News for Tuesday, January 29, 2008

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Patriots, Bulldogs collide in key matchup

CONYERS - Tonight's Rockdale-Heritage boys basketball game looks to be one of the most significant rivalry games in years for the two programs.

Franchitti, Montoya working together to find success

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - They first met in England in late 1994. One was a proper Englishman well on his way to a racing career, the other a raw Colombian looking for a big break.

Jay's Recycling owner jailed for contempt

COVINGTON - Jay's Recycling owner James Sharpshair was immediately taken into custody Monday afternoon after Superior Court Judge Eugene Benton found him in contempt of court for violating a court order to shut down operations.

Lady Rams, Tigers take home wins

COVINGTON - Big quarters by the Alcovy boys and the Newton girls helped propel them to victories Saturday.

Community center to break ground

COVINGTON - The groundbreaking for the Nelson Heights Community Center in Commission District 4 will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, and the public is invited to attend.

Darrell Huckaby - 'New ways' aren't always the best ways

I was sitting in the doctor's office last week - yeah, the older we get the more time we seem to spend sitting in the doctors' offices of the world - and I overheard a lady telling another lady that she missed the "old ways" of doing things.

Suspect sought in robbery

COVINGTON - Newton County authorities are seeking information leading to the whereabouts of a suspect who they say used a threatening note to rob a bank last week.

Ric Latarski - Is Smith answer to Falcons' prayers?

The Falcons have a new head coach in the person of Mike Smith, a former assistant with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Why he would want to leave Jacksonville for Atlanta remains to be seen.

Events 1-29-08

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A super inspiration Bruschi's comeback 'a victory for all stroke survivors'

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - There was a time when Tedy Bruschi was unsure he'd be able to go to a football game again, let alone play in one.

Full of promise

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Area students to compete in county bee

COVINGTON - Sixteen Newton County elementary and middle school students will compete against each other Wednesday in Newton County School System's 2008 Spelling Bee.

Walton Blotter 1-29-08

MONROE - The following arrests and charges have been reported by the Walton County Sheriff's Office, the Monroe Police Department, the Loganville Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and the Social Circle Department of Public Safety:

Police seek shooter in Sunday fight

COVINGTON - Covington police are seeking a suspect wanted for shooting a man in the wrist following an argument Sunday night.

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Health Reports 1-29-08

The following food service establishment inspection reports were provided by the Environmental Health Division of the Rockdale County Health Department. As of Dec. 1, the Environmental Health Division implemented new regulations that include both a letter grade and numeric score. The current form, along with the two most recent inspection reports, must be visibly posted within 15 feet of the establishment's main entrance and drive-thru windows.

Salem's Hurt scores 33 in weekend win

CONYERS - The Salem basketball teams seem to be going in opposite directions as the boys and girls earned yet another split Saturday, with the girls winning their game, while the boys lost another close one.

Senate overrides Perdue veto of separate budget offices

ATLANTA - For the first time since Jimmy Carter was Georgia's governor, the General Assembly has overridden a gubernatorial veto.