News for Friday, September 26, 2008

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The Job: Board of Commissioners, District 1

County commissioners are elected to four-year terms and must reside in the district they represent. Commissioners set the county's annual budget and millage rate, which determines property tax assessed in the county. They vote on various issues affecting the county, including rezonings, and oversee certain functions of county government.

Patrick says vocation will help him make a difference

COVINGTON - Mark Patrick, Democratic candidate for the District 1 county commission seat, said he just wants a chance to make a difference in county government.

Vinson pursues residency challenge Candidate asks Sec. of State to get involved in complaint against Fleming

COVINGTON - Democrat Randy Vinson is requesting that the Secretary of State disqualify his opponent, Tim Fleming, in the race for the District 5 county commission seat.

Ewing seeking third term representing District 1

COVINGTON - Republican T.M. "Mort" Ewing is seeking a third term in office as District 1 county commissioner.

Announcements 9/26/2008

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tigers go for first win streak

COVINGTON - In three years, Alcovy has won its first game, region game and road game. Now, the Tigers will try to accomplish another first - back-to-back wins - when they meet the Jonesboro Cardinals at 7:30 p.m. today at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Falcons lack distractions this year without Hall-Smith feud

FLOWERY BRANCH - Lawyer Milloy has enough problems of his own without trying to antagonize Steve Smith.

Community Calendar 9/26/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Win moves Alcovy into first-place tie

COVINGTON - The Alcovy Lady Tigers softball team came from behind not only for the win over Ola, but they also worked themselves into a three-way tie for first place in Region 4-AAAA with the 3-1 victory.

Salem hosts first 'real' homecoming

CONYERS - When speaking of homecoming, three things are obvious: kings, queens and football.

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Senior spoiler Salem falls to Heritage 11-3 on Senior Night

CONYERS - It wasn't long before the Heritage softball squad chalked up another win, this time against rival Salem, Thursday evening at Seminole Field.

Rockdale Blotter 9/26/2008

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. 15 and Monday:

Kim builds 4-shot lead at Tour Championship

ATLANTA - Four days after Anthony Kim humbled Sergio Garcia in the Ryder Cup, he beat 29 players just as badly Thursday at the Tour Championship.

Newton Blotter 9/26/2008

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