News for Sunday, March 16, 2008

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James earns A-Sun indoor track honors

Former Heritage standout Josh James helped the Kennesaw State men's track team make school history at the A-Sun Indoor Track Championship at Johnson City, Tenn.

Teachers review student writing Portfolios help prepare for test

COVINGTON - Third-grade students in Rockdale and Newton counties have completed their writing portfolios, which are expected to prepare them for tests they will take in fifth, eighth and 11th grades.

RCSO: 16-year-old head of drug ring

CONYERS - A 16-year-old female, who is believed to be the ringleader of an operation involving guns and drugs, was arrested Thursday, along with her mother and four other individuals.

Man gets year in jail for sexual battery

CONYERS - A man found guilty of inappropriately touching two teenagers during a pickup basketball game will spend the next year in the county jail.

Plans dead for second Home Depot

COVINGTON - The Home Depot will not open a second store in Newton County any time soon, a spokeswoman said Friday.

Razorbacks knock off Volunteers Clemson stuns Duke in ACC

ATLANTA - Tennessee came up short of a Southeastern Conference double, and the Volunteers may have to do without a top seed in the NCAA tournament.

East Metro spared from bad weather RCSO mobile command vehicle deployed to Atlanta

CONYERS - Rockdale and Newton counties were in the path of heavy storms, hail and tornadoes much of Saturday, but ended the day relatively unscathed.

Power seller Local firm developing real estate robot agent

CONYERS - Robots may soon handle a lot of work Realtors find the hardest - being available to show houses to prospective buyers.

Success of Rockdale track teams depends on youth movement

CONYERS - The Rockdale track and field teams are hoping for good things this season.

St. Patty's parade set for Monday

CONYERS - Olde Town will once again be the scene of the Conyers World's Fastest Growing St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Weekend of chaos Georgia beats Kentucky for first time in SEC tourney

ATLANTA - The setting resembled a Pee Wee league game, with seats reserved for family and friends. Most everyone else headed for home while a Southeastern Conference tournament like no other ad-libbed its way through the weekend, trying to pick up the pieces from a devastating storm.

Senate breathes new life into therapy bill

ATLANTA - Helping children with disabilities would seem to be a warm and fuzzy issue that any politician would readily embrace.