News for Saturday, August 14, 2010


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Battle for his life: Salem senior beats cancer, returns to gridiron

When doctors diagnosed Cole Haynie with cancer, the teenager approached the situation as if he were playing in a football game. Four chemotherapy cycles became the four quarters of the game.

Jail time for man in gas threat

CONYERS -- Rockdale County Chief Superior Court Judge Sidney Nation wanted to arrange a viewing of a human burning in order for a defendant to fully understand the danger the 20-year-old put Sheriff's Office deputies in when he tried to douse them in gasoline and intentionally flicked a cigarette lighter.

County hands over duties in lawsuit

CONYERS -- Representation for Rockdale County and Rockdale County Commission Chairman Richard Oden in an employment discrimination lawsuit will be handled through the Association County Commissioners of Georgia, according to the county attorney.

On the Beat: Failure to dim lights causes man trouble

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