News for Friday, March 14, 2008


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Schulz enters D-3 race

COVINGTON - Businesswoman Nancy Schulz announced Thursday that she is running as a Democrat in the race for District 3 county commissioner.

Newton blotter 3/14

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

Sales tax measure to pay for transportation moving in House

ATLANTA - Voters could decide by region whether to levy a 1 percent sales tax to pay for needed highway and transit projects, under the latest transportation funding plan before Georgia lawmakers.

Railroad to Restoration

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn Smith

County seeks drought protection for Alcovy River

COVINGTON - As a historic drought sucks reservoirs, lakes and streams dry across the state, officials are focusing their attention on protecting water supply and quality for the future.

Woman reportedly shoots herself in breasts

COVINGTON - A Covington woman was reportedly rushed to the hospital by her boyfriend during the early morning hours Wednesday after she accidentally shot herself in both breasts.

2 sentenced in wrestler's sex ring

ATLANTA - Two people were sentenced Thursday for taking part in a sex trafficking ring run by former professional wrestler 'Hardbody' Harrison Norris.

Doug Holt Mug

Killers get life in jail

COVINGTON - Two men convicted of killing 55-year-old Rufus Tony Richardson were sentenced to life in prison, plus an additional 25 years, at a hearing Thursday morning in Newton County Superior Court.

Alcovy, Eastside split pair

COVINGTON - County rivals squared of on the hardcourt Thursday with the Alcovy boys tennis team earning a 4-1 victory, while the Eastside girls swept the Lady Tigers 5-0 to earn the split.

Rockdale blotter 3-14-08

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Conyers Police Department between March 3 and Monday:

Riverwood takes down Alcovy boys, girls

COVINGTON - The Alcovy boys soccer team gave up a two-goal halftime lead, while the Alcovy girls never got a shot on goal as Riverwood recorded a road sweep Thursday night.

Court of shutouts Salem girls, Rockdale boys victorious 5-0

Rockdale and Salem shared the bragging rights in a clash of county rivals Thursday on the tennis court.

Yellow Jackets open tournament with 94-76 win over Virginia

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Anthony Morrow scored 18 points in his return to his hometown Thursday night, and Georgia Tech pulled away from Virginia late, winning 94-76 in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Perdue blasts House tax cuts

By Dave Williams

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