News for Sunday, April 8, 2012


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UGA grad Bubba Watson wins Masters playoff over Oosthuizen

Former Bulldog, new dad, now Masters champion

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Pope marks Easter with call for Syria violence end

Pope Benedict XVI implored the Syrian regime Sunday to heed international demands to end the bloodshed and expressed hope that the joy of Easter will comfort Christian communities suffering because of their faith.

Tebow draws big crowd to Texas Easter service

Tim Tebow drew a crowd of about 15,000 to an outdoor Easter church service Sunday, telling the gathering it's important to be outspoken about faith while admonishing athletes about not being better role models.

Fifth judge recused in molestation case

A fifth Georgia judge is backing down from hearing the case of a former Cub Scouts leader jailed since 2008 on child molestation charges.

Gingrich: Still in, says Romney likely GOP nominee

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich once led his rivals for the nomination in polls. Today, he's millions in debt and describing Mitt Romney as "far and away the most likely" GOP nominee.

Braves swept out of New York with Sunday loss to Mets

September skid carrying into April for struggling Braves

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Georgians have last chance at $31M in tax refunds

April 17 is the last chance for people who paid income tax in 2008 and didn't file a return for that year to put in a claim for a refund.

Early hole dooms G-Braves in Sunday loss at Durham

Bulls scored six of seven runs in first two innings

Kuchar never gives up

Former Georgia Tech golfer makes run at first major

Oosthuizen's albatross a feat in itself

Double-eagle one of just four in Masters history

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Gladiators eliminated in double overtime

South Carolina prevailed in extra time for the second straight game, ousting Gwinnett from the Kelly Cup playoffs Sunday.

High to low, right direction for Cink

Cink rebounds with final day 3-under par.

MASTERS NOTES: With wife and son at home, Watson in the hunt

AUGUSTA -- Bubba Watson finished just how he wanted to.. All this week at the Masters, the former University of Georgia golfer wanted to shoot under par. And every day he's done that.. Watson capped his Saturday round with a birdie on No. 18 to drop him to 6-under

BEITZEL: The roars of Augusta

Patrons cheers play a role on the weekend at the Masters.

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Mike Wallace, '60 Minutes' star interviewer, dies

CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer that helped make "60 Minutes" the most successful primetime television news program ever, has died. He was 93.

Mildred Robbins

Mildred Bessie Robbins, age 83, of Suwanee, GA passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred & Valie Bailey; daughter, Debbie Robbins; brother ...

Sadie Hicks

Mrs. Sadie B. Hicks of Loganville, GA passed away Friday, April 6, 2012. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, North Gwinnett Chapel, 770-945-9999. ...

Justin Ellington

Justin Ray Ellington, age 21, of Loganville, GA passed away April 5, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544.

Dennis Baker

Dennis Baker, age 64, of Acworth, GA, passed away Friday, April 6, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

Elsie Mize

Elsie Klingman Mize, age 94, of Loganville, GA passed away Friday, April 6, 2012. She was preceded in death by her Christian husbands, Harold Klingman and Thomas Mize; and a ...

Sue Moon

Sue Moon, age 73, of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away April 6, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811.

Richard Stefanik

Richard (Rick) Louis Stefanik, age 52, of Jonesboro, GA, died April 6, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Elizabeth Ogden

Elizabeth Juanita Ogden, age 81, of Lilburn, GA passed away on April 5, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010.

Betty Giles

Betty Lifsey Giles, 72, of Alpharetta, GA., died April 7, 2012. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Donna Casper

Donna Bowen Casper, age 55, of Winder, GA, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

John Boyd

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Larry Boyd, 64, of Pedergrass, Ga. who passed away Friday April 6, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

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Royce Jordan, Jr.

On March 22, 2012, the extraordinary life of Royce “Dixon” Jordan Jr., 48, came to a sudden end. He was beyond description: generous, courageous, loved unconditionally, and loyal ...

VIDEO: Hanson 1 ahead of Mickelson through 3 rounds

Peter Hanson fired a 7-under-par 65 to surge to the top of the Masters leaderboard. He's one stroke ahead of Phil Mickelson, who shot on 30 on the back nine Saturday.