News for Tuesday, November 26, 2013


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THOMAS: Obama's Munich

History can be a great teacher if the “students” pay attention. Many things in the world have changed since the disastrous Munich Pact, but human nature never does. Tyrants respect agreements only so long as it allows them to further their objectives. Munich only delayed the onset of World War II; it did not prevent it.

Williams shines for Crimson Tide


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Highlights of Monday’s National Basketball Association games

Highlights of Monday’s National Basketball Association games

Rockdale finishes tied for fifth at Pope swim meet

Heading into last weekend’s meet in Cobb County, the swim teams at Rockdale had a goal of finishing in the top five. The Bulldogs accomplished that goal and a whole lot more.

Community Calendar for Nov. 27, 2013

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Thankful for my blessings, big and small

This big blue marble we call Earth has made yet another trip around the sun with yours truly as a passenger. For that I am very thankful, and because of that I have a long, long list of blessings to count — including having the opportunity to do so in this very public forum.

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Hot soup on a cold day

Beasley Drug Company is more than just a pharmacy.

Rockdale Magnet Math Team wins fourth place in Team Scramble

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in;Rockdale Magnet School for Science & Technology Math Team has exemplified its abilities by earning fourth place in Team Scramble, a national math competition administered by National Assessment & Testing.

Rockdale Commissioners approve first reading of budget

Spending plan includes pay increases for deputies

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners approved the first reading of a $58 million budget for 2014 Tuesday morning, while at the same time acknowledging that their budget work is not done.

Honey Creek Ingles to collect food for Rockdale Emergency Relief

A large, gift-wrapped box sits inside the Ingles Market at Honey Creek Village Shopping Center ready to be filled. Beginning Friday, the local grocery store will start collecting food for the Rockdale Emergency Relief.

JACK SIMPSON: Fifty years later, a nation still wonders

They say it was one of the most violent scenes ever recorded. I did not witness it personally, but joined hundreds of other Americans who watched on television as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy crawled onto that trunk of the presidential limo trying to collect pieces of the president’s head.

Intersection work planned at Sigman, Salem, Old Covington

Rockdale commissioners are expected to approve a contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation that will pave the way for improvements at the intersection of Sigman, Salem and Old Covington roads.

ROB JENKINS: Recruiting in high school sports hurts students

Don’t tell me recruiting doesn’t happen in high school sports. I know for a fact it’s been part of the landscape for at least 20 years.

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ACC Notebook: Duke eyes ACC Championship tilt against FSU

Duke puts drama in most of its Atlantic Coast Conference games. Now the Blue Devils are headed to a dramatic conclusion to the regular season.

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Ryan struggles as Falcons crumble around him

Pass protection has been poor, there is almost no running game to speak of and age and injuries have decimated the receiving corps. It all continues to add up to a very difficult season for Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan following Thursday night’s home loss to the New Orleans Saints that dropped the Falcons to 2-9.

Fire officals offer turkey fryer safety tips

local fire officials have some words of caution to ensure that the turkey remains the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal.

NCSO makes drug arrests during traffic stops

A driver trying to find a WiFi signal at an intersection was arrested when the Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputy discovered drugs in his truck.

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Pets of the Week: Zoey and Turkey are ready for adoption

Zoey and Turkey are ready for adoption