News for Tuesday, January 1, 2013


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Patriots all over all-region team, Alford player of year

The Heritage football team had another outstanding season, and was rewarded recently with a number of Region 8-AAAAA accolades.

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Darrell Huckaby: A few things I aim to do this year

I haven’t felt up to making any bodacious resolutions the past couple of years, but I am feeling finer than a frog’s hair split four ways these days, so I am going to give it a whirl.

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Jeff Meadors: Better control needed over school funds

DeKalb County schools cannot account for $12 million in taxpayer funds. Are they the only ones abusing other peoples’ money?

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THOMAS: When citizenship grows too taxing

I had read about financially motivated expatriates but never knew one who had taken the ultimate step until I visited with my longtime friend “Sam.”

No businesses qualify to sell by the drink

County commissioners recently amended the ordinance governing alcohol sales by the drink, and although the ordinance became effective Jan. 1, there are no businesses that qualify to serve in the allowed areas.

Newton Education Foundation awards grants to three teachers

The Newton Education Foundation recently awarded three teachers with $6,000 in grants.

Rockdale receives $30,000 grant for DUI court program

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has awarded Rockdale County a $30,500 grant for its Driving Under the Influence Court Supervised Treatment Program.

Newton school board approves new Middle Ridge principal

COVINGTON — Middle Ridge Elementary School will start off with a new principal this month.

Authority to address complaint against member

The Rockdale County Water and Sewerage Authority was set to discuss a letter of complaint regarding one of the Authority members at its Dec. 20 meeting, but instead set a meeting date where the letter will be the only item on the agenda.