News for Sunday, March 1, 2009

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Bulldogs advance with 68-50 victory Freshman Clark records double-double in first playoff game

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: Man accused of stealing boxer shorts, socks from Wal-Mart

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.

Bill Shipp - 03/01/09 TAKE THE MONEY

If I were advising the national Republican Party on how to regain its footing, I would begin with a simple statement: "Take the money."

Ramble through history Historical Society offers tours of noteworthy sites

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.

Darrell Huckaby - 03/01/09

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.

Community Calendar - 03/01/09

March 1

Tech toppled Hansbrough leads Tar Heels to 30-point win

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.

Kenseth eyes third consecutive win to start season

LAS VEGAS - After a winless season, former NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth simply wanted to be competitive again.

Chipper Jones is looking as good as ever

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - For Chipper Jones, it all started in the back yard with his dad.

Chaplain leaves Oxford Woman accepts offer to be pastor in Texas

OXFORD - The Oxford College family said farewell and good luck to one of its most influential staff members this past week.

Sheriffs to speak at LWV event

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.