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Bynum delivers as Pats walk off in eighth inning

On two occasions in the late innings of Thursday’s Region 8-AAAAA showdown, Loganville looked destined to complete a come-from-behind victory and clinch the top seed in next month’s league tournament. Both times, Heritage kept the game tied, then won in dramatic fashion.

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ROBINSON: Obama may have to send troops

President Obama is adamant that the war against the Islamic State will not escalate to the use of U.S. ground troops. But the more I see and hear of his strategy, the more I fear that “mission creep” — even if the president resists it — is baked in from the start.

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NFL teams speed up response to domestic violence woes

The National Football League is showing signs of getting off the sidelines in the brouhaha over domestic violence and taking up a new playbook.

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Home Depot says 56 million card details likely stolen in breach

Home Depot said on Thursday that data could have been stolen from 56 million payment cards by criminals who used malware from April to September to hack into its systems at stores in the United States and Canada.

Florida State University benches quarterback Jameis Winston half a game

Florida State University benched Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston on Wednesday for the first half of Saturday’s game against Clemson after he shouted obscenities in the student union plaza, for which he later apologized.

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Red Sox go first to division-worst in 2014

Check one of the Boston Red Sox’s recent box scores and it looks more like Triple-A Pawtucket’s lineup than that of the defending World Series champions.

Man escaping armed robbery dies

Two Conyers men arrested in connection with an armed robbery that resulted in the victim’s death when he tried to escape through a window.

Changes expected after team’s late-season collapse

Because they have four games against the Pittsburgh Pirates next week, the Braves are clinging to the faint hope that they might be able to grab the National League’s final wild-card spot.

What they said about the R&A vote to allow women members

The Royal & Ancient golf club’s decision to allow women members after 260 years on Thursday has been widely welcomed within and beyond the game.

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Bulldogs look to rebound after disappointing loss

Georgia’s chance at a big SEC road victory faded away after it came up empty inside the South Carolina 5-yard line late in the fourth quarter last week.

Rockdale County employees to see increase in health insurance costs

Rockdale County’s Human Resources Department is proposing “critical cost control measures” as commissioners consider a contract to renew health care coverage for county employees.

Community Calendar for Sept. 19, 2014

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

DARRELL HUCKABY: One column stands out above the rest

I wouldn’t say that my readers are old, but I realize that most of you at least remember having to dial a phone and actually walk across the room to change channels on the television set. So do I, by the way. And it is understandable that the age range of my readers is somewhere between early Geritol use and lap blankets for Christmas. I often wax nostalgic about the bygone days and most young people never seem to be interested in history until they get older and realize how much it has affected their lives.

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Cutest football fans in Rockdale County

The Citizen holds is second annual cutest football fan photo contests.

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GSP starts DUI task force along I-20

The Georgia State Patrol is putting an extra focus on drunk drivers along I-20 from Conyers to South Carolina with a newly formed task force to target impaired drivers.

Railroad Street, East View Road improvements continue

The city of Conyers approved work on water lines for two road improvement projects.

City Council passes Olde Town zoning district

The Conyers City Council unanimously approved a sweeping zoning ordinance Wednesday in an effort to simplify development within Olde Town and at the same time maintain its historic integrity.

Heritage heads to the Branch looking to snap winless start

It’s been a rough start to the 2014 season for the Heritage football team.

LETTER: Newton commissioners reach new low point

The Newton County commissioners reached a new low point at their meeting on Sept. 16. It was predictable, but oh so disappointing.

JACK SIMPSON: Growing older has its benefits

I do like living in a small town. Sometimes when eating in a local restaurant, people will walk up to my table, introduce themselves and tell me they enjoy reading my column. How nice. I do so enjoy sharing their experiences and hearing about them and their families.

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