News for Saturday, September 28, 2013

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Patriots' offense last in league in red zone

Quarterback Tom Brady’s offense ranks dead last — No. 32 in the NFL — in red zone offense in the Patriots 3-0 start to the new season. New England’s new-look, youthful offense, minus top targets Danny Amendola (groin) and Rob Gronkowski (forearm/back), scored only four touchdowns in 13 trips inside the 20.

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34th Annual Great Miller Lite Chili Cook-Off moves to Conyers

34th Annual Great Miller Lite Chili Cook-Off moves to Conyers

What’s been a tradition at Stone Mountain Park since 1979 will now become a part of Conyers’ annual special events attractions when the Great Miller Lite Chili and BBQ Cook-Off takes place at the Georgia International Horse Park this year. The Chili and BBQ Cook-Off is scheduled for Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and features over 200 chili teams and 30 barbecue teams, as well as corn bread and Brunswick stew competitors, preparing their best dishes for judges.

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RONDA RICH: Know who you are, be who you are

I still laugh at that story but, more important than that, it has become a life’s truth for me. Know what you are and be what you are. Don’t switch back and forth. Stick to who you are.

Newton Citizen Poll for Sept. 29, 2013

The Newton Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Examine the peril of population increase in ‘Countdown’

In the year 1900, our planet held 1.6 billion people. Now, just over 100 years later, the world’s population has doubled — twice. It took an unbelievable “twelve years…to go from 6 to 7 billion” people. For scientists, that’s a sobering cause for concern — especially since humans add another 80 million people to the earth each year.

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Local family competes on ‘Family Feud’

Cheryl Boochee has been watching “Family Feud” since it started its run three decades ago, and she always hoped she could bring her family on the show. It took more than one audition, but Boochee never gave up.

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Dog owners invited to join in breast cancer awareness fundraiser

Dog owners invited to cancer awareness fundraiser

On Oct. 6 at 3 p.m., a group of local residents and their canines will come together to take a stroll through the streets of Conyers in the parade, which starts at the Pavilion in Olde Town Conyers and ends at Pine Log Park.

Summer burn ban lifts Oct. 1

You can start burning leaves again beginning Tuesday. The summer burn ban imposed by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division ends Sept. 30.

Community Calendar for Sept. 29, 2013

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

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Georgia tops LSU in shootout, 44-41

Sixth-ranked LSU and No. 9 Georgia stood toe to toe Saturday at Sanford Stadium, trading haymakers that would have made Floyd Mayweather proud.

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