News for Tuesday, January 8, 2008

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Newton Library expands audiobook collection

COVINGTON - The Newton County Library has recognized a new customer base with its recent collection.

Grand jury indicts man in slaying

COVINGTON - A man who allegedly killed his girlfriend and then dumped parts of her dismembered body in a wooded area off Ga. Highway 212 in late October was indicted by a Newton County grand jury on Friday.

Authorities find body of missing Georgia hiker Suspect's bond denied; links to other cases probed

DAWSONVILLE - Authorities found the body of a missing hiker Monday night in a wooded area, hours after a judge denied bond to the man accused of kidnapping her in the north Georgia mountains.

Life is a highway

Staff Photo: Sue-Ann Kuhn-Smith

Tax season begins with start of new year

COVINGTON - The celebrations of 2007 may be over, but there's still some old business at hand.

NCSO: Suspect arrested in shooting

COVINGTON - A man wanted for the New Year's Day shooting of 38-year-old Dennis Rogers was taken into custody by authorities in the early morning hours Saturday.

Walton Blotter 01-07-08

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:

Lobbyists pushing both sides of gun-rights bill

ATLANTA - The 2008 Georgia General Assembly doesn't start until next week, but lobbyists already were at the Capitol Monday pushing both sides of a gun-rights bill that roiled the legislature last year.

Darrell Huckaby - New Year traditions die hard

The year 2008 might be a long one for me, y'all - and not just because of the extra day in February, either.

Eastside captures duals title

COVINGTON - The Eastside Eagles wrestling team tuned up for the Area 8-AAAA Team Duals by beating the competition and taking first place Saturday at the Brookwood Duals.

Eraser of yards Colts' Sanders named top defender in NFL

NEW YORK - Bob Sanders' impact on the vastly improved Indianapolis defense, not to mention his impact on opposing ball carriers, earned the Colts safety The Associated Press 2007 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award Monday.

Newton boys capture 10th win of year

COVINGTON - Jamon Hawkins had a career-high game and the Newton boys produced their biggest single-quarter output of the season to propel the Rams past Luella 72-56 on Saturday.

Heritage teams, Salem girls collect victories

CONYERS - All six Rockdale County basketball teams were on the road this weekend in various hardcourt action.

Gossage, Rice await Hall of Fame announcement

NEW YORK - Goose Gossage was having trouble getting a full night's sleep as the Hall of Fame announcement approached.

Walton Blotter 1-8-08

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:

Sports briefs

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Task force calls for more choices in school funding

ATLANTA - Georgia public school systems willing to be held more accountable for their students' performance should be given more flexibility to achieve the improvements they're seeking, a state task force recommended Monday.