News for Saturday, November 24, 2007

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Council gives nod to arcade Miniature golf, other games to be featured

CONYERS - The Conyers City Council approved a special-use permit at its Wednesday night meeting that will allow for an amusement arcade to be located in the Miller's Crossing Shopping Center.

Two coaches, two seperate paths Gailey, Richt couldn't be farther apart

ATLANTA - On one side is Mark Richt, whose popularity has soared off the charts in this season of breaking character, coming up with all sorts of motivational gimmicks and seeming to make every right move in putting Georgia on the brink of a major bowl.

Patriots' wrestlers take on new coach, season

CONYERS - The Heritage wrestling team might have a new coach this year, but the goal of being one of the top teams in the area remains the same.

'Exciting morning' Shoppers hit stores early; electronics top targets

COVINGTON - Local retailers were seeing green on Black Friday.

Friends say woman gave life for dogs

COVINGTON - Those that have long been known as "man's best friend," lost their best friend recently. Pam Spencer, whose passion was making still tails wag again, was shot to death at her Covington home on Nov. 6, becoming the 14th murder in Newton County in as many months.

Events 11-24-07

Saturday

Reunion Celebrates J.P. Carr High School

In 1950, a fiery protest in Rockdale County laid the foundation for the Bryant Street/J.P. Carr School building, the first government-funded black school in Rockdale County. Nineteen years of extraordinary accomplishments and continuous struggles by a community of dedicated teachers, students and parents, often complicated by segregation and financial concerns, followed at the school. The last senior class to graduate from J.P. Carr was in 1969. Carr was then downgraded to a junior high school under the merger of black and white schools.

Rams look to continue their winning tradition

COVINGTON - Newton High School has long been known for its basketball program. Going into this season, the Rams want to continue their winning ways.

Salem, Heritage girls in tourney finals

MORROW - Both the Heritage boys and girls basketball teams were in action Friday night in a tournament at Morrow High School. The Salem girls were also in action Friday night in a tournament at Union Grove High School.

Thieves steal dogs from home Couple seeks public's help

COVINGTON - A Covington couple celebrated Thanksgiving with heavy hearts this year after thieves stole their two Yorkshire terrier dogs from their home last week.

Razorbacks take down No. 1 LSU 50-48 in 3OT

BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU's national title hopes were crushed by a Heisman-worthy performance.

Falcons in freefall after horrible week

ATLANTA - The week started with a 24-point loss at the Georgia Dome. Then Michael Vick turned himself in to begin serving an expected prison sentence. Finally, there was another loss at home, this one an 18-point blowout.

Newton Citizen Poll 11-24-07

This week's Citizen Poll was an open line ...

Rockdale Citizen Poll 11-24-07

This week's Citizen Poll is an open line ...

Ric Latarski: Black Friday an appropriate name

Yesterday was the day that retailers say sets the tone for what kind of shopping season it will be.

Darrell Huckaby - History: It's like deja-vu all over again

I know that we are in the midst of the holiday season, but the study of American history is never far from my mind. And, no, I am not sucking up. I don't think any of my bosses even read my column.

Mistovich-Slattery

Kim and Gary Mistovich of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Taylor Mistovich of The Woodlands, Texas, to Joshua Daniel Slattery of Clarksville, Tenn., son of Lee Ann Slattery of Saylorsburg, Penn., and John Slattery of Salem, Va.