News for Wednesday, October 12, 2011


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Bulldogs head to Danielsville

Over the course of even a difficult season, often a team can find a handful of bright spots.. Such is the case with the Rockdale football team as it heads into a Week 8 game at Madison County.. Though the previous two weeks have seen the Bulldogs' losing streak extended

Alcovy not overlooking Dutchtown

COVINGTON -- Despite the Bulldogs only having one win in subregion play, Alcovy, which is 4-0 in the subregion, is not taking Dutchtown lightly.. After going 3-1, Dutchtown (3-3 overall, 1-2 in Region 3A-AAAA) lost its last two games to Jones County 29-18 and Union Grove 28-8.. "They're not

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Eastside advances after sweep of Harlem

COVINGTON -- It was a tough defensive struggle but in the end the Lady Eagles were able to top the GACA Class AAA No. 9 team to win their first playoff round with a 2-1 and 1-0 eight inning win over Harlem on Wednesday.. The Lady Eagles scored all of

PREP SOFTBALL: Season Ends for Patriots Softball

Tunnel Hill - The season came to an end for the Heritage softball team Wednesday in Tunnel Hill. Emily Boyd struck out 14 batters over two games and Region 7-AAAA champion Northwest Whitfield swept the Patriots, 10-2 and 7-2 in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.

THOMAS: Politics and religion, 2012 version

John F. Kennedy famously confronted that anti-Catholic prejudice in a 1960 speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association. Kennedy said in part, "I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute; where no Catholic prelate would tell the president -- should he be Catholic

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Lawrenceville woman arrested after claiming to be Obama's mother

A Lawrenceville woman was recently arrested for distrubing customers at a Zaxby's restaurant, reportedly claiming to be President Obama's mother.

Ombudsman might move from Sharp

Newton County School officials could decide later this month if the Ombudsman alternative education program will remain at the old Sharp Learning Center or if it will move to a new location.

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Newton schools celebrate lunches this week

The Newton County School System has joined the nationwide celebration to honor school lunch and school food services staff members for National School Lunch Week, which started Monday and will end Friday.

Cousins student found with homemade 'shank'

A Cousins Middle School student was found with 3-1/4-inch blade on school property.

Smart Growth, Main Street host forum

Municipal candidates will face off at a forum hosted by Smart Growth Newton County and Main Street Covington Tuesday.

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Newcomer Joel Biggs runs for mayor of Social Circle

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- Joel Biggs is a young father who is pursuing his undergraduate degree in business. He only recently moved to Social Circle, and now he's running for mayor.. "I'm relatively new to the community, but I've lived here long enough to see things I want to a change

Rockdale County considers referendum on Sunday alcohol sales

BOC plans town hall meeting on matter next month

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners is considering a resolution to add Sunday sales to the presidential primary election in 2012.

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Liberty Middle School students graduate drug prevention program

This week Liberty Middle School eighth-graders graduated from the drug preventioin program with curriculum endorsed by the Georgia Sheriff's Association and taught by NCSO Deputy Jacquetta McCoy titled, "It's Party Time and It's No Game."

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Porterdale Elementary School enhances playground with Lowe's grant

Porterdale Elementary School is using new equipment in its outdoor play areas this school year, thanks to a $5,000 grant from Lowe's.

Good Samaritan held up, shot at in Conyers armed robbery

Two suspects sought in Salem Road shooting

Local investigators are looking for two suspects involved in a Saturday armed robbery at gas station on Salem Road where a gunman shot into a moving vehicle.

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Pets Available for Adoption This Week in Rockdale, Newton

Questions to ask before adopting a pet:. Can I make a long-term commitment to this pet?. Will I be able to spend enough time with a new pet?. Am I prepared for the cost a new pet will bring?. Which pet is right for my

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First Atlanta CRCT cheating punishments will come Thursday

The state Professional Standards Commission is expected to hand down the first formal punishments in the Atlanta Public School System's CRCT cheating scandal on Thursday.

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Tigers beat Rangers, 5-2, in Game 3 of ALCS

In front of a home crowd, the Tigers avoid falling three games back in the ALCS with a 5-2 victory Tuesday.

Marilyn Johnson

Mrs. Marilyn Joann Johnson, age 69 of Conyers, died Monday, October 10, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Russell, W. Johnson, Conyers; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly Ann ...

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Linda New

Mrs. Linda Morrison New, age 70 of Conyers, died Sunday, October 9, 2011. She was a native of Atlanta, born at Crawford W. Long Hospital, and she was a 1959 ...

Anna Rita Inzetta

Anna Rita Inzetta passed away with her family by her side on October 10, 2011 in Lanark, Florida after a short illness. She was 94. Born in the Bronx, New ...