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Chris Starrs

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Oxford loses to Gordon College

The Oxford College men's basketball team knew the cards were stacked against them in Saturday's game against Gordon College at Williams Gymnasium.

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Oxford faces challenging week

A quick look at the schedule for the Oxford College men's basketball team reveals the Eagles have a pair of non-conference games this week, but those two games will be anything but easy.. Oxford split a pair of Georgia College Athletic Association games last week, defeating SouthernCrescent Tech 75-50

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Eagles enter critical phase of conference play

The Oxford Men's basketball team enters a critical phase of the season, with the second of a pair of games against Georgia College Athletic Association foes looming. Fortunately, the Eagles will wade into battle with the momentum gained from a five-game winning streak.

Oxford loses leading scorer

The Oxford men's basektball team is back on track despite losing its leading scorer.

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Clovers & Company brings country, rock 'n' roll, gospel to Covington

Newton County resident Mary Lathem is going to have a busy year on stage.. The Eastside High junior will assume the role of Audrey in the Drama Club's staging of "Little Shop of Horrors" in late February and will also appear in the Oxford Youth Singers' spring production of "Grease

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Southern everyman, New York ventriloquist come together for comedy show

The Mixed Nuts Comedy Network of Georgia will perform two shows in Conyers on Jan. 14.

Walton farm land used to 'grow' a different kind of crop

Approximately 205 acres of farm land near Social Circle will be developed as a solar farm.

Newton's Henry gets first start against UGA

ATHENS -- Although Derrick Henry's first collegiate start didn't have a happy ending, the former Newton High star was a big factor in Winthrop's near upset of Georgia on Tuesday at Stegeman Coliseum.. In 29 minutes, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound freshman tallied a career-high 17 points and

Newton's Henry gets first start against UGA

ATHENS -- Although Derrick Henry's first collegiate start didn't have a happy ending, the former Newton High star was a big factor in Winthrop's near upset of Georgia on Tuesday at Stegeman Coliseum.

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Local teen singer appears in 'Joyful Noise'

Lithonia resident Ivan Kelley Jr. had a great year in 2011, appearing in the feature film film "Joyful Noise."

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Local teen singer appears in 'Joyful Noise'

No matter where he winds up, Lithonia resident Ivan Kelley Jr. will always remember 2011 as perhaps the most pivotal year of his life.

Oxford aims to keep steady pace after break

Oxford will return to action Saturday at Middle Georgia Technical College in Fort Valley.

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Oxford men's win streak continues

The Oxford men's basketball team won its fifth consecutive game and sixth of its last seven Wednesday, defeating the junior varsity squad from Tennessee-Temple 81-62 at Williams Gymnasium.. The Eagles (9-3, 1-0 in GCAA Region 17) were led by former Newton High

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Oxford men's win streak continues

OXFORD The Oxford men's basketball team won its fifth consecutive game and sixth of its last seven Wednesday, defeating the junior varsity squad from Tennessee-Temple 81-62 at Williams Gymnasium.

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Oxford's Kim at home on the court and in the classroom

Oxford's Samuel Kim is averaging nearly 10 rebounds per game.

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New Depot Players production reminiscent of WWII USO Camp Shows

What: "A Red, White & Blue Christmas! A Tribute to the USO Camp Shows of World War II"

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Oxford tallies three wins in a week

OXFORD The Oxford College men's basketball team put the finishing touches on a productive week Sunday, defeating the visiting Greenville Titans 89-63 to record their third victory of the week and their fourth in a row.

Oxford's Kim at home on the court and in the classroom

OXFORD -- Although it's still early in the season, freshman Samuel Kim has established himself as Oxford College's chairman of the glass.

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Oxford tallies three wins in a week

OXFORD The Oxford College men's basketball team put the finishing touches on a productive week Sunday, defeating the visiting Greenville Titans 89-63 to record their third victory of the week and their fourth in a row.. Last Wednesday, the Eagles (8-3, 1-0 in GCAA's Region 17) bested the junior

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New Depot Players production reminiscent of WWII USO Camp Shows

CONYERS -- For some eight decades, the United Services Organization (known informally as the USO) has adhered strongly to its stated mission of improving morale, welfare and recreational services to military personnel and their families.. While the USO may be best known for providing the venue for legendary comedian Bob

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Country music radio personality Moby teams up with local author Darrell Huckaby to produce audio version of 'Need Two'

For author/educator Darrell Huckaby, "Need Two" is the gift that keeps on giving.

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Country music radio personality Moby teams up with local author Darrell Huckaby to produce audio version of 'Need Two'

For author/educator Darrell Huckaby, "Need Two" is the gift that keeps on giving. The Newton County native's first novel, a humorous account of two small-town friends who defy all odds to attend the 1981 Sugar Bowl -- where Huckaby's beloved Georgia Bulldogs won the national football championship -- was published in 1995, and several years later the book was re-released in paperback.

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Holiday concert features voices from Rockdale, Newton, surrounding counties

Although the repertoire for Christmas musicals is vast, Mary Lynn Luke still faces a song-selection challenge each year.

