News for Friday, May 23, 2008

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Darrell Huckaby - Summer to-do list includes car shopping

It's almost summer. Again.

Station up by 2009 Fire Department to open Brown Bridge Road facility

COVINGTON - The county's seventh paid fire station is expected to open by the end of the year on Brown Bridge Road.

A clean sweep Hudson, Braves win 4th straight over New York

ATLANTA - Even Johan Santana couldn't stop Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves from completing a four-game sweep of the Mets.

Next-generation Rahal ready for Indy

INDIANAPOLIS - If Graham Rahal didn't know it before, he does now: There's no such thing as a birthright at the Indianapolis 500.

Salem readies for life sans Hurt, Mitchell

CONYERS - For the fourth straight season, the Salem girls basketball team recorded another outstanding season under the direction of coach Bill Roberts.

Rams spend spring honing new team look

COVINGTON - Spring is a time for new beginnings.

Counties collaborate on road improvement

COVINGTON - Newton and Rockdale counties are joining forces to widen a small stretch of Bailey Creek Road where it crosses county lines.

Wagner leads Colonial after first-round 63

FORT WORTH, Texas - Johnson Wagner bogeyed two of three holes midway through the first round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational on Thursday. That was only a small hiccup on his way to matching his best score on the PGA Tour.

BOE approves $162M budget

COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved the Newton County School System's proposed 2009 budget during its monthly meeting Tuesday night.

Rob Jenkins - Equal time: Shopping with a man no picnic, either

"Equal Time" by Bonnie Jenkins

Jack Simpson - Doctor's orders make mealtime a trying affair

A couple of weeks ago I went to the family doctor for some bloodwork. The nice lady looked at my arms saying, "Let's see, did I use your right arm or your left one for the needle last time?"

City to demolish house under nuisance ordinance

COVINGTON - The city of Covington is preparing to demolish a dilapidated house on Cheney Drive, the first building to be torn down following the 2007 passage of a revamped nuisance ordinance.

Burglars take beer from store

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a May 14 burglary at the Maverick at the Hub convenience store on U.S. Highway 278.

Splash into summer

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith