News for Thursday, January 10, 2008

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Residents invited to join initiative

COVINGTON - A coalition of community organizations has launched a new initiative to take on some of the most pressing local problems and is inviting all residents to get involved.

Authorities: Object hurled at moving car

COVINGTON - Newton County authorities are again asking motorists to be vigilant on the roadways after vandals reportedly hurled an unknown object at a car last week.

Rep. Holt ready to introduce zoning bill

COVINGTON - State Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, is preparing to introduce a bill addressing how courts interpret zoning law when the Georgia General Assembly convenes next week for the 2008 legislative session.

More logs for the fire

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Student meal payment service down System unavailable for at least a week, maybe longer

COVINGTON - Newton County School System parents who use Meal Pay Plus to pay their students' meal accounts will be unable to use the service for at least a week and perhaps longer.

Man charged with DUI, endangering daughter

COVINGTON - A Conyers man was charged with endangering his 9-year-old daughter Friday night after he was allegedly caught drinking and driving.

Tigers take down Rams, Seminoles at tri-meet

CONYERS - The Alcovy wrestling team got a boost of confidence Tuesday night at Salem High School, sweeping a tri-meet with county rival Newton and Area 8-AAAA foe Salem.

Events 1-10-08

Thursday

Rams stand tall against Redan boys Newton takes win; Alcovy loses to Cedar Shoals 51-50

COVINGTON - The Newton boys overcame a height deficit to claim a 64-58 win over a much-taller Redan team on Tuesday night.

Bulldogs victorious in rivalry match

ATHENS - Billy Humphrey scored 23 points and Georgia claimed state bragging rights with an ugly win, holding off Georgia Tech 79-72 Wednesday night.

Off to a running start Rockdale boys, Salem girls open subregion with double-digit wins

CONYERS - The Rockdale boys and the Salem girls started Region 8-AAAA South play on solid ground Tuesday night.

Sports briefs

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Clanton saves Eagles with buzzer-beater

COVINGTON - Artis Clanton scored 13 points against Heritage on Tuesday, but his biggest basket was a two-footer with 2.3 seconds left to play, giving the Eagles a 54-53 win.

Cal Thomas - Pick policy, not warm and cozy feelings

Politicians don't usually get me excited, but Barack Obama does.

Pick policy, not warm and cozy feelings

Politicians don't usually get me excited, but Barack Obama does.