News for Friday, April 25, 2008

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Day of Prayer set for May 1

COVINGTON - Covington will join the nation in observing the National Day of Prayer on Thursday.

Some not amused Zebra's owners want pranksters to wear stripes

OXFORD - Barcode, the zebra Oxford College officials found on the third floor of Seney Hall Wednesday morning, was getting back to normal Thursday afternoon.

Veterans want to build campus

CONYERS - Hundreds of aging area veterans may one day have a place they can all call home, if an idea put forth on April 18 by Newton-Rockdale Veterans Inc. comes to fruition.

Uniforms approved for school Middle Ridge Elementary dress code to change

COVINGTON - At Tuesday night's monthly meeting, the Newton County Board of Education approved a request by Middle Ridge Elementary School to have its students wear uniforms next school year.

Schools encourage attendance before summer

COVINGTON - This time of year, many students are often thinking of playing outside in the sunshine and dreaming about summer vacation. With those thoughts in their heads, teachers at many of Newton County's public schools are encouraging students - and their parents - to be present and on time at school for the remaining few weeks.

Rockdale Blotter 4/25/2008

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Conyers Police Department between April 14 and Monday:

Newton Blotter 4/25/2008

· Sharuetta M. Simon, 31, 15 Stephens Court, disorderly conduct.

'Real Groove Thing' MacDaddy Show Band to perform in Rockdale

They'll be dancing in the streets of Olde Town Conyers when Keith McGiboney brings his 10-piece MacDaddy Show Band to the Rockdale Auditorium in early May.

Newton's Knight wins 3,200 at region meet

COVINGTON - Newton's Travis Knight added the title of region champion after winning the boys 3,200-meter run during the final day of the Region 2-AAAAA track meet Wednesday at Lakewood Stadium.

Community Calendar 4/25/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Win over St. Pius soccer a historic one for Seminole boys

CONYERS - Salem's win over St. Pius on Wednesday in the first round of the state tournament is arguably one of the biggest wins in Salem soccer history.

Lisa Mcleod - Take the time to listen to your partner

But what about me?

Darrell Huckaby - Youngest child preparing to drive out of the nest

My life changed forever Wednesday afternoon at precisely 4:32. That's what time it was when the nice man behind the counter handed Jenna Elizabeth Huckaby her very own Georgia driver's license. This wasn't my first rodeo, understand - it was my last, which made this one toughest of all.

First-round waltz Heritage cruises past North Springs 4-1

CONYERS - The Heritage boys tennis team needed only 40 minutes to take care of business in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs Thursday.

Jack Simpson - Economy the No. 1 topic on people's minds

Wherever people gather these days, we hear remarks like these: "Nothing seems cheap today." "Everything keeps going up." "My dollar isn't worth as much." "Times are tight, workers are squeezed." "Gasoline is going through the roof."

Lady Rams advance to 2nd round Boys' run ends at Paulding Co.

COVINGTON - For the first time in Newton history, the girls tennis team has made it to the Sweet 16 after beating Paulding County 5-0 on Wednesday.

Chipper goes 3-for-3 in Braves' 7-4 victory

ATLANTA - Happy birthday, Chipper Jones.