News for Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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Council awards furniture contract Ramsey chosen with bid of $8,599

COVINGTON - The City Council agreed to purchase new furnishings for the mayor's office at City Hall from Ramsey Furniture Company Inc. at its Monday night meeting.

Teen remembered RCSO tracing gun used in shooting of 17-year-old

CONYERS - The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is tracing the gun used in the accidental shooting death of a Newton High School senior through the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Mayor breaks tie to approve private school

COVINGTON - Mayor Kim Carter cast the tie-breaking vote Monday night to allow a private school on McGuirts Bridge Road.

18-year-old injured in shooting Man, 27, charged in assault

COVINGTON - A Covington man has been arrested and charged in connection with the shotgun shooting of a teenager Monday morning, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

John Douglas - Planning for a better tomorrow

After a long week of budget hearings, the General Assembly reconvened for regular session on Monday. The pace is increasing daily as senators and representatives begin to introduce new bills and meet in committees.

'Sixburgh' celebrates More than 300,000 pack city streets for parade

PITTSBURGH - More than 300,000 black-and-gold bedecked Pittsburgh Steelers fans - about the population of the city itself - packed the streets of 'Sixburgh' on Tuesday for a parade celebrating the storied franchise's unprecedented sixth Super Bowl title.

Costas leaves HBO to join MLB Network

SECAUCUS, N.J. - Bob Costas has left HBO and joined the new MLB Network.

Stewart emphasizes teamwork for Pats New coach, same goals for Heritage boys soccer

CONYERS - Upon listening to Heritage boys soccer coach Brandon Stewart, it is clear what this season will focus on above all else - teamwork.

Planning for a better tomorrow

After a long week of budget hearings, the General Assembly reconvened for regular session on Monday. The pace is increasing daily as senators and representatives begin to introduce new bills and meet in committees.

Community Calendar - 2/4/2009

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Tigers want to play with aggression Edgar switches to head boys soccer in third year

COVINGTON - Even though Alcovy's soccer program is in its third year, this will still be a year of firsts.

Sometimes, expertise is best left unpublished

They say timing is everything, and mine has always been bad. I bought my first eight-track player just as cassettes were coming in. I stocked up on VHS tapes just as DVDs became the rage.

Bill Shipp - Bulldogs are in need of a little training

Let's forget the economy and Barack Obama for a moment. Let's turn to a really serious question that should have been addressed months or even years ago:

Lady Eagles chase playoffs in new region

COVINGTON - Teamwork will be an integral part for this year's Eastside girls soccer team.

Darrell Huckaby - Sometimes, expertise is best left unpublished

They say timing is everything, and mine has always been bad. I bought my first eight-track player just as cassettes were coming in. I stocked up on VHS tapes just as DVDs became the rage.

Bulldogs are in need of a little training

Let's forget the economy and Barack Obama for a moment. Let's turn to a really serious question that should have been addressed months or even years ago: