News for Sunday, September 6, 2009

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Darrell Huckaby - 09/06/09

I don't particularly like Neal Boortz. It's no skin off his nose. If he knew who I was he probably wouldn't particularly like me, either. And if that were the case, the skin on my nose would remain similarly intact.

Worthy wins 2nd title at Rock Ranch Heritage boys place second, girls finish fourth overall

THE ROCK - Heritage's Aaron Worthy is now a perfect two-for-two in cross country races this year.

Ozburn Letter - 09/06/09

I want to express by deepest appreciation to the people of Newton County and Walton County for your support of my nomination to the Supreme Court of Georgia. Although I was not appointed to the court, I will never forget the endorsements, resolutions, letters, words of encouragement and prayers from individuals, governmental bodies, businesses, civic organizations and others throughout the community.

Jackets' running game overcomes mistakes

ATLANTA - Coach Paul Johnson was hardly pleased to watch as Georgia Tech fumbled five times, dropped several passes and failed to come up with more interceptions.

Thurmond comment - 09/06/09 Honoring All Who Labor

By Michael Thurmond

Vest Editorial - 09/06/09

It is gratifying to live in a community where the residents and businesses respond in such an enthusiastic manner to a call for support, particularly when those in need of support are public servants who work every day protecting the safety of others.

School meals labor of love in cafeteria

CONYERS - Some students in Rockdale County might be surprised to know that their lunches don't come straight from a box to their plates.

Bryant, No. 9 Oklahoma St. too much for No. 13 Georgia

STILLWATER, Okla. - Zac Robinson threw two touchdown passes to star receiver Dez Bryant and also scored on a quarterback sneak as No. 9 Oklahoma State proved itself deserving of its highest preseason ranking ever by beating 13th-ranked Georgia 24-10 on Saturday.

Community Calendar - 09/06/09

Sept. 6

Top of the world Local man earns living as steeplejack

COVINGTON - "I'm on the top of the world lookin' down on creation," the Carpenters sang.

Rob Jenkins - 09/06/09 Titles for our time

In honor of this weekend's Decatur Book Festival (which is still going on) I'd like to recommend some of my favorite reads. Other than this fine newspaper, I mean.

RMC changes children visitation policy

CONYERS - A new policy is in effect at Rockdale Medical Center as its staff and health officials further an initiative to protect patients from the novel H1N1 flu virus, commonly known as swine flu.

Stewart only one relaxing Other drivers scramble to make Chase for Cup

HAMPTON - Tony Stewart can take it easy the next couple of weekends. Same for Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon.

Jobless rate still rising in Rockdale

CONYERS - Every day is a challenge for the thousands of jobless Rockdale County residents, and it is hard to tell if the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter.

Crawford Letter - 09/06/09

As an active member of my community, including my involvement with Ray of Hope Christian Church, I see the need for health care reform every day.

Truex wins first pole at Atlanta

HAMPTON - Martin Truex Jr. won his first pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, just in time for the track's first scheduled race entirely under the lights.

Kerr Letter - 09/06/09

We don't need a pep talk next week from the president, nor do we need Congress spending all its time on health care reform. What we need is the president and Congress focused on, and spending their combined energies on job creation!