News for Wednesday, September 24, 2008

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Police nab 3 in bust

COVINGTON - Lt. Philip Bradford of the Covington/Newton County Special Investigations Unit said local law officers made a commitment in 2007 to keep the Sand Hill community safe and free of drugs, and they went back Friday to make good on their promise.

Waiver request is OK'd

COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education accepted a recommendation from the Newton County School System that will allow the system to submit waivers to the state if any elementary or middle school grade exceeds the state-mandated maximum class size.

Chef Willis to visit Covington

COVINGTON - Famed chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis will visit Covington on Oct. 1 to sign copies of her book "Bon Appetit, Ya'll: Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking."

On the bricks

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Covington: Unsafe tree rule passes

COVINGTON - The Covington City Council approved a new hazardous trees ordinance at its Sept. 15 meeting.

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Tattersall's at the Mill to open Oct. 1

PORTERDALE - A former Conyers landmark will soon be opening its doors in Porterdale as the newest tenant in the Cotton Warehouse retail complex on Main Street.

Heritage softball blanks Rockdale 5-0 on Senior Night

CONYERS - The Heritage Lady Patriots made some opportunities of their own and took advantage of Rockdale mistakes for a 5-0 Senior Night win Tuesday.

Darrell Huckaby - Three memories of Munson

I have three stories for you. It could just as easily be 3,000.

Patriots looking to duplicate 'statement'

CONYERS - A win is just a win, right?

Bill Shipp - Change, change, change

Why do you look so worried, Bubba? Barack Obama is not going to win Georgia. He might come close, but he can't win. Maverick McCain and his little moose-hunting buddy should keep Georgia safe for Republicans for at least two more years.

Community Calendar 9/24/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Patriots prevail Heritage takes match from Rockdale 25-23, 25-11

CONYERS - There's never a dull moment when rivals Heritage and Rockdale square off.

Rams to get tested early by Jaguars

COVINGTON - The Rams probably could not play a tougher Region 2-AAAAA opener than the Stephenson Jaguars, who Newton will meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hallford Stadium.