News for Thursday, October 23, 2008

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Surgical team to walk for cancer

COVINGTON - Several Newton Medical Center staff members will be joining thousands of others walking together when the Breast Cancer 3-Day event returns to Atlanta this weekend, according to Sharon Barbour, spokesperson for the facility.

Architect presents field house plans to board

COVINGTON - Newton County Board of Education members got their first look at the proposed Sharp Stadium field house last week.

County, city ask for foreclosure help from feds

COVINGTON - Newton County and Covington could benefit from the economic bailout package recently passed by Congress.

Man charged with public indecency

COVINGTON - A 48-year-old Covington man has been arrested and charged with public indecency in relation to a flurry of sightings of a naked man in the western side of the county, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Local advance voters exceed state average

CONYERS - Nearly a third of registered voters in Rockdale and Newton counties have already cast ballots in the General Election as early voting enters the final week before Nov. 4.

A spooky spirit

Top right, Deb Halleck of Social Circle seems to be the victim of her own creation as the Frankenstein monster on the front porch of her home on West Hightower Trail gives her a frightening squeeze. Halleck's home is bedecked for Halloween, and though it is not open for tours, passersby are invited to gaze as long as they wish at the fearsome creatures that are afoot. Halleck said she decorates for all holidays and does it "for the children." Coincidentally, she will celebrate her birthday on Halloween.

Waters to leave Juvenile Court post

COVINGTON - Newton County Juvenile Court Judge Billy Waters confirmed Wednesday that he is not seeking reappointment to his post for a fourth term.

Lady Eagles create new standard for program

COVINGTON - Of all the success Eastside athletics has produced this fall, one team has quietly flown under the radar.

Government Meetings 10/23/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

With eyes on offense, Tech's defense shines

ATLANTA - Through the whole offseason, all anyone wanted to talk about was that Georgia Tech offense.

Heading to state Lady Patriots rely on depth in run to tournament berth

CONYERS - Heritage volleyball coach David Buddenbaum can trace the transformation of his squad this season to a single decision.

Community Calendar 10/23/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Alcovy turns its focus to Mount Zion

COVINGTON - All season the Alcovy coaches have told their players that the next game on the schedule is the most important.

Patriots eye 1-0 record this week

CONYERS - For the Heritage football team, the final weeks of the season are proving to be a lesson in mathematics.