News for Monday, January 16, 2012


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Rockdale swim team peaking

Rockdale's swimming team had a strong showing at last weekend's invitational meet at the University of Georgia.. The Bulldogs finished 16th out of 38 teams with the boys placing 15th and the girls, 16th. The boys finish was aided by the 400-freestyle relay team (Amir Munajj, Matthew Bennett, Davis

Former Eagles swimmer earns CCSA Swimmer of the Week Honors

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Gardner-Webb's Drew Ellwanger, an Eastside graduate from Newborn, has been selected as the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Men's Swimmer of the Week for meets competed Jan. 2-8, as announced on Ellwanger led Gardner-Webb with three gold medals in the 202-74 win over Darton College

No foul in Hoop Shoot free-throw contest

COVINGTON -- It was a long and hard battle in some age groups in the Elks Hoop Shoot held at the Newton gym on Sunday. What started out as more than 2,000 participants has been whittled down to six finalists.

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Hawks slam Raptors

ATLANTA -- Josh Smith believes the Atlanta Hawks can keep winning even though center Al Horford will miss the next three to four months with an injury.

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Potential fuel leak feared in cruise wreck

ROME -- Italy's cruise liner tragedy turned into an environmental crisis Monday, as rough seas battering the stricken mega-ship raised fears that fuel might leak into pristine waters off Tuscany that are part of a protected sanctuary for dolphins, porpoises and whales.. The ship's jailed captain, meanwhile, lost the

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Koetter eager to help Falcons' offense thrive

Koetter believes the Atlanta Falcons already have the pieces they need to become an elite offense. Now it will be his job as offensive coordinator to make Atlanta reach that level.

Conyers Middle School students caught with pills

Some Conyers Middle School students were punished after being caught with prescription pills.

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Heritage students show support for teacher in battle against cancer

Heritage High School teacher and Citizen columnist Darrell Huckaby learned a lesson in caring last week when he walked into the school and was greeted with students wearing red "We love Huck" shirts.

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Lady looking for her home

This lab/basset hound mix was found wandering down Springwood Drive in Olde Town Conyers on Friday afternoon. She has no collar, tag or microchip. She is medium-sized, about 30 to 40 pounds, and appears to be a well-behaved family dog. If you have any information about the

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MLK honored with service day

About 50 civic-minded community members participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Monday.

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Oak Hill students visit with soldier pen pal

Students at Oak Hill Elementary School finally got to meet a hero they've been communicating with this school year.

City investigates budget billing

The city is investigating budget based billing for utility customers.

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Pastor at MLK breakfast tells residents the cause continues

The Rev. Layne Fields reminded those gathered Monday for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast in Conyers that there is still a cause for social justice and people of all backgrounds working together.

Porterdale leases new K-9 officer

Porterdale has agreed to lease a K-9 officer from one of its Police Department officers.

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'Artist,' 'Descendants' score top Globe wins

"The Artist" wins three Golden Globes, George Clooney wins acting award.