News for Saturday, January 5, 2008


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Presidential preference primary set

COVINGTON - Newton County residents will join voters across the state in casting ballots in the presidential preference primary election on Feb. 5.

Newton to be represented on submarine

COVINGTON - Newton County will be represented on a U.S. Navy submarine that will be used for clandestine operations to fight worldwide terrorism.

Birds of a feather eat together

COVINGTON - Even with temperatures dipping below freezing, there is no shortage of birds flying around this winter.

Piano students hold Christmas recital

The annual Christmas recital and party for students of Martha Anne Young was held at her home on Sunday, Dec. 16. First grader, Lydia Akin opened the program with solos and a duet with her Mom. Other duets were performed by, the Rogers brothers, Hinton and Perry, the Rogers sisters, Sara Catherine and Reynolds, Minh Nguyen and her cousin, Michelle Nguyen, Gracie Miller and her Mom and Samantha VanNess and Miss Martha Anne.

Gunshot victim dies from complications Suspect now facing murder charge

COVINGTON - Newton County recorded its first murder of the New Year on Friday morning following the death of 38-year-old Dennis Rogers, who was shot in the back of the head during an armed robbery earlier this week.

Nine charged with swiping scrap metal

COVINGTON - Eight Monticello residents, along with one Griffin man, are facing charges of theft by taking and criminal trespass after they were reportedly caught by Newton County authorities stealing scrap metal earlier this week.

AARP inducts 2008 officers

Thrashers fall to Hurricanes late

ATLANTA - The Carolina Hurricanes stopped Ilya Kovalchuk for a change.

Nate McCullough - Can you hear me now? I just need an answer

In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. As smart as he was, I doubt he could've envisioned that I would have the following conversation on his device 132 years later:

Newton Citizen Poll 1-5-08

"Newton County Animal Control has made several visits to the dog on the corner of Russell Braden Road and Salem Road. The most recent visit was on 12-28-07. It does have shelter and water. The owner is caring for the dog. Please call 770-786-9514 (Animal Control) with your information if you are still concerned."

What happens in this season's bowls helps in 2008 preseason polls

NEW ORLEANS - The bowl season is a lot like the Iowa caucuses.

Bulldogs shoot for 2 Rockdale boys, girls both take care of Clarkston

CONYERS - It wasn't pretty, but Rockdale's basketball squads started off 2008 with a sweep of Clarkston on Friday at Rockdale High School.

Events 1-5-08


Darrell Huckaby - So long Iowa, on to New Hampshire

Well, they are finally through caucusing in Iowa.

Garden Club holds holiday meeting

The Conyers Garden Club met at the home of Susan Dodd on Nov. 13, with Susan Hicks and Joyce Andrews as hostesses. The members received a most informative program led by Elaine Nash of the Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council. Ms. Nash discussed and identified native intrusive plants. She also gave the names and habitats of many Georgia native plants. These were pointed out as the members walked through the woods to the lake on Ms. Dodd's property.

Indiana snaps skid, beats Hawks by 22

INDIANAPOLIS - Danny Granger tied a career high with 32 points, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-91 on Friday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

Rockdale Citizen Poll 1-5-08

This week's Citizen Poll was an open line ...

Eastside splits with Habersham Boys hammer Raiders 59-30 while girls fall in close game

COVINGTON - The Eastside boys played their style of basketball game and it showed as the Eagles beat Habersham Central 59-30 on Friday night.