News for Friday, January 2, 2009


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Digital TV set for February

COVINGTON - In less than two months, analog broadcast television will transition to an all-digital system.

Douglas prefiles sex offender bill Senator wants legislation that would prohibit running for BOE

COVINGTON - State Sen. John Douglas, R-Social Circle, has prefiled legislation that would prohibit sex offenders from running for seats on local boards of education.

Man attacked at car wash

COVINGTON - A man was assaulted during an attempted armed robbery Monday at a Salem Road car washing facility, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Schools try to stretch grant for nutrition

COVINGTON - The school nutrition department at the Newton County School System plans to make a little money go a long way.

On the Beat: A look back at the year

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

Never too late to get in shape

Jack Simpson - American Dream fades for Jill and George

The American dream is often elusive and sometimes quite fragile, isn't it? It takes years of hard work to get an education, find a good paying job with benefits, and buy that home with the picket fence and a two-car garage.

Community Calendar - 1/2/2009


Capital finish Stafford, Moreno lead Georgia's comeback in Capital One Bowl

ORLANDO, Fla. - Matthew Stafford gave the type of performance in the Capital One Bowl that'd make a fitting finale to his excellent Georgia career.

Newton Blotter - 1/2/2009

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

Darrell Huckaby - Pray for peace as we begin new year

I am a big fan of Johnny Cash. I say am and not "was" because even though Johnny's gone, his music lives on. 

Turner eyes big game with Cards Arizona ranked worst rushing offense in league

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Atlanta Falcons can run away with a wild card victory over Arizona on Saturday, if regular-season history means anything.

Announcement - 1/2/2009


Riverdale storms past Alcovy Tigers finish runner-up in Sweet South Classic

MADISON - The Riverdale boys basketball squad started its New Year's Eve celebration early Wednesday after topping Alcovy 53-37 to win the Sweet South Classic at Morgan County High School.

Rockdale Blotter - 1/2/2009

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO), Conyers Police Department (CPD) and Georgia State Patrol (GSP) between Tuesday, Dec. 23, and Monday: