News for Saturday, January 19, 2013


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Stan Musial dies at age 92

Hall of Fame baseball player Stan Musial, who used an unorthodox batting style to become one of the sport's greatest hitters in 22 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, died on Saturday at age 92, his former team said in a statement.. Musial, adored by fans for his humility and

Salem hoop teams split against Loganville

LOGANVILLE -- Taylor King was the hero Friday in Walton County. The junior snapped a 51-51 tie against Loganville with a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3.7 seconds left as the Salem girls picked up a 54-51 victory in Region 8-AAAAA play.. The Seminoles, who got 22 points from

Eastside's Thompson wins at East Metro

COVINGTON -- Eastside wrestler Kevin Thompson was the only local wrestler to win his weight class at the 20-team East Metro Wrestling Classic on Saturday.. Thompson, who wrestles at the 145-pound division, beat out Alcovy's Justin Howell in the bout.. The 145-pound champion made it to the

Eastside squads survive scare against Chestatee

COVINGTON -- It was a battle until the end but somehow both Eastside squads came back in the final minutes of the game to sweep Chestatee with a pair of wins in Region 8-AAAA action on Friday.. The Eastside boys made it a sweep with a 71-69 win while

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Award-winning novelist Terry Kay to visit Conyers library

Award-winning novelist Terry Kay's approach to what he'll discuss at his Nancy Guinn Memorial Library speaking engagement on Thursday is a lot like his writing process. There is little planning. Instead, he waits and watches where the characters, in this case the audience members, will take him.

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Covington's public safety officials offer new community outreach

The Covington Public Safety community has a new program to enhance the quality of life and safety for residents.

'On the Beat:' The victim becomes the culprit

"On the Beat" is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties.

Hearing set on changes to development

A subdivision developer is requesting changes to zoning conditions for a new neighborhood.

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Celebration of Service

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New report focuses on key education issues facing Georgia in 2013

An educational report highlights key issues to watch in Georgia this year.

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A sad farewell

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NFC championship: Two teams, different perspectives

ATLANTA -- The Falcons are well aware of just how desperate this city is for its first Super Bowl championship. Mike Peterson sees and hears it everywhere he goes.

Letter: Whose gun rights are we protecting?

Sometimes the wrong people have a right to bear arms.

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Darrell Huckaby: Too many pythons to visit

Huckaby decides his best course of action is staying away from the Everglades.

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Rob Jenkins: State militias easy answer to gun debate

In the rhetoric that followed the Newtown tragedy, the gun-control crowd repeatedly tipped its hand, offering clues as to where the "debate" is headed.

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Lucille Ball impersonator to perform one-woman show in Conyers

Melody Knighton recalls regularly watching episodes of the sitcom classic "I Love Lucy" in her younger years, but she doesn't remember being particularly enamored with the show's star, Lucille Ball.. "I certainly watched Lucy in re-runs," said Knighton, who lives in Kennesaw. "I watched the show every day