News for Tuesday, September 27, 2011


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American Legion Riders seek members, support

The American Legion Riders has formed a local unit to support veterans and their families.

Dog bites Newton County deputy, seriously injures his hand

A Newton County deputy received serious injuries when he tried to get a dog away from a residence during the early morning hours Sunday.

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SKC opens new plant

SKC celebrated the opening of its photovoltaic films plant Tuesday.

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Faith helped Rockdale sheriff through WWII

Former Rockdale County Sheriff J.T. Wallace was a decorated combat veteran of World War II.

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SHIELDS: Take it easy on the Red Sox fans

Red Sox fans learn early to deal with disappointment.

Rockdale bid process on new 911 radio system questioned

A Rockdale County resident said at Monday's 2011 SPLOST Oversight Committee meeting that the Request For Proposal (RFP) for the radio system caters to a specific contractor.

Oxford woman in kudzu murder case pleads guilty

The girlfriend of a man who received a life sentence for the 2010 murder of a Conyers man pleaded guilty to lesser charges Monday in connection to the case.

John Steele Gordon: Five myths about millionaires

John Gordon Steele: It's time to dispel myths about millionaires.

Economy hitting Rockdale non-profit groups hard

Local non-profits are facing a difficult time this year with sharp cuts from United Way funding and an increase in the demand for services.

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HUCKABY: Happy birthday to the legendary Larry Munson

Larry Munson -- still the best of the best.

New school fuel system to start in October

The Newton County School System soon will implement a new fuel card system that could save between $150,000 and $300,000 a year.

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Bulldogs' defense bolstered by two straight wins

Georgia's defense has allowed only one touchdown in two straight wins, giving Mark Richt confidence the unit is better prepared than last year to face Mississippi State's physical running game.

Lady Eagles get six wins over six days

COVINGTON -- Eastside's softball team ended its Region 4-AAA play with a 17-0 blanking over Drew on Tuesday and improved its record by going 6-2 in the past week.. The Lady Eagles (18-11, 6-2) had no trouble against Drew as the scored 10 runs in the first inning before

Newton facing tough challenges ahead

COVINGTON -- Even though Newton will only be playing in its second Region 2-AAAAA game when it faces East Coweta at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, the Rams already have their backs against the wall as they look at the next two games on their schedule.. Newton (3-1, 0-1) is

Oxford Eagles start season ranked No. 1

The Oxford College men's basketball team will hold its first official workout of the 2011-2012 season on Saturday,

Camp's No-Hitter Puts Heritage In State Tournament

With the Heritage softball team knocking in the door to the state tournament, Kierra Camp was just about perfect. The sophomore right-hander threw a no-hitter, allowing just a seventh-inning walk, in a dominant performance in a 4-0, win in the deciding game of the Region 8-AAAA Tournament first round series with Salem.

Falcons kicker burglarized for golf clubs

Braselton PD: Falcons' kicker victim of burglary; 2 arrested.

Rams in a must win against East Coweta

COVINGTON -- Even though Newton will only playing in their second Region 2-AAAAA game when they face East Coweta at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, the Rams are already have their backs against the wall as they look at the next two games on their schedule.. Newton (3-1, 0-1) is

East Point officer arrested on theft charge

An East Point police officer has been fired and arrested on a theft charge.Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Eric Miller last week on charges of theft by taking, violating his oath of office and giving false statements.

Perry to make Georgia debut with Friday speech

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry will make his Georgia debut with a speech Friday before a conservative think tank.The Texas governor will speak about taxes, torts and his home's state's economy in a speech before the Georgia Public Policy Foundation in