News for Saturday, September 14, 2013


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CPD and RCSO arrest man in snatching purse at knifepoint in broad daylight

The Conyers Police Department and Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Conyers man last week for allegedly snatching the purse of a 41-year-old woman at knifepoint in broad daylight.

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Runners flock to 30th annual Fuzz Run

Runners flock to the 30th annual Fuzz Run

The 30th annual Fuzz Run was held Saturday morning in historic downtown Covington.

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NCSS names Teacher of the Year finalists

Three Newton County teachers were surprised on Friday to be announced as finalists for Teacher of the Year.

NHS student charged with brining knife to school

Conyers man charges amended to violation of county ordinance

NCSO arrests NHS student for brining knife to school; charges against Conyers man amended to violation of county ordinance; rape reported in Covington

Lee’s five touchdowns leads Tech past Duke

Playing less than five miles from his old high school, Vad Lee felt right at home Saturday.

Glidewell, Smith top male, female runners in 30th Fuzz Run

Jackson’s Jody Glidewell and Covington’s Katie Smith were the top male and female runners at the 30th Annual Covington Fuzz Run on Saturday.

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KRAUTHAMMER: The fruits of epic incompetence

As for the peace process, it has about zero chance of disarming Damascus. We’ve spent nine years disarming an infinitely smaller arsenal in Libya — in conditions of peace — and we’re still finding undeclared stockpiles.

Rockdale’s marching bands to strut their stuff in annual exhibition

Marching bands at Rockdale County’s three high schools are preparing for competition at the end of the month by participating in the annual Rockdale County Marching Band Exhibition.

Rockdale school system renews bid for Race to the Top funds

Rockdale County Public Schools will resubmit its application for millions of dollars in federal grant funds.

Clean up planned for trash pile in Yellow River

A large garbage pile that has accumulated in the Yellow River near the Georgia International Horse Park has captured the attention of river-lovers and others who have put together plans for a clean-up.

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RONDA RICH: Look out for ‘dear’ in Southern conversation

She said it, of course, with a smirk. Those women who really don’t understand the ways of the women of the South seem to always speak about us in words that are vividly cloaked in disdain.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: ‘Flames and Smoke’ lights up with heart-pounding scenes

The air conditioning is on. It’s been on a lot this summer because, without it, you’d probably melt. Yes, you’re hot, and we’re not talking wow-you’re-looking-good-tonight hot. We’re talking about sitting-in-front-of-the-A/C vents-just-to-survive hot. Whew!

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Southern Belle Farm uses agri-tourism to grow

Southern Belle Farm uses agri-tourism to grow

In 2004, the Carter family stood at a crossroads with Southern Belle farm, located on the outskirts of McDonough in Henry County. They had to choose either to sell the 330 acres of land to developers, as other farmers had done with their property during the real estate boom, or keep it in the family.

Starship offers reward in rash of armed robberies

Starship Enterprises is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone who has committed armed robbery against any of the stores in the adult novelty chain.

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Payne rushes for 195 yards as Alcovy tops Eastside 21-10

Alcovy quarterback Tristen Payne took the game into his own hands running the ball 39 times gaining 195 yards giving the Tigers a 20-10 win over county-rival Eastside at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Rockdale stays unbeaten, blasts Drew

Rockdale is 3-0 for the first time in five years.

Community Calendar for Sept. 15, 2013

Community Calendar for Sept. 15, 2013