News for Wednesday, August 19, 2009


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Newton leaders visit RCA

CONYERS - Educational and business leaders from Newton County got a taste Tuesday of what could be housed in the county to help advance its high school students.

Painting potpourri

Covington man charged in Conyers burglary

CONYERS - Rarely do two separate incidents connect with each other as closely as they did for the Conyers Police Department on Friday, resulting in the arrest of a Covington man on burglary and firearm charges.

New waste disposal cuts costs

COVINGTON - The city of Covington has found a creative way to save more than $60,000 per year by hauling biosolids generated from the wastewater treatment plant to a local farm for land application.

Oxford gets grant for water lines

OXFORD - The city of Oxford has been awarded a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

Police: Man finds thief on property

COVINGTON - A Newton County man apparently discovered a theft in progress on his property, so he took somewhat drastic measures to detain the suspect until law enforcement arrived, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office incident report.

Kathleen Parker - 08/19/09 TAKING THE PRESIDENT ON FAITH

Oh, for those halcyon days when our biggest worry was whether the federal "faith-based" office might encourage a homeless person to find Jesus.

Bulldog defense looking to forget '08

ATHENS - Last season, Georgia's defense left its mark in the school's record books.

Alcovy tops Newton in volleyball matchup Both local schools fall to Woodland in tri-meet

COVINGTON - In a matchup of two relatively young volleyball programs, visiting Newton showed it had a little more work to do than county neighbor Alcovy.

Favre back again, signs with Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Brett Favre's latest retirement lasted all of three weeks.

Slade Letter - 08/19/09

The outrage on the part of many Americans over the government option health care bills now before both houses of Congress has left me totally baffled, but then the average American has little idea of what goes on in the nation's hospitals. The 20 years I spent working in them left me with a totally different perspective.

Falcons rookie CB battling for starting job

FLOWERY BRANCH - Chris Owens isn't kidding about the informational overload facing most NFL rookies.

Community Calendar - 08/19/09

Aug. 19

Henderson's perfect game leads Eagles to win

COVINGTON - Eastside's Amanda Henderson pulled off her first perfect game in a pitchers' duel against Alcovy with in a 1-0 win Tuesday.

Darrell Huckaby - 08/19/09

Tommy Lee McCurdy is old Conyers. He was born and raised in Milstead, back when Callaway Mills was the heartbeat of that community. You can't hardly get more old Conyers than that.

Mullins Letter - 08/19/09

For those who recognize and value the freedoms we have enjoyed as individuals and as a nation, it seems prudent to consider life without it, because that appears to be a looming reality. The District of Columbia (DC), noted in the Constitution as the seat of government, has been perverted to the point that it might be more aptly called the district of corruption.