News for Wednesday, February 27, 2008

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Lions Club members get versed in food safety for annual chili supper

COVINGTON - The Covington Lions Club wants to show the public they are committed to food safety, so they are coming prepared to their seventh annual Chili Supper.

Light as Art Festival of Lights Illuminates Olde Town

There's an exhibit coming to Olde Town but it doesn't involve paintings, sculpture, photography or any of the other traditional arts. This exhibit is composed of light.

Lady Rams want to go to playoffs

COVINGTON - After a 1-1 to start the 2008 season, Newton girls soccer coach Mary Roach knows a postseason berth won't be easy this year.

DOT announces traffic shifts for Ga. 142

COVINGTON - The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced ongoing traffic shifts on Ga. Highway 142 from Industrial Boulevard to Hazelbrand Road. These shifts will occur on the following dates, weather permitting:

Hossa sent to Penquins

Garth Snow stood down the hall from the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins' locker room that buzzed after the biggest trade of NHL deadline day. The New York Islanders' general manager could only watch as another team made the big splash.

Braves' 2B Johnson doesn't have to worry

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Kelly Johnson is a lot more relaxed this spring.

Mark Shields - Obama - Hedge on Funds

During a political campaign, there are certain verbs you never want to see in a newspaper headline anywhere near your candidate's name.

Heritage tennis teams eye repeat

CONYERS - The Heritage tennis teams are looking to keep their momentum going this spring.

13-year-old charged after wielding knife

COVINGTON - A 13-year-old girl has been charged with aggravated assault after she allegedly took a swing at a fellow teen with a knife following a fight at a bus stop earlier this month.

Man caught impersonating police officer

CONYERS - A Newton County man was arrested last week for not being who he appeared to be.

A split court Newton, Eastside go 3-2

COVINGTON - Newton freshman Holly Springer and Eastside junior Jake Rienstra withstood the pressure to give their tennis teams 3-2 victories in cold, blustery conditions Tuesday.

Voter registration drive and men's breakfast take place Saturday

COVINGTON - If you're not registered to vote, here's your chance.

Bill Shipp - Hillary and the H-Factor

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Events 2-27-08

Feb. 27

Mayors to join bike ride

COVINGTON - Covington Mayor Kim Carter and Conyers Mayor Randy Mills will join cyclists from all over metro Atlanta on March 11 in Georgia Ride to the Capitol to promote bicycling.

Hands-on approach

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Two plead guilty in shooting

COVINGTON - Two men arrested last year in connection with the accidental shooting death of a Newton County woman pleaded guilty to the charges against them in Newton County Superior Court on Tuesday.

Ric Latarski - School system experiencing technical difficulties

In case you haven't heard, the Clayton County school system is having what they call in the TV business technical difficulties.