News for Friday, September 12, 2008


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Newton approves fire house to teach safety

COVINGTON - Newton County Fire Services will soon have a new way to teach fire safety outside the classroom.

Election 2008: The job - Newton sheriff

The sheriff of Newton County is elected every four years. Current Sheriff Joe Nichols has served three terms and is not seeking re-election.

Newton County remembers Sept. 11

Approximately 50 Newton County residents came to the Square on Thursday to recall the events of Sept. 11. The Cry Out America event was organized by Tom Davis, a member of Prospect United Methodist Church. The program featured Scripture reading, prayer and singing, which included music from the trio Generations, who performed "Remember Me," and recorded music titled, "In God We Trust." Cry Out America is a national non-denominational movement of Christians calling for spiritual awakening.

Election 2008: Brown wants to stress community involvement

COVINGTON - Newton County Sheriff's Office Lt. Ezell Brown has been with the department for 31 years and is making his second bid to be sheriff of Newton County.

Election 2008: Watterson says he'll keep an eye on budget

COVINGTON - Republican candidate Bill Watterson is seeking the office of sheriff after serving nearly 20 years at the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Bragging rights on the line for Eastside, Newton Tonight's game will break series tie

COVINGTON - Overcoming adversity will be the key to either Eastside or Newton taking the edge in the seven-year rivalry as the two clash at 7:30 p.m. today in Homer Sharp Stadium.

Rockdale Blotter 9/12/2008

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO), Conyers Police Department (CPD) and (GSP) (GSP) between Sept. 1 to Monday:

Hardin's no-hitter sparks Lady Tigers

COVINGTON - Alcovy's Dallas Hardin pitched a no-hitter in a 3-1 win over Stockbridge on Thursday, guaranteeing the Lady Tigers no worse than third place in Region 4-AAAA.

Rockdale plays spoiler Lady Bulldogs rally to edge Lady Seminoles in Salem stadium debut

CONYERS - Something had to give between the Rockdale and Salem softball squads on Thursday.

Newton Blotter 9/12/2008

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

No. 2 Georgia usually has hands full with SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. - So many championships and victories later, Georgia icon Vince Dooley still can't fully figure it out: Why'd his Bulldogs struggle so much with South Carolina?

Rockdale, Heritage renew county's longest rivalry

CONYERS - There's plenty at stake tonight when Heritage and Rockdale renew Rockdale County's football rivalry at Reid Memorial Stadium.

Announcements 9/12/2008


Jack Simpson - Public seeks answers to crime

There is a great deal of meanness going on out there, don't you agree? Victims are asking what in this world has happened to America's ethics, morals and individual respect for one another. What has caused crime to increase in some of our nicest suburbs? Have educators, parents and social institutions failed to teach young people how to behave and respect their neighbors?

Community Calendar 9/12/2008