News for Sunday, January 18, 2009

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Rockdale wrestlers finish third at state

MACON - Eastside and Rockdale can both say that they are one of the top teams in the state.

Cox promises 'rah-rah' leadership for UGA

ATHENS - Georgia's new starting quarterback says he feels as if he spent the last decade watching others play the game.

Security to be tight

CONYERS - Those wishing to go to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of Barack Obama are advised to pack light, be prepared to walk or stand for long periods and hold off on sending that cell phone picture of themselves.

Blocked shot N.C. State tops Tech 76-71 in OT

RALEIGH, N.C. - Dennis Horner followed all the usual techniques to stay in the game while relegated to the bench: he cheered for his teammates, he followed the ebb and flow of momentum, and he stayed engaged in the huddle during timeouts.

Stephenson sweeps Rockdale

CONYERS - On Saturday afternoon, Stephenson came, it saw, it conquered, handing Rockdale a pair of losses in nonregion play.

Witness to history Locals make trek to inauguration

CONYERS - Alonzo Hill opens a folder on his desk at Regency Barber and Salon in Honey Creek and inside is a collection of sticky notes, scribbled with names and phone numbers that tell the story of what it has taken to organize a bus trip to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.

Gov. proposes funds for school construction

COVINGTON - Gov. Sonny Perdue proposed in his 2010 budget a $318 million bond package that would help school systems across Georgia build schools and add on to existing schools as needed.

March of Dimes starts campaign

CONYERS - March of Dimes organizers kicked of their annual March for Babies campaign in Rockdale and Newton counties this week to raise money for research, treatment and education efforts to prevent birth defects and other maladies affecting newborn babies.

Salem girls come back for victory Boys fall to Clarke Central

CONYERS - In Saturday night hoops, visiting Clarke Central split a pair of sub-region games over Salem.

Scot Ward to change location

CONYERS - Scot Ward Funeral Services got an initial recommendation to move forward on plans to build a new funeral home on American Legion Drive.