News for Sunday, February 15, 2009

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Bill Shipp - 02/15/09 WELFARE KINGS

One sure sign we are facing hard times: The usually suave and gentle corporate lobbyists are beginning to show their fangs.

Searching the skies

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Four cited in Daddy's sting Police: Bar sold alcohol to minors, after hours

CONYERS - Four employees of a popular nightspot were cited Saturday morning after the Rockdale County Narcotics and Vice unit conducted a sting of illegal sales of alcohol.

Local service not affected by Charter bankruptcy

COVINGTON - Charter Communications Inc. announced Thursday that it plans to file a prearranged Chapter 11 bankruptcy by April 1.

Darrell Huckaby - 02/15/09

The head man stood on the rostrum with 2 million people sprawling before him and told us, the nation, that we must abandon the "politics of fear" and embrace the "politics of hope." For two years he had been telling us that we needed to embrace "change that we can believe in."

Kustick inks Presbyterian scholarship

CONYERS - The ever-growing list of Rockdale County signees continues to increase.

Oxford College looks to reduce staff

OXFORD - Emory University's Oxford College became the latest local victim of unfavorable economic conditions this month.

Eisenman, Roberson win swimming titles Heritage champ sets new state, pool records in boys 50 freestyle

ATLANTA - Heritage's Nathanael Eisenman set a new state and pool record in the boys 50 yard freestyle with a time of 20.46 seconds, claiming a state title in the event Saturday in the Class AAAA/AAA/AA/A swimming finals at Westminster.

Eagles send record to state finals 13 Eastside wrestlers qualify at east sectional

McDONOUGH - Eastside's wrestling team set another milestone by sending 13 grapplers to the state meet following the Class AAA East Sectional on Saturday.

Playoffs on the mind for Eastside tennis

COVINGTON - Moving down from Class AAAA to Class AAA does not mean the level of competition has dropped for the Eastside tennis program.

Rockdale, Heritage boys advance in 8-AAAA tournament

WINDER - Both the Rockdale and Heritage boys basketball teams extended their seasons Saturday evening after winning their opening round games in the 8-AAAA tournament at Winder-Barrow High School.

RCPS not expecting staff cuts School system officials remain cautious about future funding

CONYERS - After preparing for the worst in terms of budgeting earlier this school year, officials at Rockdale County Public Schools now don't expect to cut any staff for the upcoming school year.

Magistrate Court judge seeks raises

CONYERS - Rockdale County Magistrate Court Judge Rudy Horne sought funding for pay raises for three positions and an upgrade for another from part time to full time last week from the county Board of Commissioners.

Bulldogs beat Gators for first SEC win

ATHENS, - Losing two straight games for the first time this season, Florida coach Billy Donovan isn't about to panic.