News for Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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Computer changes School system updating its policy

COVINGTON - With the recent popularity of Internet social networking Web sites like MySpace and Facebook among school-aged children, the Newton County School System is updating its computer use policy, and students could face disciplinary action if they inappropriately use school computers.

Man charged with shoplifting meat valued at $160 from Ingles supermarket

COVINGTON - A man who may have had plans for a big weekend barbecue was arrested by Covington police after he allegedly attempted to flee Ingles supermarket without paying for a large variety of lamb, pork and beef Thursday night.

Public Service Commissioner visits Covington

COVINGTON - On a visit to Covington on Friday, Public Service Commissioner Chuck Eaton said there's "no light at the end of the tunnel" for consumers affected by rising natural gas costs.

Georgia Perimeter College to host Greek Festival

COVINGTON - If you're on the Newton Campus of Georgia Perimeter College this Thursday and find yourself saying, "It's all Greek to me," well, that's the whole point.

Tim Fleming announces bid for D-5 seat

COVINGTON - Tim Fleming has announced that he is running as a Republican in the District 5 county commission race.

Doug Holt - House reviews Senate bills, resolutions

The fury of crossover week behind us, the House turned to reviewing Senate bills and resolutions in committee. We only considered 13 items on the House floor, though a couple were contentious and one a bit time consuming.

Eagles fall to Dacula

COVINGTON - A game that could have gone either way didn't go in Eastside's favor as visiting Dacula collected a 2-1 victory Monday.

Chilly competition Pats, Lady Rams lead the field after first day of event

COVINGTON - The Heritage boys and the Newton girls are in the lead after the first day of the Citizen Challenge track meet in cold and windy conditions Monday at Newton High School.

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March 25

Rob Jenkins - Of dead hawks, chubby kids, and pot-smoking castaways

No less a philosopher than Theodore Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) once hypothesized that human beings may be little more than microbes on some giant's dust speck. Me, I sometimes wonder if we're not just a bunch of extras in a "Seinfeld" re-run.

Another Patriot no-hitter Heritage hurlers hold opponent hitless for second game in a row

CONYERS - Monday's baseball game between Heritage and Salem was all about the pitching.

Lady Seminoles fall to Whitewater in a penalty kick thriller

CONYERS - The Salem girls soccer team came up just short to fellow Class-AAAA powerhouse Whitewater at Evans Memorial Stadium on Monday, falling 3-2 in penalty kicks.

John Douglas - Tax reform and education issues dominate week

The 2008 session of the Georgia Legislature is nearing the home stretch as our next meeting on Thursday will be Day 35 of the 40 legislative days allowed by law. The pace is increasing dramatically as senators and representatives work to finish the 2008 session.

Heritage's Drish signs with GCSU

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