News for Wednesday, November 14, 2007


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NMC donates ambulance to DeKalb Tech

COVINGTON - Even though students in DeKalb Technical College's EMT and paramedic classes are training to work in ambulances, they've never had the opportunity to be in a real ambulance during class time.

Gas leak caused Burgess blaze

COVINGTON - A leaking propane tank caused a Friday night fire that destroyed the building that housed Burgess Amusements and Special Events located on Old Atlanta Highway, according to the Newton County fire marshal.

3-year-old allegedly kills dog Police: Charges unlikely

COVINGTON - Covington police say that it is unlikely that a 3-year-old boy, who allegedly threw a dog to the ground and killed it last week, will face any charges in connection with the incident.

Porterdale in progress

Boyfriend formally charged Evidence recovered from suspect's home, business

COVINGTON - A man arrested in connection with the death of a woman whose severed body parts were found strewn about a wooded area off Ga. Highway 212 late last month, has been formally charged in connection with the crime.

Downtown Rutledge celebrates a country Christmas

RUTLEDGE - It started in a barn 28 years ago, but now it's a townwide event known to locals as the start of the holiday season.

St. Pius X brings intrigue, tradition to playoffs

CONYERS - St. Pius X is not the type of football team that needs an introduction.

Injuries can't stop Choice from hitting 1,000

ATLANTA - Tashard Choice has plenty of time to think about what might have been this season.

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Unstoppable offense Georgia scoring machine hot with 40-point outputs

ATHENS - Glancing at the stats, Georgia's offense doesn't look all that imposing.

Gloomy Gus Republicans take inventory

Richmond, Va. - Here in the onetime capital city of the Confederacy, a city I once flippantly referred to as "a hotbed of social rest," a dozen solidly Republican voters spent more than two hours on a Thursday night pessimistically assessing their party and their children's future in a session moderated by pollster Peter Hart for the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

Indians' Sabathia wins AL Cy Young

NEW YORK - C.C. Sabathia beat Josh Beckett at last - albeit a few weeks later than he hoped.

Governor's turn to prayer reveals failure in leadership

I'm happy that Gov. Sonny Perdue went forward with his prayer meeting to beseech the Almighty for an end to the drought. It's the best idea the governor has had since taking office.

Rams make strides in first season

COVINGTON - Newton's volleyball team made some noise completing their first season with some wins to show for their efforts.

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