News for Wednesday, November 5, 2008

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Morgan to be chairwoman

COVINGTON - The balance of power has shifted on the Newton County Board of Commissioners from Republican to Democrat with the ousting of Chairman Aaron Varner and election of Nancy Schulz to the District 3 seat Tuesday night.

Brown takes sheriff race Johnson ousts Corley; Dingler remains Tax Comm.

COVINGTON - The race for the Newton County sheriff was won by Democratic candidate Lt. Ezell Brown, but it was a close call.

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Porterdale may get breathing room for 2009 budget

PORTERDALE - Mayor Bobby Hamby outlined a plan at Monday night's City Council meeting that could relieve some financial pressure for the city in the upcoming 2009 budget.

Dog attacks kids, teacher at school playground

CONYERS - Four young children and their teacher were attacked and bitten Monday by a large dog who entered the playground at Barksdale Elementary School.

Bill Shipp - Chief justice ingrate

An important Georgia political story was lost in the hoopla surrounding this year's presidential campaign and the closer-than-expected contest between Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss and Democratic challenger Jim Martin.

Obama triumphs Newton County voters favor Ill. senator

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama swept to victory as the nation's first black president Tuesday night in an electoral college landslide that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself. 'Change has come,' he told to a huge throng of jubilant supporters.

Pick problems Stafford having more issues with interceptions

ATHENS - Matthew Stafford is moving up on some big names on Georgia's career passing records - including for interceptions.

Newton's season finale a matchup against a similar Luella

COVINGTON - Newton's game at Luella on Friday could be like playing a clone of itself.

Alcovy, Newton to face the best at state

COVINGTON - After qualifying in their region meets, the Alcovy and Newton boys cross country teams will now face the best in the state Saturday in Carrollton.

Rockdale hopes to end on win Out of playoff hunt, Bulldogs look to finish season at .500

CONYERS - Despite both Rockdale and Monroe Area officially out of the playoff race, there is still much to play for come Friday night.