News for Wednesday, September 7, 2011


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Bulldogs Look To Bounce Back

There was a feeling around Region 8-AAAA that the 2011 season would be somewhat of a rebuilding one for Rockdale.. After all, the core of the defense that led the Bulldogs to the state semifinals in 2009 -- all-state lineman Grady Jarrett (Clemson), lineman Jerry Mathis (Samford) and

Seminoles Try To Contain Ellison, Habersham

This was more of what Salem had in mind.. Following a disheartening, 34-14 loss to rival Heritage on the season's opening weekend, Salem bounced back nicely last Friday. Four different players scored a touchdown as the Seminoles traveled to Danielsville and dominated Madison County, 36-7.. "I felt like we

Eastside football ready to start Region 4-AAA against Locust Grove

COVINGTON -- Now that the battle for the county championship is over , it is time for Eastside to get ready for the games that really do count when it comes to making the Class AAA playoffs.. The Eagles (1-1) will start their Region 4-AAA against Locust Grove (0-2) on

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BISHER: I gave up early predictions long ago

Bisher's take on predictions

How to win the hearts, minds of people

How do you get people excited and engaged?. Traditional wisdom says that you have to show people what's in it for them if you want them to join your team, support your cause, work long hours or buy your product.. Traditional wisdom is wrong.. The secret to getting people engaged

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Sweet and Savory Cafe offers Southern comfort food

Having run her own restaurant in Columbus for several years, Eleanor Johnson decided to remain in the food industry when she relocated to Conyers in 2008.. She worked for a short time as a chef at Sharon's, a Southern cooking restaurant that is not longer in business, before deciding to

New Rockdale manufacturer ready to start production

The owner of Corrugated Supplies Company said location and the prospect of new customers were the two factors that drew him to expand to Rockdale County.

Solo Cup in Conyers celebrates company's 75th birthday

Solo Cup in Conyers is celebrating the company's 75th anniversary.

Newton literacy festival to be held on Square

The ninth annual Literacy Festival is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the Covington Square. It is hosted by The Learning Center and Main Street Covington.

Fuzz Run set for Saturday

The 2011 Fuzz Run takes place Saturday; more than 1,400 runners are expected.

Newton sheriff, Covington police create Heavy Metal Task Force

The Newton County Sheriff's Office and the Covington Police Department have joined forces to create the Heavy Metal Task Force, which will be on the lookout for copper thieves.

Newton County man charged with molestation of 2 young boys

A 53-year-old Newton County man has been arrested in connection with the alleged molestation of two young boys.

Residents still fighting power line proposal

Mansfield residents aren't giving up on their fight to keep power lines out of their neighborhood.

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School board considers network relocation

The Newton County Board of Education is considering a plan to relocate the network operations center for the Newton County School System because of hazardous conditions.

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Local students participate in piano recital

Local students from the studio of Martha Anne Young presented their Spring recital at Ebenezer Methodist Church

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Military News

0902_ROC_GregoryBeechamMIL.jpg**. Gregory D. Beecham. Air National Guard Airman Gregory D. Beecham graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic

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Group visits Ireland

Locals visit Kylemore Abbey in Ireland, left to right, Bob Cooper, Jackie Christian, Sandy Hasser and Bob Hasser