News for Sunday, July 12, 2009

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Chocolate lovers keep Graffiti Zoo in Conyers

Though local chocolate-maker Sherri Hutchison has given up the reins to her company, Graffiti Zoo, she's confident of its future. Hutchison, who along with her family, founded and ran Graffiti Zoo for seven years, recently sold it to Conyers residents Joyce Ross and her daughter Patti Abbott, whose husband Randy now also works for the company.

Breast cancer survivor runs the Peachtree

COVINGTON - Breast cancer survivor Joan LeJeune is a fighter.

Darrell Huckaby - 07/12/09

Americans are a curious folk. We are completely in charge of our own government, according to the Constitution, but most of us pay very little attention to what are elected officials are doing.

Community Calendar - 07/12/09

July 12

Rockdale cruises to big win Post 77 crushes Alpharetta 15-4

CONYERS - Rockdale got an offensive contribution from just about everybody and Drew Rogers pitched five solid innings in a 15-4, seven-inning win over Alpharetta on Saturday at Henson-Carr Legion Field.

On the Beat: Deputy finds man on I-20 asleep in car

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.

Amazingly bad Mets sinking fast

NEW YORK - Hopes were so high when the New York Mets moved into Citi Field.

Rob Jenkins - 07/12/09 Script of new Harry Potter movie found in trash

(Author's note: The following was found in the dustbin outside a certain British author's home, then smuggled into the U.S. by a pair of Wiccans disguised as University of Florida football fans.)

Finally feeling like I'm back to being me

The e-mails started trickling in 11 weeks ago here at the Citizen, usually about five or six per week. Somewhere near the end of May, they started coming in with greater frequency, two or three a day.

Armstrong vs. Contador with Tour in mountains

SAINT-GIRONS, France - Lance Armstrong is trying not to let his rivalry with Alberto Contador distract him and the rest of the Astana team at the Tour de France.

All-Area Wrestling Rockdale's Ponce, Eastside's Blakeman top list

It was a banner season for the Eastside and Rockdale wrestling teams.

Economic coalition discussed

CONYERS - The Innovation Crescent, a coalition of counties designed to attract life science industries to northeast Georgia, may be out of reach for Rockdale County.

Tennis Center to hold grand opening Monday

CONYERS - Serve up! Rockdale County will hold a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony Monday to open the new Rockdale Tennis Center on Parker Road.

Wilson Letter - 07/12/09

OPEN LETTER TO THE CITIZENS OF ROCKDALE COUNTY