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Newton grad makes impact for Oxford

At the conclusion of the 2010-11 basketball season, Oxford College coach Roderick Stubbs knew he'd have to find a new point guard to lead the Eagles. Little did he know that the player he was searching for was located just across town at Newton High School.. One month into his

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'Nutcracker' ballet takes the stage in Covington

What: "The Nutcracker" ballet

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Holiday concert features voices from Rockdale, Newton, surrounding counties

Although the repertoire for Christmas musicals is vast, Mary Lynn Luke still faces a song-selection challenge each year. As she has for the past eight years, Luke will lead the Oxford Singing Children and the Oxford Youth Singers in the Arts Association in Newton County's presentation of "Christmas in Covington."

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'Nutcracker' ballet takes the stage in Covington

A ballet dancer since the age of 3, Ashley Lazenby has a wealth of experience when it comes to "The Nutcracker," Tchaikovsky's timeless holiday classic. "My very first 'Nutcracker' was when I was in the eighth grade," Lazenby said. "I was in Waltz of the Flowers and the Chinese divertisma. Since then, over my career I've done pretty much everything there is to do in 'Nutcracker.'"

Oxford looking to come back strong after holiday

The Thanksgiving break could not come soon enough for coach Roderick Stubbs and the Oxford College men's basketball team.

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Locals recall legendary Munson

Area residents share their memories of the "Voice of the Bulldogs."

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'Nutcracker' ballet takes the stage in Covington

A ballet dancer since the age of 3, Ashley Lazenby has a wealth of experience when it comes to "The Nutcracker," Tchaikovsky's timeless holiday classic.

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Holiday concert features voices from Rockdale, Newton, surrounding counties

Although the repertoire for Christmas musicals is vast, Mary Lynn Luke still faces a song-selection challenge each year.

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Oxford Eagles come up short in road games

After two tough road losses, the Oxford Eagles are looking forward to playing at home.

Oxford Eagles back on the road after two wins

The Oxford Eagles will be on the road for the next four games.

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Staying positive, support of friends a key to surviving breast cancer

COVINGTON -- Not long after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, longtime Rockdale County resident Tricia Baker scheduled her first consultation with a doctor, and wound up meeting a woman who would prove to have a profound influence on her life.. "At my first consultation, I was introduced to

Young Oxford team succeeds in exhibition play

Oxford's men's basketball team wins second exhibition game.

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East Atlanta Mustangs looking to end season on high note

CONYERS -- It's been an up-and-down season for the East Atlanta Mustangs football team, and while its 3-5 record may suggest otherwise, there have been more ups than downs.. The Mustangs -- who play in the Glory For Christ League, a consortium of small Christian schools and teams

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Oxford ready to tip off season with Midnight Madness

The Oxford College Eagles will host the 10th annual Midnight Madness tonight.

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Oxford Eagles set to open season Saturday

Oxford's Eagles will kick off their men's basketball season with an exhibition game Saturday.

Frustrating season comes to a close for Oxford

Oxord soccer plays final game of frustrating season on Saturday.

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'Splittin' the Raft' puts new spin on classic 'Huck Finn Adventures'

As a veteran actor, director and instructor, Harrison Long has been involved in more than his share of productions that light up stages.. But rarely has the former Rockdale County resident been so struck by a play as he has been by Scott Kaiser's "Splittin' the Raft," an adaptation

Oxford Eagles start season ranked No. 1

The Oxford College men's basketball team will hold its first official workout of the 2011-2012 season on Saturday,

Oxford College hosts fall 5K

Oxford College will host a 5K run on Sept. 24.

Rockdale's Gilland leading Oxford on soccer field

Rockdale County's Alison Gilland has found a leadership role on the soccer field at Oxford College.

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Oxford goalie has volleyball background

If college life is all about making transitions, then Oxford College sophomore Willa Brooks is probably an expert by now.

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Conyers woman top-scorer, record-setter in national competition

Thirty years ago, south Rockdale resident Mary-Mead Mead remembers that she was a "39-year-old out-of-shape mom" who was chided by her children to get exercise by joining them in their interest in swimming.. "They thought I was in bad shape, so I went to their

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Oxford Lady Eagles eager for their first win

OXFORD -- Although the Oxford College women's soccer team lost its season opener last Friday at Judson College in Alabama, Lady Eagles coach Gregory Moss-Brown said the Lady Eagles are eager to even their record at their home opener on Thursday.. The Lady Eagles, who fell to Judson 4-0

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'Country Boy'

Performer Tom Becker celebrates legacy of John Denver

Although singer-songwriter John Denver was often lampooned for his earnest "Far Out!" persona and his long-term residency in the middle of the musical road, there's little argument that his acoustic-based tunes -- including "Rocky Mountain High," "Take Me Home, Country Roads" and "Thank God I'm

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'Bee' the music

The Lemon Bee Music Festival 2011 will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the pavilion in Olde Town Conyers.

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Animal planet: Newton native returns to share her veterinary skills

Tricia Fowler Suttles recalls that while growing up on her family's farm in Oxford, she always wanted to be a veterinarian.

Animal planet: Newton native returns to share her veterinary skills

Tricia Fowler Suttles recalls that while growing up on her family's farm in Oxford, she always wanted to be a veterinarian.