News for Saturday, March 1, 2008


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Teen allegedly stomps classmate Middle school student charged with sexual battery in separate incident

COVINGTON - An Alcovy High student has been charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly stomped a fellow student unconscious.

History lesson

Photo: Shannon Peacock

East side of Bankston Aviation building collapses; car hit by brick

COVINGTON - The old Bankston Aviation building on Washington Street is now mostly a pile of bricks, wood and broken glass.

Meeting on Bear Creek is Thursday

COVINGTON - The public has the chance to get an update on the Bear Creek Reservoir and give input at a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Newton County Historic Courthouse on the Square.

Fair to help students with disabilities

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System wants students with disabilities to have enough information about various options available for them after they graduate high school.

Church's offering missing Wal-Mart shopper's wallet lifted from cart

COVINGTON - More than $1,600 in cash and check offerings to Grace United Methodist Church were reported stolen Thursday.

Alcovy eyes improvement in new season

COVINGTON - Even though most of Alcovy's baseball team is made up of sophomores, coach Joe Mobley will no longer accept their youth as an excuse for losing.

Tale of two golf seasons Salem boys have experience; Salem girls look to improve

CONYERS - For the Salem golf teams, it's going to be a tale of two seasons this spring.

Sports briefs

Gates sparks Salem girls to 6-0 win

Newton Citizen Poll 3-1-08

"I noticed someone on the 16th took offense because Charter Cable is raising their rates. I fully agree with them. The city of Covington has gone their normal route, making a dollar any way they can. The service is no better. Reception on some of the higher channels wasn't all that great, but Charter changed that. They took away some channels in addition to raising the rates and decided we need more Latin and sports channels. What a novel idea, in addition to raising the rates up front the only way to get some of the channels you once had and liked is to purchase a higher priced package ... Can anyone suggest a really good satellite company?"

Quite a blowout Heritage girls cruise to 14-0 win

CONYERS - One soccer game was a blowout and the other was a nail-biter Friday night at Evans Memorial Stadium.

Rockdale Citizen Poll 3-1-08

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

Letter - Hats off to Doug Holt

To the editor:

Government Meetings 3-1-08


Lady Tigers fall to Clarke Central

COVINGTON - Nineteen will be a number the Alcovy girls soccer team won't soon forget.

Editorial - Keep playing field balanced

Of all the issues on the minds of Americans these days, the nearest and dearest is probably health care.

Events 3-1-08

Newborn Opry

Darrell Huckaby - Not too proud to admit it

Last week I made one more concession to impending old age. It was actually just one more step in the long journey that began at birth and leads ultimately to - well, we all know where. But for now, the malady of old age is not fatal; it is merely annoying.