News for Saturday, July 28, 2012


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Falcons' Nolan works on defense

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Atlanta coach Mike Smith is looking for new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan to help the Falcons increase their third-down stops.. In a 25-year NFL head coaching career that has included stops as a defensive coordinator with the Giants, Redskins, Jets, Ravens, Broncos and Dolphins, Nolan

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Post 77 run-rules Douglasville in legion tournament

LOGANVILLE -- Post 77 is just one win from playing in the American Legion baseball state tournament championship game after run-ruling Douglasville 13-3 in seven innings on Saturday at West Walton Park.. Rockdale took the double-digit win by playing well on defense, out-hitting Douglasville and taking advantage

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Sadler penalty hands Indy win to Keselowski

INDIANAPOLIS -- Brad Keselowski took the lead when Elliott Sadler was penalized for jumping a late restart, then held on to win Saturday in a controversial finish to the first NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.. Sadler passed Keselowski on a restart with 18 laps to go, but

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Lochte wins 400 IM in blowout

LONDON -- Ryan Lochte turned his much-anticipated duel with Michael Phelps into a blowout, pulling away to win the Olympic 400-meter individual medley by more than 3 seconds Saturday night. Even more stunning: Phelps didn't win any medal at all.. After barely qualifying for the evening final in

Beach volleyball brings its beat to Olympics

The Benny Hill theme plays over the loudspeaker at Horse Guards Parade, the crowd cheers and the raking crew scurries out to smooth over the footprints in the sand. This is beach volleyball, British style.

Burned body identified as that of missing Newton County man

Gregory Vernon Harris of Covington has been positively identified as the man found in the trunk of a burning car in Atlanta earlier this month.

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Conyers expands Eastview Cemetery

The city of Conyers has laid out more than 600 new gravesites in Eastview Cemetery.

All night fishing offered at Charlie Elliott

Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center is offering two nighttime fishing events in August.

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Woman with terminal cancer holds celebration of life

Shirley Moss is dying from brain cancer, but instead of planning an elaborate memorial service in preparation for her passing, the 67-year-old mother of two chose to say her goodbyes in person. Last weekend, she and her family hosted a Christmas in July party at her home in

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Rob Jenkins: Will the real Redneck Riviera please stand up?

I find Panama City Beach, as a vacation destination, to be superior to Myrtle Beach in almost every way

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Darrell Huckaby: Apparently some beliefs are more entitled to free speech than others

I don't know exactly when we started demonizing people for standing up for their Christian beliefs, but whatever day that was was a sad day for our nation.