News for Wednesday, November 21, 2007


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Authorities urge patience on roadways Busy travel weekend expected for Thanksgiving

COVINGTON - Patience and planning are the principles law enforcement officials want motorists to keep at the forefront of their Thanksgiving travel plans as Americans take to the highways later this week.

Covington alters felon work rules Final reading of reworked ordinance set for Dec. 3

COVINGTON - For the past year and a half, Greg Rogers has been working his way up the ranks at The Depot Bar and Grill, starting out as a part-time cook and eventually making manager.

Residents near 212 lose water to main break

COVINGTON - A water main break left more than 100 homes south of Ga. Highway 212 without water for most of Tuesday afternoon.

Newton Board of Education to vote on class size waivers

COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education is expected to accept a recommendation for a resolution that will allow the Newton County School System to submit a waiver to the state board for any elementary and middle school classes that go over the maximum class size by one student.


The hate of red November Bennett wants to end Bulldogs' dominance of rivalry

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech-Georgia emotions are not only for natives of the state who grew up in the rivalry.

Salem girls cruise past Whitewater in opener

MCDONOUGH - The Salem girls basketball team overcame a slow start in its season opener and cruised to a 63-30 win over Whitewater on Monday at Union Grove High School in the first round of the Heritage Bank Classic.

Choral Guild anything but typical

Although Covington/Conyers Choral Guild musical director and conductor Roger Waters said the ensemble's upcoming pair of performances would be "a typical holiday concert," fans of the 100-voice choir know that "typical" hardly scratches the surface of this talented group.

Bill Shipp: Nichols may take the easy way out

Don't be surprised to look up one day soon and see Brian Nichols a free man, playing golf with his lawyers at the Capital City Club. Or you might spot him tooling through Buckhead on a Harley with O.J.

Facing a potential shortage, BCS could expand team pool

NEW YORK - The Bowl Championship Series will expand the pool of teams eligible for at-large bids if it's faced with a shortage of qualified contenders when the season is over.

A streak to defend Georgia is eager to beat Yellow Jackets for 7th year in a row

ATHENS - No. 6 Georgia has plenty of possibilities on its plate: A trip to the Southeastern Conference championship game, a major bowl bid, maybe even a spot in the BCS national championship game if everything goes the Bulldogs' way.

It's time to count our blessings

Once again it is Thanksgiving Day and each year the list of blessings that I am obligated to count - no, "obligated" is not the right word - the list I am fortunate enough to be able to count seems to grow exponentially; so I'll get right to it.

Eagles' hopes are high for wrestling campaign

COVINGTON - Over the past two years, the Eastside Eagles have developed into one of the top wrestling programs in the state.

Bradley excited about new opportunity

CONYERS - In his 48th year coaching basketball, Ron Bradley is still just as excited as tip-off approaches on the opening game of a new season.

Democrats, have you seen this movie before?

Here in late 2007, Democratic voters must confront an unpleasant truth (one which "offends" many of them): In 2000, and again in 2004, George W. Bush defeated two Democratic nominees, Al Gore and John Kerry, both of whom were judged by the nation's voters to be more knowledgeable and intelligent - and in Gore's case to be vastly more experienced - than Bush. But these very same voters found Bush to be more honest and trustworthy, and more personally likable than either Democrat.

Events 11-21-07