News for Saturday, June 21, 2008


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Rockdale squad wins first game at POW-MIA Conyers less fortunate with two opening losses

DOUGLASVILLE - Both Conyers Post 77 and Rockdale Post 77 were in action Friday in the first day of the POW-MIA Tournament in Douglasville.

CPD celebrates its higher education

COVINGTON - Officers with the Covington Police Department generally are the ones giving lessons, but many are going back to school to further their own educations.

Beating the heat Tips for having a healthy summer

CONYERS - Temperatures have mercifully dipped back below the 90-degree mark for the time being, following an unseasonably early heat wave at the beginning of this month. But, make no mistake about it - the really hot weather will be back, and knowing how to keep cool while still enjoying summer activities could help area residents avoid serious illness or even worse.

Man arrested at Scout Camp

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Community Calendar 06/21/2008


Newton Citizen Poll 6/21/2008

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Charting his own course Smith keeping busy on links this summer

COVINGTON - While summer is a time for most students to relax, Taylor Smith is hard at work on the golf course.

Deputies find vehicle from carjacking Officers serving arrest warrant make discovery

COVINGTON - When Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies went to a home on Cedar Terrace to serve an arrest warrant on Marcus Thomas, they didn't find him, but they did find some key evidence believed to be linked to an Atlanta carjacking, according to NCSO Lt. Bill Watterson.

Sports briefs

Conyers' Elliott wins AJGA event

Thrashers hire Chicago AHL coach to lead team Defenseman Bogosian drafted with No. 3 pick

John Anderson never doubted his chance would come.

Making a splash

Mariners beat Braves for skipper's first win

ATLANTA - Jim Riggleman set the pace for his first game as Seattle's manager by scheduling batting practice three hours earlier than normal.

Government Meetings 6/21/2008