News for Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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Lions Club seeks applications for Christmas parade

COVINGTON - The Covington Lions Club and Main Street Covington are seeking applications for the 2007 Covington Christmas Parade, set for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Rec Commission to hold day camp and turkey shoot

COVINGTON - The Newton County Recreation Commission is offering activities for kids this holiday season that parents will also enjoy.

Franchitti has a rough start in stock car

HAMPTON - Dario Franchitti may have bolstered his cred with the good ol' boys by getting penalized for rough driving. He's still got a long way to go before he can even think about winning a stock car race.

Show me the candy

Trick-or-treating has evolved over the years since the days when I put a sheet over my head and grabbed a plastic, jack-o-lantern-shaped bucket. Candy is still exchanged, but theatrics are moving into the process.

Up-and-down season Eastside goes from shaky start to Top-10 finish

COVINGTON - The Eastside Lady Eagles softball team experienced a lot of highs and lows this season, finishing with a 25-10-1 record and a No. 10 ranking in the gasports.com poll.

Mansfield earns platinum state academic award

COVINGTON - Mansfield Elementary School was the only school in Newton County and one of 26 elementary schools in the state to receive a platinum Greatest Gain state academic award, the Georgia Department of Education and the Governor's Office of Student Achievement announced Friday.

Events Calander 10-31-07

Wednesday

Webb is a proven leader who could help Dems win

Every presidential nominee in choosing his or her vice presidential running mate follows either micro-politics or macro-politics. Practicing micro-politics would mean the 2008 Democratic nominee picks a popular governor or senator from a battleground home state, which could put that state in the party's column. Under macro-politics, the VP candidate might not personally deliver the electoral votes of a key state, but instead that selection could send a larger message about the presidential nominee.

NCSO finds dismembered body Woman's remains found in woods off Highway 212; identity still unknown

COVINGTON - Newton County authorities recovered the dismembered remains of a woman Tuesday morning in a wooded area off Ga. Highway 212.

New role has Richt emotional Coach adjusting to his life after calling plays

ATHENS - Mark Richt, in his first full season since handing off play-calling duties, is still coping with the new issues of free time - and free emotions - on the Georgia sideline.

Dwyer eager to show his running skills

ATLANTA - Jonathan Dwyer welcomes the challenge of filling Georgia Tech's big void at running back.

To the editor: Elected officials have served the community well in Rockdale area

First, I want to congratulate the five citizens that are running in the upcoming city election. In a democracy, it is vital that citizens take an interest in their community, whether by serving on committees or by taking the most honorable act of service in running for an elected post.

Rams aim for fourth straight trip to state

COVINGTON - Last year, the Newton cross country teams made school history by qualifying for the state meet for the third year in a row. This year, they are looking to continue that success.

Gaither's Plantation holds ghost tour, investigation

Cecilia Gaither, along with her husband W.H. Gaither, ran a cotton plantation in Newton County in the 1800s, and, although she died over half a century ago, Cecilia could still be a presence in the home where she once lived.