News for Wednesday, October 10, 2012


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Bulldogs take on Luella

CONYERS -- Unfortunately for the Rockdale football team, last weekend's game was indicative of how the 2012 season has gone for the Conyers school.

Newton looking to go 2-0 in region

COVINGTON -- Coming off its first win of the season, Newton's football team is ready to make it 2-0 in Region 2-AAAAAA play as it travels to Adams Stadium to take on Druid Hills at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Bulldogs roll into second round

CONYERS -- It was Taylor Johnson's night Wednesday in Conyers, Of course, her teammates weren't too shabby either. Johnson drove in a run in each of her first five at-bats, and seven others had RBIs as Rockdale cruised to a doubleheader sweep of Douglas County, winning 13-1 and 10-0

Older players bring real-life experiences to younger ACC teammates

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Older players who have taken different routes to college football have become mentors in Atlantic Coast Conference locker rooms that are filled with teenagers who have known only football.. The value of players like Clemson's Daniel Rodriguez or North Carolina's Sylvester Williams is about more than what

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Alcovy scores 39 runs in sweep over Westlake

COVINGTON -- Alcovy made quick work of the Lady Lions in the first round of the Class AAAAAA softball tournament, winning both games by double digits and mercy ruling Westlake on Wednesday.. The Lady Tigers (27-4-1), who are ranked third in Class AAAAAA by GACA/, won the first game

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Unbeaten Falcons win the turnover battle

FLOWERY BRANCH -- When the Atlanta Falcons gather in the meeting room at the beginning of each week, they can always count on coach Mike Smith jotting one thing on the board: Turnover margin.

Heritage softball moves on to round of 16

The Heritage softball team is moving on.

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Cline receives service award from Oxford College

Community pillar Pierce Cline recently received a lifetime achievement award from Oxford College.

Two face meth charges after fleeing from deputy

Two suspects are charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

School board to vote on Charter Academy renewal

Challenge Charter Academy's charter petition is up for renewal.

Donations to shelter near $18K

Donations to the local homeless shelter have nearly reached $18,000 following the threat of utility cut off last week.

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RONDA RICH: Learn to empathize, not criticize

One night while out to dinner, I noticed an elegant elderly lady at the next table over who was dining alone. I was drawn to her because sorrow clouded her eyes and she smiled sadly, the kind we all force when we do not feel happy.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Rowling's first post-HP novel, "Casual Vacancy," leaves magic behind

When you're gone, you'll leave behind many important things.

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Love story vignettes comprise romantic comedy, 'Almost, Maine'

Some 10 years ago, Amy LeCates and Kim Fratesi worked together in a community theatre production of "The Robber Bridegroom," and there have been several occasions since when the two have shared the stage.