News for Wednesday, March 5, 2008

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Police dog assists in capture of teen drug suspect

COVINGTON - A Covington teen is facing numerous charges after he was apprehended by police outside a local convenience store last week.

If a tree falls ...

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Porterdale, Newton to split cost of right of way

COVINGTON - The Porterdale City Council voted Monday night to enter into an agreement with Newton County to split the costs in half of acquiring all the rights of way at the intersection of Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell Road for a proposed improvement project.

Newborn council wavering on fire contract

COVINGTON - The Newborn Town Council remains undecided on whether it will pull funding of Fire Station No. 6, according to Mayor J.W. Cummings.

City will soon accept credit, debit cards

COVINGTON - City of Covington utility customers will soon be able to pay their bills via credit or debit cards.

Oxford takes step to repair aging water lines

OXFORD - The City of Oxford adopted a resolution at its Monday meeting to apply for a Community Development Block Grant in order to repair 1,500 feet of water lines.

Favre's farewell Packers QB hangs up cleats after 17 seasons

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Brett Favre finally met the one person who could stop him - and that was himself.

Rockdale Sex Offenders 3-5-08

The following are registered sexual offenders residing in Rockdale County as of March 4:

Eastside golf teams to chase tourney berths

COVINGTON - The Eastside boys golf team, led by its only senior Taylor Smith, is off to a 2-0 start, while the Eastside girls are working on their game to be competitive by the time the region tournament comes around.

Events 3-5-08

March 5

Fall in love with Bobby Lane Late artist's work to be displayed in library exhibit

Although most people in Rockdale County knew the late Robert Lamar Lane simply as "Bob," his close friends and family called him "Bobby."

Jay Jones - From newspaper man to marathon man

I may have overdone it this year by committing myself to run three half-marathons in three months. The trouble came when my friend Alan White, who did a triathlon last year, said he would support me by running with me in all three races.

Bill Shipp - Will Zeller respond to questions on grocery tax?

Can this be true? A movement is afoot in the Capitol to change the title of House Speaker Glenn Richardson's sweeping tax reform measure. Overnight, Romeo's GREAT Tax Plan would become known as the DEAD Tax Plan.

Mark Shields - Obama's "Gimmick"

Politicians of the losing party are always quick to find the "gimmick" a winning opponent has so obviously mastered that explains the winner's success with the voters.

Heritage track teams looking for more success in 2008 season

CONYERS - Heritage's track and field teams are hoping the 2008 season yields a long list of accomplishments.

Warriors win 4th straight, beat Atlanta

ATLANTA - Baron Davis scored 35 points and Stephen Jackson had 29 to lead the Golden State Warriors to their fourth straight victory, 135-118 over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.