News for Sunday, December 21, 2008


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Letter - Wiping out illiteracy is within reach

To the editor:

City Council OKs church relocation

CONYERS - Perhaps it was the good will of their neighbors or a sign of the economic times or a combination of the two. But whatever it was, members of a relatively new church in Rockdale County are thankful the City Council gave them the go-ahead to convert an industrial building in to their new church home.

Nesmith to remain at helm of Conyers Middle

CONYERS - The Rockdale County Board of Education approved Conyers Middle School Interim Principal Maryland Nesmith as principal of the school at its December work session.

Lady Patriots open tourney with victory

ATLANTA - The Lady Patriots took care of business Saturday afternoon by topping Druid Hills 42-31 in the opening round of the DeKalb County Holiday Tournament at Cross Keys High School.

Salem girls advance to Henry Co. semifinals Basketball roundup

The Salem girls advanced to the semifinals of the Henry County Classic with a 60-53 victory over Miller Grove on Saturday afternooon.

BOE agrees on school growth plan Proposal addresses problem of local school overcrowding

CONYERS - The Rockdale County Board of Education approved the school system's comprehensive growth plan this week.

Local softball trio named to all-state team Chambers, Henderson, Alford earn honor

COVINGTON - Eastside's Brianna Chambers and Amanda Henderson along with Heritage's Callie Alford have been named to the softball all-state teams in their respective classifications.

Heritage only a few plays away Patriots improve, weren't far from making playoffs

CONYERS - For the Heritage football team, the difference between a .500 season and making the Class AAAA state playoffs this year was literally a few plays here and there.

Falcons, Vikings meet with much at stake

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings fully expected to be in the middle of the playoff picture, though they may have taken an unexpected route to this position.

A time for giving

The Garcia family accepts a package of Angel Tree gifts and a packet of information in both Spanish and English from pastor John Beyers on Saturday morning in the Lakeview Estates community. Congregation members from Conyers First Methodist spent a large part of the day delivering about 900 Angel Tree gifts to needy families in the Conyers area.

NCSO, U.S. Marshals catch murder suspect Law officers team up to nab alleged killer in 1987 Fla. homicide

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office joined forces with the U.S. Marshals Service last week in a concerted effort to apprehend a total of 32 fugitives from the law, including one man who was recently identified as a suspect in a 21-year-old murder in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Bill Shipp - 2008: a year to remember

For Georgia, 2008 may be a year to remember. Or forget.

Darrell Huckaby - Gift giving a chance to show love

Alright. A show of hands. How many of you still haven't finished your Christmas shopping?