News for Sunday, August 2, 2009


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On the Beat: Lost man arrested after drugs found

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at

LaRoche gets two hits in return as Braves win

ATLANTA - Derek Lowe called it just another average performance. For Dodgers manager Joe Torre, it was a reminder of the right-hander's attacking style.

Rob Jenkins - 08/02/09 Speaking young adult is a must for grown-up Facebookers

If you like to spend your leisure hours prowling Facebook, as a startling number of grownups apparently do these days - and not just perverts, either - you're going to have to learn how to speak young adult.

Falcons notebook: Abraham impressed with Jerry

FLOWERY BRANCH - John Abraham wants Peria Jerry to take a simple approach in his first NFL training camp.

Equine teachers Program helps kids reach their 'winning stride'

CONYERS - According to Susan Jung, owner of Double Diamond Stables on Bethel Road in Conyers, horses are the best at mirroring people's feelings in order to relate to and teach others.

Eastside grad moves on to big program Softball star Lee hopes to make new mark with Missouri

COVINGTON - Bigger and better things are on the horizon for former Eastside softball standout Catherine Lee.

Petty to keep four cars for rest of Sprint Cup season

LONG POND, Pa. - Richard Petty won 200 NASCAR races, seven championships, and has achieved just about all there is to accomplish in stock car racing.

Kathleen Parker - 08/02/09 RACE TO REDEMPTION

People say: Why are we still talking about Crowley and Gates? And then they commence to talk for 15 minutes about Crowley and Gates.

Darrell Huckaby - 08/02/09

Have you ever been to a time share presentation? You know the ones I mean. You're at the beach, enjoying your vacation, and when you walk out of a nice restaurant a nicely dressed young man, or maybe a pretty girl, hands you a flier describing how you can get a free dinner or maybe a couple of show tickets or a $50 bill just for listening to a short presentation that will change the way you think about vacations forever.

Sr. Services receives grants for meals programs

CONYERS - Rockdale County Senior Services received two grants this week totaling more than $31,000 that will supplement the county's Meals on Wheels program for the elderly.

MBA program: Clayton St. names new head

CONYERS - The Clayton State University MBA program coming to the Rockdale Career Academy in January has a new director.

2 arrested in armed robbery

CONYERS - Two Newton County men were arrested Friday evening and charged with assaulting and robbing a man in his mid-50s as he attempted to retrieve mail from the mailbox belonging to the Universal Church of Faith on Ga. Highway 138, near Old Parker Road.