News for Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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Memorial Day observed with three services

COVINGTON - Three services commemorating Memorial Day will be held Monday in Newton and Rockdale counties, and organizers are urging the public to attend and honor those who have given their lives while serving in the military.

Glavine leads Braves to win over Mets

ATLANTA - Tom Glavine just didn't feel right while warming up in the bullpen, and he still was struggling to control his pitches in the first inning.

Having a blast ATF in town for explosion training

COVINGTON - When three bombs exploded and left a Covington apartment complex in tatters, the Covington Fire Department stood by and let it happen. In fact, the bombers were in town at the invitation of CFD Chief Don Floyd.

Darrell Huckaby - Talk of retirement a little premature

Every year, about this time, folks start asking me if I am about to retire. I don't know if it is just wishful thinking on their parts or if I just look a lot older than I am or what, but trust me - I have no plans to retire anytime soon - for a lot of reasons.

Bill Shipp - Rays of hope

In 1998, two Georgia lawyers dove into frontline political contests that could have made them national figures. Ten years later ...

Eastside talented, but must figure out O-line

COVINGTON - The Eastside Eagles football team found out there was good news and bad news to their spring practice.

Millions in aid offered to seniors Eastside students recognized during annual Honors Night

Covington - Eastside High School's Class of 2008 is on track to accept more than $2 million in scholarships by the end of the summer.

Blackwatch to hold wrestling camp

COVINGTON - The Blackwatch Wrestling Center is taking applications for its fundamental wrestling camp from 1 to 5 p.m. June 20 through 24 and July 7 through 11.

Salem, Lee County split Seminoles win first game, fall in second

LEESBURG - Salem split its doubleheader with Lee County in the Class AAAA quarterfinals Tuesday.

Man killed at Salem Road Waffle House

CONYERS - A South Carolina man was shot and killed outside the Waffle House on Salem Road about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.

Bears down Patriots Griffin wins first game; Weather delays second

GRIFFIN - The Heritage baseball team will resume its Class AAAA quarterfinal playoff series today with its back against the wall.