News for Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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Meeting becomes hostile Residents say they want landfill closed

COVINGTON - A crowd of Lower River Road residents wasn't inclined to accept answers from consultants about methane gas contamination at the Newton County Landfill during a public meeting held Monday night at the historic courthouse.

Letter - Self protection is a fundamental right

To the editor:

Oxford FD plans golf tournament

OXFORD - Oxford's volunteer firefighters are trying to raise a little money for the department.

DA's office celebrates 10 years assisting victims

COVINGTON - Crime leaves a bitter aftertaste. And, depending upon the severity of the crime, the term "victim" can be applied not only to those who suffer immediate injury, physical or financial, but to their loved ones and the community, as well.

One last crossing Man drives over bridge a final time

COVINGTON - Otis Ellington guesses he's traveled Hightower Trail Bridge over Gum Creek "quite a few million times," during his 75 years.

Investigators seek 2nd man in shooting

COVINGTON - Two men got into a fight on Puckett Street about 9 p.m. Sunday, with the altercation escalating to a point when they fired guns at each other, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Darrell Huckaby - Writing my own bucket list

A few weeks back my buddy and I found ourselves alone on a Monday afternoon and decided to see a movie. It is a rare thing, indeed, for me to be alone, at any time - much less on a Monday afternoon. The movie we chose was "Bucket List," which might give you some indication of how long it has been since I had a free moment. I am certain that the movie in question has made the rounds of the first-run theaters and the "dollar shows" - those that only cost four or five bucks - and will be out on DVD soon, if it isn't already.

Heritage girls fall to Dacula

DACULA - The Heritage girls finished fourth on the girls' side of the Region 8-AAAA tournament after losing to Dacula in penalty kicks on Tuesday at Dacula High School.

Three-Peat Salem girls win third straight 8-AAAA championship

CONYERS - The Salem girls soccer team spent most of Tuesday night's Region 8-AAAA championship creating excellent scoring chances, but couldn't find the back of the net.

Aimee Jones - Keep an eye on who is mentoring your children

Where is the discretion?

Patriots top local team at tourney

CONYERS - The Heritage boys golf team produced the best local finish in Monday's Heritage Invitational at Honey Creek Country Club.

Salem boys rally to win

CONYERS - The Salem boys rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to beat Heritage 2-1 on Tuesday at Reid Memorial Stadium.