News for Friday, January 27, 2012


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Schulz seeking second term

Nancy Schulz is seeking reelection as District 3 county commissioner.

Oden uses State of the County speech to emphasize economic development efforts

Business and economic development were the highlights provided by Rockdale County Commission Chairman Richard Oden Thursday during the annual State of the County address.

Conyers officials set 2012 strategy at retreat

A new year brings a new set of issues. That was the message the Conyers City Council had during an annual retreat this weekend as they sought to find ways to improve service and quality of life while encouraging business growth.

Covington Police arrest 4 in connection with marijuana distribution

While chasing a man believed to be wanted, the Covington Police found a cache of marijuana they allege was intended to be distributed from a Johnson Drive apartment.

Porterdale looks to develop 'mini' parks

The Porterdale City Council is looking to develop small parks throughout the city.

Jan. 29 Newton Phone Poll

Jan. 29 Newton Citizen Poll

Troy to hold open house

Troy University's East Atlanta/Covington Site will hold an open house soon.

Residents warned after rabid bobcat bites dogs

Authorities in Hall County are warning residents to be cautious about rabies after a rabid bobcat bit two dogs.

Hall County rejects town's plan to reach Lake Lanier

A northeast Georgia town's attempt to annex roads that would connect it with Lake Lanier has been rejected by county commissioners.

Pedestrian struck, killed on PIB in Doraville

DORAVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed on a major thoroughfare in Atlanta's northern suburbs shortly before the Friday morning rush hour.. Authorities say the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the northbound lanes of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. The accident occurred in Doraville, just

Tax the rich? GOP candidates say no way

No matter what polls say about tax fairness, the Republican presidential candidates all say calls to tax the rich fall flat with them.

UGA launches statewide obesity initiative

The University of Georgia has launched an initiative to help the state address a growing epidemic of adult and childhood obesity.

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In the hunt; Tiger Woods shoots a 70 in season opener Abu Dhabi

In his 2012 season opener, Tiger Woods shoots a 70 and is just three back of leader and playing partner Rory Mcllroy.

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Gronkowski still not practicing for Patriots

It's a bad sign for New England fans that tight end Rob Gronkowski is still not practicing with the team as the Super Bowl approaches.

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Nadal has Fed's number -- again

Rafael Nadal is now 18-9 all-time against his biggest rival, Roger Federer, -- and an unbelievable 8--2 in Grand Slam events after beating him late Wednesday to advance to the semifinals of the Australian Open.

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Bernice Gattis

B.T. (Junior) Gattis, age 82 of Conyers, died Wednesday, January 25, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Eloise Gattis; sons and daughters-in-law, Troy D. and Yara Gattis ...

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Kristina Mckinney

Kristina Lynn McKinney, 41, died Wednesday, January 25, 2012. Kristi was born April 23, 1970. She is survived by her mother, Sherry Price; her two children, Avery Mariah McKinney,13 ...