News for Sunday, December 22, 2013

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Rockdale girls playing well in Christmas tournament

Despite being 100 miles from home, the Rockdale girl’s basketball team kept up its winning ways last weekend.

Newton BOE members have conflict at recent meeting

Ongoing tension between members of the Newton County Board of Education surfaced Tuesday night when board member Eddie Johnson challenged fellow members to admit posting negative comments about the school system.

Seven people arrested at home known for drugs, gambling

Seven people have been arrested on various drug and weapons charges at a home in Stanton Woods subdivision with a reputation for illegal gambling, drugs and other illicit activities. The eighth person arrested was the mother of two of the men who were charged on drug and weapons offenses. Allison Lugnia Fuller, 49, was charged with keeping a disorderly house.

Georgia Public Library Service may change state funding formula

The Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) decided to change its state funding formula to allocate more money for paid librarian positions.

Area law enforcement agencies step up patrols for holidays

Area residents who take to the roadways over the holiday period should keep in mind that local law enforcement agencies will have a sharp eye out for traffic troubles.

RCPS misses mark for Race to the Top grant

At its regular meeting on Dec. 19, Rockdale County Public Schools announced that it did not receive the $25 million Race to the Top District grant that it had applied for.