News for Tuesday, February 26, 2008


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Celebrating a century Five generations gather for 100th birthday party

COVINGTON - Nellie Steele Johnson has seen a lot of changes in her lifetime.

Roads for Jesus event is Saturday Motorists asked to watch for workers on roadside

COVINGTON - This Saturday, 1,500 people be working along local roadways, picking up litter for the third annual Roads for Jesus.

Dynamite discovered in scrap metal

COVINGTON - Authorities with the Covington Police Department, Covington Fire Department and Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Bomb Disposal Unit were called to LB Recycling Center on Washington Street on Monday afternoon following the discovery of dynamite in a load of scrap metal.

Hightower announces candidacy for sheriff

COVINGTON - "I want to be your next sheriff," is the motto Newton County Sheriff's Office Investigator Lt. Gwen Hightower wants residents to remember when they head to the ballot box later this year.

'If it weren't for him, we wouldn't have this building' Oxford to honor designer at dedication

OXFORD - Oxford resident Tom Turner retired about 10 years ago, but that doesn't mean he just sits around at home all day.

Rob Jenkins - Why growing older is a losing proposition

Getting older is not for weenies - although it's certainly true that weenies get older, too. Have you seen Al Gore lately?

Doug Holt - Sales tax referendum just passing the buck

Massive metro Atlanta growth has given Georgia a major transportation problem. Virtually everyone agrees. So legislation is being pushed in the House for a referendum on raising sales taxes 1 percent - dedicated to transportation. This act would increase taxes by $1.5 billion per year for eight years. I oppose it, and you deserve to know why.

Events 2-26-08

Feb. 26

Government Meetings 2-26-08


Ron Ramsey - Assembly session more than half over

This year's session of the Georgia General Assembly is more than half complete. Friday, Feb. 22, marked day 22 of the 2008 session.

Darrell Huckaby - Who Are You Wearing? That's the Question?

I didn't intend to watch, but it was like a train wreck - I just couldn't look away.

Salem girls fall to Mays

ATLANTA - Salem's inexperience was too much to overcome against Mays in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs Saturday night.

War Eagles edge out Heritage 3-2 in season opener

CONYERS - Prep baseball heavyweights collided Monday at Danny Blue Field as Heritage and Marist faced off in each team's 2008 season opener.

Bringing it home Salem's Yates, Eastside win Class AAAA titles

DULUTH - Salem's Peter Yates and the Eastside Eagles proved they were the best in Class AAAA by winning state championships Saturday in the State Traditional Wrestling Tournament at The Arena at Gwinnett Center.

Salem baseball team counting on experience

CONYERS - In just his second season at the helm of the Salem baseball team, coach Chris Davis is hoping experience brings big dividends this spring.

No.1 DeKalb too much for Heritage

DECATUR - The Southwest DeKalb girls showed why they're ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA against Heritage in the first round of the state playoffs on Saturday.

John Douglas - We're past the legislative halfway mark

Your Georgia Senate has moved beyond the halfway point of the 2008 legislative session, having finished 22 of the required 40 business days. The pace is increasing daily as senators and representatives go about their work. This week, I'd like to discuss several important pieces of legislation that I have focused on thus far.