News for Thursday, November 1, 2007

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Padres CF Cameron suspended 25 games for banned substance

SAN DIEGO - Mike Cameron, the Padres' Gold Glove center fielder, was suspended for the first 25 games of next season on Wednesday after testing positive a second time for a banned stimulant.

Teammates skeptical if Hall can maintain silence

FLOWERY BRANCH - DeAngelo Hall made it through Day 1 of his media blackout.

Concert features Italian Madrigals

New Trinity Baroque will present The Art Of The Italian Madrigal, the second concert in its 2007-08 season, at 8 p.m. in Williams Hall at Oxford College of Emory University on Monday.

With Little out as Dodgers' manager, Torre top candidate to replace him

LOS ANGELES - General manager Ned Colletti acknowledged Wednesday he had spoken with Joe Torre about managing the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Ready for prime time? Hokies, Jackets still in chase for ACC title game

ATLANTA - Virginia Tech can forget about winning a national championship after its stunning collapse against Boston College.

Region 8-AAAA football: Final games to determine playoff seeds Seminoles, Eagles, Tigers control their own destinies

CONYERS - The Region 8-AAAA football playoffs are only eight days away, and at first glance, it appears a math degree is required to decipher all the possible outcomes heading into this weekend's games.

Rams must balance attack to beat Douglass

COVINGTON - Turnovers and which Douglass team shows up could be keys to giving the Newton Rams a win at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lakewood Stadium.

College to hold symposium with homecoming theme

COVINGTON - Georgia Perimeter College has a busy schedule next week, with its annual symposium Tuesday through Thursday and an open house Nov. 8.

How did time fly so fast that we're in November?

How did November get here so quickly? Is this really fair, y'all? When November arrives, the year is virtually over, and I am not anywhere close to being ready for another year to have passed.

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Name of business: McKibben Music

Grisly search continues NCSO hunts for remains of woman

COVINGTON - A group of about 50 law enforcement officials with the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Georgia Department of Natural Resources combed a wooded area off Ga. Highway 212 for a second day on Wednesday searching for a woman's dismembered remains.

Seniors host art exhibit, sale at library

COVINGTON - Newton County seniors are putting their artistic talents on display for public enjoyment this month, while at the same time hoping to raise money so they can continue to hone their craft.

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County, utilities try to cut water use

COVINGTON - Newton County and local utilities will focus on public education and awareness in initial efforts to meet the governor's mandate to cut water consumption by 10 percent.

Salem struggles in two-win year

CONYERS - Salem softball coach Stephanie Bassett didn't have the season she was hoping for in her first year at the helm of the Lady Seminoles' softball team.

Methodist church to host concert on All Saints' Day

As part of an ongoing celebration of the newly restored pipe organ at Covington First United Methodist Church, Becky Ramsey and the Chancel Choir will present an All Saints' Day concert at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Candidates need to stop pandering

If there were stock in carrots and sticks, I would direct my broker to immediately buy some because virtually all of the Democratic presidential candidates in Philadelphia on Tuesday night said these are their weapons of choice in confronting Iran's nuclear threat.