News for Friday, August 1, 2008

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Washington St. center offers fall programs

COVINGTON - Following a summer packed with events for local students, Washington Street Community Center is gearing up for registration for its fall programs.

Community Calendar 8/1/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Newton Blotter 8/1/2008

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

Rockdale Blotter 8/1/2008

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Conyers Police Department between July 21 and Monday:

Rockdale Blotter 8/1/08

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

From the cradle to the stage Rockdale native returns to perform with KSU Tellers

As part of an internationally acclaimed storytelling group from Kennesaw State University, Rockdale County native Phillip Justman has a knack for expertly projecting any number of larger-than-life personas on an audience.

Inkster leads at British Open

SUNNINGDALE, England - Juli Inkster had the sort of opening round Annika Sorenstam was hoping for at the Women's British Open, a bogey-free 7-under 65 that left the 48-year-old American one shot ahead of the field.

Miller makes top 10 spot at AJGA tourney

COVINGTON - Despite a valiant attempt at a comeback Wednesday, Covington's Tate Miller fell short of winning the Atlanta Junior Golf Association's 34th Grand Champions Tournament at Callaway Gardens Resort in Pine Mountain on Thursday.

Braves bounce back Atlanta ends 5-game skid with 9-4 win

ATLANTA - Rookie Clint Sammons homered and drove in three runs to lead Atlanta past the St. Louis Cardinals 9-4 on Thursday night, snapping the Braves' five-game losing streak.

Announcements 8/1/2008

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ramirez heads to Hollywood, Bay to Boston

BOSTON - Manny Ramirez is headed to Hollywood.

Hundreds transfer to new schools More than 400 kids use 'No Child' law to switch

COVINGTON - At least 417 students in the Newton County School System will transfer from their assigned home schools to another county school of their choice after their schools remained on the state's Needs Improvement list this year.

State looks at Newton principal Georgia DOE investigating Academic Coach Program

COVINGTON - A Newton County School System principal is the subject of an investigation by the state for alleged mismanagement of the Georgia Department of Education's Academic Coach Program.

One little snake makes a big ruckus Woman bitten by snake attracts television crew

CONYERS - Sandy Butler said it was the first time she helped her husband, Tom, move a snake out of their yard Wednesday evening. It may be the last time she'll help after the snake, a young copperhead, bit her right hand and sent her to the emergency department at Rockdale Medical Center.