News for Friday, November 14, 2008

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Shelter will begin move next month

COVINGTON - Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter, run by Rainbow Covenant Ministries, will begin moving into its new location on Turner Lake Circle in December, according to the director, the Rev. Clara Lett.

Public invited to free health fair at Turner Lake

COVINGTON - The Centers for Disease Control and American Red Cross are sponsoring a free health fair for the community from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Turner Lake Complex, located at 6185 Turner Lake Road.

Holiday spirit Courthouse will be lit Thursday

COVINGTON - The old Andy Williams tune says the holiday season is "the most wonderful time of the year," and locally, it all starts in downtown Covington on Thursday night with the lighting of the Newton County Historic Courthouse.

Porterdale on brink of losing manager Tom Fox submits resignation; City Council wants him to stay

PORTERDALE - City Manager Tom Fox submitted a letter of resignation to City Council members at a work session Tuesday night, but some members of the council are working on a plan to keep him on the job.

Darrell Huckaby - Who else needs a bailout?

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I thought at first that I had stumbled upon a Saturday Night Live-type spoof, or that a similar local satire had made it to the airwaves. There was Mayor Shirley Franklin, her trademark oversized flower on her left shoulder, declaring that the city of Atlanta is in need of a "federal rescue plan." And she was dead serious.

School tech dept. tries to solve issues New NCSS applications created to help save time and money

COVINGTON - The technology department at the Newton County School System is busy at work hoping to save the school system some much-needed money.

Yellow Jackets to lean on front line

ATLANTA - Paul Hewitt joked last month that an experienced point guard would mean 'a little less graying' in his hair.

Bear hunting Eastside looks to tame Grizzlies in first round of state playoffs

COVINGTON - The Eastside Eagles are going to have to put the Creekview Grizzlies in their place quickly if they hope to remain in the hunt for the Class AAA football championship.

Announcements - 11/14/2008

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Seminoles ready to forget 2008

CONYERS - When speaking of the current state of Salem volleyball, there is good news and there is bad news.

Massaquoi happy to give Green spotlight

ATHENS - Let A.J. Green have all the attention. Mohamed Massaquoi doesn't mind a bit.

Newton Blotter - 11/14/2008

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:

Rockdale swimmers look to repeat success

CONYERS - Whether or not Michael Phelps is making an impact on the Rockdale swimming program is unclear.

Community Calendar - 11/14/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Jack Simpson - Sour grapes won't help our elected officials

The people have spoken. Barack Obama is the president-elect of the United States of America. Democracy in action. It is an historic occasion with much rejoicing by many.

Rockdale Blotter - 11/14/2008

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO), Conyers Police Department (CPD) and Georgia State Patrol (GSP) between Tuesday Nov. 4 and Monday: