News for Sunday, February 8, 2009

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Rockdale girls to face tough teams, schedule

CONYERS - As the 2009 season approaches, the Rockdale girls soccer team has a plethora of talent and experience returning to the field.

12 Tigers headed to state

JONESBORO - The Area 4-AAAA wrestling tournament became a dual meet as Ola and Alcovy dominated the competition Saturday afternoon at Jonesboro.

Woman tells Sheriff's Office son's ex is harassing her

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 barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.

Community Calendar - 2/8/2009

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Storied antiques: Shop offers time capsule to county's past

CONYERS - The names of people roll off of Jerry Moon's tongue as if he had just visited them - Carl Sanders, Billy Farmer and Floyd Perkle.

Conyers city study under way Redevelopment studies focus on town's future

CONYERS - Concept. Idea. Framework. These were the words used to describe two upcoming design workshops that could potentially change the face of Conyers.

Newton girls seek fifth trip to state playoffs

COVINGTON - Even with last year's top scorer Lynea Fouser back, the Newton girls soccer team is still going to have a battle to make it to the Class AAAAA soccer state playoffs with the addition of soccer power Greenbrier to Area 2-AAAAA this year.

Yates earns ACC wrestling honor

Peter Yates, a three-time wrestling state champion at Salem, has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week after helping Virginia Tech earn two straight victories and take over sole possession of first place in the conference standings.

Elite Eagles Eight claim 8-AAA championships

MADISON - The Eastside wrestling team had eight area champions, four runner-ups and two third place winners while cruising to their second traditional area championship Saturday.

Oxford writer in residence gives reading

OXFORD - For the first time, students at Oxford College are getting to reap the benefits of having a writer in residence at their school.

Mission scrubbed, countdown starts over

My byline appeared in Saturday's edition of the Citizen.

Davidson takes over reins of Lady Tigers Alcovy girls eye better results in 4-AAAA

COVINGTON - Winning and losing will not be a priority for the Alcovy girls soccer team this year.