News for Saturday, March 3, 2012


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Heritage defeats Clarke Central on penalty kicks

CONYERS -- It had been just three days since the Heritage boys soccer team lost in heartbreaking fashion on penalty kicks to Whitewater. Alejandro Alvarado made sure that didn't happen again on Friday in Conyers.

NFL: Saints violated 'Bounty Rule' on hits

NEW YORK -- Encouraging defensive players to be aggressive, hit hard and not back down is standard procedure in pro football. Paying them to injure others is not.. New Orleans Saints players and at least one assistant coach, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, maintained a bounty pool of up to $50,000

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Lady Tigers in Final Four

FORT VALLEY -- In basketball, the name of the game is finding the bottom of the net.. The Lady Tigers did it but the boys didn't. That's why the Lady Tigers are heading to the Final Four at the Arena at Gwinnett Center while the boys ended their season.. The

Eastside boys, Salem girls win for split

COVINGTON -- Trent Taylor scored six goals in the final 26 minutes to lead his Eastside Eagles to a 7-1 win over the Salem Seminoles Friday night at Cousins Middle School.

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Ga. Tech women rout NC State 87-61 at ACCs

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Tyaunna Marshall scored 16 of her 20 points in the first half and No. 15 Georgia Tech claimed a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game by routing North Carolina State 87-61 on Saturday.

Yates reaches second straight ACC final

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --Wrestler Pete Yates earned a shot at some revenge Saturday afternoon at the University of North Carolina.

Oxford Eagles on top 74-59 in tournament

OXFORD -- Forced to play without freshman point guard Alex Ordu, the Oxford College men's basketball team received vital scoring from sophomore Stephen Simmons and freshman Zachary Lynn on Saturday as the Eagles defeated Middle Georgia Tech 74-59.

StampTech to open Newton County facility

StampTech will open a manufacturing facility in Newton County.

Newton authorities looking into allegations against Salem Road day care center

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a claim against a Salem Road day care center.

Rockdale students to showcase art at gallery

Rockdale County Public Schools will hold its fourth annual Visual Arts Showcase beginning Monday at the Olde Town Gallery & Studio, which is located at 909 Commercial St. in Conyers.

Elks Aidmore looking for bands to fill music festival line-up

Elks Aidmore is gearing up for its first music festival on April 28.

Carp to be stocked at Lake Varner to eat hydrilla

The hydrilla that has been a thorn in the side of fishermen at Lake Varner will soon be snack food for hungry grass carp.

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Happy Birthday to Seuss

Happy Birthday to Seuss. Area students took part in the Dr. Seuss Birthday celebration Friday

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JENKINS: What's so bad about pornography?

My son's question put me in an awkward positon of explaining what is so bad about pornography. Quite a bit, I told him, durng an uncomfortable but necessary discussion.

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Bill O'Reilly: Reagan vs. Obama

The presidential election 32 years ago is strikingly similar to the one we have today: a Democratic incumbent in big trouble with the economy and Iran. Sound familiar?

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Darrell Huckaby: March renews the love-hate relationship with baseball

What I love is the perfection of the game, as remembered in black-and-white from the 1950s and early '60s.