News for Friday, December 21, 2007


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Moving ... Patrickñs to open at new location this summer

COVINGTON - For many folks, Christmas in Covington just wouldn't be the same without a trip to Patrick's to buy a bag of candy or a basket of fruit.

Organization moving into larger office

COVINGTON - FaithWorks, a local nonprofit organization that assists residents with rent and utility payments, will move to a new location on Turner Lake Circle in January, said Executive Director Bob Furnad.

Man allegedly exposes himself at dry cleaners

COVINGTON - The Covington Police Department is on the lookout for a man who allegedly exposed himself at the drive-through window of a local dry cleaning shop.

Man goes for deputy's gun during altercation

COVINGTON - A Monroe man is facing a litany of charges after he allegedly tried to grab a sheriff's deputy's gun during a physical altercation last week.

Library seeks Gift Tree donations

COVINGTON - The Christmas tree in the lobby of the Newton County Library is more than a decoration for the holiday season - it's also a fundraiser.


Joy Elizabeth Trussell and Andrew Brian Aldridge will be married on Dec. 22, 2007, at Sisters Baptist Church, 1807 East McCarty St., Sandersville. The ceremony will be at seven o'clock in the evening.

Navigating holiday eats Experts offer up tips for healthy eating

Trying to navigate your way through the holiday party season without gaining too much weight? It's not an impossible feat. It's all about the choices you make.

Storyteller uses variety of artifacts in presentations

This is the second in a series of three columns about local storyteller Carol Brown.

Kathleen Parker - Political fluff now the main media course

Floating crosses, love babies and hag photos. We're all tabloid now.

Sports briefs


Four local players make All-State softball

COVINGTON - Rockdale's Ashleigh George and Eastside's Brianna Chambers have been named first-team selections on the 2007 Class AAAA Softball All-State Team.

Riptides win senior state Div. III title

CONYERS - The Rockdale Riptides swim team recently competed at the USA Senior State Swim Championships at Georgia Tech.

Ric Latarski - Shopping: the real nightmare before Christmas

OK boys and girls, it is now officially crunch time.


Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Mock of Social Circle announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Mock of Oxford, to John Knight III, son of Mr. John Knight Jr. and the late Mrs. Ann Knight.


Mike and Penny Rhinehart of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Celeste Rhinehart of Oxford, to Daniel Lindsey, son of Ben Lindsey and Phyllis Currie of Conyers.

Newton Blotter 12-21-07

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department.

Military News 12-21-07

Claudia E. Jackson

Rockdale Blotter 12-21-07

· Leontyne Marina Price, 33, 2874 Vinning Ridge Terrace, Decatur, probation violation.

Not ready for the end Dunn doesn't want to finish career with '07 wreck

FLOWERY BRANCH - Warrick Dunn doesn't want his career to end with a whimper.

Hawaii coach: Georgia Bulldogs 'look like they can play in the NFL'

HONOLULU - Hawaii coach June Jones is reluctant to watch any more Georgia game film.


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

Salem boys top Jenkins in tournament opener Lady 'Noles fall to Beach

SAVANNAH - The Salem basketball teams split their opening games in the Savannah Holiday Classic on Thursday night at Jenkins High School.


Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley Darden Jr. of Waycross announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Conoly Darden of Atlanta, to James Edwin Flynt of Roswell.

Events 12-21-07


Happy Birthday

Landon Alexander Dickson turned 1 on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007. He celebrated his birthday with family members at CiCi's pizza and a party with a "Happy Feet" theme.

DAR nominates Huckaby for history award

The Col. John McIntosh Chapter, NSDAR, had the pleasure to recommend Darrell Huckaby for the American History Teacher Award. A graduate of the University of Georgia in 1975 with a degree in education, Huckaby received his master of education degree in Social Studies from the University of Georgia in 1996.

Political fluff now the main media course

Floating crosses, love babies and hag photos. We're all tabloid now.