News for Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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BREAKING NEWS - Two slain in The Falls subdivision Police ask for help in suspect manhunt

Newton County's murder rate took another hit Wednesday morning with the violent death of a young man and woman.

Meal Pay Plus service now available for Newton students

COVINGTON - Newton County School System parents who use Meal Pay Plus to pay their students' meal accounts are able to again use the service.

Builders opt not to file fee appeal

COVINGTON - Newton County is at last victorious in a more than two-year battle with local and state homeowners associations over its impact fee ordinance.

State to hear complaints against SHS teachers

CONYERS - Complaints filed by Rockdale County Public Schools to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission on Jan. 9 regarding Salem High School Band Director Shawn Geiger and Assistant Band Director John Claybrook will be reviewed by the PSC in February.

Senior tax exemption on ballots

COVINGTON - Voters who participate in the Presidential Preference Primary on Feb. 5 will also have the chance to decide on an issue of local importance in a special election - whether senior citizens should receive an additional exemption on school property taxes.

Bridging the gap

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Super Bowl hype kicks off with Tom and Gisele

NEW YORK - Even by Super Bowl standards, this one has it all. Unbeaten team vs. unpredictable team. Most valuable player vs. least likely Manning. New York vs. Boston. Plus a supermodel, to boot.

Life of a Soldier

For years, Evie Sweet-Hurd's mother kept her late son's letters from Vietnam in a box that moved from place to place with her. No one in the family opened the box. Too many memories, too much pain.

Man charged with spying in dressing room

COVINGTON - Covington authorities arrested a man last week after he was allegedly caught taking pictures of a woman with his cell phone in the dressing room of a clothing store.

Coaching search begins again at Rockdale Johnson steps down as football coach

CONYERS - The Rockdale football team is in search of a new football coach - again.

Events 1-23-08

Jan. 23

Childress team hoping to close in on Hendrick

WELCOME, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt's death left Richard Childress thinking it was time to find another way to make a living.

The conquerors and the conquered

MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams stumbled one round short of a rematch, so Maria Sharapova had to unload a year's worth of retribution on somebody else.