News for Wednesday, December 5, 2007


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Body found at Jackson Lake

COVINGTON - Authorities recovered the body of a middle-aged white woman on the shore of Jackson Lake in southern Newton County on Tuesday morning.

Housing slump, energy prices hurting Ga. economy

ATLANTA - Georgia is caught up in a nationwide housing slump, and the state is vulnerable to a recession triggered by high energy prices, according to an economic report released Tuesday by the University of Georgia.

Cable funds will pay for airport land

COVINGTON - The City Council agreed Monday night to use more than $3 million in proceeds from the sale of Covington Cable TV to reimburse the Newton County Industrial Development Authority for the purchase of 85 acres near the Covington Municipal Airport.

Barnett resigns from Porterdale Post 3 seat Council debates costs of Christmas festivities

PORTERDALE - Porterdale City Councilman Perry Barnett announced at the council's meeting Monday night that he would be resigning his Post 3 seat.

Decisive victory Davis takes council seat in Oxford runoff

OXFORD - Oxford residents voted political newcomer Frank Davis into an Oxford City Council seat Tuesday in Newton County's only runoff election.

City of Oxford fills vacant seat

OXFORD - The Oxford City Council voted again Monday night to fill the unexpired term of Jerry Roseberry.

Covington to wait on felon law

COVINGTON - The City Council delayed action Monday night on an ordinance that would reduce the wait time for convicted felons to work in establishments that serve alcohol by the drink.

Flight to New Orleans the hot ticket in Hawaii

HONOLULU - The most coveted ticket in the islands is the one that gets you to New Orleans at the end of the year.

Mark Shields - Remembering Henry Hyde

There are days when you realize you have the best job in the world. One of those days, for me, was March 29, 1995, when I sat in the House press gallery and heard a Republican congressman, respected on both sides of the aisle, speak in opposition to his party's popular proposed constitutional amendment to impose term limits on members of Congress.

Braves get southpaw from Cubs Ohman, Infante acquired for pitcher Jose Ascanio

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Atlanta Braves acquired reliever Will Ohman and infielder Omar Infante from the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday for pitcher Jose Ascanio.

Sophomore sensation Tebow on verge of making Heisman history

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The night before a game typically goes like this for Tim Tebow: He attends a team dinner and walkthrough, retreats to his hotel room to finish up schoolwork, watches football, makes a smoothie, then gets about 10 hours of sleep.

Barksdale Elementary School First Quarter Honor Roll 2007-08

Third Grade: Chinoso Okocha, Destiny Douglass, Kennedy Lester, Sager McCrary, Sydney King, Destanie Johnson, Moriah Thomas, Udochi Okocha, Amir Dodson, Gracie Honeycutt, Jaelan Goldson, Matthew Perez, Peder Townshend, Sean Joseph, Yakira Cartledge, Collin Goldsmith, Dalton Silvey, Victor Garibay.

Bill Shipp - Wanna bet?

Shortly before Zell Miller hired shrewd Democratic consultant James Carville to direct strategy for his 1990 governor's campaign, Miller convened a meeting of key Baptist leaders.

Join the fun at the Olde Town Conyers Christmas Party

If the stress of the holidays is getting you down, then take a break from the pressures of decorating, throwing parties and running to the mall to enjoy free family fun at the Olde Town Conyers Christmas Party.

Balanced Pistons top Hawks 106-95

ATLANTA - The Detroit Pistons scored 22 of the first 31 points in the third quarter to break open a close game, beating the Atlanta Hawks 106-95 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory.

Local coaches favor an all-region schedule Estes, Frazier prefer facing all teams in 8-AAAA

CONYERS - When the football coaches of the newly realigned Region 8-AAAA meet this morning at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, they'll answer the following question: Will Region 8-AAAA switch to a 10-game region schedule for the next two years or will it keep its current subregion setup and region playoff in the final week of the regular season?

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