News for Friday, December 28, 2007

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Building a better bridge Construction to begin on Hightower Trail replacement structure

COVINGTON - Hightower Trail Bridge, described by the county engineer as "possibly the worst bridge in the county," will soon be replaced.

Police arrest pastor in check scam

COVINGTON - A pastor of a Conyers church was taken into custody by Covington authorities Wednesday afternoon after he was allegedly caught passing bad checks.

Eagle Scout to be honored at bowl game

COVINGTON - Tyler Phillips, a Covington Eagle Scout and Naval Sea Cadet, has had a very busy year.

Storyteller embraces ancient words and spirit of Cherokee

This is the third and final installment in a Landmark column series about local educator and Indian American storyteller Carol Brown. Columnist Linda Reynolds is retiring and this is her last column for the Citizen. The Citizen staff wishes her well.

13-year-old attacked, robbed by 4 suspects

COVINGTON - A Newton County teen was allegedly mugged by four suspects earlier this week, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Patriots cruise into championship game

McDONOUGH - Except for the first three minutes of the game, the Heritage boys basketball team had no trouble punching its ticket to the championship game of the Henry County Classic on Thursday night.

Teams fall at Peach Classic Heritage, Alcovy out in opener

ATLANTA - Both the Heritage girls and Alcovy boys basketball teams ran into some tough competition in the opening round of the Peach State Classic on Thursday at Morehouse College.

Alcovy girls edged out by Woodland

McDONOUGH - The Alcovy girls were one shot away from winning their first game of the season Thursday, but it wasn't meant to be as they lost 51-49 to Woodland-Henry in the second round of the Henry County Classic.

Preschool Pops brings wonders of music, dance and theater

For close to a decade, the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts has shared with the children of the community the wonders of music, dance and theatre through its Preschool Pops Series, which cranks up again in early January.

Newton Blotter 12-28-07

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

Can't come back Thrashers fail to stop Panthers

ATLANTA - Nathan Horton scored two goals for the first time since last March to help the Florida Panthers beat the Thrashers 5-3 on Thursday night and end a 10-game losing streak in Atlanta.

Rockdale Blotter 12-28-07

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Conyers Police Department between Dec. 17 and Monday:

Armed robbers strike Waffle House

CONYERS - Two men forced a server to the ground at gunpoint as they robbed the Waffle House at Ga. Highway 138 and Interstate 20 Thursday morning, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.

Slow start means end to Eastside Eagles fall in first round

McDONOUGH - The Eastside boys basketball team dug itself a hole it could not get out of Thursday, losing to Forest Park 58-47 in the first round of the Charger Hooptacular at Eagle's Landing Christian Academy

Events 12-28-07

Friday

Newton boys fall to Hillgrove

CARTERSVILLE - The Newton boys basketball team's quest for a third straight championship at the Century Bank Holiday Hoopfest came to an end Thursday night.