News for Thursday, February 9, 2012


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Rockdale football player earns rare Csonka award

The Rockdale football team may have had a tough 2011, but one player capped the season by receiving a huge honor.

Heritage girls move on

The Heritage girls basketball team reached the quarterfinals of the Region 8-AAAA Tournament, knocking off host Loganville 45-27.

Rec department youth basketball standings

Youth Basketball (2012). Standings. Bantam Boys. Won Lost Tied PCT. Seminoles 8 1 0 .888. Tarheels 7 2 0 .777. Jackets 7 2 0 .777. Hurricanes 7 2 0 .777. Wolfpack 7 2 0 .777. Hoyas 7 3 0 .700. Jayhawks 4 4 0 .500. Buckeyes 3 6 0 .333

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Darrell Huckaby: As spring approaches so does the need to cook outdoors

Finding the right grill requires an investment of time -- and money.

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MARK SHIELDS: He could have been a contender ...

Former Boston Mayor Kevin White had presidential possibilities.

LETTER: 'Spread the wealth' only designed to keep Obama in office

The November election will be our opportunity to save our country from disaster.

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JACK SIMPSON: Recuperating from a fall

It looks like Madison will be home for a while until I've recovered from my knee surgery. I believe I am in good hands and those hands will help me eventually return to my daily routine.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Even Denzel, cast can’t protect underwhelming ‘Safe House’

Michael Clark reviews Denzel Washington's new movie "Safe House."

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Lady and the Tramp'

This week, Michael Clark spotlights Disney's "Lady and the Tramp" Diamond Edition on Blu-ray

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MOVIE REVIEW: Wenders can’t find rhythm with dancing biopic ‘Pina'

Michael Clark reviews director Wim Wenders' new movie, "Pina."

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Dream Chaser: Coach, rodeo rider fulfills lifelong passion

Emily Tomlinson is a coach of the Georgia Tech and Georgia State University equestrian teams.

Conyers/Rockdale arts council intensifies fundraising efforts

The Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts is ramping up its efforts to raise money this year.

Have a plan ready in case of flooding

Floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters, excluding fire.

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RECIPE BOX: Cheesecake-filled strawberries satisfy a sweet tooth without offering a lot of calories

Just thinking about having a slice of cheesecake makes my mouth water. I’ve always been a huge fan of cheesecake. I’ve tried all kinds of cheesecake — chocolate, turtle cheesecake and I’ve even had a key lime pie cheesecake.

Oxford students held up on campus

Three students were robbed at gunpoint on the Oxford College campus Thursday.

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Trio presents jazz, world music concert in Covington

Last May, east metro residents received a rare musical treat when Timothy Adams and Marcus Printup performed together for the first time in a benefit concert for the Washington Street Community Center in Covington.. Covington native Adams is returning to his hometown for another performance, and while Printup isn't on

Alcovy named state AP Honor School

The Georgia Department of Education announced this week that Alcovy High School is an AP Honor School this year.

NMC gets grant for car seat safety program

Newton Medical has received a state grant for its car seat safety program.

Feb. 10 Newton Blotter

The following charges and arrest were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Office, Oxford Police Office and Porterdale Police Department:. -- Ali Kareem Adams, 26, 35 Hidden Ridge Drive, possession of marijuana less than one ounce.. -- Pedro Aguilar-Estrada, 33, 1101 Johnson Road, Conyers, no seat

Complaint filed prior to vote not to reappoint judge

City officials received a complaint against former Municipal Judge David Strickland days before they opted not to reappoint him.

Walter Williams

Mr. Walter Glenn Williams, 57 of Oxford passed away February 7, 2012 at Rockdale Medical Center surrounded by his family. Mr. Williams was a loving father and grandfather who was ...

Ethan Kirby

Ethan Wyatt Kirby, age 1 month and 15 days, of Conyers Ga, passed away on Monday, Feburary 6, 2012 at 11:55 am at Dekalb Medical (NICU). He was preceeded in ...