News for Saturday, May 10, 2008

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Pirates snap Braves' winning streak at 6

PITTSBURGH - Freddy Sanchez singled home Brian Bixler with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

Firefighter charged with exploiting children

COVINGTON - COVINGTON - An Oxford volunteer firefighter is under arrest after being caught in two separate online sexual predator stings conducted in Ohio, according to the Monroe Police Department.

Another challenge filed against Gresham

COVINGTON - The Board of Elections has received a second viable challenge to the eligibility of Board of Education District 2 candidate Horace Don Gresham.

Chamber to offer shredding

COVINGTON - In response to rising incidents of identity theft and new laws making employers responsible for safeguarding employee records, the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is teaming with A Cut Above Shredding to offer on-the-spot shredding of documents Wednesday.

Oxford students raise money for zebra damages

By Michelle Floyd

Pats blast 7 homers to defeat Spartans

CONYERS - This time, the Heritage baseball team took no prisoners in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.

Seminoles pitch past Vikings

ATLANTA - After making the state playoffs in three of the past four seasons, the Salem baseball team is finally through to the second round.

Biffle wins pole at newly paved Darlington track

DARLINGTON, S.C. - On a fast new surface, 41 of 44 drivers broke the qualifying record at Darlington Raceway.

EPA critical of reservoir Agency recommends denial of permit for Bear Creek

COVINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency has recommended denial of a permit for the Bear Creek Reservoir and has sent two letters to the Army Corps of Engineers raising concerns about the project's impact and incomplete information in the county's permit application.

Field of clover

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

White to run for chairman

COVINGTON - Former commissioner Hubert White is running on the Democratic ticket for chairman of the Board of Commissioners with a strong focus on economic development.