News for Friday, March 20, 2009


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DeKalb Tech offering POST-certified training

CONYERS - Applications for the second class of the Law Enforcement Academy at DeKalb Technical College are now being accepted.

Rockdale Animal Control offering cheap vaccines

CONYERS - The public is invited to participate in a low-cost pet vaccine clinic Saturday to help raise money for Rockdale Animal Care and Control and also help stop the spread of parvo among dogs in the county.

State fines Kroger for gouging

ATLANTA - The Covington Kroger store located on U.S. Highway 278 has been fined $4,000 jointly with two other Kroger locations by the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs in connection with what OCA Administrator Jim Doyle calls gasoline price-gouging, according to a printed press release.

A cherry good time Conyers readies for annual spring festival

CONYERS - Spring is in the air and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival is just around the corner.

BOC gives go-ahead for park Commission split on availability of funds

COVINGTON - County commissioners disagreed Tuesday night over whether to proceed with the proposed Denny Dobbs Park at Oak Hill, but those in favor of moving forward won out.

Super Seminoles Salem baseball tops Rockdale 4-2

CONYERS - Brandon Crumbley fanned eight banners after coming into the game in relief in the top of the third inning to lead Salem to a 4-2 come-from-behind win over Rockdale in a Region 8-AAAA baseball game Wednesday evening.

Heritage, Salem battle for playoffs

COVINGTON - The Heritage Patriots are still in the driver's seat to get home-field advantage as the No. 2 seed in the first round of the Class AAAA boys soccer playoffs. while Salem may need some help as they are currently in fifth place in Area 8-AAAA play.

Community Calendar - 03/20/09

March 20

Area girls sit atop standings

COVINGTON - The cream is starting to rise to the top in Area 8-AAAA girls soccer.

Rockdale Blotter - 03/20/09

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO), Conyers Police Department (CPD) and Georgia State Patrol (GSP) between March 10 and Monday:

Darrell Huckaby - 03/20/09

Whatever happened to silly songs? We used to hear them on the radio all the time. They weren't all by Ray Stevens, either.

Doug Holt - 03/20/09 A View from the House

Last week saw our first crescendo of legislating, as we passed the crossover mark of the session. We worked through 112 bills and resolutions. For the next few weeks, we'll be reviewing bills sent over from the Senate as we approach the end of the session.

Rockdale girls get area soccer win

DANIELSVILLE - Suffering from injuries, illness and inexperience, the Rockdale County boys and girls soccer teams came to Madison County on Wednesday in hopes of seeing their respective luck change, but only the Lady Bulldogs came home satisfied.

Newton Blotter

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department: