News for Friday, November 22, 2013


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Rockdale wrestling moves to 5-0

Rockdale’s wrestling team is headed to one of the most prestigious in-season dual tournaments next weekend. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs have done a nice job of tuning up.

Six local schools staying put in newest reclassification

The Georgia High School Association’s Reclassification Committee released its division breaks for the 2014-2016 school years and the six local schools don’t look to be going anywhere.

East Newton was evacuated Friday morning due to smoke scare

Teachers were evacuated from the building at East Newton Elementary School Friday morning after Principal Kim Coady smelled smoke when she walked into her office.

Newton Phone Poll for Nov. 24, 2013

The Newton Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest.

RCSO searches for 4 men in violent home invasion

Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputies continue to search for four men who reportedly broke into a family’s home overnight and held them at gunpoint while robbing the house.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Breaking ties with the teaching profession

I have just about finished my first half-year of retirement. You have to understand, the last year I hadn’t had school every day was 1957. To tell the truth, it hasn’t been bad. If I had known I was going to enjoy staying at home this much I might have tried it years ago.

ROB JENKINS: How to eat out with small children

Our sophisticated, modern economy offers numerous options for those who wish to “eat out.” Unless, of course, you’re a parent with small children. Then there’s only one option: fast food.

New attitude will hopefully provide better results for Eagles basketball

The Eastside boys basketball team will not any friends on the court as they hope to beat everyone they face this season which begins on Monday at 3 p.m. against Mundy’s Mill in the Walnut Grove Shootout.