News for Saturday, December 26, 2009


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A perfect match: Woman donates kidney to friend

When Wanda Reisinger broke the news to her friend Margaret Ramos that she intended to give Ramos one of her kidneys, the two women sat in a crowded Olive Garden restaurant.

BOE OKs 4 service contracts

The Newton County Board of Education approved the renewal of four service contracts this month, but at least two board members want to consider changing that process in the future.

Parole system helps inmates, protects public

Sometimes maligned by the public, the state's parole system serves many purposes -- reducing costs, rewarding good behavior, helping move offenders back into society and protecting the public.

Groups urge nonprofits to join network

The United Way in Rockdale County and the Rockdale Coalition for Children and Families invite all nonprofit agencies to join the newly created Community Resource Network.

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Rockdale Medical Center offers CPR class

A former resident was able to save the life of a man who was struck by lightning at an out-of-state restaurant, thanks to the past CPR training he received in Rockdale County from Rockdale Medical Center.