News for Wednesday, September 17, 2008

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Witnesses tight-lipped in shooting

COVINGTON - Barshay Drive residents notified the Newton County Sheriff's Office that a rain of gunfire was falling in the parking lot of the Somerset Apartments about 8 p.m. Saturday.

Oxford approves traffic ordinance

OXFORD - During its monthly meeting, the Oxford City Council approved a revision to its traffic control ordinance that could limit traffic on side roads.

Getting an overhaul

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

City Hall renovation contract awarded Mayor's pick wins bid for office work over local low-bidder

COVINGTON - The Covington City Council unanimously awarded the contract to remodel the elected officials' office at City Hall to Susan Dario of DARIO/Associates Inc. of Atlanta on Monday night.

Porterdale unveils new gazebo

The City of Porterdale celebrated the opening of its remodeled gazebo recently with a ribbon-cutting and small reception.

Miracle Field eyes CPD range

COVINGTON - The Covington Police Department's shooting range could be the future site of a new Miracle Field.

Man ejected, killed in one-car crash

COVINGTON - A man who apparently was not wearing a seat belt was killed in a one-car crash on Kirkland Road in the early morning hours Monday, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Heritage suffers first area loss

CONYERS - The Heritage volleyball team is no longer undefeated in Area 8-AAAA.

Salem falls to Loganville; Rockdale shuts out Monroe

CONYERS - No. 2 Loganville took care of business on the road Tuesday in five innings by shelling Salem 13-4.

Ga. Tech's Cox showing he can do more than just block

ATLANTA - There's a good reason Lucas Cox looks like a fullback. It's in his blood.

Community Calendar 9/17/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Bill Shipp - It's fly, fly, fly in Georgia

Our governor should consider taking a page from Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's playbook - sell a state airplane or two and try to hold down flying. With aviation fuel selling at nearly $6 a gallon, state officials might be surprised at the savings a grounding order would bring.

Lady Rams use three games to defeat Lady Tigers

COVINGTON - It was a classic struggle as Newton and Alcovy's volleyball squads took the court Tuesday.

Garcia ready to lead Ryder Cup charge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Except for the freckles and playful grin, it's a wonder anyone recognizes Sergio Garcia at the Ryder Cup.

Darrell Huckaby - Carolyn Brown remembered

What do you say to a family that you love who has just lost its matriarch. I certainly couldn't come up with those words Sunday afternoon when I went to the funeral home with my lovely wife, Lisa, to pay respects to the family of Carolyn Brown.