News for Saturday, January 26, 2013


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Heritage outlasts Rockdale for fourth consecutive county swim title

CONYERS -- Heritage and Rockdale got together in the pool Saturday at the Rockdale County Swim Championships, and as is becoming the norm with the county rivals, it was another close finish.

Rockdale boys, girls sweep season series from Druid Hills

CONYERS -- LaRonte Parks was picking up points in each of the four quarters Friday in Conyers, so once his teammates started to score themselves it was tough to beat the Rockdale boys basketball team.

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Alcovy, Newton split doubleheader

COVINGTON -- The Alcovy girls took advantage of just about every Newton miscue while the Newton boys almost allowed the Tigers to win in dramatic fashion in front of a packed house on Friday.

National EMS response times better than goal

National EMS provided an update to Rockdale County Commissioners.

Salem Overlay meeting set for Jan. 31

A Salem Overlay meeting is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, at Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Road.

Snapping Shoals scholarships available

Deadlines for Snapping Shoals EMC's 2013 scholarships are quickly approaching.

Covington YMCA offers teens leadership, service opportunities

The Covington Family YMCA invites teens and their parents to come to an informative meeting on Monday, January 28, at 7:30 p.m. to learn about some great leadership and service opportunities within the YMCA.

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Covington native ready to release third album

Hometown country music singer-songwriter Hannah Thomas is releasing her third album.

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Hands Across Rockdale organizers seek projects, volunteers

Know of a school that could use some playground improvements? How about a nonprofit building in need of a new coat of paint? Or a senior citizen whose yard needs an overhaul?. Then consider submitting a request for assistance to Hands Across Rockdale, an effort in which volunteers perform community

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Mark Shields: Strangers to self-importance

Memorable leaders don't take themselves too seriously.

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Rob Jenkins: Questions remain about Sandy Hook

It's clear from conflicting and incomplete news reports that we're not getting the whole truth about the Sandy Hook tragedy.

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Darrell Huckaby: Historical figures make an interesting collection

I'm building a collection of history's most interesting figures.