News for Sunday, February 1, 2009


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Rockdale snaps Salem's 10-year streak in pool

CONYERS - Records are meant to be broken, which was exactly the case Saturday at the Rockdale County Swimming Championship at Johnson Park.

Peruvian adventure

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On the beat: Driving teacher nabbed for DUI wreck

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

Seizing the opportunity Tomlin: In a hurry, in the Super Bowl and not done

TAMPA, Fla. - Mike Tomlin is always going somewhere in a hurry.

Cancer Society calls on businesses

COVINGTON - The American Cancer Society is reaching out to local employers and asking them to join in the fight against cancer.

Bulldog wrestlers hoist Conyers Cup Rockdale retains title with dominant performance over county rivals

CONYERS - The Rockdale wrestling team won 19 of the 20 matches it competed in to retain the Conyers Cup for another year Saturday.

Community Calendar - 2/1/2009


County ousts contractor for fire station

CONYERS - Rockdale County released the contractor hired to build the second of two sales tax-funded fire stations citing excessive change orders.

Whisenhunt leads the Cardinals out of desert

TAMPA, Fla. - Ken Whisenhunt believes in paying attention to detail, whether it's in his smooth golf swing or in his meticulous transformation of an awful NFL franchise.

Super Bowl not so super for this fan

Today is Super Bowl Sunday and I should be excited.

Donation to help fund new building Family of Oxford alumnus gives $100,000 to college

OXFORD - John Bostwick III graduated from Oxford College in 1962 and died in 2001, but thanks to his family, his legacy will live on and help the college on a future project.