News for Sunday, April 19, 2009


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Community Calendar - 04/19/09

April 19

Cubs and chrome Conyers car show benefits Cub Scout troops

Olde Town Conyers will transform into a car enthusiast's wonderland next weekend when the second annual Conyers Cub Scout Car Show rolls into town. Expect streets lined with Model Ts, Camaros, antique fire trucks and a host of other vehicles just waiting to be admired.

Fumbles mar Georgia Tech spring game

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson wasn't happy to see his quarterbacks and running backs combine for eight fumbles in Georgia Tech's spring game.

Hawks, Heat savoring playoff opportunity

ATLANTA - Every team relishes a trip to the NBA playoffs. Is there any team that appreciates it more than the Atlanta Hawks?

Bill Shipp - 04/19/09 SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES

The run-up to the election for governor next year is beginning to feel like a replay of 1998.

Pittsburgh puts hurt on Braves Atlanta drops 5th straight

PITTSBURGH - Craig Monroe came out of the dugout for a curtain call following his second home run of the game.

Ellwanger inks with Gardner-Webb

Eastside swimmer Drew Ellwanger, center, with his parents Denise and Greg watching, signs his letter of intent to swim at Garder-Webb University.

Newborn Schoolhouse needs repairs Roof could cost $100K to fix

NEWBORN - The Newborn Schoolhouse has had its doors open to the community, in one way or another, for more than 85 years. Now, those charged with maintaining the historic site are asking residents to open their hearts and pocketbooks to help repair it.

On the beat: Covington police catch shoe theft suspects

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at

Darrell Huckaby - 04/19/09

I've been a lot of places and seen a lot of things. I have been entertained in a variety of places by a variety of people. Andy Devine came to the Porterdale school auditorium and put on a show when I was in the third grade, and I saw Officer Don of the Popeye Club and the Duncan yo-yo guy in the same month at Covington's Strand Theater.

Students to take CRCT this week

COVINGTON - Students in first through eighth grades in Newton and Rockdale counties' public schools will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests starting Monday.

Boy, 4, mauled by dog

CONYERS - A 4-year-old boy remains hospitalized after he was severely mauled Tuesday by a dog, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.

Pats take silver at Heritage tourney Heritage boys finish 10 shots behind Elbert County

CONYERS - The Heritage boys golf team recorded a runner-up finish in the Heritage Invitational on Thursday at Honey Creek Country Club.

Heritage's Tabb attempts to match father's state title

CONYERS - They have backpacked 81 miles together in New Mexico and canoed the rivers of Canada. But in the next couple of weeks, Heritage senior Morgan Tabb will try to share something very unique with his father, Tom Tabb, a Conyers insurance agent. He will attempt to win a state title in the pole vault.