News for Saturday, July 13, 2013


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JENKINS: Summer assignments keep students under schools' thumb

Heaven protect us from crusading, do-gooder education types who believe they know more than parents and are hell-bent on controlling every moment of our kids' lives.

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Zimmerman found not guilty in killing of Fla. teenager

George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges for the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in this central Florida town in February of last year.

Neighbor's call leads to burglary arrests

A alert neighbor called authorities, resulting in the arrests of two burglary suspects.

Summer's rain has affected businesses, schedules

Rain means shifting schedules for many.

Much produce, plants have had too much to drink

Much produce and plants have had too much to drink with the season's daily rainfall.

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Fired up about wildlife camp

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Maurice Carter to run for city council

Maurice Carter is running for Covington City Council.

Citizens' group to rally against budget

A citizens group will rally in opposition to the anticipated millage rate adoption Tuesday night.

Rockdale clerk changes passport fee allocation

Rockdale Clerk of Courts Ruth Wilson has changed her plan to give away 100 percent of passport processing fees collected in her office.

Citizen staffers bring home eight AP awards

Citizen staffers bring home eight awards from Associated Press.

Planners recommend denial for 308-acre rezoning

The Conyers-Rockdale Planning Commission recommended denial of a rezoning request for a mixed-use development in Conyers.

Letter: Huckaby's columns disguised as political attacks

Darrell Huckaby's columns disguised as political attacks.

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Darrell Huckaby: A lesson I learned after I knew it all

T.J. Stripling was one of the most highly recruited football players in the state of Georgia -- and that means in the world.

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Cal Thomas: Islamists are not ready for democracy

Each time I visit the UK I read about NHS horror stories.