News for Friday, August 29, 2008


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Darrell Huckaby - Fifties become fodder for the classroom

I love teaching school. I am in my 35th year and still look forward to getting up and going to work every day. And I guess when I reach the point where I don't, I'll just stop.

Eagles roll in opener

COVINGTON - If first-game jitters bothered the Eastside Eagles, they didn't let it show as they easily defeated the Harris County Tigers 28-0 on Thursday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Lady Patriots improve to 2-0 in area play

CONYERS - The Heritage volleyball team moved its Area 8-AAAA record to 2-0 with an impressive win over Habersham Central on Thursday night.

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Community Calendar 8/29/2008


Boating safety urged for Labor Day

COVINGTON - With the upcoming Labor Day weekend signaling the end of summer, boaters will be out for one last joy ride. But the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division wants to make sure safety isn't forgotten amidst all the celebrating.

Passion for pets Private animal shelter faces closure over ordinance violation

CONYERS - Beverly Schaner is trying to rescue as many animals in her corner of the world as she can. However, she may have to find a different place to do it since Rockdale County is accusing her of violating its ordinance limiting kennels in residential areas.

Salem vs. Heritage: Noles look to sustain win streak Salem has won past five games against Heritage

CONYERS - It's only the season opener, but there's plenty at stake tonight at Evans Memorial Stadium.

Letter - Plans in store for Square

To the editor:

Rockdale SAT scores above state

CONYERS - Students in Rockdale County Public Schools scored above state public school averages on the SAT this year, unlike last year. Results released by the College Board and the Georgia Department of Education this week showed RCPS students continued to score below the average of national public schools.

Announcements 8/29/2008


French Open champ, top-seeded Ivanovic upset at U.S. Open Venus Williams, Blake among second-round winners

NEW YORK - Top-seeded Ana Ivanovic lost in one of the biggest upsets in tennis history Thursday, stunned by 188th-ranked Julie Coin 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the second round of the U.S. Open.

Newton Blotter 8/29/2008

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

Jack Simpson - Voters should really listen to candidates

It won't be long before each of us will be at the polls making our choice of a presidential candidate. Who will it be?

In the Spotlight CRCA looks to broaden its horizons with new season

With new leadership at the top of the chain, the Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts has some innovative plans for the 2008-09 performance season, throwing much of its spotlight on stage plays, although there should be something for everyone to enjoy.

Alcovy vs. Newton: Rams hit the field aiming for revenge Rams hit the field aiming for revenge

COVINGTON - The first game of the season is always a big deal.

Rockdale Blotter 8/29/2008

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO), Conyers Police Department (CPD) and Georgia State Patrol (GSP) between Aug. 18 and Monday: