News for Wednesday, November 19, 2008


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Architects update BOE on field house

COVINGTON - School architects came back to the Newton County Board of Education during its November work session to update the members on developments for the new field house at Sharp Stadium.

3 public channels coming

COVINGTON - The spotlight will be shining on local residents soon as the city of Covington is preparing to take over three television channels for community use.

NCSO: Man arrested on child porn charges

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 65-year-old Mansfield grandfather on child pornography charges, according to Investigator Sharron Stewart.

Vince Dooley to sign copies of books Thursday

COVINGTON - Legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley hasn't slowed down in retirement.

Post 5 City Council seat: Chambers announces candidacy

PORTERDALE - Lowell Chambers, watershed director of the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management, has announced his candidacy for the Post 5 seat on the City Council.

Fit for a king

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

To the next level Eastside's Chambers taking diamond skills to Samford

COVINGTON - Even though Eastside's Bri Chambers only had four offers to play softball at the next level, they were all from major programs.

Salem meets goals but has room to grow

CONYERS - Any school competing in the same region with cross country front-runner Heritage, which enjoyed an unforgettable season this year, is going to have its fair share of ups and downs.

Darrell Huckaby - Huck's restaurant bailout plan

This economic crunch is really getting out of hand, y'all. Stores are closing left and right and folks are getting laid off and downsized and furloughed and I don't know what all. Retirement accounts are drying up to nothing and there seems to be no end in sight.

Georgia's slumping defense tries to tune out critics

ATHENS - Rennie Curran is willing to acknowledge what he said some of his teammates won't admit: He reads what the fans post on the Internet about Georgia's defense.

Bill Shipp - Advice for the GOP

For Republicans seeking a silver lining from the last election, try this one:

Pacers extend Hawks' losing streak to 4

INDIANAPOLIS - Danny Granger scored 34 points to lead the Indiana Pacers past the slumping Atlanta Hawks 113-96 on Tuesday night.

Nine teams still alive to win ACC

ATLANTA - What's up with the Atlantic Coast Conference?

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