News for Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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Ex-POW with McCain to pay visit

CONYERS - Former Air Force Col. Lee Ellis, who spent time with Republican presidential candidate John McCain as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, will be the guest speaker at the Rockdale County Republican Party meeting Saturday.

Oxford College to hold family weekend

OXFORD - Families and friends of Oxford College will enjoy a celebration this weekend.

Names sought for light ceremony

COVINGTON - If you know somebody who deserves a bit of recognition, now's your chance to put that person in the spotlight.

Man accused of statutory rape of 13-year-old

COVINGTON - An 18-year-old Conyers man has been arrested and charged with statutory rape after a Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy found him and a 13-year-old girl together in a parked car near the area of Alcovy Trestle and Hazelbrand Road, according to Lt. Mark Mitchell.

Ready for an awesome autumn

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Chamber beach party coming up

COVINGTON - Summer may be officially over, but the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is offering one last opportunity to go to a beach party.

Darrell Huckaby - Heritage students mourn one of their own

We have all seen them. Far too often we have seen them - white wooden crosses on the side of the road, adorned with flowers and Teddy bears and goodbye letters from devastated friends. These impromptu memorials generally mark the spot where a life was tragically lost in an automobile accident.

Tech's Johnson expects coaching change to motivate Tigers

ATLANTA - This week's coaching change at Clemson showed Paul Johnson that university presidents and athletic directors have short memories when it comes to games won by an embattled coach.

Rams seek offensive jump start

COVINGTON - Of all the local teams that lost last week, none is more eager to get back on track than Newton.

Minnesota deals loss to Thrashers Kovalchuk scores career goal 255 in season's first defeat

ATLANTA - Antti Miettinen scored two third-period goals to help the Minnesota Wild to a 4-2 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday night.

Community Calendar 10/15/2008

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Top Marks Catcher leads Lady Rams into sectionals

COVINGTON - Newton catcher Chaconna Marks played a big role in helping get the Lady Rams into the Class AAAAA South Sectionals.

Letter - Review of presidential candidates necessary

To the editor:

Pats have no room for error For playoff run, Heritage can't afford another loss

CONYERS - Heritage football coach Chad Frazier has a specific goal in mind for the final four weeks of the 2008 season.

Bill Shipp - Don't do it, Karen!

Nov. 4 could be a game-changing day in the life and career of Karen Handel, and she is not even standing for re-election.