News for Wednesday, December 17, 2008

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Chamber's annual meeting set for Jan. 20

COVINGTON - Tickets are on sale for the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, set for Jan. 20 at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.

HBA hosted clay shoot to raise funds

COVINGTON - The Newton County Home Builders Association recently hosted its third annual Scholarship Sporting Clay Shoot at Burge Plantation.

Basic training CPD, SWAT take part in mock siege

COVINGTON - If only all crime scenes had such a happy ending.

Covington/Newton County United Way: Director: Group will meet goal

COVINGTON - Though many are having to watch every penny spent this holiday season, the people of Newton County have once again proven they are a generous lot, according to the director of Covington/Newton County United Way.

Delegates hear issues from BOE

COVINGTON - Two Newton County state legislative delegates attended the Newton County Board of Education's meeting last week to hear the board's concerns.

Bulldogs cross country to return ample experience Bolen expecting great leadership on next year's team

CONYERS - Early injuries, specifically for the girls, were just one reason why the Rockdale cross country squads came up short of their goals his season.

8-AAAA all-region first team features Watts, Pats

CONYERS - Five Heritage players and Salem center Sam Watts received first-team honors on the All-Region 8-AAAA football team.

Falcons' Turner, White make first Pro Bowls Mannings become first QB brothers on same all-star team

NEW YORK - Peyton and Eli Manning were voted to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday, the first time quarterback-playing brothers have been chosen for the same all-star game.

Community Calendar - 12/17/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Eastside can take pride in historic season

COVINGTON - Eastside's football team had a lot of firsts this year.

Darrell Huckaby - Family and friends cook up some holiday memories

Suppose you were just sitting around the house, minding your own business and a cooking party broke out. That's what happened at our house Monday evening.

Letter - Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

To the editor:

Bill Shipp - Brother, can you spare a billion?

Gov. Sonny Perdue deserves a round of applause for seeing the light.