News for Friday, October 3, 2008


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The job: Board of Commissioners, District 3

COVINGTON - County commissioners are elected to four-year terms and must reside in the district they represent.

Huckaby celebrates new book

Schulz focuses on growth, safety and management

COVINGTON - Nancy Schulz, the Democratic candidate for the District 3 county commission seat, has focused her campaign on balanced economic growth, safer neighborhoods, adherence to the comprehensive plan and water resource management.

Mitcham running on platform of quality growth

COVINGTON - Republican Keith Mitcham is running for the District 3 county commission seat on a platform of quality growth.

Announcements 10/3/2008


Fire burns bar and grill on U.S. 278 Cause of blaze still under investigation

COVINGTON - Firefighters answered an early morning call on U.S. Highway 278 on Thursday when a passerby noticed flames shooting from the roof of Double Gs Sports Bar and Grill.

Rockdale Blotter 10/3/2008

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 Sept. 22 and Monday:

Newton Blotter 10/3/2008

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

Alcovy to host Tiger Trail Classic

COVINGTON - With the region cross county meets looming just around the corner, coaches are hoping to tweak their teams at the Tiger Trail Classic on Saturday at Alcovy High School.

Rockdale faces Clarke Central in key contest

CONYERS - So far, this year has proven to be deadlocked between most of the football squads in Region 8-AAAA.

A down note Lady Bulldogs fall in regular season finale

CONYERS - The Rockdale volleyball team wrapped up its regular season with a 25-21, 22-25, 25-19 loss to visiting Habersham Central on Thursday night.

Community Calendar 10/3/2008


Longoria leads Tampa Bay over White Sox 6-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Cool and calm, or so it seemed.

Darrell Huckaby - Pray with me for a great leader

I have long conversations with God every night before going to sleep. It's an old habit I developed as a child. My parents used to listen as I asked God to bless mama, and daddy and a long litany of people and situations. Now nobody listens to me say my prayers except God. Honesty compels me to admit that my conversations with God are a little one-sided. I do most of the talking.

Jack Simpson - Americans long for unity our nation once had

There's a whole lotta shakin' goin' on out there, and Jerry Lee Lewis isn't playing the piano! We got trouble, and it isn't only in River City. No, it is worldwide. The financial crisis is not something that jumped out at us from our television sreens. We are living with it.

Henderson helps Eastside crush Alcovy

COVINGTON - Eastside's defense could have stayed on the bench as Amanda Henderson manhandled the Alcovy Lady Tigers, striking out 14 of the 16 batters she faced in the 8-0 run-rule win Thursday.