News for Friday, March 28, 2008


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WASA adopts new tiered rate structure

COVINGTON - In an effort to encourage water conservation, the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority has adopted a new tiered rate structure that lets customers who use less pay less.

Man charged with assaulting sister

COVINGTON - A 59-year-old man was taken into custody by Covington authorities earlier this week after he allegedly threatened his sister with a knife and slammed her into a dining room table.

Roundabout rescue? City Manager: Construction could begin this summer

COVINGTON - Construction on the proposed roundabout at Turner Lake Road and Clark Street could get under way by July, according to City Manager Steve Horton.

Teacher arrested for alleged abuse Alcovy teacher, parapro charged with harming special-needs student

COVINGTON - An Alcovy High School teacher and paraprofessional were arrested Thursday afternoon following allegations of abuse of a special-needs student.

Festival this weekend

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn Smith

Eight is enough Hatton's record 8 goals lead Rockdale to win

CONYERS - It was a record-setting day for Christine Hatton and the Rockdale lacrosse team.

Announcements 3-28-08

Covington AA

Five records broken at Challenge

COVINGTON - Five records fell during this year's Citizen Challenge, including two set by Newton senior Shay Marks during Monday's field events.

4-H holds cookie conteset

Rockdale County 4-H's Annual Cookie Contest is a good example of how 4-H helps youth bake up magic every day. This year, 123 fifth-grade students and four sixth-grade students participated. The participants in fifth grade entered their cookies in one of six categories: Best Tasting Chocolate, Best Tasting Peanut Butter, Best Tasting Other, Most Nutritious, Easiest to Prepare and Best Decorated. The sixth-grade students entered cookies in the categories of Best Tasting Other, Most Nutritious, Easiest to Prepare and Best Decorated. Various individuals from the community came to the Cooperative Extension Office to judge the cookies.

Newton Blotter 3-28-08

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

Rockdale Blotter 3-28-08

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Conyers Police Department between March 17 and Monday:

NCAA tournament: Xavier survives OT against West Virginia; Tar Heels send Cougars home

PHOENIX - Three-pointers saved Xavier. Missed free throws doomed West Virginia.

Ric Latarski - Budget battle means bad conduct

It seems Gov. Sonny Perdue is unhappy with the state budget as approved by the General Assembly for next year and is threatening to veto the measure because it is out of balance with his projections.

Parker Beck - 10 decorating mistakes and suggestions on how to remedy them

Even with the best catalogs and decor magazines on your desk, you still cannot seem to create the perfect home you desire. Endless trips to the stores, an exorbitant number of purchases and returns, and still no final product to cherish. You are surely not alone on this endeavor.

Lisa Earle McLeod - Give till it hurts

Give till it hurts.

Shoal Creek Elementary School came in third place in this year's Georgia's Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.

HRRB is a quiz bowl competition that uses knowledge of the year's nominated books for the Georgia Book Award.

Salem boys beat Rams by single stroke Lady Seminoles also victorious

COVINGTON - Landon Cheek fired a 2-under 34 for Newton on Monday, but it wasn't enough as the Rams fell to Salem 174-175 in nonregion golf action at The Oaks.

Heritage tops Loganville, now 10-0 in Region 8-AAAA

LOGANVILLE - Loganville scored a season-high six runs in Region 8-AAAA play against Heritage, but it wasn't enough Wednesday.

Events 3-28-08

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