News for Sunday, October 26, 2008


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Locals invited to help with charrette ARC heads regional planning for senior housing communities

CONYERS - Residents of Conyers will have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of helping design a senior-friendly community.

Bayou blowout Georgia silences Death Valley with 52-38 win against LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. - Georgia coach Mark Richt once called the Tiger Stadium crowd the loudest he'd ever heard.

Darrell Huckaby - Foul weather fails to foil cancer fight

I'm an Eagle Scout. Troop 226, Porterdale. Scoutmaster Aubrey Barnes started me off and Jimmy Cason finished me up.

Ryan returns to Philly to face Eagles

PHILADELPHIA - Matt Ryan would love to stick around Philadelphia to catch a World Series game on Sunday, but he's got a job to do.

Community Calendar 10/26/2008


3 accused of underage drinking

COVINGTON - Three young men found with cans of beer and bottles of wine and smelling of alcohol behind Don's Superette on U.S. Highway 278, as well as the store clerk who allegedly sold them the alcohol, were arrested by the Covington Police Department Tuesday night, according to CPD spokesman Lt. Wendell Wagstaff.

Alcovy wins Last Chance Invitational

COVINGTON - Both the Alcovy girls and boys cross country squads ran away with the gold on a chilly Saturday morning during the Last Chance Invitational.

Alternative school has good start Open Campus students passing at 85 percent rate

CONYERS - Rockdale County Public Schools' new Open Campus reported high success numbers during its first quarter.

Virginia rallies to top Georgia Tech 24-17

ATLANTA - Virginia rallied for the latest win in its comeback of a season, and now the Cavaliers find themselves in a most improbable spot.

Eastside eliminated on walk-off single Lady Eagles' season comes to an end in Columbus

COLUMBUS - One swing of the bat by Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe's Jodi Archer was the difference between winning and losing as the Eastside Lady Eagles were eliminated from the Class AAA softball tournament Saturday at the South Commons Softball Complex.

Bill Shipp - State GOP may escape the Democrats' deluge

Another election season is coming to an end, and Georgia Democrats and Republicans alike are beginning to size up what's going to be and what could have been. Recent polls by various groups have shown much closer than expected contests for the Peach State's presidential electoral votes and for Republican Saxby Chambliss' Senate seat. You have to go back to 1996 to find Georgia contests this tight - when President Bill Clinton barely lost Georgia to Republican nominee Bob Dole, but Max Cleland won the Senate seat now held by Chambliss, in part because of a strong Democratic turnout for Clinton.

Great pumpkins

Staff Photo: Robert Porter

On the Beat: Improper cell phone use, computer disappearance hit classrooms

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at

Letter - A response to Huckaby

To the editor: