News for Saturday, December 15, 2007


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Bidding farewell

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Student allegedly exposes himself

COVINGTON - A 17-year-old senior at Eastside High School was arrested and charged with public indecency Thursday after he allegedly exposed himself to three female students the night before.

Flea market raided Thousands of dollars worth of counterfeit merchandise seized

COVINGTON - Following an investigation spanning more than four months into the sale of counterfeit goods, the Covington/Newton County Special Investigations Unit, along with assistance from Newton County Sheriff's Office and Covington Police Department, raided the International Merchandise Mart on Salem Road on Friday evening.

Cars damaged by rock-wielding vandals

COVINGTON - Newton County authorities are again urging residents to be on the lookout for suspicious activity along roadways as two more motorists became the latest victims of vandals last week.

Businesses: City forcing annexation

CONYERS - Six property owners urged the Conyers/Rockdale Planning Commission on Thursday to recommend denying a proposed rezonings by the city of Conyers because they are being annexed into the city limits against their will.

NCSS closes land deal for new school

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System announced at Tuesday's Board of Education combined meeting and work session that it closed the purchase of land on which it will build a new elementary school.

Prep basketball roundup: Hurt scores 30 as Salem tops Winder-Barrow

WINDER - Senior center Courtney Hurt collected 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Salem girls basketball team to a 69-43 victory over host Winder-Barrow on Friday night.

Rockdale Citizen Poll 12-15-07

This week's citizens poll was an open line ...

Events 12-15-07



Katie Mary McHugh and Michael Brandon Campen of Conyers were married on May 19, 2007, at Peachtree Christian Church. Dr. Jim Collins officiated the ceremony.

Friends of Newton County Library Gift Tree

The Friends of the Newton County Library are sponsoring a gift tree just inside the lobby at the library. The tree is decorated with colorful paper ornaments each listing a type of book or audio visual item with the amount it takes to purchase the item. Anyone can donate the suggested amount to the Library to purchase a title in their name or to honor someone. Last season, Newton County residents donated over $2,500 to purchase 120 books, paperbacks and DVDs for the Children's Room and general collections at the library.

Alcovy boys edge Loganville with last-second shot

COVINGTON - Jamieson Smith's shot with 4.3 seconds left in the game put Alcovy in the clear for good, giving the Tigers a 39-38 win over Loganville on Friday night.

Toronto begins long road trip with 4-0 win over Thrashers

ATLANTA - The way Vesa Toskala is playing in goal, it might not matter how long the Toronto Maple Leafs play on the road.

Newton Citizen Poll 12-15-07

"This is in response to the person who said that dogs are incapable of LOVE and they only eat poop and pee. Boy, what a miserable person you must be. You can't just replace a dog, the same as you can't replace any friend or loved one. Sorry that your children are Grandma-neglected, but maybe they just eat and poop and pee too much for Granny. I hope if someone ever steals your child that people will have more compassion for you than you have for them. You can always have another one ... right? Think!"

Conyers DAR Recognizes C.M. 'Bud' Sosebee Foundation Member of Georgia Veterans Memorial Park

The Colonial John McIntosh Chapter of Conyers, National Daughters of the American Revolution, welcomed "Bud" Sosebee, Chairman Emeritus of the Georgia Veteran's Memorial Park, to their November meeting.

Darrell Huckaby - Bidding farewell to a childhood love

You can't put the genie back in the bottle. You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube. And you can't ever remove the doubt from a baseball player's reputation once they are linked to steroids in a Congressional report.


Mary Anne Forand and Jeffrey V. Hinkle were married on Nov. 19, 2007, in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The Rev. Timothy McIntyre officiated the ceremony.

Lions Club donates presents for 600 families

Conyers Lions Club joined with the Angel Tree Ministries of Conyers First United Methodist Church to help provide Christmas gifts for more than 600 families. Members of the Conyers Lions Club donated high quality gifts for deserving children in Rockdale County. Above (L-R) Cathy Keller, Chair of Angel Tree Ministries, and Dan Estep representing Conyers Lions Club work together with Conyers Lions Club members Lee Cronan, Faye Kelley and Bob Kelley as they unload two antique Ford trucks of toys for distribution. Angel Tree Ministries have also joined hands with several local businesses and other service organizations to collect toys including new bikes to be distributed to the more than 600 families during this season.

Rockdale comes out on top at swim meet Lady Patriots' relay team first ever to make state in school history

CONYERS - The Rockdale swim team captured the top spot Thursday night in a five-team meet with Heritage, Loganville, Monroe Area and Eastside.

No horsing around Rockdale girls, boys beat Mustangs convincingly

CONYERS - The Rockdale basketball teams are starting to reel off some impressive wins that will certainly help them come subregion play.

Military News 12-15-07

Claudia E. Jackson

Holidays Around the World Celebration at GPC Newton

The annual Holidays Around the World celebration at the Newton Campus of Georgia Perimeter College, on Nov. 28. was attended by over 100 students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Guests speakers included Dr. A. Amarasinghe of the Georgia Buddhist Vihara; the Rev. Mr. Brian Kilkelly, Deacon of St. Pius Catholic Church of Conyers; Rabbi Scott Saulson of the Atlanta Rabbinical Association; and Soumaya Khalifa of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta. These and other speakers gave a short series of multi-cultural, mini-lectures about holidays celebrated in the U.S. and other countries.

Rob Jenkins - Not everyone has a nose for fame

Who in their right mind would want to be famous?