News for Thursday, April 24, 2008


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RCSO seeks armed man who robbed Waffle House

CONYERS - A man who walked into a Waffle House on Salem Road wearing striped shorts and a plastic bag tied over his face robbed the restaurant at gunpoint early Wednesday afternoon.

Zomething zuspicious Pranksters put zebra on campus at Oxford College

OXFORD - What's black and white and being read all over?

Burglary nets thieves $9,000 in cash, goods

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home burglary in which the culprits made off with more than $9,000 in cash, electronics and jewelry, according to Investigator Sharron Stewart.

City waives electric line costs for pump station

COVINGTON - The City Council voted Monday night to waive $31,290 in outstanding costs for installation of electric lines needed to power a pumping station and wastewater treatment plant serving Georgia Perimeter College.

Woman claims her stepfather molested her

COVINGTON - An 18-year-old woman has reported to the Newton County Sheriff's Office that she has been the victim of ongoing acts of molestation by her stepfather since she was 14, according to Investigator Sharron Stewart.

Georgia aims for fourth straight NCAA gymnastics title

ATHENS - Katie Heenan thought winning the 2005 NCAA championship as a freshman might be a career highlight. Instead, it has become an April tradition.

State tennis: Heritage takes aim at Spartans

CONYERS - Last season was a magical ride for the Heritage boys tennis team as the Patriots rode their rackets all the way to the Class AAAA Final Four.

Salem upends Heritage 4-1

CONYERS - For the second straight season, Heritage's perfect region record was erased by the Seminoles.

Seminoles upset St. Pius in PKs

ATLANTA - The Salem boys soccer team pulled off a first-round upset at St. Pius on Wednesday night.

Lady Rams fall to East Coweta

SHARPSBURG - In first round action of the Class AAAAA girls soccer tournament, East Coweta and Newton scored a total of 14 goals.

Salem advances Lady Seminoles take down North Springs

CONYERS - It wasn't a masterpiece, but at this time of the year, Salem girls soccer coach Heather Richardson knows the only important thing is winning.