News for Friday, March 7, 2008


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Cherry Blossom golf tournament set for March 28

CONYERS - Even if you've never shot an eagle, or even a birdie, you and other area golfers are invited to participate in this year's Cherry Blossom Charity Golf Tourney.

Charter bills irk customers

COVINGTON - Changes in cable TV and Internet charges reflected on recent bills have some Charter Communications customers confused and angry.

Gambling indictments handed out

CONYERS - Three people arrested for alleged involvement in a commercial gambling operation last year have been indicted by the Rockdale County Grand Jury.

A cop's best friend Kennel club donates drug dog to NCSO

COVINGTON - A new member of the Newton County Sheriff's Office will soon be patrolling the cell blocks and parking lot of the Newton County Detention Center in search of illegal narcotics.

Deal in works on regional transportation funding sales tax

ATLANTA - Legislative leaders Thursday formally buried the idea of a statewide sales tax for needed transportation improvements in favor of a regional approach.

Newton schools launch updated Web site

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System launched its updated Web site last week in an attempt to provide more information to the public and create a more navigable site than the one it had before.

Run/Walk planned to help families of slain cops

CONYERS - The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office will host a Run/Walk in Olde Town Conyers on March 22 to benefit the families of slain DeKalb police officers Eric Barker and Ricky Bryant Jr.

Warfield creates 'art that touches the soul'

Since quitting her corporate job some 13 years ago to focus completely on her painting, Oxford resident Margaret Warfield said she's been on "an exciting journey."


Jerry and Roxie Nunley, of Covington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Casey Leigh Nunley, of Covington, to Jonathan Robert Ray Mashburn, of Conyers, son of Mike and Sheila Mashburn, of Conyers.

Seminoles hang on Salem boys rally past Oconee

CONYERS - The Salem boys soccer team captured a 3-2 win Thursday night at Evans Memorial Stadium in come-from-behind fashion over Oconee County.

Heritage tennis sweeps Salem Teams stay unbeaten in subregion

CONYERS - Heritage's tennis teams broke out their brooms Thursday, collecting a sweep of crosstown rival and 8-AAAA South foe Salem.

Events 3-7-08

March 7

Rockdale, Alcovy trade tennis wins

COVINGTON - Rockdale opened its tennis season on the road Thursday, earning a split against Alcovy in Region 8-AAAA South play.

Seminoles roll to 7-0 win in region opener Crumbley, Brown combine on a four-hit shutout

CONYERS - Salem baseball coach Chris Davis knows his team needs to develop a couple key ingredients to have a successful campaign in Region 8-AAAA this spring.


Johnny Evan Clark and Jessica Briana Burgess were united in marriage December 31, 2007, in Savannah.

HHS crowns Miss Heritage

Rockdale Blotter 3-7-08

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Conyers Police Department between Feb. 25 and Monday:

Strong second half helps Alcovy boys

COVINGTON - Adjustments by the Alcovy boys soccer team turned a scoreless first half into three goals in the second half as the Tigers beat the Monroe Area 3-0 Thursday.

Newton Blotter 3-7-08

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department.


Mr. and Mrs. Jackie L. Porter, of Canton, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erin Nicole Porter, of Smyrna, to U.S. Marine Corp. Lt. Col. James E. Izen, of Suffolk, Va., son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Izen, of Oro Valley, Ariz.

No. 23 Georgia downs Alabama 71-62

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Christy Marshall and Ashley Houts each scored 15 points, and No. 23 Georgia survived a surprisingly tough first-round game at the Southeastern Conference women's tournament Thursday night by beating Alabama 71-62.


Elysse Marie Lewandowski and Richard Blake Snyder were married July 14, 2007, at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Oxford. The afternoon ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Brian Dale.

Lisa McLeod - Is a girlfriend the saving grace of marriage?

We women are usually pretty well acquainted with the saving graces of girlfriends. We might not spend enough time with them, but we instinctively understand that when the chips are down, it's the girlfriends who come to your aid.

Announcements 3-7-08

Creative Volunteers

Letter - Memories of Stan Harris

To the editor:

RCPS holds Professional Learning Day

Rockdale County Public Schools will hold a countywide Professional Learning Day on Friday, March 14.

Clubs 3-7-08


Miss Manners - Social standards are maintained by a show of disapproval when violated

DEAR MISS MANNERS - We discovered early this year that a former co-worker had been involved in an affair with a married man whose wife had just given birth (and by just, I mean in the hours immediately before one of their dalliances). This affair continued for several months, and on more than one occasion the co-worker lied about her business-travel plans in order to spend time with this man, leaving her team members in the lurch.