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Council OKs new budget

COVINGTON - The Covington City Council approved a $70.9 million six-month budget Monday night.

Covington meets goal City cuts its water use by about 20 percent

COVINGTON - The city of Covington has met Gov. Sonny Perdue's goal of reducing water consumption by 10 percent or more for the month of November, the governor's office announced this week.

Medical technician accused of sexual battery in doctor's office

CONYERS - A woman receiving treatment at a Conyers pain clinic said a male medical technician sexually assaulted her as she was being prepared for a procedure.

Botched burglary leads to 3 arrests

COVINGTON - Three alleged burglars were taken into custody last week after the owner of the building they tried to steal from shot out the rear tire of their pickup truck to prevent them from escaping.

Local hoops squads eye tournaments

CONYERS - All six area high schools will be in action in various basketball tournaments during the holiday break.

In brief

VanGorder leaving Falcons, will coach defense at South Carolina

Let it shine Decoration enthusiasts light up the season

COVINGTON - Covington resident Josh Frasier wants his house to be the one families visit on their annual drive around town in search of Christmas lights.

Darrell Huckaby - 'Tis the season to say 'thank you'

As I was driving to my last day of school Wednesday - that would be last day for this year, lest my students think that they are getting an early Christmas present in the manner of my retirement - I slowed down, as is my custom, and waved at the traffic guy standing in front of Sims Elementary School, which I drive past on my way to work each and every day.

Cal Thomas - Find the right gift and you will be merry

Thanksgiving is supposed to be about gratitude and Christmas about ... what? Getting more stuff we don't really need, but sometimes selfishly want?

Eagles win mat clash over Bulldoggs, Tigers

COVINGTON - It was a hard-fought match, but the Eastside wrestling team managed to find a way to beat host Alcovy and sweep a tri-match with Winder-Barrow on Tuesday night.

Parcells says no to Falcons Big Tuna was offered noncoaching position

FLOWERY BRANCH - Bill Parcells will not be joining the Atlanta Falcons as head of football operations.

Dunn brightens a father's holiday with a new home

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn has been helping single mothers buy new homes for several years, but Tuesday he chose the first dad for his first "Home for the Holidays" venture in the city where he starred in college.

Hawks are a winner Atlanta tops .500 with OT victory against Miami

ATLANTA - Twenty-five games into the season, the NBA's Southeast Division is upside down: The Atlanta Hawks have a winning record and the Miami Heat are 11 games under .500 in last place.

Find the right gift and you will be merry

Thanksgiving is supposed to be about gratitude and Christmas about ... what? Getting more stuff we don't really need, but sometimes selfishly want?