News for Friday, April 17, 2009


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CPD looking for suspect in robbery

COVINGTON - Officials with the Covington Police Department are asking the community for assistance in locating a man who robbed the Long John Silver's restaurant on U.S. Highway 278 about 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Boy brings knife on school bus NCSO charges 11-year-old with aggravated assault

COVINGTON - Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office charged an 11-year-old boy at Rocky Plains Elementary School Tuesday after they learned he brought a knife on a school bus the day before and threatened other students.

Elks Aidmore Children's center holds annual fishing contest

CONYERS - A Rockdale children's center that helps teenage girls who can no longer live at home is opening its doors to the entire community this weekend.

Name released in traffic stop death

COVINGTON - Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown has released the name of the man who died following an attempted traffic stop Sunday afternoon.

Kupets' perfect 10 leads Georgia into gymnastics finals

LINCOLN, Neb. - Courtney Kupets posted her fifth perfect score of the season, matched the highest all-around score of all time and led four-time defending champion Georgia to the team finals at the NCAA women's gymnastics championships on Thursday.


Mr. and Mrs. John Yancey Burks of Bowling Green, Ky. announce the engagement of their daughter, Martha-Evelyn Farley Burks of Bowling Green, to William Rogers Andersen of Conyers, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Mann Andersen of Conyers.

Newton Blotter - 04/17/09

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


Mr. and Mrs. Bill Norton announce the engagement of their daughter, Magan Leah Norton of Covington, to Justin Bass Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thom Roberts.

Hawks face top scorer in NBA Atlanta has tough task in stopping Heat's Wade

ATLANTA - As the Atlanta Hawks wrapped up their first practice of a new season, Mike Woodson implored his team to take advantage of this once-in-a-decade opportunity.


Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Knox and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tisdale of Spartanburg, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Christin Knox, to James Edward Blount III, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Blount Jr. of Conyers.


Ann and Kim Mann of Marietta announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynde Mann of Marietta, to Andrew Hebert of Conyers, son of Karen and Gregg Hebert of Conyers.

Football broadcaster John Madden retires

NEW YORK - John Madden's last game as a football announcer was a thrilling Super Bowl decided in the final seconds.

Day fit for a fairy Friends of Newton Parks to host Fairy House Festival

COVINGTON - The magic of fairies has been the subject of many a story since ancient times, and now, Newton County children have a chance to unleash their imaginations and get lost in the lore of these mythical creatures.

Marlins finish off Braves Florida 6-2 winner, completes sweep

ATLANTA - Cody Ross hit a three-run homer to snap out of an early slump, and the Florida Marlins finished off their first three-game sweep in Atlanta with a 6-2 victory over the Braves on Thursday.

Jack Simpson - 04/17/09 An Old Friend

One of our local, good old boys has left us and all who knew him will be sorry to learn of his death on Sunday, April 5, 2009.

Przybyszewski Letter - 04/17/09

Limbaugh defends conservative principles

Kathleen Parker - 04/17/09 HOW DO YOU SAY FAUX PAS IN AUSTRIAN?

WASHINGTON - About that bow.

Rockdale Blotter - 04/17/09

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO), Conyers Police Department and Georgia State Patrol (GSP) between April 7 and Monday:

Gladiators prevail over Seminoles 10-2 Salem's three-game winning streak snapped

CONYERS - Jay Swinford pitched six strong innings and the Clarke Central offense did the rest in the Gladiators' 10-2 win over Salem.

Community Calendar - 04/17/09

April 17


Scott A. Bone of Monroe and Jolyn Dale of Social Circle announce the engagement of their daughter, Keeli Marie Bone of Conyers, to Jonathan Wayne Bias of Columbus, son of Wayne and Cindy Bias of Covington.

Butts leads Newton past Rockdale in all-star game

COVINGTON - Newton County's basketball programs answered the question of who's better, beating Rockdale County 113-88 in the inaugural Newton-Rockdale Senior All-Star basketball game on Thursday at Newton.


Connie Denise Farrow and Ralph Lester Skelton Jr. were married on April 4 at the lake house of Tim and Mattie Kitchens. The Rev. Harold Miller officiated the service.

Darrell Huckaby - 04/17/09

I was all about pirates when I was a little kid. They were all the rage. My daddy bought me a set of books when I was real small called Children's Classics. "Treasure Island" was one of my favorites from that collection and I loved reading all about Long John Silver and Captain Flint and Jim Hawkins. Disney brought Barrie's creation, "Peter Pan," to life through animation around that time, too, and I secretly admired Captain Hook.