News for Thursday, January 24, 2008

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Couple found dead Bodies discovered in quiet neighborhood

COVINGTON - Less than a full month into the new year, Newton County authorities are already investigating their third homicide case after the bodies of a man and woman were discovered inside a home in The Falls subdivision Tuesday night.

Engineers to assess impact of reservoir

COVINGTON - The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a joint public notice to assess the potential impact of Bear Creek Reservoir.

BOC seeks speed limit decrease

COVINGTON - County commissioners are taking steps to improve safety on Access Road, a heavily traveled stretch that allows motorists to bypass the expressway.

Home Depot team assists Project Adventure

COVINGTON - While many workers spent their Martin Luther King Day relaxing at home, about 30 Home Depot employees spent their day volunteering at Project Adventure in Covington.

Investigators probe fire

COVINGTON - Newton County arson investigators are looking into a fire that occurred last week at a home on Capeton Court near the intersection of Willow Oak Way.

Hurt so good 41-point game sets Salem record in win over Cedar Shoals

CONYERS - John Mellencamp once wrote a song called "Hurt So Good."

Inside play key to Heritage wins over Alcovy

CONYERS - The Heritage Patriots reached the halfway point of the subregion schedule in first place Tuesday.

Government Meetings 1-24-08

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Newton boys keep pace with win over Luella

COVINGTON - The Newton boys tamed the Luella Lions 74-55 on Tuesday to stay one game behind region leaders Douglass and Stephenson.

No lack of excitement at Eastside Eagles, Bulldogs split pair of close games

COVINGTON - Of the minutes played by Eastside's Artis Clanton against Rockdale on Tuesday night, none was bigger than the final one of the game as the Eagles (11-8 overall, 3-2 8-AAAA South) held off Rockdale (10-7, 3-2) for a 38-37 victory.

Falcons hire Jags' defensive coordinator as coach

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons say Mike Smith is everything they want in a head coach, no matter that he's never been one before.

Letter - Where is the support for teachers?

To the editor:

Darrell Huckaby - Thank goodness for my recording lifeguard

In a previous life I worked as the aquatics director at Camp Jamison - which was part of Bert Adams Scout Reservation, just outside Covington. We called our camp "Man's Land," because the Scouts who camped at Jamison lived in tents and cooked their own food, the way God and Baden Powell intended.

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