News for Thursday, October 9, 2008

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Idol finalists of all ages, hometowns

COVINGTON - This year's Covington Lions Club fall festival will provide more live entertainment than in the past.

4 shot at duplex CPD: Man robbed players during dice game

COVINGTON - Four men are fighting for their lives at Atlanta trauma hospitals following a shooting in connection with an armed robbery at a West Street apartment Tuesday night, according to the Covington Police Department.

Candidates tackle the issues at forum

CONYERS - Transportation and budget issues dominated the discussion during the Rockdale-Newton League of Women Voters forum for local state Legislature candidates.

County to foot bill for project GDOT won't fund work at Crowell Road, Ga. 81

COVINGTON - County commissioners agreed Tuesday night to foot the bill for improvements to the intersection of Crowell Road and Ga. Highway 81 after learning the Georgia Department of Transportation will not provide the expected funding.

Covington to purchase more power

COVINGTON - The City Council took steps to stabilize its cost and supply of electric power through two measures approved at its regular meeting Monday night.

Senior Colquitt returns to punt for Volunteers

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Britton Colquitt has gone through the Georgia game a thousand times in his head.

Balancing act Falcons work passing game into run-first offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - The first five games of Mike Smith's career as a head coach have proved he was serious about bringing a run-first emphasis back to the Atlanta Falcons.

Rockdale tries to snap two-game skid Friday

ATHENS - If one thing is certain, 2008 football in Region 8-AAAA has been no walk in the park, with more curves than a roller coaster.

Eastside sticks with effective run game

COVINGTON - Eastside head football coach Rick Hurst wants to have a balanced offense when he plays Hart County on Friday at Pete Herndon Stadium.