News for Friday, September 19, 2008

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Johnson seeks to build confidence in schools

COVINGTON - Retired Newton County resident Eddie Johnson is looking for a change in the Newton County Board of Education.

The Job: Board of Eduation

Editor's Note: The following is the third in a series of packages that will look at the local positions that are up for election in November and the candidates who are asking for Newton residents' votes.

Fleming to remain on Nov. 4 ballot Elections board at stalemate over residency challenge

COVINGTON - Board of Commissioners District 5 Republican candidate Tim Fleming's name will remain on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Darrell Huckaby - When does 'braving' the elements become 'stupiding' the elements?

Is it just me or do all weather reporters go slap-dab crazy when a hurricane approaches?

Corley's focus on budgets, parent involvement

COVINGTON - Newton County Board of Education Vice Chairman Rickie Corley is seeking his fourth term for the District 2 seat.

Newton Blotter 9/19/2008

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 keeps Salem winless Heritage cruises past Apalachee in two games

CONYERS - On Thursday, the Alcovy volleyball squad kept Salem's winless record in tact by winning on the road 2-0 (25-10, 25-22).

Jack Simpson - Palin continues to impress

What are we thinking about in these busy times? All kinds of trivia - politics, friends, stories about life-saving dogs and who knows what else!

Sports Briefs

Lady Bulldogs improve to 6-1 in Area play

Lady Bulldogs fall to No. 2-ranked Loganville

CONYERS - The Rockdale softball team needed a couple more hits to make things interesting against No. 2-ranked Loganville on Thursday at the Earl O'Neal Sports Complex.

Rob Jenkins - Writing horoscopes not too difficult

As writing gigs go, penning the daily horoscopes has got to be one of the best. I mean, it's not hard to predict what's going to happen to people. They're going to fall in love, break up, get raises, lose jobs, find happiness, wallow in misery.

Community Calendar 9/19/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Darrell Huckaby - When does 'braving the elements' become 'stupiding the elements?'

Is it just me or do all weather reporters go slap-dab crazy when a hurricane approaches?

Burrell's home run sends Phillies past Braves 4-3 Philly sweeps nine-game season series in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Pat Burrell hit a tie-breaking two-run homer in the sixth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Braves 4-3 on Thursday night to complete an unprecedented sweep of the nine-game season series in Atlanta.

Error proves costly First inning error plagues Eastside in 2-0 loss to Oconee County

COVINGTON - A slight chink in Eastside's defense meant the difference between winning and losing for the Class AAA No. 4-ranked Lady Eagles as they dropped a 2-0 decision to No. 1-ranked Oconee County on Thursday.

Announcements 9/19/2008

ANNOUNCEMENTS

9-19-2008 Police Blotter

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. 8 and Monday:

Pats looking to break two-game losing streak

After two straight disappointing losses, Heritage is hungry to get back on the winning track, especially coming off a heartbreaking 40-38 loss to Rockdale last week.

Rockdale Blotter 9/19/2008

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. 8 and Monday: