News for Thursday, December 27, 2007

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NCSS probes popularity of theme schools

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System is looking into parents' interest in parental involvement theme schools for the county.

Burglar uses roof to break into store

COVINGTON - A homeless man who allegedly broke into a local convenience store on Christmas evening by using the business' roof vent was taken into custody by police Wednesday afternoon.

'It's just been a real honor' Ramsey ends decade of service as Covington's mayor

COVINGTON - After a decade leading the city of Covington, Mayor Sam Ramsey presided over his last City Council meeting Dec. 17.

Newton BOE named Board of Distinction

COVINGTON - Last month, the Newton County Board of Education was presented with a new honor.

Woman arrested after striking officer, witnesses

COVINGTON - A woman who allegedly fought several patrons and employees at a local bar and grill, as well as a Covington Police Department officer, was taken into custody last week.

Man charged with stealing scrap metal

COVINGTON - A 56-year-old man is facing theft by taking charges after he was allegedly caught stealing from a metal fabricating business last week.

Homeless shelter receives $100K grant

COVINGTON - Covington has received a $100,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund repairs to a new homeless shelter, according to Mayor Sam Ramsey.

Events 12-27-07

Thursday

Eastside girls fall to Forest Park Burtts scores 21 for Lady Eagles

McDONOUGH - A 17-point third quarter wasn't enough for the Eastside girls basketball team as the Lady Eagles were outscored the other three quarters of their 55-39 loss to Forest Park in the first round of the Eagle's Landing Christian Academy Hooptacular on Wednesday.

Thrashers scoreless against Blues

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus hopes a decisive win can get the Blue Jackets out of their recent funk.

Newton boys blast Duluth Rams advance to semifinals

CARTERSVILLE - The Newton boys basketball team's quest for a third straight title in the Century Bank Holiday Hoopfest started with a strong performance Wednesday at Cass High School.

On a run Johnson leads Hawks to fifth straight win

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are winning like it's 1999.

It's time for the exchange game

Let the exchanging begin - unless you took care of it yesterday.

Falcons ready for terrible season to end

FLOWERY BRANCH - Todd McClure spent the last three years feeling good about his job.

DAR presents Good Citizen Awards

The Col. John McIntosh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recognized Candace Lee Brown from Rockdale County High School, Kyle W. Ramsey from Heritage High School and Haiyen Pham from Salem High School with the DAR Good Citizen Award. The students were rewarded for possessing the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. They were selected by their peers after each school's faculty made nominations. In addition to the recognition from the DAR, Brown, Ramsey and Pham will receive college scholarship money from the Dorothy H. Davis Memorial Scholarship. Pictured here, left to right, Heather Davis Lee; Bill Davis; Candace Lee Brown; Haiyen Pham; Cadet Major Kyle Ramsey; Enid Hansen, the DAR's Good Citizen chairwoman; and Beth Andersen, scholarship chairwoman with the DAR.

To ID, or not to ID?

The answer to a cynic's question 'Do elections matter?' may be partially found in the way judges have handled an Indiana voter photo ID law that requires people to prove their identities before they can vote. The Supreme Court will begin 2008 by hearing arguments in one of the most volatile political cases to come before it since Bush vs. Gore in the 2000 presidential election.