News for Thursday, December 6, 2012


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Jacquizz's moment: RB may lead rushing attack for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH -- This could be Jacquizz Rodgers' week to be more than a complement to Michael Turner in the Atlanta Falcons' running game.. Rodgers has seen a steady increase in carries and has been the team's leading rushing in two of the last four games. Still, he has remained

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Bryant eclipses 30K, Lakers beat Hornets

NEW ORLEANS -- Kobe Bryant grinned and uttered the word "irony" as he considered the fact that the team that drafted him nearly 17 years ago was his opponent on the night he eclipsed a scoring milestone to join an exclusive club of NBA greats.. It's easy to forget that

Tigers grapplers win Warrior Rumble

WALNUT GROVE -- Alcovy's wrestling team recently won the Warrior Rumble at Walnut Grove as nine wrestlers took the top spot in their weight class with three other placing second.. Winning all three of their bouts were Hunter Smith (120), Jake Hendrix (132), Austin Richardson (160), Parfait Fondseyuh (170), Kamari

Camp named first-team all-state

CONYERS -- The statewide recognition continues for the recent crop of Heritage softball players. Junior Kierra Camp was recently named a first-team all-state member in Class AAAAA, completing a phenomenal season for the pitcher/third baseman. This follows standout Callie Alford --now a sophomore at Georgia State --

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Darrell Huckaby: Solving the gift-giving conundrum

We have all been on both ends of the Christmas gift conundrum.

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Cal Thomas: No skin in the game

Very few elected officials see themselves as stewards; even fewer practice stewardship.

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Jack Simpson: The meaning of words

Many kind words were spoken to veterans on Veterans' Day. Among them were "thanks for your service."

Letter: Judge-elect's ads were misleading

I have thought about this for weeks and have resisted the urge to pontificate, but after reading Sunday's Citizen about Judge Sidney Nation's retirement, I just couldn't stand it anymore.. Judge Nation is quoted as saying, "This is where you come to find the truth

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Decisions, Decisions

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THE RECIPE BOX: Don't be shy with the mayonnaise in this onion dip recipe

This week's recipe box is dedicated to a person who has devoted many years to Rockdale County -- Rockdale County Sheriff Jeff Wigington.. The recipe is called onion dip, and a little birdie told me that anytime the local sheriff's association meets or anytime any of the ladies in the

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GPTC announces new vice president

Dr. Mariam Dittmann recently was announced as vice president of Academic Affairs at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.

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Piedmont robotics students compete

Piedmont Academy's robotics team finished in ninth place out of 22 teams at a recent Georgia BEST Robotics Competition.

Report: No wrongdoing found at shelter

An investigation into the homeless shelter by the Secretary of State found no problem with financial records.

Middle Ridge principal to move to central office

The Newton County Board of Education recently approved Alan Satterfield as the system's director of Special Education.

School Crime Report for Dec. 7, 2012

School Crime Report for Dec. 7, 2012.

Baxter loan agreement approved by BOC

The BOC has approved a resolution and intergovernmental agreement related to a loan for construction of a wastewater pretreatment plant for Baxter International.

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Dendy deaths ruled result of murder/suicide

The deaths of the couple found dead in their home early Monday have been determined to be a murder/suicide, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office and the Newton County Coroner.

Newton County Jail Blotter for Dec. 7, 2012

The Newton County Jail Blotter for Dec. 7, 2012.