News for Saturday, November 10, 2012


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National reign: NFC teams dominate halfway through season

Halfway through the season, something's missing -- mostly -- on a list of the league's elite teams. The AFC.

Salem drops finale 56-34 to Loganville

LOGANVILLE -- In Friday's season finale at Loganville, Salem reached its season high in points. Unfortunately for the Conyers school, it also had a season high in points allowed. Loganville closed the 2012 regular season by blowing out Salem 56-34 at Red Devil Stadium.

Eastside upends No. 4 ranked Monroe Area

COVINGTON -- The Eagles proved that they are ready to take on No. 1-ranked Sandy Creek in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs with a stunning 35-0 defeat over No. 4-ranked Monroe Area on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.. It was apparent that the Eagles (7-3

Covington Y Youth basketball season includes day at Atlanta Hawks

COVINGTON -- The Covington Family YMCA's youth basketball program hosts a day at the Atlanta Hawks as part of the Hawks Affiliate Program. Every registered player will receive a ticket to the Hawks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m.

Steele leads Bulldogs into state playoffs

CONYERS -- If the players and coaches on the Druid Hills football team have any lingering nightmares about Friday's game against Rockdale, Targee Steele figures to play a prominent role.

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Bill O'Reilly: A personal note to President Obama

You must be tired. Please take some time off. You worked very hard to get re-elected.

Letter: Community support appreciated

On Oct. 4, Barbara Knowles did a wonderful local write-up regarding my husband James B. Vargo and his continuing battle with gastroparesis.. The article not only brought out the best in our community but also raised awareness.

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Rob Jenkins: How to be a guy: kitchen clean-up 101

If you wish to have a truly harmonious marriage, you're going to have to do some housework, including cleaning the kitchen.

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Darrell Huckaby: Take a moment to thank a veteran

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918, the Armistice began, ending World War I -- the Great War, which was to have been the "War to End War" and to make the world "Safe for Democracy."

Conyers man, son sentenced in armed robbery, attempted robbery

A Conyers man and his son were sentenced last week in connection with an armed robbery and attempted robbery.

Christmas Hope seeking donations, volunteers

CONYERS -- Michael Hutcheson admits that this time every year it seems like a daunting task -- collecting holiday gifts for more than 1,000 low-income children in Rockdale County -- yet, somehow, in a few short weeks, it all gets done.. "Everything runs smoothly every year. I'm amazed at

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Newton Medical Center to require up-front emergency room payment

Newton Medical Center will begin Monday requiring an initial deposit of $150 for those seeking medical care who do not have insurance and who are not suffering from a medical emergency.

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Covington Walk of Stars unveiled

The Hollywood of the South now has a Walk of Stars.

Eastside beats top-ranked team 35-0

The Eagles proved that they were ready to take on No. 1 ranked Sandy Creek in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs with a stunning 35-0 defeat over No. 4 ranked Monroe Area on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium. It was apparent that the Eagles (7-3 overall, 5-2 Region 8-AAAA) gained confidence as the game went on. Of Monroe Area's (9-1, 6-1) 13 drives, Eastside forced the punt after three plays three times, turned the ball over on downs twice, and ended the drive because of turnovers four times.