News for Friday, August 17, 2012


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Texting with police leads to drug arrest

A Conyers man was arrested on drug charges after he allegedly arranged a drug sale with police by texting.

GBI: Man who fled deputy killed himself

An autopsy has confirmed that a man who fled from a Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputy Thursday morning died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations.

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Shop on a budget at women's consignment shop in Olde Town

Looking for stylish ladies, clothes but don't want to pay full price? Sadie's Sister women's consignment shop could add a little pizazz to your wardrobe without breaking the bank.

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Conyers native records second album in two years

ATHENS -- When singer-songwriter Connor Pledger began thinking about recording the follow-up to his 2011 debut disc "Detours," he didn't have to look far for tunes to fill the album.

Aug. 19 Newton Citizen Poll

Aug. 19 Newton Citizen Poll

Carmike Cinema cleared after bomb threat

The Carmike Cinema was evacuated Friday morning after a bomb threat was received at Carmike corporate offices.

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Leissa-George Wedding

Leissa -- George. Jacquelyn Elizabeth Leissa and Joshua Lee George were married May 4 in Auburn, Ga. The Rev. George Zimmerman, the groom's grandfather, officiated the ceremony.

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Brown-Darty Wedding

Brown -- Darty. Donna Brown and Bobby Darty were married June 2 at Amelia Island. Minister Steve Outz officiated the ceremony.

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Evelyn Sager Birth

Evelyn Harmon Sager was born on July 18 at Northside Hospital, weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 20-1/2 inches long.

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Anthony Palo Birth

Anthony James Palo was born on June 26 at Rockdale Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds and measuring 19 1/2 inches long.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Mushroom fans will enjoy this dish

Mushrooms are not on my top 10 list of favorite foods, but if mushrooms please your palate, then you might enjoy this week's featured recipe -- toasted mushroom sandwiches.

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RONDA RICH: Parents taught me hard work, value of dollar

One day I asked a friend how her son was doing in college. She smiled then began a discourse on how he was enjoying his field of study and what he could do with his degree when he graduated.

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TERRI SCHLCHENMEYER: 'Clearly Invisible' explores 'passing' as another race

Nothing in life is ever as it seems.. The package of potato chips feels full, but you find 12 chips inside when you open it up. It appears that you've got plenty of money for vacation, then you actually get there.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Mullein used as remedy for warts, bronchitis, whooping cough

It is especially gratifying to hear readers of these columns express excitement about discovering a new wildflower.

Church Activities

Church activities

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JOE LAGUARDIA: A child's education is part of God's plan

Rockdale readers: My guess is that not many young people from the middle and high school crowd read the newspaper, so I need to ask you a favor -- please pass this along to a young person nearest you.

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JAMES BEHRENS: Centenarian archbishop played vital role in church history with his can-do attitude

Recently, my brother emailed me a link to an article from the New Jersey Star-Ledger.

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TONY ELDER: Embark on a campaign to vote 'yes' for Jesus

Last weekend, one of the top news stories was the revealing of the Republican presidential candidate's choice for his running mate.

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JOHN PEARRELL: True Christianity is not a religion, it is a relationship with God

Arnold Toynbee once observed, "Most people have not rejected Christianity but rather a caricature of it."

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Writer's conference invites wordsmiths of all levels

The East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers (EMACW) annual two-day conference is just around the corner and accomplished writers as well as novices are invited to register.