News for Wednesday, November 7, 2007

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Johnson takes his points lead south of the border

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Finding time to relax has never been easy for Jimmie Johnson, especially during a championship chase.

Rams look to go out winners vs. Wolverines

COVINGTON - The Newton Rams have their last chance to go out as winners when they head to Henry County to face the Union Grove Wolverines at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Alcovy takes a small step ahead in '08

COVINGTON - The Alcovy Tigers improved in their second volleyball season as they continue to work toward becoming a force to reckon with in Area 8-AAAA.

Hospital denies claims of improper chemical disposal

CONYERS - Newton Medical Center officials denied any wrongdoing Tuesday after being accused of improperly disposing of chemicals in the hospital laboratory.

DeKalb Police Department increases presence at Mall of Stonecrest

CONYERS - DeKalb Police Department has increased patrols at the Mall of Stonecrest in answer to an increase in car break-ins and robberies in the area.

Be smart, save time - ignore the polls

"Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?" asked humorist Bob Orben. And one year before the 2008 presidential election, you have to wonder if the alleged political wise-guys, the ones who have declared the Democratic presidential nominating contest all but over, even think it's necessary to make those frosty trips to Des Moines, Iowa, and Nashua, N.H.

Morehouse College Glee Club makes local debut

For nearly a century, the Morehouse College Glee Club has embodied excellence in both achievement and discipline.

Clements Middle School First Semester A/B Honor Roll 11-7-07

Sixth Grade: Shantel Allison, Alexus Ashman, Isaac Avila, Jorge Ayala, Ashley Bethea, Elexis Binion, Kory Blackshear, Karen Cardenas, Deion Cason, Ashley Childress, Alec Conyers, Alyasia Cooper, Whitney Darrington, Amari Davis, Ashley Delhomme, Ashley Dennis, Akin Donaldson, Anderson Dorvil, Lyric Durham, Ifeoma Egbulem, Kelly Ford, Lydia Gibbs, Jordin Gray, Jasmine Harris, Briana Hayes, Alan Howard, Davita Huguely, Fanergela Jean-Francois, Briana Jefferson, Trenton Jenkins, Taserika Johnson, Alexus Jones, Deshad Levett, Demetrius Lewis, Travis Madison, Jaylin Mann, Camilla Mhute, Talethia Mitchell, Alejandra Morales, Taylor Morehead, Perla Moreno, Tailalman Noremberg, Jessica Parker, Ahkeem Payne, Jaylin Penny, Aliyah Pickering, Joshua Prince, Serraya Quin, Shemar Rannie, Erik Reid, Bria Riley, Michaela Rivera, Eric Simmons, Brittany Simms, Jakwanza Smith, Jymara Smith, Khari Smith, Israeli Thompson-Kennedy, Christopher Tisdale, Camry Wilkins, Demonica Williams, Destiny Williams, Jalen Wright, Precious Wright.

Lorraine Elementary School First Quarter Honor Rolls 11-7-07

Principal's List (All A's)

City Council to spend $6.5M of its cable revenue

COVINGTON - The Covington City Council agreed Monday night to spend an additional $6.5 million in cable system revenues.

School reports a case of staph

COVINGTON - One Newton County elementary school has reported a case of MRSA, a drug-resistant strain of staph infection.

Hillary Clinton faces the gauntlet

Experts say Hillary Clinton seems a shoo-in to win the Democratic presidential nomination. A shoo-in? We'll see. Take a look at the hurdles she must jump. Consider what her Democratic opponents will throw at her - Bill's zipper, tangled party rules, a new surge by Barack Obama, and a mean attack from John Edwards plus a constant pounding from nearly every candidate during an exhausting round of debates. Her ordeals are just beginning. Sure, she could win the race to the White House, but consider what may happen along the way:

Events Calendar 11-7-07

Wednesday

Carter wins mayor's race Dalton, Whatley take council seats

COVINGTON - Political newcomer Kim Carter beat city council veteran Roger Tingler in the Covington mayor's race Tuesday night.

Tech wary of Duke's long winless streak Jackets don't want repeat of 2003 loss to Blue Devils

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's loss to Virginia Tech last week dropped the Yellow Jackets one spot above last place in the ACC's Coastal Division, where sits a reminder that things could be worse.

Thousand-yard man Moreno getting compared to Walker, Pollack

ATHENS - Knowshon Moreno has vaguely heard of a guy named Herschel Walker.

Youth movement plays key role in Lady Pats' boom

CONYERS - Even with a youth movement, the Heritage volleyball team continued its tradition of strong play this fall.