for the kids -- for cheap or for free?Start with the ideas in "Building with Secondhand Stuff" by Chris Peterson.

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RONDA RICH: Dixie Dew looking forward to her 'bark tour'

I'm the adorable red dachshund who is known and loved by many. My mama is Ronda Rich who normally writes this column. She makes a living by writing about family, friends and other folks she knows, including me.

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Trooper fired after Braves trainer's wife killed

Georgia's public safety commissioner said the state trooper involved in a crash that killed the wife of Atlanta Braves trainer Jeff Porter has been fired. Col. Mark W. McDonough said Friday that Trooper Donald Crozier was terminated earlier in the day

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Snellgrove-Tumlin Wedding

Brandilyn June Snellgrove and Mark Daniel Tumlin were married on Oct. 15

Human skull, remains found near Buford

Investigators believe partial skeletal remains found near Buford on Thursday afternoon are that of an adult male and have been in the heavily wooded area for a long time, officials said.

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Davis-Garner Wedding

Brittoni Ann Davis and Randal Bailey Garner were married Oct. 22. The Rev. Rusty Stewart officiated the ceremony.

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Alexandria Gatlin Arrival

Alexandria Gatlin was born on Dec. 28 weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measuring 18 inches long. She is the daughter of Carissa Bowman-Gatlin and Dustin Gatlin of Conyers.

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Rowland Childs Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Rowland of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Coral Rowland of Conyers, to John David Childs of Covington, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Childs IV of Loganville.

The 'CES curse?' Gadget show has poor record

The largest trade show in the Americas must be a great place to show off new products, right? Wrong. The International Consumer Electronics Show is quickly becoming a launch pad for products that fall flat.

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Unemployment rate falls as economy adds 200K jobs

A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011.

Deal wants 10 pre-k days restored

Lawmakers will be asked to restore some of the budget cuts that created an exodus of Georgia’s pre-kindergarten teachers, the governor's office said late Thursday.

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Minus D-Wade, LeBron, Heat find way to beat Hawks in 3OT

On Monday, Atlanta ended Miami’s perfect start by winning on the road, then Thursday the Heat — without their two All-Stars Dwyane Wade and LeBron James — pay Atlanta back in 3OT.

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No. 6 Tennessee rolls past No. 16 Georgia women

Johnson's season highs of 22 points and 13 rebounds help Vols to lopsided win

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Marlins acquire volatile starter Zambrano from Cubs

After yet another tirade last season, the Chicago Cubs wash their hands of unstable closer Carlos Zambrano on Thursday, sending him to South Florida, where new Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen vows he can straighten one of Major League Baseball’s hardest-throwing pitchers out.

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SEC = Simply unstoppable

No one does football better than the SEC, and that’s evident by the fact that the winner of Monday’s BCS National Championship game will mark six winners in a row for the all-mighty conference.

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David Stillerman

David Stillerman of Social Circle, GA, passed away January 4, 2012, at the age of 67. Mr. Stillerman was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, in Covington, and was ...

David Boyd

David Joseph Boyd, 37, died January 4, 2012. A native of Conyers, GA, he was the oldest son of Keith Boyd of Cumming and Sheila Harris Boyd of Conyers.  ...

Emory Mote

Emory (John) Mote Jr. age 80 of Conyers Ga. passed away January 4, 2012. Survived by four children Connie Sue (Shane) Arrendale Conyers, Annett (Roger) German Covington, Gary (Angela) Mote ...

Jerry Brent

Jerry Ronald Brent, 79, Conyers GA. 01/02/2012 Preceded in death by father John Brent, mother and step father Inez and Horace Rucker, wife Betty Brent ( Greene). Surviving are sister Sherry ...

Kenneth Cleveland

Kenneth Cleveland, age 61, of Stockbridge, GA passed away January 2, 2012. Arrangements by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, (770) 786-7062, (770) 784-5582 (24 hr. obituary line)

Alvin Rucker

Alvin Khristopher Rucker, age 13, of Conyers, GA died on January 2, 2012. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182

Presley Griffis

Presley No’el Griffis, age 1 week, of Covington, GA passed away January 3, 2012. Arrangements by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, (770) 786-7062, (770) 784-5582 (24 hr. obituary ...