News for Saturday, November 17, 2007


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Inadvertent whistle costs Seminoles big opportunity

CONYERS - The biggest momentum-changing play of Friday's game between Salem and St. Pius was, of all things, an inadvertent whistle.

Sworn in

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Just short: Bulldogs miss state by 1 game Squad posts second straight winning season

CONYERS - The Rockdale volleyball team ended up one game short of its goal this fall.

Motorcycle ride to benefit needy

CONYERS - The season of giving kicks into high gear Dec. 1 with the 17th Annual Christmas Toy Run organized by the Conyers Riding Association.

Society obtains Heritage Grant

COVINGTON - The Newton County Historical Society has received a $9,000 Georgia Heritage Grant to assist with preservation of Brick Store, the oldest brick building in the county.

More county students receiving free or reduced-price lunches

COVINGTON - The number of students in the Newton County School System receiving free or reduced-priced meals has increased more than 5 percent over the last five years.

New investor selected for hotel project

COVINGTON - A joint task force charged with overseeing the hotel/civic center project planned for downtown Covington has selected a new investor for the hotel portion of the project.

Young Eastside squad looking to improve

COVINGTON - The Eastside Lady Eagles are counting on youthful athleticism with limited senior experience to make the 2007-08 campaign more successful than their previous years.

Salem boys open season tonight

CONYERS - Salem boys basketball coach Darren Wilkins is looking forward to the 2007-08 season, and with good reason.

The finishing touches

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Man charged with molestation

COVINGTON - Newton County authorities arrested a man earlier this week on child molestation charges.


Amy Margaret Hinton and Jesse Wyatt Ballentine were married on Sept. 24, 2007, at the Whitehouse Resort in Jamaica. The bride is the daughter of Eddie and Ann Hinton of Covington. The groom is from Valdosta.


Thomas and Shirley Kunz of McDonough announce the engagement of their daughter, Selina Kunz, to Matthew Roberts, son of Marty and Sue Roberts of Covington, GA

Rockdale Citizen Poll 11-17-07

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

Military News 11-17-07

Bianca R. James

Birth Announcements 11-17-07

KENSLEE BROOKE CARTER was born on Sept. 27, 2007, at The Birth Place of Rockdale Medical Center, weighing 6 lbs. 9.8 oz. Her parents are CHRIS and ALICE CARTER of Conyers. Kenslee has a 2-year-old sister, Caitlyn Carolann Carter. Her grandparents are Craig and Brenda Boyd of Valdosta and Wendell and Rita Carter of Conyers. Her great-grandparents are Mary Alice Stafford of Alma, Cara H. Boyd of Claxton and Ray B. Carter of Macon. Her aunts and uncles include: Troy and Candice Lehman of Statenville, Duff and Laura Fleming of Conyers and Andrea Wolverton of Thomaston and their families.

Events 11-17-07



Miss Hayden Ward and Mr. Craig Kelly were married on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, at 4:30 p.m. at Social Circle United Methodist Church in Social Circle. The Rev William Hodge officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hine of Conyers and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ward of Lawrenceville.

Newton Citizen Poll 11-17-07

"I wish people would stop complaining about Charter cable and just switch to satellite like I did. And to the person complaining about Covington and metro Atlanta, please hurry and leave. I assure you that we who love it here will not shed a tear or change our daily routine just because you want to leave. It may be overrated to you because you didn't find success here, but I guess the other 2.5 million people who moved to metro Atlanta over the last 20 years must have had better luck than you because they're still here, with more on the way. So have a safe trip out of Georgia."

Salem stumbles St. Pius shuts out Salem 24-0

CONYERS - Turnovers and the fact that St. Pius played a solid ball-control game were two keys in Salem's 24-0 loss Friday night in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs at Reid Memorial Stadium.

Happy 8th Birthday

Chelsea Sawyer


Donna Ballard and Chris Needham of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Marie Needham of Cleveland, to Bradley Alexander Martin of Clermont, son of Ken and DeJuan Martin of Clermont.

Will holiday rush end fall fun?

This is the calm before the storm, in more ways than one. There are so many things clamoring for our attention, so many issues to be faced or ignored, as our fancy strikes us.

Pilot Club installs Anchor Club officers

High School Anchor Clubs are sponsored by Pilot International as are the local Pilot Clubs for adults. Pilot Club members and Anchor Club members coordinate community service projects and raise funds toward mutual goals of helping people with brain-related disorders.