News for Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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Sweet art Faux treats a hobby for local resident

COVINGTON - Cyndi Foshee's homemade candies, cakes and pies sure look good enough to eat. So good, in fact, that people don't always listen when she tells them the treats aren't edible.

Conyers man makes sure Santa gets his mail

CONYERS - As Christmas approaches, girls and boys diligently put pen and pencil to paper to pour out their hearts' desires in the hope that Santa Claus will take notice of their good behavior and reward them with toys, clothes and all manner of holiday goodies.

Robber strikes Dunkin' Donuts on Highway 20

COVINGTON - A cashier at Dunkin' Donuts located at 5314 Ga. Highway 20 was robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Police step up patrols for holidays

CONYERS - As Andy Williams might sing, this is the season when there'll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting and hearts will be glowing when loved ones are near - and the Georgia State Patrol will be out in force to make sure it's the most wonderful time of the year.

Seminole squads, Lady Eagles earn victories

The Salem girls basketball team beat Forest Park 48-31 to secure a third-place finish in the Henry County Classic on Tuesday.

Rockdale ends tournament with 4-1 record Newton finishes 3-2, Alcovy goes 2-3 at meet

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Rockdale's wrestlers continued to show improvement on the season, finishing the Social Circle Invitational with a 4-1 record Tuesday.

Heritage girls win holiday tourney

ATLANTA - The Heritage girls basketball squad walked off the court champions of the DeKalb County Holiday Tournament after topping Lithonia 47-34 Tuesday evening at Cross Keys High School.

Darrell Huckaby - Some assembly required on Christmas Eve

The rest of you are more than welcome to come along for the ride, but this one really is for all the new daddies out there. Not the brand new daddies, understand. Laying out a doll and some blocks and a few story books is child's play. You can do that before the choir in that big New York cathedral finishes singing the "Alleluia Chorus." I'm talking about the fathers among you who will this very night, be inserting Tab A into Slot B for the very first time.

Community Calendar - 12/24/2008

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Mark Shields - Senate appointments a double-edged sword

Among others, James Michael Curley, the charismatically colorful Irish-American politician who was elected to the Congress, mayor of Boston and governor of Massachusetts, candidly observed, "Every time you do a favor for a constituent, you make nine enemies and one ingrate."