News for Friday, November 9, 2007

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Justice cancels visit to Conyers

CONYERS - Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham has canceled a Saturday visit to Conyers to swear in new officers with the Rockdale Democratic Party.

19-year-old shot in drive-by shooting

COVINGTON - A 19-year-old man was shot in the shoulder following a suspected drive-by shooting Tuesday night.

Madison, Salem meet late again

CONYERS - Last year, the numbers were staggering when Salem and Madison County clashed in the Region 8-AAAA playoffs.

Tenn. man claims to be U.S. marshal Suspect arrested after offering to help recover woman's remains

COVINGTON - A Tennessee man who said he wanted to help local authorities in the search for a dismembered woman's remains was taken into custody earlier this week after authorities say he falsely claimed to be an agent with the U.S. Marshal Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

'Driven to succeed' Adams named Newton Teacher of the Year

COVINGTON - Eastside High School Latin and Greek teacher Eric Adams has a lot of people to thank for being named Newton County's 2008 Teacher of the Year - all of his students, past and present.

Bulldogs in black? Speculation surrounds seniors' 'blackout' plan

ATHENS - Georgia's seniors are calling on all Bulldog fans to wear black between the hedges Saturday.

Heritage faces powerful foe in Habersham

CONYERS - There isn't anything that needs to be said to remind Heritage coach Chad Frazier of the caliber team he faces this week in Habersham Central.

Grady to benefit from new funding plan

ATLANTA - In a move aimed at helping financially ailing Grady Memorial Hospital, the state board that oversees health policy Thursday overhauled a program that compensates hospitals for the costs of serving poor and uninsured patients.

Rams ready for fourth straight state appearance

COVINGTON - For the Newton Rams, going to the Class AAAAA State cross country meet is getting to be a habit.

Kennel club donates K-9 vest to CPD

COVINGTON - Representatives with the Conyers Kennel Club of Georgia Inc. were on hand at Covington Police Department headquarters Tuesday afternoon to officially present the department with a bullet/stab proof vest for their canine officers.

Guest Editorial: We must band together to stop crime

Crime and vandalism are both rearing their kindred ugly heads more frequently lately. News reports of crime running rampant at the Mall at Stonecrest is especially disturbing as this mall is relatively new and is already seeing a rapid turnover of stores.

Newton Police Blotter 11/9/2007

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department.

Cox, Auburn try to erase bad memory

AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn quarterback Brandon Cox didn't torture himself with repeated viewings of his worst game.

Man arrested for allegedly selling LSD-tainted candy

CONYERS - A 20-year-old man was arrested by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday for allegedly selling LSD and other hallucinogens baked into duck-shaped, chocolate candy.

State playoff bid on the line for Eastside

COVINGTON - Stopping Clarke Central's Darreion Robinson on Friday at Billy Henderson Stadium could mean the difference between the Eastside Eagles ending their season or advancing to the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs.