News for Friday, July 4, 2008

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Man charged in 2004 case of molestation

COVINGTON - The Covington Police Department has arrested and charged a 22-year-old man with aggravated child molestation in connection with a 2004 incident, according to Sgt. Mike Tinsley.

Golden volunteer 78-year-old logs hours with RSCO

Rockdale County resident Ken Weimer has had a lifelong interest in law enforcement, but there was one thing that kept him from qualifying as a peace officer.

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Missing 14-year-old discovered unharmed

COVINGTON - Robin Hardie, who had been missing for five days, was found unharmed Wednesday night, according to the Covington Police Department.

Community Calendar 7/4/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Phillies sweep Atlanta for 2nd time this year

ATLANTA - Cole Hamels came within one out of his second shutout of the Braves this season, making the Phillies' second series sweep of the year in Atlanta look easy.

Conyers wins Main Street accreditation

CONYERS - Less than 14 months after earning its designation as a Main Street City, Conyers has been recognized for its Main Street Program's accreditation as a 2008 National Main Street Program.

Jack Simpson - ER visits make us long for days of the country doctor

The older we get, the more we realize that the good old days are gone - but not forgotten. Remember when it was a comfort to have a family doctor you could count on in an emergency? As a child, our family doctor even made house calls and, in an emergency, he was Johnny-on-the-spot!

1st-place Rays turn East upside down

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Pennant fever is alive in the oddest of places.

It will be a blast

The skies will be aglow with fireworks set off by professionals and amateurs alike as Independence Day is celebrated across the country today.

Candidate tries to get refund on FEC fine

COVINGTON - Republican State Senate candidate Mike Crotts has issued a news release claiming that the Supreme Court's recent ruling overturning the so-called "millionaire's amendment" nullifies a 2004 ruling by the Federal Election Commission that found him in violation of campaign financing regulations.

All in the family Williams sisters to meet in repeat of 2003 Wimbledon final

WIMBLEDON, England - A spot in her seventh Wimbledon final already secured, Venus Williams headed back to Centre Court to catch the end of the next match.

7-4-2008 Newton Police Blotter

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

Seattle faces challenges to bring NBA back

SEATTLE - As the SuperSonics pack for the move to Oklahoma City, basketball fans and city officials were hopeful about the provisions of the team's departure deal that could lead to a new NBA franchise in Seattle.

7-4-08 Rockdale Police Blotter

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Conyers Police Department between June 23 and Monday:

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Rockdale Blotter 7/4/2008

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Conyers Police Department between June 23 and Monday:

Newton Blotter 7/4/2008

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

Law enforcement to step up patrols

CONYERS - Area roadways are expected to be crowded over the long holiday weekend, and local law enforcement officers are prepared.

Back to basics for Lady Tigers volleyball New coach wants team to master fundamentals

COVINGTON - A new coach will hopefully mean a new demeanor as the Alcovy volleyball team tries to turn a good off-season into wins next season.

Darrell Huckaby - Talk turns to fireworks with approach of July 4

I was visiting with some friends last week, and the talk turned to the impending Fourth of July holiday weekend and the various ways we celebrate it. Now please, know that I, as much as anybody, appreciate the real reason for the holiday, and my thoughts and prayers are never far from those who protect our freedom. But this particular conversation was about fireworks.