News for Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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Vote coming for Roseberry replacement

OXFORD - The Oxford City Council will vote again Monday on a replacement for Jerry Roseberry, a council member who resigned from his post earlier this year to run for mayor.

Mark Shields - Check-out counters take us on a guilt trip

It probably doesn't surprise you to learn that one half of all individual gifts to U.S. charities are made in the few weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's. It is, after all, the season of giving, and there is also that before-the-end-of-the year tax-deduction incentive to encourage us. Like most people probably, I like to think that I'm a fairly generous person and am sure that I make at least half of my annual donations in the month of December.

Fatal shooting under GBI investigation Suspect shot by RCSO deputy

CONYERS - A Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputy fatally shot a suspect who attempted to flee during a traffic stop early Tuesday morning, according to Sheriff Jeff Wigington.

Teens enter not guilty pleas in Mincy case

COVINGTON - A teen accused of inadvertently killing his girlfriend at a construction site off U.S. Highway 278 earlier this year pleaded not guilty to the charges against him Tuesday in Newton County Superior Court.

Garage sales hit with limit New zoning affects kennels

COVINGTON - County commissioners have passed amendments to the zoning ordinance and development regulations, including one that limits the number of garage sales residents can hold per year.

Walk this way 'Mr. Diabetes' hits Covington on U.S. campaign

COVINGTON - Be sure to wave if you see Andy Mandell, also known as Mr. Diabetes, walking on the side of the road over the next week.

Rainbow Community Center seeking donations for shelter

PORTERDALE - Rainbow Community Center, a homeless shelter located in Porterdale, is seeking extra donations this holiday season.

Nearly 2 decades later, man leads authorities to grave Coweta County sheriff's officers find man killed in Conn.

NEWNAN - Authorities unearthed a shallow grave in an isolated and wooded part of Coweta County on Tuesday and recovered the body of a man slain 19 years ago, using information from the man convicted of fatally shooting him.

Thanksgiving Day crash kills one

COVINGTON - A Mansfield man was killed in a traffic accident on County Line Road between Henderson Mill Road and Ga. Highway 11 last week.

Gordon, White help Indiana hold off Yellow Jackets 83-79

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Eric Gordon scored 29 points and D.J. White added 18 to help Indiana rally past Georgia Tech 83-79 on Tuesday night.

Atlanta Boy Choir continues Conyers Christmas tradition

The acclaimed Atlanta Boy Choir is celebrating its 50th anniversary of presenting musical excellence to the world and one of its most honored traditions consists of visiting the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers for its annual Christmas concert.

NASCAR driver battles back from near-deadly heroin addiction

CINCINNATI - NASCAR driver Aaron Fike understands where he was headed when he was arrested while shooting up heroin in an amusement park parking lot this summer.

Bill Shipp - Will note to Grumpy Old Democrats shake things up?

Big-mouthed contrarian college professors ought to have the decency to sit down and shut up during these lovely days between Thanksgiving and New Year's.

Bulldogs take two Rockdale tops Eagle's Landing, Stone Mountain

CONYERS - The Rockdale wrestling team made its 2007 season debut Tuesday night in a tri-match with Stone Mountain and Eagle's Landing.

Events 11-28-07

Wednesday

Hampton pulls a hamstring in Mexican league

ATLANTA - Mike Hampton's latest comeback lasted all of one inning.

Newton boys win by 22 in first game

COVINGTON - Newton's Tevin Bradley and Jamon Hawkins gave the Rams the spark they needed to earn the first win of the season 66-44 over Jackson on Tuesday.

Lady Rams lose opener to Jackson

COVINGTON - The Newton girls tipped off the 2007-08 basketball season Tuesday night with a 52-39 loss to Jackson.

Tech on the market for energetic coach

ATLANTA - Dan Radakovich sounded more like a CEO than an athletic director while musing about the traits he'll be looking for in Georgia Tech's next football coach.