News for Thursday, May 1, 2008

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Mother charged in neglect of toddler

COVINGTON - A 24-year-old mother has been charged with child cruelty in the first degree after her toddler was found in the middle of a street, 2/10 of a mile from home, according to an incident report completed by Covington Police Officer Doug Allen.

Monk qualifies for BOC

COVINGTON - Former county commissioner Susette Monk has qualified to run for Board of Commissioners Chair.

N.J. murder suspect now in local jail

COVINGTON - Rodney Young, the New Jersey man charged with the killing of Newton County resident Gary Lamar Jones on March 30, is now incarcerated in the Newton County Detention Center, Sheriff Joe Nichols said.

Big picture on rapid transit discussed in Rockdale

CONYERS - According to the Transit Planning Board, there will be a day when it will be possible to ride a rapid transit bus from Conyers to downtown Atlanta, or light rail from Douglasville to Lawrenceville.

Newton local to run for school board

COVINGTON - Longtime Covington resident Don Gresham has decided that he wants more of a voice with the Newton County School System.

Qualifying continues

COVINGTON - More than 20 candidates have qualified to get on the local ballot for the July 15 general primary so far.

Salem advances Lady Seminoles blank Chapel Hill, move on to quarters

CONYERS - The Salem girls soccer team is going back to the Class AAAA quarterfinals.

Salem's big inning too much for Eastside

CONYERS - A big inning by Salem helped turn a close game into a blowout as the Seminoles (22-4 overall, 20-4 in 8-AAAA) scored seven runs in the fifth inning to beat Eastside 10-2 in the final game of the regular season Wednesday.

Government Meetings 5/1/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

Braves lose another game by 1 run, 3-2 Nats edge Atlanta in 12 innings

WASHINGTON - The Atlanta Braves simply cannot win a one-run game.

Patriots spoil Bulldogs' Senior Night

CONYERS - County rivals clashed on the baseball diamond Wednesday at Rockdale, but it was Heritage that topped Rockdale 9-0 in the regular season finale for both teams.

Community Calendar 6/1/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Options open, but Cox prefers Smoltz as starter

WASHINGTON - Bobby Cox prefers having John Smoltz in Atlanta's rotation.