News for Wednesday, November 26, 2008


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'Taste of Newton' wins Pegasus Award

COVINGTON - Covington-based Current Events Productions has been awarded a 2008 Pegasus Award of Distinction for an episode of the talk show "Taste of Newton."

Students charged after alleged altercation Police say 16-year-old girl wielded knife during fight

COVINGTON - Two female Newton High School students have been arrested and charged with multiple offenses in connection with a fight in the school office, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

A mighty feast

Top right, Kroger employee Darrell Allen restocks the turkey bin at the grocery store on U.S. Highway 278 on Tuesday afternoon, something that occurs five to six times a day this time of the year.

Police to get tough on roads Authorities hope to curb holiday traffic fatalities

COVINGTON - Area law enforcement officials are gearing up to keep Thanksgiving travelers safe.

Basketball goal gets new home Residents complained about its proximity to playground

PORTERDALE - Despite comments last week from two residents of the Porterdale Mill Lofts, City Council members stood by their earlier decision to move a basketball goal from B.C. Crowell Park to a site adjacent to City Hall.

Lady Tigers launch new era under Holtzclaw

COVINGTON - First-year Alcovy girls basketball coach Kidada Holtzclaw is hoping to bring a new attitude for a team that went 2-18 last season.

Region change presents new challenges for Alcovy boys

COVINGTON - Switching regions did not make it any easier for the Alcovy boys basketball team as it jumps from Region 8-AAAA to Region 4-AAAA this season.

Yellow Jackets have 2 big games Saturday

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has two important games on Saturday.

Community Calendar - 11/26/2008


Last hurrah? Saturday's showdown against in-state rival Georgia Tech could be

ATHENS - Matthew Stafford soon will give more thought to leaving Georgia early for the NFL, and he acknowledged on Tuesday that means Saturday's showdown against Georgia Tech could be his final regular-season game.

Bill Shipp - The truth about Boss Jim

As long as I have covered politics, I never realized until now that one of the most powerful people working the government scam right under my nose was a seemingly meek, bleeding-heart Democrat named Jim Martin.

Tradition-rich Cairo awaits Eagles' visit Syrupmakers in quarterfinals for second straight season

COVINGTON - When talking football on any level, whether high school, college or professional, intimidating mascots are not uncommon.

NSCO warns shoppers to use caution

COVINGTON - Newton County law enforcement officials are warning residents to keep their automobiles locked up during the holiday season.

Darrell Huckaby - I am thankful for ...

I may have told this story before, but it is worth repeating.