News for Saturday, October 27, 2012


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Heritage knocks off Loganville

CONYERS -- Two weeks ago, Heritage quarterback Ryan Sutton was replaced as the starter and watched Isaiah Spencer lead a second-half comeback win over Clarke Central. A week ago, Spencer played nearly the entire way in a loss to Flowery Branch. Reinserted in the starter's role Friday against Loganville

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Heat, Lakers loaded: Is Kobe-LeBron final coming?

LeBron James against Kobe Bryant, the dream NBA Finals that's never become a reality.. Maybe this is the year.. James' Miami Heat are on top of the league and got even stronger this summer, but nobody loaded up like the Lakers, who acquired Dwight Howard and Steve Nash.. James or

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Williams, Nelson lead BYU past Georgia Tech 41-17

ATLANTA -- Jamaal Williams scored four touchdowns, quarterback Riley Nelson accounted for two TDs and Brigham Young snapped a two-game losing streak with a 41-17 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday.. The Cougars (5-4) recovered from last week's three-point loss at No. 5 Notre Dame by holding Georgia

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No. 12 Georgia upsets Florida 17-9

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Georgia's defense was far from soft against rival Florida.. And now the Gators are no longer undefeated and no longer in charge in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division.. The 12th-ranked Bulldogs stuffed No. 3 Florida from every angle, forcing six turnovers in a 17-9 victory Saturday.

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Eagles soar to win and clinch playoff spot

COVINGTON -- Eastside found itself in unfamiliar territory to open the second half of their Homecoming game against visiting Walnut Grove territory -- its own territory.. The Eagles (6-2, 4-1 in region 8-AAAA) dominated the game from the opening play on their way to a 55-20 playoff-clinching victory.

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Levett says he will work to unite community

Eric Levett is pursuing his goal of becoming sheriff of Rockdale County.

Oxford College continues Community Classroom series

The Oxford College Community Classroom will begin Tuesday.

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Concert to feature jazz, blues

Saxophonist and bandleader Raiff Ellis is putting all his cards on the table for his upcoming performance at Center Street Arts in Olde Town Conyers.. Ellis and his band, Jazz/Blues Infusion, will host a concert titled "Herbie Hancock meets The Blues Brothers," which leaves little to the imagination

GPC symposium to spotlight 'My Generation'

GPC Newton's fall 2012 symposium, which runs Monday through Thursday, will explore the theme "My Generation."

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Eastside High picks Homecoming queen

Eastside High School named its 2012 Homecoming king and queen Friday night.

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Fire dog gets a name

Caitlyn Mathis is congratulated on being selected as the winner of the “Name That Dog” contest sponsored by the Covington Fire Department at their annual Family Safety Fun Night.

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Local teen donates 130 teddy bears to girls' home

A local high school student is donating 130 teddy bears to a girls' home in Thailand.

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Bill O'Reilly: Are TV anchors rooting for President Obama?

O'Reilly takes a look at the political perspective of TV news anchors.

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Rob Jenkins: Charter school debate comes down to turfism versus choice

If there's one point on which liberal teachers union activists and conservative school administrators agree, it's that the proposed charter school amendment would be bad for Georgia.

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Darrell Huckaby: Biking can take you a long way

Learning to ride a bike can lead to bigger and better things.

Lovejoy too much for Rams in blowout

Newton came out on fire against the AP Class AAAAAA No. 9 ranked Lovejoy. But the Wildcats quickly extinguished any hopes the Rams may have had of an upset scoring seven unanswered touchdowns in their 51-6 loss on Friday at Twelve Oaks Stadium. “We came out fired up and we had the momentum with some turnovers. But (Friday night) we just got outmatched,” Newton head coach Cortez Allen said. “They were just a little bit too much for us.”