News for Friday, April 11, 2008

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Thieves steal TV from local Aaron's Rental

COVINGTON - Aaron's Rental at 6204 U.S. Highway 278 was burglarized during the early morning hours Thursday, with the thieves making off with a 48-inch LCD TV worth nearly $2,000, according to the Covington Police Department.

Newton library celebrates National Library Week

COVINGTON - The Newton County Library wants to give residents plenty of opportunities to celebrate National Library Week next week.

Woman charged in alleged prescription fraud

COVINGTON - Covington Police have arrested a woman they say has been obtaining prescriptions by calling a drug store and pretending to be a nurse from a local physician's office.

Alcovy Road Bridge set to reopen County to hold ribbon-cutting

COVINGTON - Alcovy Road Bridge over Cornish Creek will reopen this afternoon.

Group asks city for sewer help Arnold Fund asks Covington to cover outstanding bills

COVINGTON - The owner of a pumping station and wastewater treatment plant serving Georgia Perimeter College is requesting Covington absorb up to $37,000 of installation costs of electric lines needed to power the facilities.

Calling the 'pawlice' Porterdale PD

PORTERDALE - A new lieutenant has joined the Porterdale Police force; he won't be driving a patrol car, but once he hits the streets, he could very well be barking out orders. Lt. "Beau," a trained and certified drug-sniffing dog, has been donated to the Porterdale department by another small-town police force in Georgia.

Darrell Huckaby - A new texter enters the fold

Consider the cell phone. It's kind of like a wife. Can't live with it, can't live without it.

Rose leads Masters after first round

AUGUSTA - Justin Rose has the first round of the Masters down pat.

Jack Simpson - America may have to relearn lessons of the Great Depression

The Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot and the campaign gets uglier and more bloody. The economy is in decline and the dollar is worth less and less. The resulting economic crisis cannot help but bring back memories from the past.

Heritage-Salem tops soccer playoff slate

CONYERS - The Heritage and Salem girls soccer teams will meet for the second time in two weeks today, but this time the stakes are even higher.

'Something really different' Players to present 'The Curious Savage'

The New Depot Players' upcoming production of John Patrick's "The Curious Savage" represents the 12th play directed by Cyndi Evans, who's been part of the theatre scene in Conyers for nearly three decades.

Bulldogs top Raiders Late-inning heroics lift Rockdale past Habersham

CONYERS - Buck Farmer's three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning was the deciding factor in the Bulldogs' 4-1 win over Habersham Central on Thursday.

Rob Jenkins - Racism, prejudice, and big scary me

You might not know it from reading this column, but I'm a pretty scary dude.

Snow postpones Braves; Hudson to start today's game

DENVER - Tim Hudson didn't mind waiting an extra day for his third start of the season.

Lady Eagles ousted from postseason

DACULA - The Eastside girls soccer team saw its season come to an end in the Region 8-AAAA playoffs Thursday night.

Mark Shields - Lyndon Johnson would be a happy man today

Long before he would become a respected Washington attorney (no, that is not an oxymoron!), Harry McPherson, as a young man, had recently graduated from his home-state University of Texas Law School and come to Washington and gone to work in 1956 on Capitol Hill for Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson. Nine years later, McPherson, by then a White House counsel, was in the House chamber when President Johnson summoned a joint session of Congress to pass the nation's first voting rights act in order to enforce constitutional guarantees for black Americans to register and vote in the United States of America.