News for Friday, June 20, 2008

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Newton Blotter 6/20/2008

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

6-20-2008 Newton 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:

Ready for Prime Time Sheriff's forum covers variety of topics

COVINGTON - Five of the six candidates for sheriff participated in a forum Thursday night, fielding questions from the media about department staffing, response time to citizens, the war on drugs and making the sheriff's office accessible to the public and media.

Covington will have share in Vogtle power

COVINGTON - The city of Covington will have a share of power generated from two new nuclear reactors set to go online at Plant Vogtle.

Gardening should be shared

I am now seeing backyard gardens sprout up around the county. Almost everyone seems to have squash and bean plants, along with tomatoes, eggplants and cucumbers. Gardening has always been an enjoyable hobby for me, although I don't think I'm that good at it.

Darrell Huckaby - Remembering a lifelong like affair with the movies

I'm a movie kind of guy. Not the kind of guy who would ever be in a movie, understand, but the kind of guy who loves to watch movies.

Salem tennis has room for improvement Girls finish 2nd in subregion, while boys manage just 2 wins

CONYERS - The Salem girls tennis team finished its 2008 subregion slate with an 8-2 record, while the Salem boys were 2-8.

Announcements 6/20/2008

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6-20-2008 Rockdale Blotter

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Conyers Police Department between June 9 and Monday:

County to host foreclosure summit to aid affected area residents

CONYERS - The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners will host a public forum Saturday to help provide resources and solutions for residents affected by foreclosures in the area.

Jack Simpson - Consideration for others is a lost art

Perhaps you have noticed. Times have changed and not always for the better. We read about a shortage of jobs, out sourcing, layoffs and, yet, sometimes it is hard to find good workers. Even after contracting to have work done, service people do not show up as scheduled.

Community Calendar 6/20/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Rockdale Blotter 6/20/2008

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Conyers Police Department between June 9 and Monday:

Beckham signs with Rays, joins brother

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tim Beckham used one word to describe how it felt to walk into the Tampa Bay Rays clubhouse and spot a jersey with his name on the back hanging in a locker next to established major leaguers.

Once in a lifetime Covington teen to take second trip to rodeo finals

When Rebekah Christian made it to the National High School Finals Rodeo in 2006, she was surprised. When she made it again this year, she was even more shocked.

Woods' surgery creates headache for others

Tiger Woods was must-see TV at the U.S. Open, making birdie on the final hole to force a playoff, another clutch birdie the next day to extend the playoff and winning his 14th major on what amounted to one good leg.

Schools receive technology grant

COVINGTON - In an effort to increase technology usage among students, many Newton County School System teachers and others around the state are looking continuously for ways to implement new technology into their classrooms and to find money to help in the attempt.

State champ Eagles work hard in offseason

COVINGTON - Even after ending the year as the top wrestling team in Class AAAA, Eastside's grapplers are already working hard in their attempt to conquer Class AAA next season.

Ranger danger Familiar end: Braves lose by one on road

ARLINGTON, Texas - Michael Young broke out of a deep slump with a game-ending RBI single, rookie Brandon Boggs hit a three-run homer and the Texas Rangers rallied twice for a 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.