News for Thursday, January 3, 2008

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Workshops for county school substitutes to begin Jan. 17

COVINGTON - Even though the Newton County School System already employees about 400 substitute teachers, it is looking for more.

Clothing placed near wall heating unit causes fire at West Street duplex

COVINGTON - Covington firefighters were called to their first structure fire of the new year at a West Street duplex Wednesday afternoon.

Awareness of changes in tax laws can speed preparation

CONYERS - In the coming months, taxpayers are going to be gathering information in preparation for the day in April when taxes are due.

Suspect on the run Victim of shooting in critical condition

COVINGTON - A 38-year-old man is in critical condition at an Atlanta hospital after authorities say he was shot in the back of the head during an apparent armed robbery attempt on Gum Tree Trail on New Year's morning.

Holt to seek re-election

COVINGTON - State Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, has announced he is running for a third term representing the state's 112th District, which includes portions of Newton and Morgan counties.

High winds spread smoke from grass fire

CONYERS - Rockdale County firefighters quickly put out a grass fire along Dogwood Drive that created a large amount of smoke in the area due to high winds Wednesday afternoon.

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Lady Bulldogs stay unbeaten with 93-49 win

ATHENS - Megan Darrah scored a season-high 20 points and had five steals to lead No. 7 Georgia to a 93-49 victory over Presbyterian on Wednesday night.

Thrashers weather Hurricanes in overtime

RALEIGH, N.C. - Marian Hossa scored a power-play goal off a feed from Ilya Kovalchuk with 31.5 seconds left in overtime to help the Atlanta Thrashers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 on Wednesday night.

Eastside wrestlers take down another No. 1 Eagles defeat Tucker, finish tournament with 3 wins

SUWANEE - For the second time this season, the Eastside wrestling team has knocked off the No. 1-ranked team in Class AAAA.

Cal Thomas - Can meeting of the minds fix the system?

Let's have a show of hands by people who are fed up with the way politics is practiced in America. Activists, party operatives, media guest bookers interested in conflict, not resolution of problems and all fundraisers, put your hands down. The rest of you pay attention.

Darrell Huckaby - Time to break out the resolutions

The very first column of 2008. Isn't it wonderful the way we chronicle time? We divide it up into neat little sections - months, days, years, decades, centuries - and on and on and on, and every time the moon goes through its cycle 12 times, we get to declare a new year and start over.

A sweet premonition Sugar Bowl win foreshadows possible title run

NEW ORLEANS - After beating up on unbeaten Hawaii, the Georgia Bulldogs sounded a bit miffed about getting passed over for a shot at the national championship.

King James rules court over Hawks LeBron nets 32 in 2nd half as Cleveland beats Atlanta

CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 32 of his 36 points in the second half and Larry Hughes, whose shooting woes have been an ongoing issue for Cleveland, made a crucial jumper down the stretch to lead the Cavaliers past the Atlanta Hawks 98-94 on Wednesday night.

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