News for Thursday, December 25, 2008


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Community Calendar - 12/25/2008


AP names Saban top head coach

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Four straight losses were bad enough for Alabama, and one humbling defeat to Louisiana-Monroe was even worse.

The wonder of Christmas

With that look of wonder that only children know, 8-month-old Andrew Cumbie reaches for an ornament dangling from the tree at the Covington home of his grandparents, Debbie and Doug Smith, on his first Christmas. Andrew is the son of Robert and Michelle Cumbie of Monticello. His paternal grandparents are Louie Cumbie and Judy Arnold of Covington.

YMCA hires local to head state finance

COVINGTON - A local lawyer has just been named a finance chair for the State YMCA of Georgia and is heading up an effort to bring the organization's Y Clubs back to the Newton County School System.

From Tech to Texas, Choice surprising all

IRVING, Texas - Not as barbaric as Marion Barber, not the breakaway threat of Felix Jones, Tashard Choice was merely the 'other' running back for the Dallas Cowboys this season.

Beware of what your trash says Thieves can spot big items by boxes, refuse

CONYERS - After the turkey has been eaten, the toys have been unwrapped and the dust has settled, there is still one final holiday tradition which must be completed - taking out the trash.

DeKalb College law academy gets certified by POST

CONYERS - Graduates from the Law Enforcement Academy at DeKalb Technical College are now eligible for POST certification.

Packed with Pats Heritage's Hudson, Worthy, Smith take top cross country honors

This fall, the Heritage cross country teams had an interesting mix of experienced runners and promising young talent.

Government Meetings - 12/25/2008


Students bring cheer to nursing home

COVINGTON - Before schools dismissed for the holiday break, one school club brought a little warmth to residents of Covington Manor nursing home.