News for Tuesday, January 24, 2012


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They meet again: Federer vs. Nadal in Aussie semis

It’s rare that a Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal meeting would happen anywhere but the final of a major, but with Novak Djokovic taking over the No. 1 ranking, tennis’ best men’s rivalry will see its latest chapter written this morning at 3:30 a.m. in the semis of the Australian Open after both win Monday in the quarterfinals.

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Newton speaks out against Clayton sheriff

A motion hearing for a former Clayton County sheriff's spokesman, Tuesday morning, was continued until February, but Jonathan Newton had plenty to say about his pending criminal case.

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Obama: American dream in peril

WASHINGTON -- Declaring the American dream under siege, President Barack Obama called Tuesday night for a flurry of help for a hurting middle class and higher taxes on millionaires, delivering a State of the Union address filled with re-election themes.

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Richardson, Lawrence lead Rockdale girls

CONYERS -- The Rockdale girl's basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak in dominating fashion Tuesday in Conyers. Breanna Richardson scored 20 points and Brianna Lawrence added 18 as the Bulldogs routed Loganville, 75-41 in Region 8-AAAA play.

Double-double by Somerset puts Eastside over Henry County

COVINGTON -- A double-double by Eastside's Alexia Somerset helped Eastside overcome some of their shortcomings to get an important Region 4-AAA win beating Henry County 59-41 on Tuesday.. Somerset led all scorers with 26 points while bringing down 13 boards.. Also making an impact on the game was

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MARK SHIELDS: The refreshing candor of Fritz Hollings

One of the real pluses of the South Carolina primary was the chance to tap into the fresh wisdom of an authentic American giant, the 90-years-young Fritz Hollings.

LETTER: Randy Poynter’s legacy lives on in family and work in Rockdale

Randy Poynter's legacy lives on in his family and his contributions to Rockdale County.

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CAL THOMAS: It's complicated

As America grows more secular, less religious and less married, appeals to "morality" will increasingly fall on deaf ears.

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DARRELL HUCKABY: Disney policy change has me back in the game

For years and years and years the powers that be in the Disney Corporation forbade facial hair for all park employees.

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Boyle recognized for lifetime achievement by Chamber

Local realtor Ethel Boyle received the A.R. "Gus" Barksdale Lifetime Achievement Award Tuesday for her work in the community and service on several boards and authorities.

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90-year-old veteran survived five major beach invasions

Born in 1921, Paul Glover weathered the Great Depression better than most kids his age. "My father was a railroad man in Spartanburg, S.C., so we had food on the table and a roof over our heads," he recalled.

Newborn planning public park

The small town of Newborn will soon have a public park.

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School budget planning continues this month

The Newton County Board of Education approved earlier this month its 2012-13 school year budget calendar.

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Harrison takes helm at Chamber of Commerce

Rockdale Chamber calls on residents to ‘Shop Local’

Local publisher Lorraine Harrison took over as chairwoman of the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and said the public will learn more about the importance of shopping locally as part of a new initiative this year.


The Newton County Sheriff's Office has advised there was an error in the Newton Jail Blotter that was published on Sept. 16. An arrest was made on Sept. 7, of Ronnie Jay Vining Jr., 28. He was booked in in error using his father's date of birth. The father was

Conyers man faces drug distribution charges

An undercover investigation by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office led to the arrest of a Conyers man.

Newton Fund seeks nominations for Big Heart Award

The Newton Fund is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Pat Patrick Big Heart Award.

GFC selling seedlings during tree planting season

Georgia Forestry Commission is selling seedlings at a discounted price from its Flint River Nursery through February.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

A variety of pets are available for adoption this week at both the Rockdale County ad Newton County animal shelters.

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Scorsese's 'Hugo' leads Oscars with 11 nominations

Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure "Hugo" leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director slot for the Oscar-winning filmmaker.

RYBA spring season approaching

RYBA spring season approaching

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GPC baseball season begins a week from today

GPC baseball season begins a week from today

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Romney's tax returns show $3.1 million paid to IRS

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid about $3 million in federal income taxes in 2010.

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Hawks come back, beat Bucks, 97-92

Joe Johnson scores a season-high 28 points and leads the Hawks to a 97-92 comeback win against the Bucks in Milwaukee on Monday night.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: Remembering Joe Paterno

Furman Bisher writes about the late Penn State football legend Joe Paterno, who died last week.