News for Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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Dalton next test for Pats in 2nd round Heritage hosts best-of-3 series

CONYERS - The competition only gets better as Heritage takes on Dalton today in the second round of the Class AAAA baseball playoffs.

Drumming up readers

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Phillies edge Braves 5-4 Kendrick, Werth push Philadelphia to win over Atlanta

PHILADELPHIA - Jayson Werth drove in four runs, Kyle Kendrick pitched six effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Seminoles to square off with No. 1 Raiders

CONYERS - The Salem baseball team finally ended a seven-year drought last week, advancing to the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs by sweeping Lakeside-DeKalb.

New indictment against Bonds

SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds was charged in a new indictment Tuesday with 15 felony counts alleging he lied to a grand jury when he denied knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs use and that he hampered the federal government's doping investigation.

Four people robbed at gunpoint

COVINGTON - Four residents of the Leafstone apartment complex were robbed at gunpoint late Saturday night just outside their front door, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Sorenstam announces plan to retire this year

Annika Sorenstam will retire after the season, ending an LPGA Tour career in which she has won 72 tournaments to date and delivered a defining moment when she teed it up against the men on the PGA Tour.

Woman videotapes alleged indecent act

COVINGTON - A Covington man has been charged with public indecency and indecent exposure after being caught on tape during an incident that took place Friday at the Metro PCS store on Salem Road.

Teen charged in alleged assaults Alcovy student faces two counts of sexual battery from incidents

COVINGTON - A 17-year-old Alcovy High School student has been charged with two counts of sexual battery after two female students told the school resource officer that he had assaulted them, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Gambling ring busted in Conyers Two Newton suspects arrested

CONYERS - Two Covington men have been arrested in connection with an alleged commercial gambling operation in Rockdale County, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.

Eagle standouts are busy, eager to learn

Cain to study nursing in college

Time limit for election signs purged

COVINGTON - The county can no longer regulate the amount of time political campaign signs are displayed before and after an election.

Newton's hoops season derailed by late injuries

COVINGTON - The Newton boys basketball team was off to a stellar season before injuries caused it to falter at the end.

Bill Shipp - The draft for governor

The directors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce should hire professional headhunters right now to interview candidates for governor in 2010.

Darrell Huckaby - Slow news days not so bad in retrospect

I read the paper every morning, or try to. Sometimes, honesty compels me to admit, I don't have time to do more than glance at the headlines in our local paper - that would be the one you are holding in your hand right now - and sometimes even those don't grab my attention. Let's face it. We have a lot of slow news days around here.

Recreation commission encourages fishing among Newton youngsters

COVINGTON - The Newton County Recreation Commission and Georgia DNR-Fishery Division recently hosted a Kids Fishing Event at Turner Lake Park.