News for Saturday, January 7, 2012


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Hawks boounce back, rip Bulls, 109-94

The Hawks, who were ripped by the Bulls earlier in the week, bounce back and snap Chicago's six-game winning streak with a 109-94 win on Saturday in Atlanta.

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Tech gives No. 5 Duke scare before falling

Georgia Tech came within some late misses at the foul line of possibly upsetting Duke in Brian Gregory's first ACC game as coach. But Gregory, who enjoyed plenty of success at Dayton, didn't want to talk about moral victories. He is counting on breakthrough victories, not near-misses.

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Conyers highlights accomplishments and new year in State of the City

Mayor Randy Mills and the Conyers City Council recognized out-going councilman Marty Jones for his 23 years of service while also looking ahead to the coming year during Thursday night's annual State of the City address at the Cherokee Run Golf Course.

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Gliding with grace

Citizen photographer Lee Depkin captured shots of adults and children visiting the Have An Ice Day ice skating rink at the pavilion in Olde Town Conyers just before the holidays.

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Price, Burks lead Rams past Patriots

COVINGTON - The Newton girl's basketball team had too much of Precious Price and Mikola Burks Saturday against Heritage. Price scored 17 points and Burks added 14 in a 56-46 win in Covington.Newton (10-2), which won its sixth consecutive game, built its largest lead of the day

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Southern everyman, New York ventriloquist come together for comedy show

The Mixed Nuts Comedy Network of Georgia will perform two shows in Conyers on Jan. 14.

Newton County Theme School accepting applications

The Newton County Theme School will take applications through February.

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State Rep. Doug Holt announces his intention to seek re-election

State Rep. Doug Holt announces his intention to seek reelection.

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JENKINS: For Falcons, 'pretty good' may not be not good enough

Team has made marked improvement but needs to take the next step toward being great.

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Smith lifts Hawks past Bobcats 102-96 in OT

The Hawks lost in triple-overtime to the Miami Heat the night before, but made sure multiple extra periods wouldn't be needed against the Bobcats after scoring the first seven points of overtime against the Bobcats.

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Arkansas beats Kansas State 29-16 in Cotton Bowl

All-SEC quarterback Tyler Wilson threw two touchdown passes after Joe Adams' fourth punt return for a TD and the Razorbacks beat No. 11 Kansas State, 29-16, in the Cotton Bowl.

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Penn State hires Bill O'Brien as football coach

Penn State makes its choice on a new head coach to replace Joe Paterno, and it's Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien -- a choice that isn't exactly popular with the Nittany Lions' fan base.