News for Sunday, November 1, 2009


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Load limit ruled for yard waste

CONYERS - The change in seasons is clearly bringing more leaves on the ground, but Rockdale County residents are only permitted to bring one load of lawn waste a week to be recycled.

Rob Jenkins - 11/01/09 Random observations on the news of the day

I read recently that the Dalai Lama is donating $50,000 to Emory University. Really? The Dalai Lama has $50,000? Didn't he have to take a vow of poverty or something?

Community Calendar - 11/01/09

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Darrell Huckaby - 11/01/09

I love Mark Twain. He was an astute observer of the human condition. He once noted that "Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to." He also said, "God made school boards for practice, and then made idiots."

Family honors ancestors with Day of the Dead

Sisters Laura and Sanjuana Macias spent Saturday morning preparing an altar in remembrance of their dead ancestors. The three-tiered display consists of rolls, sweet potatoes, a pumpkin, oranges, bananas, corn, apples and salt; water, tequila and beer; and cigarettes. At the top of the altar is a portrait of Jesus flanked by two angel statues.

On the beat: CPD: Pistol, money taken from home

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

Open to new ideas: Program teaches ways to strengthen businesses

Henderson Johnson has operated Toyo Automotive in Conyers for five years and is receptive to new ideas about running his car repair and maintenance business.

Pats battle through slop for another trip to state meet

CONYERS - Heritage's Aaron Worthy tuned up for next week's state meet in Carrollton with an impressive performance in the Region 8-AAAA cross country championship Saturday at the Georgia International Horse Park.


As if President Obama didn't have enough on his plate with health care and Afghanistan, he's now faced with the problem that can't be solved: Women.

Saints look to stay unbeaten against Falcons

NEW ORLEANS - Mardi Gras doesn't start until early February.

Pavelec's saves help stop skid

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators will be happy not to see Ondrej Pavelec anytime soon.

Black and blue

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Florida receiver David Nelson stared across the field, saw all the Georgia players jumping up and down, hooting and hollering after a touchdown and thought, 'Here we go again.'