News for Friday, October 24, 2008

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NCSS sees drop in fuel costs School officials hope to avoid budget adjustment

COVINGTON - Even though fuel prices shot up a few weeks ago after hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico damaged fuel sources, the Newton County School System is experiencing some of its lowest fuel costs on average this month.

Governor discusses economy with Rotarians

CONYERS - Gov. Sonny Perdue gave members of the Conyers and Rockdale Rotary clubs an optimistic outlook on the state's economic future Thursday, despite the fact that his department heads are working to trim approximately $1.6 billion from their budgets.

Chipping for kids Kiwanis tournament benefits abused children

COVINGTON - Soon, children who are victims of abuse in Newton and Walton counties will have a safe place to make their voices heard.

Newton gets state grant for cemetery tour

COVINGTON - Newton County is developing a tour of historic local cemeteries and recently received a state grant to get the project started.

Eastside one game away from state finals Lady Eagles take both games of doubleheader

COLUMBUS - The Eastside Lady Eagles are one game away playing for the Class AAA state championship after beating Worth County 6-0 and Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe on Thursday.

Jack Simpson - Medications can cause headaches

It is a common experience. We all end up sooner or later in a doctor's office for one reason or another. I've never found it to be a real fun place to be, have you? Oh, it isn't always that bad, because you are there seeking help and employees in the office are going to assist you.

Rams enter game with playoff mindset

COVINGTON - The Newton Rams are one game away from the playoffs.

Rockdale looks to build on last week's victory

CONYERS - At this point in the football season, it's all about momentum.

Announcements 10/24/2008

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Anderson-Hanley

Jerome Anderson of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mary Anderson of Summerville, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Kelly Anderson, to Michael Randall Hanley, son of Mike and Nancy Hanley of Conyers.

Size and speed Georgia's offensive line to be tested against LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. - Sometimes, what may seem unconventional or experimental is nothing more than common sense to LSU coach Les Miles.

Rockdale Blotter 10/24/2008

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO), Conyers Police Department (CPD) and Georgia State Patrol (GSP) between Oct. 13 and Monday:

Newton Blotter 10/24/2008

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:

Community Calendar 10/24/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Lady Patriots fall to Dalton in first match

TYRONE - The Heritage volleyball team needed a few more points to change its fate Thursday in the opening round of the Class AAAA state tournament at Sandy Creek High School.

Darrell Huckaby - Campaign season comes to a close

You know how a political campaign is like a pregnancy? They both take about nine months and you won't know if the end results were good or bad for several years.

Lady Eagles eliminated at tourney

MADISON - Thursday afternoon proved bittersweet for the Eastside volleyball team.