News for Friday, July 11, 2008


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Bass club continues kids' day Free fishing event is for 8- to 13-year-olds

Social Circle - Most of the time when parents take their kids fishing, they won't win anything - except any fish they catch - but one metro Atlanta organization is changing that.

Newton Blotter 7/11/2008

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:

Newton County sample ballot for Tuesday's primary election

Editor's Note: The following is a sample of what Newton County voters will find on the ballot in Tuesday's primary. Please note that not all of the following choices will be available on all ballots, depending upon which district the voter lives within.

Luxembourg rider takes lead at Tour First from that country to wear yellow in 50 years

SUPER-BESSE, France - Kim Kirchen pulled on the yellow jersey at the Tour de France on Thursday, the first Luxembourg rider in 50 years to lead cycling's showcase race.

Jasper attempts to pull out of JDA

COVINGTON - Jasper County has made a second unsuccessful attempt to pull out of the Joint Development Authority and its ownership of Stanton Springs.

Hawks again on hold after Smith pays visit to Clippers

ATLANTA - The relief Hawks fans felt when Elton Brand signed with the 76ers may have lasted only as long as it took Josh Smith to sit down for dinner in Los Angeles with Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy.

'Potential to be great' Stewart leaves Joe Gibbs to run own race team

JOLIET, Ill. - Tony Stewart knows he's taking a gamble by leaving NASCAR's elite Joe Gibbs Racing team to join one that usually runs in the middle of the pack.

'Working' up a sweat Depot Players revive classic Broadway musical

Ten years ago, Anne Hargis appeared in the original Depot Players' production of the award-winning Broadway musical "Working" and she's been itching to stage it again ever since.

It's camp meetin' time

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Sheriff's office investigators look for mailbox bombers 'Sparkler bomb' explodes at residence Sunday

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the origin of what investigators are calling a "sparkler bomb," which destroyed a mailbox at a residence on Atla Road on Sunday.

Industrial park area proposed Petition to annex 214 acres to be considered by city

COVINGTON - The Covington City Council acknowledged Monday night receipt of a petition for annexation of 214 acres on Hazelbrand Road, property that is targeted for an industrial park.

Darrell Huckaby - Chappy's coming to Salem

I don't like people telling me what I need to do. Never have. Therefore, I try real hard not to tell other people what they need to do - usually. Today, however, I will make an exception to my own rule.

Announcements 7/11/2008


Rockdale Blotter 7/11/2008

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Conyers Police Department between June 30 and Monday:

NASCAR cancels qualifying in Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. - With a line of strong storms moving through the area, NASCAR officials canceled Thursday night's Sprint Cup series qualifying at Chicagoland Speedway.

Jack Simpson - Family member returns home

Kate is a family member. She recently bought a second home in Appalachia, of all places! Her regular residence is in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Why the new acquisition?

Yates a standout for Salem wrestling team Senior won third individual title in final season

CONYERS - For the Salem wrestling team, it was a season full of brilliant individual accomplishments, especially from senior standout Peter Yates.

Community Calendar 7/11/2008