News for Friday, October 10, 2008


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Board of Commissioners District 5: The Job

Editor's Note: The following is the sixth in a series of packages that will look at the local positions that are up for election in November and the candidates who are asking for Newton residents' votes.

Darrell Huckaby - Trip to the ball games was half the fun

For a long, long time I was convinced that Newton County couldn't play a basketball game unless I was in the house. We're talking girls and boys, understand, and home and away. If the Rams were going to play on the hardwood, I was going to bear witness to the fact.

Vinson says he brings a new perspective

COVINGTON - Democrat Randy Vinson, who is running for the District 5 county commission post, said he can bring a fresh perspective to the job.

Fleming says commercial growth key for jobs

COVINGTON - Tim Fleming, Republican candidate for the District 5 county commission seat, said he's running on three issues: Attracting economic/commercial development, meeting transportation needs and planning for the future.

One victim of multiple shooting dies Pridgett faces murder charge

COVINGTON - Covington Police Department officials have announced that charges against Jamaal Pridgett in connection with the shooting of four men Tuesday night will be upgraded to include one count of malice murder.

Jack Simpson - Man can learn valuable lessons from nature

It was a beautiful day, all bright and sunshiny. I was enjoying myself just sitting on the patio out in the back of the house. The quiet was suddenly interrupted when a half-dozen crows were screaming and dive bombing over my head. They were flying in and out at the top of a tall pine tree nearby. Wondering what was causing all of this noisy activity, I looked more carefully.

Eastside advances to Region 8-AAA finals Henderson strikes out 14 to lead Lady Eagles to 3-0 win

WATKINSVILLE - Eastside came one step closer to winning the Region 8-AAA softball tournament Thursday afternoon by silencing Hart County 3-0 at Lady Warrior Field.

Southerland completes comeback from two surgeries

ATHENS - This was supposed to be Brannan Southerland's big year.

Alcovy edges Stockbridge 1-0 in 4-AAAA tournament Belcher's hit produces only run of the game

HAMPTON - Freshman Caitlin Williams and sophomore Melody Belcher played like seasoned veterans with the game on the line, providing the key hits to give Alcovy a 1-0 win over Stockbridge in the Region 4-AAAA Tournament on Thursday at Lovejoy Park.

Focused on football After tumultuous offseason, Boley concentrating on helping Falcons win

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons linebacker Michael Boley can only hope his problems off the field don't affect his next NFL contract.

Rams unveil new defense against M.L. King

COVINGTON - Newton's defense will have a new look as it tries to slow down a more athletic M.L. King team when the two squads clash at 7:30 p.m. today at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Salem looks for fourth straight win

ATHENS - Just over the midway point of the season and Clarke Central is the only squad with the clear lead.