News for Thursday, January 17, 2008

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DeKalb Tech vying for law academy

COVINGTON - DeKalb Technical College could one day be home to a law enforcement academy that would provide mandated training for sheriff and police departments within a 50-mile radius of Newton County.

Woman found dead Lake Lucinda Drive resident shot in home

COVINGTON - Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies found a woman who had been shot to death in her home about 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Agencies prepare for winter mix

COVINGTON - With low temperatures and a chance of precipitation this morning, many county agencies were preparing Wednesday evening for what could be the first winter storm of the season.

Lake Varner reopens for boating, fishing Friday

COVINGTON - Lake Varner will reopen Friday to boating and fishing.

County commissioners discuss salary increases, but no vote is taken

COVINGTON - Two commissioners proposed an increase in commissioners' base salaries Tuesday night, but the majority of the board said they would not support a pay raise for themselves.

Sports briefs

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Lady Tigers notch first win of season

COVINGTON - A double-double by Alcovy's Tiffany Moody helped give the Lady Tigers something they hadn't felt all season - the thrill of victory.

Bulldogs hold off Jaguars for 70-68 victory Rockdale girls get crushed 82-37

CONYERS - One game was a rout and the other was a nail-biter as Rockdale's basketball squads collected a split with visiting Cedar Shoals on Tuesday night.

Darrell Huckaby - The moving van blues

My eighth grade English teacher was Mr. J. T. McKay. Mr. McKay was tall and thin and helped me learn to love language; particularly poetry. He also taught me to play a backyard game called "washers," but that is another story for another day.

Sharapova ousts new mother Davenport

MELBOURNE, Australia - Maria Sharapova looked up and spotted a 7-month-old kid staring her down.

Rams beat Douglass at buzzer Girls fall to Lady Astros by 21

COVINGTON - A last-second 3-pointer by Newton's Sean Monk allowed the Rams to pull a huge upset, beating No. 4 Douglass 45-42 on the road Tuesday.

Pats too much for Salem Boys, girls tied for first after victories

CONYERS - The Heritage basketball teams are starting to look like serious contenders in Region 8-AAAA South.