Your Daily Journal- RSS Feed http://yourdailyjournal.com/ http://yourdailyjournal.com/ Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:05:21 EST 1800 County Democrats seek boost in participation http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/localnews5-news/50441072/County-Democrats-seek-boost-in-participation ROCKINGHAM — Wanted: More white Democrats involved in their local party, more African-American candidates for office and more young Democrats of all races. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:07:15 EST Different strokes: Artists’ guild forms in Rockingham http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/home_top-localnews1/50441987/Different-strokes:-Artists-guild-forms-in-Rockingham ROCKINGHAM — Brenda Diggs dips her thin paintbrush into a mixed-color swatch of light green, the hue to brush blades of grass. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:05:14 EST Troopers on guard for Labor Day driving dangers http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/news/50432782/Troopers-on-guard-for-Labor-Day-driving-dangers ROCKINGHAM — Labor Day weekend, the end-of-summer holiday, is fast approaching and local law enforcement is reminding motorists to slow down. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:04:10 EST Housing authority offers landlord training http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/news/50436930/Housing-authority-offers-landlord-training ROCKINGHAM — Professional property managers and residents renting out their homes alike are invited to register for the Rockingham Housing Authority's third annual landlord training on Sept. 13. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:02:09 EST Police escalate danger with no-knock raids http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50434935/Police-escalate-danger-with-no-knock-raids Shortly before 3 a.m. on May 28, a team of SWAT officers armed with assault rifles descended on a home outside of Atlanta and burst into a room where a family was sleeping. One of the officers threw a flash-bang grenade into the room. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:02:08 EST Speckles proves chickens are not slow learners http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50435117/Speckles-proves-chickens-are-not-slow-learners It's not every day that a columnist gets a letter from a chicken. But I got one from Speckles, who identified herself as the Chicken in Charge at Holland House. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:01:18 EST Richmond blanks Forest Hills http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/sports/50441674/Richmond-blanks-Forest-Hills MARSHVILLE — After a scoreless first half, Sergio Chaparro finally broke the scoring bubble for Richmond Senior. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:39:07 EST Raiders ready to swing into season http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/sports/50441573/Raiders-ready-to-swing-into-season ROCKINGHAM — For the third straight season, the Richmond Senior girls tennis team will have a different coach. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:15:13 EST 2 men facing marijuana charges http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/localnews1/50440318/2-men-facing-marijuana-charges ROCKINGHAM — Two men are facing charges related to the manufacturing and selling of marijuana in separate cases, according to Richmond County sheriff's deputies. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:34:15 EST Deputies: Purse stolen from car http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/localnews1/50434215/Deputies:-Purse-stolen-from-car ROCKINGHAM — A woman is accused of stealing a purse out of someone's car, according to Richmond County sheriff's deputies. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:38:12 EST Labor Day changes trash pickup http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/localnews1/50434134/Labor-Day-changes-trash-pickup ROCKINGHAM — Trash collection for the city will have an altered schedule next week due to the observance of Labor Day.Garbage on the Monday and Tuesday route will be collected on Tuesday and Thursday. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:35:11 EST Construction zone: Richmond County projects under way http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/home_top-localnews1/50425833/Construction-zone ROCKINGHAM — Construction projects are popping up all over town — and especially along U.S. 74 Business. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:41:15 EST Sen. McLaurin, challenger McInnis lining up supporters http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/localnews1/50429235/Sen.-McLaurin-challenger-McInnis-lining-up-supporters ROCKINGHAM — Candidates for Richmond County's state Senate seat are lining up endorsements from policy powerhouses and political heavyweights ahead of the Nov. 4 general election. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:29:16 EST OUR VIEW Keeping the peace http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/editorial-opinion/50415038/OUR-VIEW-Keeping-the-peace “Weapons of war have no place on our streets.”When President Barack Obama uttered those words on Feb. 4, 2013, he was referring to taking measures toward gun control. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:28:12 EST Senate candidates lining up support, key endorsements http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/719/50419936/Senate-candidates-lining-up-support-key-endorsements ROCKINGHAM — Candidates for Richmond County's state Senate seat are lining up endorsements from policy powerhouses and political heavyweights ahead of the Nov. 4 general election. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:13:13 EST Vacancies fail to derail depot museum http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/home_top-localnews2/50423544/Vacancies-fail-to-derail-depot-museum HAMLET — The city has no city manager or museum director and downtown coordinator, but that's not keeping the tourists off of Main Street or out of the Hamlet Depot and Museums and its many popular attractions. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:36:09 EST Raiders edge Bearcats, move above .500 http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/sports/50421907/Raiders-edge-Bearcats-move-above-.500 ROCKINGHAM — When the ball hit the floor for the final kill of the game, there was a sense of relief from the Richmond Senior sideline. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:48:10 EST Ice bucket challenge issued http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/sports/50421886/Ice-bucket-challenge-issued There was a time when I believed Richmond Senior athletic trainers Mike Brown and Mitch Hadinger liked me.They probably still do, but it was hard to tell last Friday. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:34:08 EST El Niño making summer’s dog days mild http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/localnews1/50408325/El-Nio-making-summers-dog-days-mild ROCKINGHAM — Cooler temperatures throughout the month in Richmond County have made some days feel more like early fall than mid-summer. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:03:11 EST Countywide fitness challenge kicks off Sept. 22 http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/localnews1/50423973/Countywide-fitness-challenge-kicks-off-Sept.-22 ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County businesses will once again enter a friendly competition to see whose employees can get fit in the RichmondFit – Ready, Set, Walk! challenge. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:43:07 EST