News for Saturday, June 14, 2008

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Porterdale gazebo discussion on agenda for council meeting

PORTERDALE - Unlawful behaviors at a gazebo at the southern entrance to the town were again a topic of discussion Tuesday night when Porterdale council members were presented with an estimate of $1,400 to correct problems with the wooden structure.

6-14-2008 Citizen Poll

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

Making his move Woods hits his stride, one stroke off lead

SAN DIEGO - Even with a sore knee, Tiger Woods hit his stride Friday at the U.S. Open.

Hawks sign Mike Woodson to new two-year contract

ATLANTA - Rick Sund's first two weeks as general manager of the Atlanta Hawks convinced him the team is moving in the right direction and should keep Mike Woodson as coach.

10-run explosion key to Rockdale's 14-4 win

CONYERS - Rockdale Post 77 and the Gainesville A's went run-for-run through seven innings until a 10-run eighth inning gave Rockdale (2-1) a 14-4 win Thursday at Henson-Carr Legion Field.

Newborn weeds out junk cars

COVINGTON - The Newborn Town Council is cracking down on residents who park junk cars on their properties, mailing letters to offenders and giving them seven days to move the vehicles before the town does it for them.

Tarleton leads Conyers past Loganville 8-3 Heritage standout drives in five runs in victory

LOGANVILLE - Conyers Post 77 topped Loganville 8-3 on Thursday at West Walton Park.

Candidate running 'to help people'

COVINGTON - District 3 Board of Commissioners candidate Victor Etefia said he decided to run for office because, "It's in my nature to want to help people."

Darrell Huckaby - This year's Father's Day to be spent at home

Father's Day. I am spending a rare one at home. I say rare because the card companies or the necktie manufacturers or whoever it was that decided we needed to set aside a Sunday to honor our daddies plopped the day right in the middle of the peak travel season.

6-14-2008 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:

Unlocking mysteries Teachers learn how to use school yards for science

OXFORD - This month, some elementary school teachers and science instructors are becoming the students for a couple of weeks.

After surgery, Smoltz hopes to pitch again

ATLANTA - Braves ace John Smoltz hopes to pitch again, but acknowledged Friday his most recent shoulder surgery required repairs that have ended the careers of many others.