News for Thursday, September 22, 2011


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Ga. sets execution date for Albany man

ATLANTA -- Georgia officials set an execution date Thursday for an Albany man convicted of raping and stabbing a woman to death, a decision that came one day after the state executed inmate Troy Davis amid international protests.. Attorney General Sam Olens said the execution of inmate Marcus Ray Johnson

BOC to vote on second Board of Equalization

CONYERS — The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners will vote on whether or not to add a second Board of Equalization in Rockdale County.

NBA to cancel training camps

NEW YORK -- No labor deal, no training camps and no telling what else the NBA could lose.. The lockout is about to start inflicting damage on the preseason schedule -- and neither players nor owners can say what will happen to the real games.. The league will cancel training

Newnan out for revenge vs. Newton on Sat.

COVINGTON -- Newton knows that it's going to have a battle on its hands as it tries to avoid having Newnan return the favor after the Rams ruined Newnan's homecoming last year.. To add a bit more pressure on the outcome of the game, it's the first Region 2-AAAAA

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PGA champ Bradley takes lead in Tour Championship

ATLANTA -- Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner atop the leaderboard in Atlanta should sound familiar.. Only this was the FedEx Cup finale, not the final major of the year.. And they were on East Lake, not 40 minutes up the road at Atlanta Athletic Club.. Bradley, who won the PGA

Fever trumps Dream in Game 1

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tangela Smith scored 25 points to lead the Indiana Fever to an 82-74 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.. Tamika Catchings, announced as the league's most valuable player earlier in the day, added 12 points and 13 rebounds

Strong pitching gives Heritage final region win

COVINGTON -- The Heritage softball team scored six runs to start the game as they went on to beat Rockdale 10-1 in five innings to end Region 8-AAAA play on Thursday.. "We finished 8-2 as the No. 2 team in the region," Heritage head coach Dickey Hightower said

Heritage not taking winless Apalachee lightly

CONYERS -- Despite being 4-0 in Region 8-AAAA and being ranked No. 8 in Class AAAA by the, Heritage is not looking past the winless Wildcats when the two go head-to-head today at 7:30 p.m.. "I think they're a very good football team. I know

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HUCKABY: A reminder of what true courage is

For most of my life I have seemed to have a nearly indelible memory -- at least in some areas. Ask me about a random conversation I had with a buddy on the playground in 1962 and I can tell you virtually everything that was said. If, on the other hand, you ask me what my lovely wife Lisa asked me to pick up at the grocery store last night ... well -- I might be a bit fuzzy on that.

SIMPSON: Looking back on 9/11; looking ahead to new challenges

Post 9-11 we are finding new ways to meet our challenges.

PARKER: Even minimal doubt is too much for death sentence

I stayed up late Wednesday night in hopes that the U.S. Supreme Court would call off the execution of Troy Davis. Instead, at 11:08 p.m., he was pronounced dead.

Waiting list established for Southview Cemetery

A waiting list has been established for Southview Cemetery in case more lots become available for sale.

Covington Fire Dept. asks for votes in grant program

The Covington Fire Department asks that citizens vote for them in Liberty Mutural's Be Fire Smart Fire Safety Pledge program.

Social Circle won't increase millage rate

The Social Circle City Council will keep its millage at the same rate it has been for the past five years.

Ficquett would serve as alternate medical site in emergency

Newton Medical Center will use the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett in the event of a major disaster in the area, the school board approved this week.

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Pretty in Pink

The dancers in the 3-year-old Creative Movement class at Mainstream Ballet are making sure they get it right as they work at the bar Thursday afternoon

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Georgia's Williams ready at safety or LB

Versatile player named defensive captain for Ole Miss game

Rockdale rate study shows need for water, sewer rate increases

A five-year rate study for Rockdale Water Resources shows the need for incremental rate increases

Conyers teen beaten, robbed

A Conyers man told police he was beaten and robbed as he walked to work on Monday.

Rockdale's jobless rate remains higher than state's

Rockdale County's jobless rate remains higher than the state average.

Ga. Highway 212 traffic snarled due to fire

A house fire snarled rush hour traffic Thursday morning along Ga. Highway 212, near the Rockdale/Newton line.

Sept. 23 Newton Blotter

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Social Circle won't increase millage rate

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- For the fifth year, Social Circle will not increase its millage rate.