News for Thursday, November 27, 2008


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On the Beat: Woman's nephew, cousin robbed of jackets

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

Join battle against the belly bulge Moderation, exercise help fend off the holiday weight

CONYERS - If you're anything like most Americans, chances are your family has a holiday schedule filled with feasts, parties and the accompanying cookies, cakes, pies and other kinds of assorted goodies. Even the most iron of wills has a hard time saying no to a second plate of turkey and stuffing on a Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends.

Church to hold clothing giveaway

COVINGTON - Families looking for a little more help this year will have another chance to get it this week.

Twilights tickets go on sale Proposed Chimney Park site hosting holiday event

COVINGTON - The site of the proposed Chimney Park will be transformed into a picturesque winter wonderland for an upcoming holiday event.

Man robbed outside club

COVINGTON - A man reported to the Covington Police Department that he was hit over the head and robbed in the parking lot of Five O'Clock Somewhere in The Gallery shopping center on Turner Lake Road.

Local troops to be honored at parade

COVINGTON - The Covington Lions Club and Main Street Covington invite the community to celebrate the season and honor U.S. troops with family and friends at the annual Christmas Parade set for 11 a.m. Dec. 6.

It's good to be Blue

This beautiful bird looks like he's sending out Thanksgiving greetings, but given the traditions for the day, he'd probably just as soon skip it. His name is Blue, and he is an 8-month-old blue slate turkey, the type usually used for feasting. But Blue and two friends - Henrietta and Thankful - live at the Country Critter Corral in Newborn and don't have any worries about becoming the main course. Country Critter Corral is open Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit

Community Calendar - 11/27/2008


Tour tries another fix for FedEx Cup

The PGA Tour revamped its FedEx Cup race Tuesday for the third straight year of its existence, this one geared toward making sure the winner of the $10 million prize is decided at the Tour Championship.

Rams look to continue offseason success Newton opens hoops season Friday in Tenn.

COVINGTON - Newton's boys basketball team is hoping it can turn the success it had during the offseason into a strong regular season.

Ground control Eastside's backfield guiding the Eagles through playoffs

COVINGTON - A trio of running backs are putting the mean in green when it comes to Eastside football.

Government Meetings - 11/27/2008