News for Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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Canine catches suspect within wooded area

COVINGTON - Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were summoned to a Days Inn after a man allegedly slapped his girlfriend, but when he ran from them, things went downhill fast for him.

Woods limps into US Open after long layoff

SAN DIEGO - The U.S. Open, San Diego style, brought morning fog that clung to the cliffs and spilled over to Torrey Pines Golf Course when Tiger Woods showed up for another nine-hole session Tuesday.

Schools considering recycling program

COVINGTON - Students in the Newton County School System may have to spend a little more time at the trash can after eating lunch if the schools decide to implement a food tray recycling program.

Four up, four down Conyers stays undefeated with sweep of Grayson

CONYERS - Conyers Post 77 moved to 4-0 on the season after sweeping the Grayson River Rats on Monday night at Henson-Carr Legion Field.

Hands On Newton receives $10K grant from state

COVINGTON - Hands On Newton has received a $10,000 grant from the state to further its cause of pairing volunteers with community service organizations and projects.

Carter works to get career back on track Former Georgia QB gets on the field for Kansas City arena team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Never mind the three turnovers, the small crowd or a 50-yard playing field that must feel depressingly claustrophobic to a man who once marched the Dallas Cowboys into the NFL playoffs.

Covington man netted in sex sting Authorities stake out N.C. house following tip

MURPHY, N.C. - Timothy Bryant, 43, of Covington was arrested by North Carolina authorities June 1 after he allegedly attempted to entice a young girl for sexual purposes after having chatted with her via the Internet.

Davis' tenure with Salem ends with run to semifinals

CONYERS - The 2008 season was a historic year for the Salem baseball team.

Woodson's fate still undecided

ATLANTA - Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Woodson said he still doesn't know if he'll be offered a new contract by new general manager Rick Sund.

Practice makes perfect

City of Covington firefighter Alan Stoud is taking part in a 31/2 -minute drill to establish a water supply from this fire hydrant to the ladder truck. Every second counts when fighting a fire, and constant practice enables firefighters to make the best use of the few minutes they have to bring a fire under control. This and other drills were ongoing last week at the former Willowbend apartment complex on Ga. Highway 142, which firefighters are using for practice before demolition makes way for new development. Deputy Chief of Training David Gunner and Battalion Chief Steve Jones were conducting this drill.

Project to sustain county's past

COVINGTON - If you or someone you know can tell a good story about days gone by, you have the chance to make your own mark in history.

Darrell Huckaby - Having a Hootenanny at Huck's

Suppose you gave a Sunday school party and a hootenanny broke out? That's what happened at our house Saturday night. Well, maybe it was a gospel singing rather than a hootenanny, but we had a big time anyway.