CONYERS - The Rockdale Bulldogs advanced to the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs with a 68-50 win over the Murray County Indians on Saturday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I were advising the national Republican Party on how to regain its footing, I would begin with a simple statement: "Take the money."
Rockdale County Historical Society member Harriet Gattis remembers as a child making house calls with her father, Dr. Joseph C. Brown, to the Haralson-Parrish House in northwest Rockdale. To reach the home, built in 1852, the father and daughter had to ford the creek in their car.
A friend begged me not to write about the economy or politics in today's paper. She insisted that everyone needed a break from my words on the subject. I have decided to oblige my friend. I give you today, not the words of a linthead school teacher, but of some of the most intelligent, enlightened and respected men in history.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Nobody takes as much low-post punishment as Tyler Hansbrough does. Now the North Carolina star has a record to go along with those bumps and bruises.
LAS VEGAS - After a winless season, former NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth simply wanted to be competitive again.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - For Chipper Jones, it all started in the back yard with his dad.
OXFORD - The Oxford College family said farewell and good luck to one of its most influential staff members this past week.
CONYERS - How will local law enforcement be affected by the economy on the skids and local governments slashing budgets? For answers to this question, the League of Women Voters Rockdale/Newton has invited the sheriffs of both counties to its meeting Tuesday.