News for Saturday, February 23, 2013


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Rob Jenkins: Confessions of a Girl Scout cookie addict

At my house, the day Girl Scout Cookies arrive is kind of like a holiday.

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Darrell Huckaby: Second thoughts about planting seeds

Friday was a cold, damp, wet, dreary day in the North Georgia Piedmont — a day that could have easily given way to dark depressing thoughts to match the elements.

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Mark Shields: A maligned generation

This past Monday night, along with 680 other lucky people in Washington’s historic Ford’s Theatre, I was able to enjoy the wit and wisdom of America’s dominant political satirist, Mark Russell.

Kids dance group focuses on fighting obesity

Swagger Crew Fit Kidz, a nonprofit dance program, meets at the Dominy School of the Performing Arts in Conyers.

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Georgia defeats Gamecocks 62-54 in overtime

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope didn’t want to save his best for last, but he had no choice after struggling in the first half.

Heritage girls soccer team rolls past rival Rockdale

The Heritage girls soccer team completed a dominant week Friday. Faith Shelton had five goals and Sarah Boggus added three as the Patriots rolled past rival Rockdale, 10-0.

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Matters of the heart

Rockdale Medical Center presented the the Red, Hot & Healthy Luncheon, which was open to the public, to celebrate American Heart Month.

Tucker girls eliminate Salem in 2nd round game

It didn’t matter whether Erykah Davenport was on the court or on the bench Friday, Tucker had enough to hold off Salem. Davenport had 14 points and six blocked shots, Nuba Jackson scored 16 points and the Tigers extended their lead when Davenport was in foul trouble as the DeKalb County school prevailed, 53-42 in a Class AAAAA second round game.

Lady Tigers fall to Valdosta in hoops playoffs

The Lady Tigers learned the hard way about the importance of free-throw shooting as they were eliminated from the Class AAAAAA playoffs losing to Valdosta 44-42 on Friday.

Newton Lady Rams lose to Tift County

The Tift County Lady Devils head coach Julie Conner could not have asked for a better birthday gift.

Meadors files complaint against former Alcovy principal

ATLANTA — The Georgia Professional Standards Commission will decide next month whether to investigate former Alcovy High School principal LaQuanda Carpenter on allegations of purchasing alcohol while on a school trip and misusing school funds.

LB Recycling bid under review by attorney

Commissioners approved Tuesday night a bid by LB Recycling and Waste Services to purchase and collect scrap metal at the recycling centers and landfill, but there are questions about the legality of the bid.

North Cobb's resounding win ends Rockdale's season

KENNESAW - The Rockdale girl’s basketball team was no match for North Cobb Saturday.