News for Saturday, December 8, 2007

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Dingler to seek new term

COVINGTON - Newton County Tax Commissioner Barbara Dingler has announced she is seeking re-election.

Teachers, administrators try to curb cyber bullying at schools

COVINGTON - Over the past couple of years, teachers, administrators and other school personnel are noticing a new problem among teens that is apparently nationwide in scope: cyber bullying.

Men robbed outside hatchery

COVINGTON - Two men were robbed at gunpoint earlier this week as they sat in the loading dock of a local chick hatchery.

BOE to hold combined meeting

COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education will only meet once in December, instead of its usual two times.

Road work causes jam on Ga. 138

CONYERS - The Georgia Department of Transportation said the major work on the Ga. Highway 138 widening project between Interstate 20 and Sigman Road will be mostly completed within two weeks.

Christmas crunch Post office enters busy holiday season

COVINGTON - The deadlines to send off holiday packages, cards and letters are near.

Moody's career night not enough for win Alcovy girls fall while boys top Jackson County

COVINGTON - Alcovy's Tiffany Moody had a career-high 19 points and 20 rebounds, but it was not enough as the Lady Tigers lost to Jackson County 39-29 on Friday night.

Koslov scores winner for Thrashers

ATLANTA - Slava Kozlov's slap shot from beyond the left circle with about 5 minutes left in the game lifted the Atlanta Thrashers to a 4-2 win over New York on Friday night, handing the Rangers their third straight loss.

Rockdale swimmers defeat trio from Atlanta

ATLANTA - Rockdale's swimming teams swept the competition Thursday night in a meet at the Rosell Fann Recreation Center.

Key second halves Salem girls win but boys fall due to late efforts

CONYERS - It was a tale of two distinctly different second halves Friday night for the Salem basketball teams.

Johnson to take over for Jackets Coach took Navy teams to a bowl five straight times

ATLANTA - New Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is accustomed to winning the big rivalry games, something the Yellow Jackets haven't done in a while.

Newton Citizen Poll 12-08-07

Editor's Note: Several comments were edited from this week's Citizen Poll concerning a political candidate or candidates. It is the policy of this newspaper to not include specific comments about political candidates up for election. If there is a particular issue that a reader feels should be addressed concerning a candidate, he or she is encouraged to submit a signed Letter to the Editor.

Rockdale Citizen Poll 12-08-07

This week's citizens' poll was an open line ...

Events 12-8-07

Saturday

Bill Shipp - Smoothing bumps in the road ahead

The nation's economy looks bumpy for 2008, and Georgia may not be able to avoid the rough ride. A national housing crisis and soaring energy prices combine with a regional drought to signal dread ahead.

Prep roundup: Eastside beats Madison in 3OT

DANIELSVILLE - The Eastside boys pulled out a stunning victory in dramatic fashion Friday night, topping Madison County 60-59 in triple overtime.

Darrell Huckaby - 680 The Fan: Where everybody knows your name

Remember the old television sitcom "Cheers"? It was about a neighborhood pub in Boston and had an extremely eclectic cast of characters - regulars who would stop by the bar on their way home from work and talk about women, politics, sports and whatever else men generally talk about. If you were a regular viewer, you felt like you knew Woody, Norm, Frazier Crane and all the others after only a few episodes. Watching the show always made me wish I had a corner bar to visit on my way home from work.