News for Tuesday, December 23, 2008


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Porterdale nixes December meetings

PORTERDALE - The 2009 budget won't be finalized until sometime in January after City Council members decided to cancel two scheduled meetings this month.

Shop With a Cop

Covington Police Department officer Clint Kitchens displays a Hannah Montana game to an eager young lady last week at the Covington Wal-Mart. Each year, the local Department of Family and Children Services hosts Shop With a Cop, a program which pairs a needy child with a public safety officer as they shop for $100 in Christmas gifts for the child.

Couple fights mistaken pet adoption

CONYERS - A Newton County couple has taken out a warrant against a Rockdale County woman they claim wrongfully gave away their dogs during a pet-store adoption and won't help get them back.

Man clocked by son after store refusal

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at

Seminole squads fall in Henry Co. Salem girls upset by Jackson

McDONOUGH - The Salem basketball program was swept Monday afternoon during the Henry County Classic.

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Go green for the holidays

COVINGTON - Forget a White Christmas, and don't even consider having a Blue Christmas. This year, it's all about being environmentally conscious and "Going Green" for the holidays.

Eastside wrestlers place third in tourney

COVINGTON - Eastside coach Brandon Blakeman got a good measurement of his team's preparedness for the Class AAA state duals by finishing third in the Red Devil Classic over the weekend.

Milestone moment Bradley earns 1,000th victory as boys head coach

McDONOUGH - Ron Bradley received an early Christmas present Monday evening.

Lady Pats top Tucker, head to title game

The Heritage girls advanced to the championship game in the American Girls Division at the DeKalb County Holiday Basketball Tournament with a 41-33 victory over Tucker on Monday.