News for Wednesday, February 6, 2008

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Suspect in murder case denied bond

COVINGTON - The Oxford man who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend and then attempted to take his own life last year was denied bond by a Newton County judge on Tuesday.

Record turnout? Obama wins state, GOP race tight

ATLANTA - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama's message of change resonated with voters in Georgia, where he rode a wave of support from blacks and young people to a dominating win over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton in Tuesday's primary.

Chapman takes Porterdale Council seat Residents pass alcohol referendum

PORTERDALE - With less than a month of campaigning under her belt, Porterdale City Council Post 3 candidate Arline Hayes Chapman won a decisive victory in Tuesday's special election, garnering nearly 60 percent of the total votes cast.

Seniors get tax break

COVINGTON - Newton County residents voted Tuesday in favor of giving senior citizens an additional exemption on school property taxes.

Comedy club petition no laughing matter for business owner

COVINGTON - Local business owner Jimmy Clark Jr. wasn't laughing after Monday night's City Council discussion concerning his planned comedy club.

Labor of Love CRCA to present 'God's Trombone' at Rockdale Auditorium in Olde Town

Although Renee Cannon has penned a number of plays, she may be best known locally for producing and directing a musical she didn't write, which she's bringing back to the stage on behalf of the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts.

Earnhardt hype kicks into high gear

CHARLOTTE, N.C - The crowd in front of Dale Earnhardt Jr. stretched five deep, everyone straining to hear the season goals of NASCAR's most popular driver.

Diamond elites Teal, Austin win awards from GACA

CONYERS - Last season was an historic ride for the Heritage baseball team.

Events 2-6-08

Feb. 6

Salem's Dentler signs with Georgia Perimeter College

Salem's Drew Dentler recently signed a baseball scholarship with Georgia Perimeter College.

Rockdale County Sex Offenders 2-6-08

The following are registered sexual offenders residing in Rockdale County as of Feb. 1:

Bill Shipp - Judge Fuller now wiser

Senior Judge Hilton Fuller probably deserves an award after abruptly resigning as presiding judge over the Brian Nichols multiple-murders case. Perhaps the judge ought to be considered for an honorary degree in journalism ethics. He has certainly completed the requisite course while overseeing preparations for the Nichols trial.

Mark Shields - Losing is publicly painful

Long before he would become Democratic Party chairman as well as the colorful and successful Washington lawyer, Bob Strauss grew up in the small West Texas cowboy town of Stamford, where, as he joked, his non-Jewish neighbors thought "Hanukkah was a duck call."

Clemens denies using steroids under oath

WASHINGTON - Roger Clemens' most meaningful denial of drug use so far was also the most well-guarded.

Flyers best Thrashers, continue dominance

ATLANTA - Antero Nittymaki and the Philadelphia Flyers own the Thrashers, especially in Atlanta.

Giants celebrate title with parade

NEW YORK - On a day for jumping and whooping it up, Michael Strahan showed the throngs of jubilant fans just how it's done, New York Giants style.