News for Thursday, November 8, 2007

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Patriots squads aim for top-10 finishes at state

CONYERS - For the Heritage cross country teams, a trip to Carrollton in early November has become an annual rite of passage.

Big race in big career In last contest, Heritageï ¿ ½s Winters one of the favorites in Class AAAA

CONYERS - It's hard to believe Saturday's Class AAAA boys state championship will be the end of one chapter of Shuaib Winters' standout running career at Heritage.

School celebrates half a century

COVINGTON - Ficquett Elementary School seems to have touched many Covington residents' lives, whether they were students there or not.

4 people arrested on drug charges

COVINGTON - Four people are facing drug charges after police seized a substantial amount of marijuana from their motel room last week.

Strike could be best thing that ever happened to TV

Jay Leno warned us for weeks that this could happen and it finally has. The Hollywood writers are on strike. Imagine. No new scripts, no witty repartee among late-night talk show hosts and no new episodes of murder and mayhem and crime-solving until the current dispute is settled, which could take weeks or even months, according to folks who know about these things.

Holiday lighting set for Nov. 15

COVINGTON - The annual lighting of the Newton County Historic Courthouse, signaling the start of the holiday season in Covington, will take place Nov. 15.

Rockdale, Loganville face off in last games

CONYERS - The Rockdale football team will take on Loganville on Friday in both team's gridiron season finales.

Alcovy takes on Winder-Barrow in finale

COVINGTON - After being eliminated from state playoff contention last week by Heritage, the Alcovy Tigers are looking to bounce back this Friday as they play host to Winder-Barrow for the final game of the 2007 football season.

Woman shot, killed at Oxford home Man expected to live after turning gun on himself

COVINGTON - A 54-year-old man shot and killed his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself in northwest Newton County on Tuesday night about 8:15, according to Lt. Bill Watterson of the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Events Calendar 11-8-07

Thursday

Letter: Please help stop family violence

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Honoring veterans Ceremonies planned in Newton, Rockdale

COVINGTON - Services will be held in Newton and Rockdale counties to commemorate Veterans Day on Sunday.

What kind of change do we want?

The country is frustrated. Democrats say Americans want change from Bush administration policies. That much of the country was also frustrated when Democrats were in charge apparently has escaped them.