News for Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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Health Report 10-30-2007

' Los Charros Mexican Restaurant, 94, 1965 Ga. Highway 138, Date: Sept. 14

'It came from the taxpayers' Administration Building dedicated

COVINGTON - The Newton County Administration Building was officially dedicated at a ceremony on Sunday.

Report: Man bites girlfriend's face

COVINGTON - A Covington man has been charged with battery after he reportedly bit his girlfriend on the face during the early morning hours Sunday.

A step in the right direction Heritage softball shows improvement in 2007

CONYERS - The 2007 softball season saw Heritage take a significant step in the right direction.

Fall not-so-Classic Red Sox' sweep provides another Series yawner

DENVER - Three World Series sweeps in the past four years, with a five-game bore mixed in.

Events Calendar 10-31-2007

Wednesday

Atlanta area developed itself out of ample water

The drought has people all a-dither because of the-sky-is-falling warnings that we will soon be out of drinking water.

Winters wins final tuneup for region

CONYERS - The local high school cross country teams got in their final tuneups Saturday with the region championships set for this weekend.

Walton Blotter 10-30-2007

MONROE - The following arrests and charges have been reported by the Walton County Sheriff's Office, the Monroe Police Department, the Loganville Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and the Social Circle Department of Public Safety:

NCSO: 2 break into residence

COVINGTON - Newton County authorities are searching for two men who reportedly broke into the apartment of a couple on Gross Lake Parkway earlier this month.

Time to offer an apology to town of Helen

I owe an apology to the entire town of Helen, Georgia, which I once described as "Hell in Georgia."

Deadline to register for ACT advances

COVINGTON - Students wanting to take the next ACT will need to register by Friday.

Leisure suits a memory I really want to forget

Mary Anne Gordon is one of my favorite people. So is her mother, Margaret, whom we all refer to as MawMaw - not that she is any relation to me, understand. MawMaw was raised in Carroll County and won my heart forever a few years back when she regaled me with a story about her class setting fire to a "Yankee" who moved into their school and got too big for his britches.

Hospice to hold walk of memory

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Abbey Hospice in Social Circle is offering a way to remember and celebrate the lives of departed loved ones with a Remembrance Walk set for Nov. 10.

Newton falls despite 300-plus yards passing

COVINGTON - The Newton Rams had their best offensive showing all season Saturday night with more than 300 passing yards, but it wasn't enough as they fell 46-13 to Region 2-AAAAA foe Stephenson.

Braves send Renteria to Tigers for prospects

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers made the first splash in baseball's offseason as they addressed a pressing priority.

Sports briefs

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Rangel looks to suck our pockets dry

Just in time for Halloween comes House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel - henceforth known as Count Rangula - with a bill that would suck more blood from the American taxpayers.