News for Saturday, July 21, 2012


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Bill O'Reilly: The secret to success

I don't know why so many people are annoyed with President Obama for saying that personal success is almost always a product of our system in America, with the benevolent federal government leading the way.

Post 77 sweeps Douglasville 5-3, 4-3

CONYERS -- Rockdale Post 77 mounted two come-from-behind wins to sweep Douglasville 5-3 and 4-3 in Saturday's doubleheader at Hanson-Carr Field.

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Gaining ground: Braves take first game of doubleheader vs. Nationals

WASHINGTON -- Ben Sheets pitched six shutout innings, Brian McCann and Chipper Jones homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 4-0 on Saturday in the opening game of a day-night doubleheader. But the Washington Nationals earned a split with a 5-2 victory Saturday night.

Muller reaches 1st ATP final since '05

ATLANTA -- Gilles Muller of Luxembourg beat eighth-seeded Go Soeda of Japan 6-4, 6-3 in the semifinals of the Atlanta Open on Saturday.. Muller will play for his first ATP Tour title and will face either top-seeded John Isner or No. 4-seeded Andy Roddick today.. At 6

Local soccer team headed to England

The Rockdale Youth Soccer Association's director of coaching Rafe Mauran recently announced the under-12 girls Blue team, coached by Michelle Bird, will be the first team from RYSA to travel to Manchester, England, and train with the Wolverhampton Wanderers, an English Premier League team.

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Scott takes 4-shot lead into Open final

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Adam Scott has never had a better chance to end that long wait for a major championship -- mostly because of that long putter.

Covington Police warn of con artists who trick victims into sending them money

Beware of con artists who promise to send huge amounts of money and prizes in exchange for a smaller amount of money.

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Autry contract similar to King's

The contract for the new superintendent of Rockdale County Public Schools is similar to that of his predecessor.

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Darrell Huckaby: Verily, EMC customers have some important business this week

Those of us who live in the rural areas of our communities and receive our electricity from Snapping Shoals EMC -- well, we have some business to take care of this week.

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Rob Jenkins: Recognizing out-of-wedlock births as a risk factor for poverty

In the United States today, poverty is largely preventable. It's simply a matter of knowing what behaviors lead to poverty and avoiding those behaviors.

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Veterans Information and Referral Office opens in Conyers

Muriel Whaley served in the Air Force from 1974 to 1987, and then went on to work for the U.S. Postal Service for 17 years. A back injury left her unable to continue her job at the post office, and she struggled to care for her three children, with no

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Candidate Q&A

The Citizen asked campaign questions of the two Democratic candidates forchairman of the Rockdale Board of Commissioners.