News for Tuesday, December 18, 2007

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Authorities comb through raid evidence

COVINGTON - Newton County authorities are still in the process of adding up the total amount of counterfeit merchandise seized during a raid Friday night at the International Merchandise Mart on Salem Road.

Darrell Huckaby - Nocturnal irritations are more common than I thought

Sometimes when folks get together the conversation turns to the darndest things. We were hosting a Sunday school Christmas party Saturday night when the subject of marital sleeping arrangements came up. Now I realize that I have opened myself to lots and lots and lots of comments, but it was all quite innocent, trust me. It was a group of Baptists for crying out loud! And pretty old Baptists at that.

Sleeping irritations more common than I thought

Sometimes when folks get together the conversation turns to the darndest things. We were hosting a Sunday school Christmas party Saturday night when the subject of marital sleeping arrangements came up. Now I realize that I have opened myself to lots and lots and lots of comments, but it was all quite innocent, trust me. It was a group of Baptists for crying out loud! And pretty old Baptists at that.

Man uses vehicle to steal woman's purse

COVINGTON - A woman was shaken up Saturday afternoon following an altercation with a robber who nearly struck her with a sport utility vehicle and then snatched her purse.

Judge permits injunction against Newborn nuisance

NEWBORN - Superior Court Judge Eugene Benton put a halt Monday to commercial activity and storage on a residential property in Newborn that appears to be illegally operating as a business.

Under construction Local firemen build supply warehouse

COVINGTON - Newton County firefighters are hard at work even during their down time these days, building a supply warehouse that will give them the storage space they need for equipment, supplies and uniforms, and saving taxpayers money in the process.

Church collects items for needy

COVINGTON - Central Community Church in Covington still considers itself a "young" church and wants to get its name out into the community.

Authorities ID body found on Jackson Lake

COVINGTON - Newton County authorities released the name of a woman whose body was found on the shore of Jackson Lake earlier this month.

To the editor: Authoritarian social structure is questionable

My concern with Mitt Romney's religion lies not in its tenets, but in the authoritarian social structure of the Mormon Church. Authoritarian structures have attributes that threaten freedom of thought and violate our notions of ethical leadership, attributes we have already seen in the Bush administration.

Hawks edge out Utah by five points

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks overcame foul trouble, Carlos Boozer and five years of losing to the Utah Jazz for a 116-111 win Monday night.

Falcons' Thomas returns to basics

FLOWERY BRANCH - One game as interim head coach was all Emmitt Thomas needed to evaluate the Atlanta Falcons.

At the buzzer Alcovy prevails over McNair at Philips

ATLANTA - For the second time in three games, Jamieson Smith has proven to be the last-second hero for Alcovy.

Heritage takes third in tourney Rockdale places fourth

CONYERS - All three Rockdale County wrestling teams were in action over the weekend in respective grappling tournaments.

Transition woes for Ga. Tech

ATLANTA - A former Georgia player apparently will be one of the assistants who follows new Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson from Navy.

World Briefs

Iraq condemns Turkish airstrikes

Nation Briefs

Omaha store will reopen 2 weeks after shootings

Detroit girl shot, wounded after throwing her body over mother

DETROIT - As the gunman was about to open fire, 7-year-old Alexis Goggins lunged from the back seat of the SUV and threw herself across her mom, crying, 'Don't hurt my mother!'

People Briefs

Prince Edward's wife gives birth to baby boy

Having that edge may be necessary

Why should Major League Baseball be immune to the cultural depravity that has touched every area of public life - from politics to religion, from corporate life to personal relationships?

Agents fire tear gas into Mexico Innocent families say they are caught in the crossfire

SAN DIEGO - Border Patrol agents are firing tear gas and powerful pepper-spray weapons across the border into Mexico to repel what the agency said are an increasing number of attacks by assailants hurling rocks, bottles and bricks.