News for Thursday, March 27, 2008

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Woman allegedly followed, groped by man in hospital parking lot

COVINGTON - Covington authorities are seeking information leading to the whereabouts of a man who reportedly groped a woman's breasts in the parking lot of Newton Medical Center during the early morning hours Sunday.

Monitoring beefed up at landfill

COVINGTON - Monitoring of methane gas contamination in and around the Newton County Landfill on Lower River Road is being stepped up after the discovery that the previous monitoring system was in disrepair.

Foundation plans 4th motorcycle ride

COVINGTON - Dozens of area residents are expected Saturday at a motorcycle ride that will raise money for high school graduates.

Fly away home Stockbridge man races homing pigeons

COVINGTON - Shoppers at Covington Gallery retail center on Turner Lake Road may have recently witnessed an unusual sight: 56 pigeons taking off in flight in the middle of an asphalt parking lot.

Charge dropped Homeless shelter director no longer faces prosecution

COVINGTON - A battery charge against a Covington pastor, the Rev. Clara Mae Lett, was dropped by a judge last week at a preliminary hearing held in Newton County Magistrate Court.

Hawks maintain playoff spot with 115-96 win

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 28 points, Josh Childress added 20 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 115-96 on Wednesday night to maintain the eighth and final playoff position in the Eastern Conference.

Fast starts get results Good first day leads Patriots, Lady Rams to Citizen Challenge wins

COVINGTON - The Heritage boys and the Newton girls set the tone for the fourth annual Citizen Challenge with strong performances in the field events on the first day.

Seminoles top Tigers on baseball diamond

CONYERS - Alcovy grabbed a quick lead over Salem on Wednesday, but the lead didn't last as the Seminoles scored 11 unanswered runs and topped the Tigers 11-1 in six innings at Salem.

Lady Rams get close victory; Tigers win 4-1

COVINGTON - For the second time this season, the Newton-Alcovy girls tennis match came down to Newton's Holly Springer at No. 3 singles and, once again, she was able to pull out a victory to give the Lady Rams the victory.

Editorial - Professionalism pays off for EMBOR, especially when times are tough

The East Metro Board of Realtors held quite a celebration last week. An awards luncheon at Always Banquet Center in Conyers yielded numerous accolades for the professional Realtors who have stood out in the past year, for either professional or personal accomplishments. Awards were given for a variety of achievements, and many of those who received them are featured on the pages of our Real Estate Plus section today.

Darrell Huckaby - Road trips wouldn't have been the same without Stuckey's

I love talking to folks about where they were reared, and no matter where that happens to have been - or when - we can usually find a little commonality. Take David Sargent, for instance. He's a good fellow who likes NASCAR and college football and thinks, for the most part, about like I do - which is a scary thing. David has gone to church with me for a while, but I haven't had the chance to get to know him until recently.