News for Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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RCSO, CPD seize large amount of crack cocaine in undercover drug operation

An undercover drug operation resulted in one of the largest seizures of crack cocaine in Rockdale County in over 10 years.

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Rockdale students earn several awards at Georgia Science and Engineering Fair

Twenty-one awards were allotted to Rockdale County Public Schools students at a statewide competition, lauding their scientific achievements.

Conyers police officer dragged by fleeing suspect during traffic stop

A Conyers police officer was dragged by a fleeing vehicle during a routine traffic stop Saturday morning, but he recovered enough to pursue the suspect and ultimately apprehended him in the woods behind a local business.

Department of Labor shows small unemployment drop for Rockdale and Newton in February

Both Rockdale and Newton counties saw a modest drop in unemployment rates during February, according to preliminary statistics from the Georgia Department of Labor.

Identity thieves strike United Way, tax filers

This past weekend, a number of people reported to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office that their identity had been compromised.

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Sosebee instrumental in developing memorial for veterans

WWII decorated veteran Bud Sosebee dies.

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Masters Tournament brings dollars to local economy

Golf courses, hotels and others to get boost in business as world’s fans flock to Georgia for annual golf classic

Local golf courses, as well as hotels, restaurants, gas stations and other businesses will enjoy an annual spike in revenue in the upcoming week of the 79th Masters Tournament.

Rockdale Jail Blotter for March 27, 2015

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Conyers Police Department, Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

Rockdale Citizen Poll for March 22, 2015

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

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RCSO, CPD seize large amount of crack cocaine in undercover drug operation

An undercover drug operation resulted in one of the largest seizures of crack cocaine in Rockdale County in over 10 years.

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Couple seeks permit to open bed and breakfast in south Rockdale County

A local couple is looking to open up their home and share the beauty and tranquility in surrounding them in south Rockdale County.

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Masters Tournament brings dollars to local economy

Golf courses, hotels and others to get boost in business as world’s fans flock to Georgia for annual golf classic

Local golf courses, as well as hotels, restaurants, gas stations and other businesses will enjoy an annual spike in revenue in the upcoming week of the 79th Masters Tournament.

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Learn landscaping, vegetable gardening tips in Extension classes

Extension office offers monthly lunch-n-learn sessions on home gardening

The Rockdale County Extension Office is offering monthly lunch-n-learn gardening classes.

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Sosebee instrumental in developing memorial for veterans

WWII decorated veteran Bud Sosebee dies.

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Izzo keeps chasing Coach K

Mike Krzyzewski, known mostly for winning at Duke, is going to his 12th Final Four. That’s just one short of the number of Sweet 16 appearances for Tom Izzo at Michigan State.

Winston’s solid pro day enough to lock up No. 1 pick

While Winston’s workout was focused, it certainly didn’t lack for rigor as the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner attempted 102 passes, significantly more than normal.

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NCAA president has major concerns about Indiana law

Just days before the Final Four in Indianapolis, NCAA president Mark Emmert expressed strong concerns about a new Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.

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Eastside girls, Alcovy boys take lead into second round for cup

The Newton Cup boys golf trophy has always been at Eastside. But for the first time in 10 years the Alcovy boys golf team have a chance to give the cup a new home after taking a nine-stoke, 148-157, lead over Eastside and a 61-stroke lead over Newton (209) following the first round of play at Ashton Hills Golf Club on Monday.

Community calendar of events for April 1, 2015

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

DARRELL HUCKABY: Taking a high-calorie tour of the South

I have been touring the American South for the past week or so, along with 50 of my closets friends — some of whom I even knew before Shane Clayton, World’s Greatest Bus Driver, picked up our group last Thursday morning.

Conyers police officer dragged by fleeing suspect during traffic stop

A Conyers police officer was dragged by a fleeing vehicle during a routine traffic stop Saturday morning, but he recovered enough to pursue the suspect and ultimately apprehended him in the woods behind a local business.

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RCSO, CPD seize large amount of crack cocaine in undercover drug operation

An undercover drug operation resulted in one of the largest seizures of crack cocaine in Rockdale County in over 10 years.

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Rockdale students earn several awards at Georgia Science and Engineering Fair

Twenty-one awards were allotted to Rockdale County Public Schools students at a statewide competition, lauding their scientific achievements.

LETTER: The value of treaties

After meeting with Hitler in 1938 and signing the “Anglo-German Agreement,” Neville Chamberlain returned to England in triumph, and King George assured him of “the Empire’s lasting gratitude.” Chamberlain said this document assured “peace for our time.”

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, March 23-30

Restaurant health scores, March 23-30

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