News for Wednesday, January 30, 2008

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Schools to hold parent conferences, staff development

COVINGTON - All Newton County School System students will have early release days this week.

NCSO: Man uses knife toward cop

COVINGTON - A wanted man, who apparently was distraught over the prospect of going back to jail, faces charges of aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer after he allegedly approached a Newton County sheriff's deputy with a knife Thursday morning.

Stolen car results in manhunt

CONYERS - Conyers police arrested two men and continued to search for two others who are believed to have ditched a stolen a car on Iris Drive on Tuesday afternoon.

No bond given to murder suspect

COVINGTON - The man who authorities say shot and killed 38-year-old Dennis Rogers earlier this month was denied bond at a hearing held Tuesday in Newton County Superior Court.

New sex offender law clears House

ATLANTA - The House on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would reinstate residency restrictions on sex offenders that were thrown out by a recent Georgia Supreme Court decision.

Building blocks

Outspoken giant Burress predicts 6-point N.Y. win

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Plaxico Burress looked through his wraparound shades and pointed to two choice midfield seats at Phoenix Stadium.

Tigers finish second in Redskin Rumble

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Alcovy Tigers had nine of their wrestlers record top-four finishes in the Redskin Rumble at Social Circle High School, earning a second-place team finish in the 13-team tournament Saturday.

Bear Creek stalled by delays

COVINGTON - A Joint Public Notice was issued for Bear Creek Reservoir on Jan. 9, another step in the long process toward obtaining a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Easy W's history for Pats Blowouts replaced by close victories

PHOENIX - Routed. Romped. Annihilated.

Boxes filled with hope United Way hosts third annual Shoebox Project

When women and children leave an abusive or dangerous domestic situation or find themselves on the streets with few resources on hand, the last thing they're thinking about is having access to toiletries.

Events 1-30-08

Jan. 30

Browns give Crennel 2-year contract extension

CLEVELAND - Willie McGinest always believed Romeo Crennel would turn the Cleveland Browns into winners.

Armstrong added to Falcons' staff

ATLANTA - Keith Armstrong returned for his second coaching stint with the Atlanta Falcons when he was named special teams coordinator on Tuesday.

Bill Shipp - Do gender, race matter most?

By this time next week, Super-Duper Tuesday will be over. Twenty-four states and American Samoa will have staged presidential primaries or caucuses on the same day. We will be able to measure statistically just how dumb Democratic voters are in Georgia, across the country and in the South Pacific.