News for Sunday, November 4, 2007

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Man allegedly assaults father

COVINGTON - A man was taken into custody last week after he allegedly attacked his father with a pocket knife, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Knight wins individual region title Newton boys, girls qualify for state cross country meet

COVINGTON - Newton's Travis Knight ran a personal best time of 17 minutes, 36 seconds to claim the region title in the Region 2-AAAAA cross country meet Saturday.

Why don't we understand water issues?

By now you have probably figured out that the mussels in Apalachicola Bay are really red herrings.

Newton on verge of worst season since '97 Rams shut out by Douglass 47-0

ATLANTA - The Douglass Astros made a good impression on the alumni for homecoming at the expense of the Newton Rams on Friday at Lakewood Stadium.

Moreno tops 1,000 yards as Georgia handles Troy

ATHENS - Herschel Walker has company in Georgia's freshman 1,000-yard club.

Heritage squads head to state for 10th straight year

CONYERS - Heritage saw two of its cross country streaks come to an end Saturday in the Region 8-AAAA Championship at the Georgia International Horse Park, but both squads kept their most important streak intact for another season.

Two drivers accused of hit-and-run

CONYERS - Motorists were cited for leaving the scene of an accident in two separate hit-and-run incidents that resulted in injuries last week in Conyers.

An autumn afternoon

Georgia water crisis is a polarizing issue

It's been a divisive year inside and outside Georgia, with state and federal politicians disagreeing sharply over illegal immigration and children's health insurance, just to name two issues.

To the editor: Give your support on Tuesday to re-development powers act

I would like to encourage the citizens of Conyers to vote 'yes' for re-development powers in the election Tuesday. This would give the city an important tool to use in encouraging the potential improvement of multiple areas of Conyers. It is this act that allowed Atlanta to turn an environmentally challenged industrial site into what is now known as Atlantic Station. While no similar project is envisioned here, the potential results could be very significant.

College notebook: Morgan records assist in sixth straight game

Junior midfielder Lindsey Morgan has recorded an assist in six straight games for the Columbus State soccer team.

Students work on donated John Deere tractor

COVINGTON - The Georgia Two-Cylinder Club members wants younger Georgians to follow in their footsteps.

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Candidates field questions at NAACP forum

CONYERS - A political forum held Thursday night saw the two challengers for a seat on the Conyers City Council present their ideas for the city while the incumbent issued a statement detailing his accomplishments.

A few fond memories from the war

Old-timers know the feeling. As the years roll by, the old bones start squeaking, the limbs are harder to move and the back and hips give out. One retired banker recently told me he used to walk from his house to the drug store every day. Someone now has to drive him and pick him up later. His walking these days is to the mailbox, with great difficulty. He also indicated his memory isn't as sharp as it was at one time.

LSU scores two late TDs to top Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Les Miles' Cardiac Tigers did it again Saturday night, scoring two touchdowns in the final three minutes to rally No. 3 LSU to a 41-34 win over No. 17 Alabama, which should serve as payback for Nick Saban, who won a title in Cajun Country but is now considered a turncoat by the purple and gold.

Schools offering driving course

CONYERS - Charlie Bryant isn't an average teacher - he lets his students watch videos and later drive around. But he also lectures a little and gives them tests.