News for Wednesday, January 16, 2008


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Two BOE members seeking re-election

COVINGTON - Two of the five seats on the Newton County Board of Education are up for election this year and both members are planning to seek re-election.

Students get home after dark Bus mishaps cause delay

COVINGTON - Buses delivered approximately 40 Indian Creek Middle School students home after dark Monday evening due to a series of transportation mishaps.

Bright smile

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Elementary students to take reading tests this week

COVINGTON - Newton County elementary school students are scheduled to be tested on their reading prowess sometime this week or next.

Teen to serve 10 years for molestation Defendant enters plea of guilty but mentally ill

CONYERS - A teenager who inappropriately touched two young boys was ordered to serve 10 years in prison after he entered a plea Friday that he was guilty but mentally ill.

CPD: Thief tries to sell stolen scrap metal back

COVINGTON - Covington Police Department officers have arrested a man they say was stealing scrap metal from Oconee Metal and then trying to sell it back to them.

Ric Latarski Mug

Earnhardt feeling the pressure of new Hendrick ride

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is already feeling the pressure, and the season hasn't even started.

Hawks top Nuggets in 104-93 win

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 22 points and the Atlanta Hawks held off a late rally by the Denver Nuggets for a 104-93 victory on Tuesday night.

Events 1-16-08


Portrait of a pioneer Friends, family remember life of arts advocate

Rebekah Vaughn recalls as a teenager in the early 1990s driving to the old Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts offices on Ga. 138 to help her mother, Paula Vaughn, stuff envelopes with brochures and memberships for the upcoming arts season.

GM plans to stick to his roots Dimitroff wants to bring Patriot formula to Falcons

ATLANTA - Thomas Dimitroff knows how he wants the Atlanta Falcons to operate: just like his previous employer.

A winning heritage Patriots' program produces top local talent

Heritage's Shuaib Winters spent his final cross country season adding to his already impressive list of running accomplishments.

Seminole swimmers take fourth in Athens

ATHENS - The Salem swim team had a solid showing Saturday at the Clarke Central High School Swimming and Diving Invitational, placing fourth in a field of 16 teams.

Federer has a very g'day with first-round victory

MELBOURNE, Australia - Sick and tired of talk about his stomach bug, Roger Federer wanted to show he was in Grand Slam form.