News for Saturday, March 9, 2013


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Letter: Time to put partisan politics aside

Rockdale, let's put partisan politics aside. A little over a month ago, the Board of Commissioners took up the approval of a cost overrun on a Rockdale Water Resources contract. After watching the BOC debate this overrun and the eventual approval of it, I sent Chairman Oden an email asking

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Mark Sheilds: Am I being grumpy?

Let me stipulate at the outset: I do not qualify for any youth movement.

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Rob Jenkins: What the federal government can learn from household budgeters

In the week since sequestration-mandated budget cuts went into effect, I've gone out every morning to see if any bits of sky were lying in my yard.

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Darrell Huckaby: Old friend ignites good memories

Huckaby is reacquainted with old friend Louis L'Amour while in Houston airport.

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Thompson, FGCU win A-Sun title

MACON -- Bernard Thompson and Florida Gulf Coast are going dancing. In the Atlantic Sun championship game for the second consecutive season, the No. 2 seed Eagles defeated top-seed Mercer, 88-75 Saturday to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.. Thompson, a

Salem baseball keeps winning big

LITHONIA -- So far in 2013, it's been difficult slowing down the Salem baseball team. Alex Fernatt and Garrett Needham each homered and the Seminoles made short work of Lithonia in a 17-0 win in four innings Friday.. Salem moved to 7-0, continuing the program's best start since the 2008

Rockdale tennis handles Morrow

JONESBORO -- The Rockdale tennis teams made quite an impression on its new region foes Thursday. The Bulldogs dominated host Morrow, winning 5-0 in both boys and girls action in their first Region 2-AAAAAA matches.. Rockdale, having played in Region 8-AAAAA for years, moved up to the newly

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Eastside defeats Alcovy in baseball action

COVINGTON -- Eastside's defense played well behind pitcher Payton Pallay as they kept Alcovy in check with a 4-0 win on Friday.. Pallay, who threw 80 pitches in seven innings, allowed three hits while hitting two batsmen, walking one batter and striking out seven.. "He (Pallay) kept them off balance

CPD: 3 robbed at gunpoint while at home

Robbery, beating reported to Covington Police Department.

Ants may thrive due to mild winter

A mild winter could mean some insect populations will thrive as the weather heats up.

Vacation planners, watch out for scams

The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection has received numerous complaints about vacation scams.

Newton charter school to close after this year

Challenge Charter Academy will close at the end of this school year.

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Covington antebellum home finds new life as bed and breakfast

When Nicole Greer considered buying the 11,000-square foot antebellum home just off the square in Covington, it had at least 20 busted windows, significant water damage from a leak on the third floor, wiring that posed a severe fire risk and heart pine floors patched with plywood.. That didn't