News for Friday, April 4, 2008

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Georgia Perimeter College to hold autism awareness event

COVINGTON - Georgia Perimeter College is holding a Walk for Autism: Community Autism Awareness Event this weekend to raise money and support for local and national research on autism.

Woman, 24, charged with molestation

COVINGTON - A 24-year-old woman has been charged with child molestation after allegedly having an ongoing sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy in her neighborhood.

Jones murder suspect arrested in New Jersey

COVINGTON - Newton County Sheriff Joe Nichols and Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan announced Thursday that New Jersey authorities have arrested a suspect in the murder of Gary Lamar Jones, which occurred Sunday on Benedict Drive.

Assault at hospital not true CPD: Woman made up story of attack by man

COVINGTON - The woman who police say caused a stir in the community when she reported she was groped by a black man in the parking lot of Newton Medical Center recently has been charged with making a false police report.

A friend's design Children help plan 'Mary Beth's Place'

COVINGTON - What family and friends of Mary Beth Malcom want more than anything is for the pretty little red-headed girl they loved to be remembered.

Speaker uses chess to motivate youth

CONYERS - When Orrin Hudson was 14 years old, he couldn't imagine himself as a motivational speaker who empowered preteens and teens. In fact, he couldn't imagine doing much of anything.

Lady Rams break losing streak, 3-2 Boys end season with victory

COVINGTON - The Newton Lady Rams broke a four-game losing streak with their 3-2 win over Morrow while the boys ended their season by sweeping the doubleheader with a 2-0 win Thursday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Newton Blotter 4-4-08

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department.

Jackets sting Rockdale Sprayberry blasts Bulldogs 15-6

CONYERS - The Rockdale lacrosse team dropped a 15-6 decision to Sprayberry on a cold and breezy Thursday at Reid Memorial Stadium.

Koufos, Butler lead Buckeyes past Massachusetts to NIT title

NEW YORK - A year removed from a loss in the national title game, Ohio State has a championship trophy to carry home.

Rockdale Blotter: 4-4-08

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Conyers Police Department between March 24 and Monday.

TBS moves into new era with national games

ATLANTA - For years TBS billed the Atlanta Braves as America's Team. No more.

Local teams gear up for region soccer playoffs

CONYERS - Four class AAAA state tournament berths are up for grabs today as the top eight teams from Region 8-AAAA face off for the chance to compete in soccer's second season.

Colin Stewart - Where, oh where, has the positive news gone?

"Why don't you ever print anything positive in your newspaper?"

Art camps gearing up for summer

Whether it's learning how to be a clown, play the guitar or paint with watercolors, summer art camp opportunities for children in Rockdale and Newton counties abound.