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Gingrich Cushman: White House Communications

If you have been on vacation, you may have been buried in a good summer novel and missed the real-life story of Anthony Scaramucci, whose ...

August 06, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists

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Singleton gets her footing in first week in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - With a week under her belt in Covington, new Main Street Director Lauren Singleton is excited by what she has seen so far with the downtown merchants and community.

June 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Gingrich Cushman: The People's Government, the People's Work

On January 20, Donald Trump took the oath of office and became the 45th president of the United States. Trump's speech was 1,435 words long. It included the word "I" only three times. "The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans," said Trump. Later he noted, "I will fight for you with every breath in my body -- and I will never, ever let you down." Whenever he used the word "I," he used it in reference to his service to our country.

January 28, 2017 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Veteran's Story: Welcome to the Hanoi Hilton

July 5, 1967: Near the North Vietnamese/Chinese border.

July 07, 2015 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

American cleverness vs. communist cruelty

Captain Wayne Waddell deemed his chances of survival slim to none as his F-105 Thunderchief fighter-bomber plummeted out of the skies near the Chinese border with North Vietnam. Perilously close to the ground, he ejected, the chute deployed, and Waddell hit the ground in less than three seconds. Evasion attempts failed. Captured and incarcerated, the Air Force pilot would remain a POW in North Vietnam for the next five years and eight months.

June 28, 2015 | Pete Mecca | A VETERAN'S STORY

Carson: Applauding an Elegant Conservative

Recently, I was temporarily placed on the Southern Poverty Law Center's watch list for extremism simply because I vocally support traditional marriage. I remember thinking: When did advocating for lifelong love between one man and one woman become a hate crime? Fortunately, the group saw the folly of its ways and apologized, removing me from the list.

March 03, 2015 | Ben Carson | Rockdale Archives

Coke bets on 'premium milk' to boost declining category

NEW YORK (AP) - Coke is coming out with premium milk that has more protein and less sugar than regular. And it's betting people will pay twice as much for it.

February 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Rockdale schools hit with flu wave

Rockdale County Public Schools have been hit with a wave students and staff succumbing to influenza and other sicknesses, particularly in its elementary schools, in the last week before students and staff go on their two-week winter break.

December 19, 2014 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Two men arrested in child molestation cases

Two Conyers men have been arrested for allegedly committing different forms of child molestation, with one man's actions dating as far back as eight years ago.

December 08, 2014 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

NCSS to be recognized for improving student behavoir

Five schools in the Newton County School System are being recognized by the state superintendent's office for their work using the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support program, or PBIS.

November 22, 2014 | Martin Rand | Local

Season preview: Lady 'Noles

October 27 marked the beginning of basketball season for high school. We begin our string of weekly season previews for each team with Salem girls and boys basketball.

October 31, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Rockdale Archives

Not so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere

NEW YORK (AP) - Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there - why would anyone sign up now for cable?

October 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

School bets video game scholarship can draw talent

CHICAGO (AP) - As a teenager, holed up in his bedroom, illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games. Ten-hours-a-day addicted.

October 06, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

New culture: PBIS system aims to change behavior from the ground up in Rockdale schools

Eric Landers has been overhauling student behavior in public schools for well over a decade.

September 16, 2014 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Tweaks to downtown zoning, prostitution charges discussed at City Council

Plans to rezone central Conyers are still being tweaked to allow more flexible commercial/office uses and bigger, denser buildings, City Council learned at its Aug. 20 meeting.

August 21, 2014 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Magnet seniors present research at Japanese competition

Carlan Ivey and Larry Jacobs, both seniors at Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, were recently recognized for outstanding research presentations at the 2014 Japanese Super Science High School Student Fair. This is the first time that an American school has been invited to exhibit at the annual Japanese student science competition that brings together over 5,200 of the top student scientists across Japan. Rockdale Magnet School was the only school from the United States among the 23 international schools that presented.

August 07, 2014 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

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