News for Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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Deeply rooted New mayor continues tradition of service

COVINGTON - When Kim Carter takes the mayor's seat at the City Council's first meeting of the new year, she'll be continuing a long family tradition of community service.

Carter receives Fire Official of the Year award

COVINGTON - Covington Fire Department Deputy Chief David Carter was recently given the Fire Official of the Year award by the Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association at the nonprofit's annual awards luncheon.

Wholesale purchases of water reduced

COVINGTON - Wholesale purchases of water are down 6.3 percent from last year's average, according to Newton County Water Resources Director Karl Kelley.

Waiting on Santa

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Man reports robbery and is arrested

CONYERS - A man who reported that he was robbed by two men as he delivered newspapers was arrested when officers learned he was wanted in Newton County on charges of child molestation.

Police look for three suspects in robbery

COVINGTON - The Covington Police Department is looking for three men who allegedly robbed a man at his residence late Monday night.

Petrino resigns Former Falcons coach likely headed to Arkansas

ATLANTA - Bobby Petrino resigned as Atlanta Falcons coach on Tuesday, having lasted only 13 games with the NFL team. A person within the league told The Associated Press that Petrino quit to return to the college ranks at Arkansas.

Newton READS making great strides

It's hard to believe that in this day of high-tech information sharing there are still many adults in nearly every community who either can't read or can't read at a very high level.

Events 12-12-07

Wednesday

Bill Shipp - What could've been

One-time legendary state House Speaker Tom Murphy said, "You've got to be careful with election legislation. More often than not, it doesn't do what you're trying to do, and eventually it backfires."

Rockdale sinks two victories over Clarkston

CLARKSTON - Defense was the name of the game Saturday as Rockdale's basketball teams rolled to a sweep at Clarkston.

Toronto's Ford carted off as Hawks fall to Raptors by 12

ATLANTA - T.J. Ford scored 26 points before he was sent crashing to the floor with an apparent injury on a flagrant foul late in the game, casting a pall over Toronto's 100-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

A learner's story

By Walter Brown

A tutor's story

By Danielle Ayan

Mark Shields - Message from Philadelphia: Don't count Hillary out

Philadelphia: The last six weeks have not been Hillary Clinton's best. Ever since her first bad debate performance of 2007 in this city in late October, she has spent most of the time on the defensive - forced to answer questions about her own positions, her husband's statements and her campaign's tactics. She has seen her lead in national polls shrink and in some Iowa surveys disappear completely.

Tebow, McFadden highlight All-American team

NEW YORK - When it comes to being an All-American, Darren McFadden doesn't have to settle for second.

Swimmers face some top teams Heritage, Rockdale girls fare well at Clayton meet

JONESBORO - The Heritage and Rockdale swimming teams hit the pool Saturday at the Clayton County Invitational against tough competition from around the state.