News for Saturday, September 15, 2012


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Georgia Tech overwhelms Virginia 56-20

ATLANTA -- Tevin Washington ran for three touchdowns and threw a 70-yard scoring pass to Zach Laskey on Georgia Tech's first snap, setting up an early barrage of big plays as the Yellow Jackets beat Virginia 56-20 on Saturday.

Rockdale shut out by Drew

RIVERDALE -- It was another difficult night for the Rockdale football team Friday as the Bulldogs fell 42-0 to Drew at Southern Crescent Stadium.

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Alcovy Tigers' defense rises to challenge

COVINGTON -- Both a 66-yard fumble return by senior Marcus Williams and a 31-yard interception return by Okon Godwin for touchdowns by Alcovy's defense in the fourth quarter turned a possible loss into a 24-10 win over county rival Eastside on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.. "All those

09-16 Eside-Alc stat box

Eastside 10, Alcovy 24. Eastside 3 0 7 0 -- 10. Alcovy 7 2 0 15 -- 24. FIRST QUARTER. Eastside - Colton Smith 36 field goal, 5:40. Alcovy - Marcus Williams 27 run (Rysen Richardson kick) 1:48. SECOND QUARTER. Alcovy - Safety, snap out of end zone, 9:02. THIRD QUARTER. Eastside - Cameron

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Braves take an unusual win over Nationals

ATLANTA -- Pinch-runner Jeff Baker scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning when reliever Ryan Mattheus hit Andrelton Simmons' uniform with a bases-loaded pitch that helped the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Saturday.

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Shin opens 5-stroke lead in Women's British Open

HOYLAKE, England -- Jiyai Shin opened a five-stroke lead in the Women's British Open, shooting an 8-under 64 on Saturday in the wind-delayed second round.

Letter: Hall's request to columnist was foolish

When I read your headline "Chamber head asks columnist to stop writing," initially, I thought that it was an early April Fool's issue.

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Darrell Huckaby: Dan Brokaw was a true minister who lived his faith

How can you know so little about a person you love so much?

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Rob Jenkins: Wonder what happened to your life? Watch the video

If you have two or more kids, ages 6 and up, you already know how their activities can dominate your life.

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Master Gardener festival features hundreds of plants for sale, wildlife shows, cooking demo

You don't have to have a green thumb to enjoy the Seventh Annual Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Plant Festival and Sale. In addition to the hundreds of plants, shrubs and trees for sale, the event, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at 1400 Parker Road, features wildlife

These 'seniors' will finally get their prom

Newton County Senior Services is hosting a "Senior Prom."

Man charged in chop shop operation

A Lithonia man has been charged with operating a chop shop.

Area Students

Locals graduate from Georgia Southwestern State UniversityThe following Conyers residents graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University: Ryan Jubran, cum laude graduate, who received a bachelor's degree in geology and Michael Morgan, who received a bachelor's degree in management.Roddenberry graduates from Harding UniversityLaeryn Roddenberry of Conyers has graduated from Harding University

Mother, husband charged in infant's murder

A Rockdale County jury found a mother and her husband guilty in the 2010 murder of her 5-month-old son.

Patriots stay unbeaten, top Salem

CONYERS -- While the offense for the Heritage football team is still trying to find itself through the season's first three weeks, the defense and special teams seem to be doing just fine.