News for Friday, December 19, 2008

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Title I Distinguished Schools: 7 schools named to annual list

COVINGTON - The Georgia Department of Education has named seven Newton County School System Title I schools to its 2008-09 Title I Distinguished Schools list.

Major road projects: County OKs 3 orders

COVINGTON - County commissioners approved three task orders for major road projects Tuesday night.

Darrell Huckaby - I ain't just whistlin' Dixie

Just when I thought the country was ready to unite as one and put our differences behind us, it happened. A total stranger came up to me in the grocery store - while I was filling my buggy with items to help spread Christmas cheer, understand (yes, I said "buggy) and began her conversation with "You people just don't know ..."

Seasonal safety Winter weather increases house fire risks

COVINGTON - Many people consider the ideal holiday activity to be a family gathering around a roaring fire on a cold winter's day, swapping stories and building memories to last a lifetime.

CPD gives out honors at annual Christmas party

COVINGTON - The Covington Police Department recently honored its own at its annual Christmas party.

Henderson top player in 8-AAA Three other Lady Eagles make all-region first team

COVINGTON - Eastside's Amanda Henderson, who was named Region 8-AAA softball Player of the Year, leads a group of four Lady Eagles on the 8-AAA All-Region softball team.

Announcements - 12/19/2008

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Rockdale Blotter - 12/19/2008

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. 9 and Monday:

Community Calendar - 12/19/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Tech's Johnson gets new 7-year deal

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech first-year coach Paul Johnson was given a new 7-year, $17.7 million contract on Thursday.

Falcons' Abraham patiently racks up the sacks

FLOWERY BRANCH - John Abraham asked his aching body to pull off an old trick.

Letter - Return to sound policy

To the editor:

Seven local squads in tournaments

CONYERS - Tis the season for prep basketball tournaments.

Jack Simpson - Give yourself the gift of kicking a bad habit

Why is it that even when people know better they gamble with their lives every day? They willingly take on and keep the deadly habit of smoking. Once addicted, it is very difficult to quit.

Newton Blotter - 12/19/2008

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