News for Thursday, December 6, 2007

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Strickland to run for tax office

COVINGTON - Doris Strickland has announced her bid for Newton County tax commissioner in the 2008 General Election.

NCSS electronic tracking system keeps parents informed

COVINGTON - Newton County parents now are able to see their students' school information with a simple click of a computer mouse and a few strokes on a keyboard.

NCSO investigating two alleged assaults

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating two alleged assaults that occurred within hours of each other Friday evening.

Man accused of throwing rocks at cars

COVINGTON - A man was taken into custody by authorities Monday afternoon for allegedly throwing rocks at passing vehicles on Brown Bridge Road.

Delegation preparation Local legislators speak on transportation, water

COVINGTON - Newton County's state legislative delegation predicts this year's legislative session will be one of the most stressful they've endured, with transportation and water issues at the top of the hot topics list.

Officials: Beware of jury scam

COVINGTON - Authorities want people to be aware of a new type of scam that is targeting Newton County residents.

Sex Offenders

Sex Offender Registry for Newton County:

Guard play sparks Heritage to sweep

CONYERS - The Heritage basketball teams used the same formula - strong guard play - to chalk up a sweep against visiting Brookwood on Tuesday night.

Eastside girls notch first victory of season

MADISON - The Eastside Lady Eagles got their first win of the season with a 66-44 victory, while the Eastside boys had four players in double-figures as they completed the sweep over host Morgan County with a 60-56 win on the road Tuesday.

Sports briefs

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Cal Thomas - Rudy sticks to his roots in conservatism

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani was in Washington on Tuesday to raise money ... and to see me. In a nondescript office building two blocks from the White House, Giuliani answered a wide range of questions on domestic and foreign policy.

Salem home debut goes well for boys; girls lose

CONYERS - Salem's basketball squads made their home debuts Tuesday night in a twinbill against Madison County.

Darrell Huckaby - What is the world coming to?

My Saturday ritual during most of the year is to sleep late - sometimes until 6:30 or 7 - eat a good breakfast and then, usually around 9:30 or 10, make my way down to Ben Evans produce stand on Ga. 20 in Conyers. Well, it's Magnet, actually.

Douglass overcomes Newton Both Rams squads fall in first region games

COVINGTON - Eighteen points by Sean Monk and 12 points by Shay Marks were not enough as the Newton basketball squads started Region 2-AAAAA play by getting swept Tuesday night by visiting Douglass.

Bulldogs dominate Rockdale boys, girls collect wins over Jackson Co.

CONYERS - The Rockdale Bulldogs jumped all over the Jackson County Panthers, scoring the first 19 points of the game en route to a convincing 86-40 victory Tuesday night to remain unbeaten at home.

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