News for Tuesday, November 27, 2007

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Professional diver to speak about adventures

CONYERS - Imagine diving under water in subzero temperatures into a fissure in the world's largest iceberg, maneuvering through openings only a few feet wide that could close at any time. Most would find the very idea frightening. Jill Heinerth describes the experience as invigorating.

Vandals throw objects from overpass onto moving vehicle

COVINGTON - A pair of unknown vandals are being sought by Covington authorities for throwing objects at a vehicle from an overpass Saturday night.

Elderly man beaten, robbed

COVINGTON - A 71-year-old man was beaten and robbed by three young men outside his home on Ga. Highway 212 on Saturday afternoon.

Rainy days are here again

Staff photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Covington Christmas Parade set for Saturday

COVINGTON - The 2007 Covington Christmas Parade will take place at 11 a.m. downtown this Saturday.

Darrell Huckaby - Trent Belcher will be missed

We walk through this life - or sometimes crawl or at other times jog - and we come in contact with thousands of people, some who become friends and others mere acquaintances. We laugh, we talk, we cry. We pick one another up and tear one another down. We get mad at one another and hold grudges and seek forgiveness and experience all the emotions that God in his infinite wisdom programmed into us.

Life Line Screening to offer check-ups for elderly in metro area

COVINGTON - Seniors in the Newton County area have the opportunity to have a stroke and osteoporosis screening soon.

Georgia a title longshot after six straight wins

ATLANTA - Georgia can shake off any lingering disappointment that it won't be playing in this week's Southeastern Conference championship game by focusing on its hopes to play for the national championship.

Who's No. 1? Ask those who rate with wallets, not hearts

The Bowl Championship Series computer thinks Missouri is the best college football team in the country. So, too, do a group of pollsters who are charged with the weekly task of rating teams.

Health Report 11-27-07

The following food service establishment inspection reports were provided by the Environmental Health Division of the Rockdale County Health Department. Any score below 90 is considered failing.

Ric Latarski - Batten down the hatches: It's flu season

Consider this a public service message.

Eastside scores Pope win Boys basketball team takes crown at tourney

COVINGTON - Eastside's boys basketball team finds itself in a situation it has not been in for quite a few years - winning early in the season.

Events 11-27-07

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Walton Blotter 11-27-07

MONROE - The following arrests and charges have been reported by the Walton County Sheriff's Office, the Monroe Police Department, the Loganville Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and the Social Circle Department of Public Safety:

'Nobody likes to get fired' Yellow Jackets searching for new coach after firing Gailey

ATLANTA - Chan Gailey never had a losing season in six years at Georgia Tech.

Salem returns solid nucleus of wrestlers

CONYERS - Salem wrestling coach Tim Owens is excited about the opportunities that lay ahead for his grapplers this season.

Eagles showcase talent in Army Duals win

COVINGTON - The Eastside Eagles wrestling program lived up to its No. 3 ranking by winning the U.S. Army Duals on Saturday at Hiram.