News for Friday, December 12, 2008


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Witnesses report nude man driving Volvo

COVINGTON - The Covington police arrested a man on a charge of indecent exposure Tuesday night after witnesses reported seeing him driving around without any clothes.

Cruelty charges dropped against AHS employees

COVINGTON - Charges were dropped last week against an Alcovy High School teacher and paraprofessional who were arrested in late March following allegations of abuse of a special-needs student.

Service with a smile Nichols leaves behind 39 years of law enforcement experience

COVINGTON - Wise King Solomon observed, "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven," (Ecclesiastes 3:1). After nearly 40 years in law enforcement, Newton County Sheriff Joe Nichols gives that simple two-word reason for his retirement:

Parking Authority wants equal limits

COVINGTON - The Downtown Parking Authority is asking that the two-hour time limit for parking on the square be enforced for both the inner and outer rings, in hopes of giving customers plenty of parking and keeping traffic flowing freely.

Phillips signs with Ga. State

CONYERS - Christmas came early for Whitney Phillips this year, arriving the third week of November.

Newton, Alcovy grapplers sweep their tri-matches

COVINGTON - Two of the three Newton schools swept their tri-matches Tuesday with Alcovy and Newton beating both schools while Eastside beat Lithonia but lost to Union Grove as they get ready for the South Metro Tournament starting today at Henry County High School.

Jazzing it up at the holidays CRCA brings Etowah Jazz Society to town for Christmas program

Because it's such a rare occurrence these days, one of the best ways to hear Christmas music is to hear it as realized by a big band in the Glen Miller and Dorsey Brothers style.


Ashley Christina Park and Joshua Lawhon Vick were married on Oct. 18 at the bride's family home in Conyers. Pastor Billy Coffelt officiated the service.

Alcovy wrestlers ready to make mark in 4-AAAA

COVINGTON - With nine returning starters, including four state qualifiers and two state medalist, Alcovy's wrestling team is ready as it enters Area 4-AAAA.

Announcements - 12/12/2008


Rockdale Blotter - 12/12/2008

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 Tuesday Dec. 2 and Monday:

Darrell Huckaby - Has visiting gone out of fashion?

What ever happened to visiting?


Danielle Hope Zimmerman and Jay Lee Marlow were married on Sept. 27 at Villa Serena in Conyers. Pastor Jason Lyle officiated the service.

Jack Simpson - With change must come unity

For many, many months now, Americans have been listening to ethical and unethical office seekers. Snake oil salesmen have been out in full force telling us what we need is change. What change meant wasn't always clear. However, with the sad state of the economy, we agreed we needed modification.

Community Calendar - 12/12/2008


Serra-Van Heest

Dr. Thomas and Susan Serra of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Carley Liang Serra, to Timothy Van Heest of Conyers, son of Scott and Jane Van Heest.

Tigers' teams win both games; Eastside's split

COVINGTON - It was a successful night on the road for Newton schools Tuesday as three of the four teams walked off the hardwood with a win Tuesday.

'He does it all' Tebow motivating force behind Gators

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Tim Tebow did less, and Florida accomplished more.