News for Saturday, May 24, 2008

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Braves snakebit Diamondbacks crush Atlanta 11-1

ATLANTA - Doug Davis had reason to relax even before making the first pitch of his return from cancer surgery.

Sex and athleticism meld in Danica Inc.

INDIANAPOLIS - Danica Patrick dragged into the room, her weary eyes hidden behind thick, black sunglasses.

Salem grad leads team to state semifinals

CONYERS - In 1996, Chris Davis probably thought his best days on Salem's baseball field were over.

Crash victim 'fortunate to be alive'

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Escape brief for inmate

COVINGTON - A Newton County Detention Center inmate who was allowed to accompany investigators to a location near the Newton/Jasper line to help them with an investigation, escaped custody Friday morning. Her freedom was short-lived, however, and she was taken back into custody.

Recognizing heroes Display honors family

COVINGTON - William Brake believes every veteran is a hero, and all heroes deserve to be honored.

Showing it off

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

New coach aims to turn Lady Tigers around Holtzclaw to focus on strength training, summer camps

COVINGTON - A new coach will hopefully mean different results for the Alcovy Lady Tigers basketball program.

Mickelson takes lead at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas - Phil Mickelson is carrying five different wedges in his bag at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. He's used every one of them - very effectively.

On the beat: Traffic stop yields two arrests

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.

Authorities urge safety Drivers cautioned when traveling this weekend

COVINGTON - The Governor's Office for Highway Safety is cautioning motorists who will be crowding onto the roadways this Memorial Day weekend to remember that the majority of fatal crashes occur on state highways and county roads, not the interstates.

5-24-2008 Citizen Poll

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