News for Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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Gas station robbed by gunmen Three suspects remain at large

COVINGTON - Three armed men robbed Bailey's BP station at the intersection of Ga. highways 81 and 162 around 11 p.m. Monday night, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Suspects point gun at deputy Two teenagers arrested

COVINGTON - A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy surprised two burglars armed with a shotgun Monday afternoon, but he was uninjured and the pair were subsequently arrested, according to NCSO spokesman Lt. Mark Mitchell.

Doctor sued after teen dies

COVINGTON - The parents of a 14-year-old boy who died of pneumonia in May have filed a wrongful death suit against the local pediatrician who initially treated him.

'The next great idea' Students kick off design projects

COVINGTON - Once again, students with the University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design have come to live and study in Covington to learn more about their chosen field of landscape architecture by working on several local projects.

Eastside High School receives $25,000 in furniture

COVINGTON - Eastside High School has an entire classroom full of new, innovative furniture, and it didn't cost the school a dime.

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Rockdale on mission for state crown

CONYERS - For the Rockdale wrestling squad, the magical run continues as it prepares for the Class AAAA dual championship Friday in Macon at the Macon Centreplex.

Eastside looking to keep focus

COVINGTON - There is a certain amount of pride when it comes to Eastside wrestling.

Smoltz, Red Sox finalize one-year deal

BOSTON - John Smoltz finalized his $5.5 million, one-year agreement with the Boston Red Sox, confident he can still contribute after 20 years with the Atlanta Braves and major offseason shoulder surgery.

Braves sign Lowe Source says pitcher will get $60M over 4 years

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves reached a preliminary agreement Tuesday on a $60 million, four-year contract with Derek Lowe, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

Tomlin quickly puts stamp on Steelers

PITTSBURGH - The message is delivered differently, and with no spittle accompanying it. Mike Tomlin took over Bill Cowher's team two years ago next week, yet he never promised to be just like Bill.

Sports briefs

CB Asher Allen leaving Georgia to enter NFL draft