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Eastside's bats push Eagles past Newton

Seeking a bounce back from a tough 13-2 loss on Feb. 17 to Walnut Grove, the Eastside Eagles baseball team hosted Newton at Eagle Field ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside

Eastside alum Sheldon Rankins has jersey retired at awards banquet

The Eastside football team got more than what it bargained for during its season-ending football banquet last week.

February 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Guns stolen in pawn shop burglary

Several guns were stolen from the Emergency Pawn Shop on Highway 278 during an early morning break-in Feb. 18.

February 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Freeway patrol service begins in east central Georgia

Motorists in east central Georgia today began experiencing the benefits of a new statewide Coordinated Highway Assistance & Maintenance Program (CHAMP). This operation is the nation ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Doing away with distracted driving

The evidence is clear: Distracted driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Removing one's eyes from ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

Tire maintenance a key component of spring check-up

When warm weather arrives, many people enjoy a collective sigh of relief. Just as people welcome the end of the cold, snow and ice, cars ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

Young Millennials top list of worst behaved drivers

A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88 percent of young millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior behind ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

Monks begin work on mandala in Oxford

Tibetan Buddhist monk artists from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta started work on a sand mandala at the Oxford College Library Monday.

February 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education

Anderson: Week six under the Gold Dome

We are officially halfway through the 2017 legislative session and now have 8 days left to introduce legislation in the Senate and 20 days left ...

February 20, 2017 | Sen. Tonya Anderson | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Eastside soccer splits with Walnut Grove Friday, shows promise for 2017 season

February 19, 2017 | Brian Worton | SPORTS

Alcovy track team has a state meet appearance as its goal

Anthony Jackson has a vision for Alcovy High School track and field.

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Newton County 2017 Baseball Preview

In baseball, Newton County has a state champion hopeful and two other squads that have aspirations of solidifying their footing in region play with hopes ...

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Love for God, soccer secures Billy Love’s place at Point

There was a time when Billy Love didn't think signing day would come for him - at least not in soccer.

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Eastside tennis teams sweep Walnut Grove

The Eastside tennis teams both wanted to use their match against Walnut Grove as proof that they're young squads are moving in the right ...

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Pace: What Should I Give Up This Year?

Valentine's Day has come and gone, and the stores have already put out their Peeps and Cadbury Eggs in anticipation of Easter. Before we ...

February 19, 2017 | Lyn Pace | Religion

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Our thoughts: Runoff Responsibility

We would like to remind you that there is a runoff election this Tuesday. While at first you may think it's only a runoff, in reality, it's basically the final election for these candidates. Your vote counts more than ever and could be the deciding vote for any one candidate.

If you don't take 10 minutes to vote in this primary runoff then you are letting the minority of the primary voters dictate your leadership. Please take time to vote Tuesday.

August 17, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Court Roundup: Landscaper murder trial, Whitehead twins

Jury selection in the death penalty case against accused murderer Pablo Fernando Maldonado began last week in Newton County Superior Court and will likely conclude early in the week of Aug. 20. The trial is expected to start soon after.

August 17, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Our thoughts: Saddened

It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.

~ Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC

August 17, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

McCoy: The rules for a good debate

It's a fact: If you have an opinion, you can be sure someone will have an argument to match it. And a good argument is nothing to be afraid of. A good argument is a logical analysis of differing opinions. It's called a debate. The only problem is that good arguments are rare in our society. We're much more interested in the attack-and-win-at-all-costs style of arguing. Defend your religious views and you might be called a "bigot" because someone else doesn't hold those same views. Calling someone a bigot is the modern equivalent of yelling, "Horse ...

August 17, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Charter school debate heats up

During the Nov. 6 election, Georgia voters will settle one of the most contentious education issues this year, when they vote on whether the state will have the ultimate authority to approve charter schools.

August 17, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Motel 6 rezoning approved

The Conyers City Council approved a zoning change for 3.92 acres housing the Motel 6 on Dogwood Drive near the West Avenue exit during the monthly council meeting Wednesday.

August 17, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Romney, Obama battle turns to Medicare

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - The jobs-and-economy election suddenly seems all about Medicare - for now, at least.

August 17, 2012 | BEN FELLER, Associated Press and CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Heritage holds pair of aces

Heritage's ace pitcher capitalized the K in her first name Wednesday with a no-hit, 13-strikeout performance that led the Patriots to a 9-0 win against Newton on Wednesday.

August 17, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

UPDATE: 50 pounds of marijuana found in dead man's car

UPDATE: A Gwinnett County man who reportedly shot himself Thursday morning after fleeing law enforcement had 50 pounds of marijuana and cash in his car, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations.

August 17, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Emory misrepresented data for decade

ATLANTA (AP) - Emory University President Jim Wagner says that for more than a decade the school intentionally misreported data about its students to groups that rank colleges.

August 17, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Emory misrepresented data for decade

Prestigious Emory University intentionally misreported student data to rankings magazines for more than a decade, the Atlanta school disclosed Friday, adding its high-profile name to a growing list of institutions caught up in scandals over rankings pressure.

August 17, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

Bomb threat cleared at Carmike movie theater

A bomb threat at Carmike Cinemas in Conyers Friday morning led to an evacuation until authorities swept the property for nearly two hours and found no explosives.

August 17, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Fazio: Starting a new sports season

I saw my school bus dropping off back-pack clad youngsters the other day.

August 17, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

BBQ for United Way returns Aug. 23

United Way of Rockdale is partnering again with Jim N' Nick's BBQ and the Rockdale Career Academy culinary arts students to hold their 12th annual United Way BBQ Fundraiser on Thursday August 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

August 17, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Band guilty for stunt against Putin

MOSCOW (AP) - A judge found three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot guilty of hooliganism on Friday, in a case that has drawn widespread international condemnation as an emblem of Russia's intolerance of dissent.

August 17, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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