News for Tuesday, November 13, 2007

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GBI identifies mutilated body Victim's boyfriend arrested, suspected of murder

COVINGTON - In a press release issued Sunday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced that the body of the woman whose partial remains were found in Newton County on Oct. 30 have been identified and an arrest has been made in the case.

NCFS gets $30K grant

COVINGTON - Newton County Fire Services has received a $30,000 grant that will be used to purchase turnout gear for firefighters.

Shoot to benefit 2-year-old Proceeds to help with medical costs

COVINGTON - Two-year-old Austin Taylor is fighting for his life, and his family and friends are asking the community to help.

Grandpa Bandit case heads to Covington Police still searching for second robber

COVINGTON - Covington resident Bobby Joe Phillips, who authorities believe is responsible for a string of seven bank robberies in Georgia and Tennessee, was arrested about 7:30 a.m. Saturday at a Holiday Inn in Perry.

Presenting a leaner, greener column

Several readers have pointed out that last week's column was lamer than usual. I accept the criticism but insist that my poor performance was due to man-made global warming.

Weight study sends confusing message

Alert the media and stop the presses!

Rotary accepting applications for Empty Stocking

COVINGTON - The Covington Rotary Club is accepting applications for The Empty Stocking Fund this week.

Theater program presents first play

COVINGTON - Georgia Perimeter College has a secret.

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Honoring our heroes

Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Alcovy's sophomore year highlighted by region appearance

COVINGTON - The Alcovy Lady Tigers softball went from being third from the bottom with a single region win last year to making the 8-AAAA playoffs after finishing 14-12 overall and 5-7 in the region in their second season.

Falcons not dead yet Back-to-back wins have Atlanta in division race

FLOWERY BRANCH - Through seven games, it appeared the Atlanta Falcons were bound for one of the worst seasons in franchise history, and loud complaints were coming from players and fans.

Top swimmers to join Eagles

COVINGTON - Eastside's Drew Ellwanger and Nijyl Chavis are getting the chance to swim at the high school level.

Seminoles to face St. Pius X in first round

COVINGTON - The Salem Seminoles will take on St. Pius X in the first round of the Class AAAA state tournament.

Disabled artist hones his skills in Porterdale

Michael Davenport grasps a thin red marker in his mouth, sketching the outline of a rose on a pad of a paper. He colors in the flower, moving his head from side to side rapidly, and then carefully uncaps a black marker using his prosthetic arm. He uses the black marker, also held with his teeth, to draw the stem, leaves and finally an outline around the flower.

Salem has new coach, same talent

CONYERS - The Salem swim team might have a new coach, but the Seminoles and Lady Seminoles don't look as if they will drop off as they still have plenty of talent in the pool.

Sports briefs

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Lieberman puts country above party

This will probably kill his career, but I rise to praise Sen. Joe Lieberman, the independent Democrat from Connecticut.