News for Saturday, January 12, 2013


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Bulldogs,Tigers battle to top half in state wrestling duals

MACON -- Area 2-AAAAAA was well represented in the GHSA team dual wrestling state tournament with Rockdale's wrestling team finishing in the top five while Alcovy wasn't eliminated until ending in the top half of the Class AAAAAA division at the Macon Centreplex.. Rockdale never cruised past the competition

Rockdale basketball sweeps doubleheader from Salem

CONYERS -- C.J. Wilson had 17 points, one of five players in double figures, and Rockdale scored a season-high in points in an 85-70 victory over rival Salem on Saturday in Conyers.. Rockdale (10-7) gave up 70 points for the first time in eight games, but it hardly mattered as the

GSP receives $2.4 million grant to continue Nighthawks, ALS programs

The Georgia State Patrol has received a $2.4 million grant to continue enhanced DUI enforcement.

Minor injuries reported in bus wreck

A Rockdale County school bus was involved in a minor accident Friday morning.

Exercise often, eat better to lose weight

Healthy weight loss is achieved through long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits.. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, people who lose weight gradually, about 1 to 2 pounds per week, are more successful at keeping it off.. In order to achieve that rate

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Conyers woman loses 87 pounds in one year

While many people may be just beginning a program of weight loss to start off the new year, Conyers resident Kendra Boone is celebrating her one-year anniversary of losing 87 pounds -- and keeping it off.

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Darrell Huckaby: Pray for comfort for family touched by tragedy

I am afraid of something happening to my kids and I am afraid of fire in the night. A local family realized both of those fears last week.

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Rob Jenkins: Observations on the college football season past

Allow me to share some of my observations on the college football season that just ended.

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Bill O'Reilly: Enough with the excessive regulations

The more laws that governments pass the less individual freedom there is.

Student charged with having knife on campus

A student at Open Campus was charged after being caught with a knife at school.

Low-budget film to shoot in Covington

A low budget movie is slated to film in Covington later this month.

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Oxford College: Students set service record

Oxford College recently reported that in the past 2011-12 academic year, its students surpassed their previous record by volunteering for more than 16,450 hours.

Rockdale school superintendent visits fire victim

Rockdale County Public Schools Superintendent Richard Autry visited the mother who lost four of her children in a house fire.