News for Wednesday, September 3, 2008

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Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Hightower Bridge open again

COVINGTON - Two years after it was closed by Newton County due to safety issues, Hightower Trail Bridge over Gum Creek has reopened.

Hauck qualifies as write-in candidate

COVINGTON - Kevin Hauck has qualified as a write-in candidate for Newton County Tax Commissioner.

Bus fight gets two arrested 1 student pulled knife

COVINGTON - Two Indian Creek Middle School students were taken into custody by Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies Tuesday morning following an altercation on a school bus. One of the students was armed with a knife when deputies arrived, NCSO spokesman Lt. Mark Mitchell said.

2 charged in stabbing

COVINGTON - Two people were stabbed and both are facing charges of assault following an altercation that took place on the streets of Covington Sunday about 8:30 p.m., according to the Covington Police Department.

Students invited to the PROBE college fair

CONYERS - Students in the metro area and their parents are encouraged to go to the mall on Monday, but not to buy clothes or other accessories. Metro Atlanta educators want students to plan for their post-secondary education at the PROBE College Fair.

Community Calendar 9/3/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Tech hits road for 2 straight ACC games

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson's first two Atlantic Coast Conference games look more like a rude initiation than a polite welcome.

In brief

Franchitti headed back to IndyCar

Alcovy volleyball drops four games at tri-meet

COVINGTON - The Alcovy Lady Tigers started their tri-match winning the first game 25-15. But things quickly went downhill from there as they lost the next four games in their loss to Mt. Zion-Jonesboro and North Clayton on Tuesday.

Federer avoids major upset Four-time defending champion comes back to beat 23rd seed

NEW YORK - His strokes awry, his emotions laid bare for all to see, Roger Federer figured out a way to stay in the U.S. Open.

Bill Shipp - How the Palin ploy plays here

You will never see me write again that the Republican Party is the dumb party. Corrupt maybe, or hypocritical or tobacco roadish, but never dumb.

Darrell Huckaby - A tribute to two Jeffs

There is a wonderful restaurant in New Orleans called Tujaques. It is down near the French Market on Decatur Street, just a stone's throw from the Café du Monde, where they have those wonderful beignets and café au lait.

No. 1 no more Georgia drops to second despite win

ATHENS - No. 1 no more.

Falcons acquire Foxworth from Denver Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos traded versatile defensive back Domonique Foxworth to the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday for a conditional seventh-round draft choice in 2009.