News for Saturday, February 2, 2008

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Neighbor's call leads to arrest of three burglary suspects

COVINGTON - A call from an alert resident landed three alleged burglars in jail last week following a traffic stop by sheriff's deputies.

Planes, trains and ...

Lach Kennon, left, Amanda Mosely, center, and Kaleen Bowman smile Friday from the rumble seat of this 1929 Model A. They were part of a contingent of preschool children attending an annual Transportation Day event at the First United Methodist Church in Covington..

Rockdale defender, deputy arrested

CONYERS - A Rockdale County Public Defender and detention deputy at the Rockdale County Jail have been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged improper relationship with a male inmate.

Imagine to present plans for Newton charter school

COVINGTON - Newton County could be home to a charter school in 2010 if it's approved by the Newton County Board of Education.

House wants state to play role

ATLANTA - The House passed legislation Thursday aimed at making it easier for individuals or groups in a community to start a charter school.

Newborn mulls exiting fire deal

COVINGTON - The Newborn Town Council is considering pulling its funding for Fire Station No. 6.

Both Newton teams fall to MLK

COVINGTON - The M.L. King boys basketball team showed why it is the No. 4 ranked squad in Class AAAAA, beating Newton 74-57 on Friday night.

Perrin lifts Thrashers past Sabres in shootout victory

ATLANTA - Eric Perrin, Atlanta's fourth shooter, beat Jocelyn Thibault with a fake before scoring in the shootout to give the Thrashers a 5-4 win over Buffalo on Friday night.

Alcovy boys, Eastside girls prevail

COVINGTON - The Alcovy boys won their second straight subregion game Friday night over county rival Eastside 49-39, while the Lady Eagles earned the season split against the Lady Tigers with a hardfought 48-41 victory.

Events 2-2-08

Feb. 2

Rockdale boys top Cedar Shoals

ATHENS - The Rockdale boys basketball team moved back into second place in Region 8-AAAA South with a 58-54 win over the Cedar Shoals Jaguars on Friday night.

Darrell Huckaby - February is the Birthday Month

It's funny what we remember - and what we forget. I have no memory of ever learning the Pythagorean Theorem or Bernoulli's Principle, but I will always remember that Avogadro's number is 6.02 times 10 to the 23rd power and I can recite all 17 stanzas of Alfred Noyes's epic poem "The Highwayman."

Heritage boys dismiss Salem, get region bye

CONYERS - The Heritage boys showed just why they're the No. 1 team in Region 8-AAAA South on Friday night at Salem High School.

Newton Citizen Poll 2-2-08

"To all the folks criticizing Doug Holt: Hey, zoning is both legal and constitutional. If you don't like it, maybe you'd like someone opening a junkyard or a hog farm next door to you?"

Rockdale Citizen Poll 2-2-08

"What a shame Mr. Geiger has gotten caught up in this mess. It is rare when a teacher cares enough about students to direct them on life issues."

Rob Jenkins - A Northerner's guide to Southern snow

I know all you Northern transplants had a good time recently making fun of the way we Southerners deal with snow. That's OK. We make fun of Northerners all the time for living in places where snow is a constant aggravation, not just a pleasant distraction.

Letter - Response to "teacher deserves more support"

To the editor:

Salem girls tie for top spot with win over Heritage

CONYERS - It's been a long time since the Salem girls basketball team has scored only 34 points in a game.