News for Friday, January 30, 2009

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Schools to keep recycling Lunch tray program will go on in NCSS

COVINGTON - Although Newton County School System officials keep running into problems with their lunch tray recycling program, they plan to continue the effort at the elementary schools for now.

Darrell Huckaby - The young Huckaby hits the hardwood in Athens

In a former life, I was a basketball coach. For more than 25 years, in fact, I made my living - or at least part of it - by trying to teach high school players to throw a round ball through a round hoop more frequently than their opponents could throw the same ball through the same hoop. My ego would like for you to believe that there was a lot more to it than that, but in reality, there wasn't.

The young Huckaby hits the hardwood in Athens

In a former life, I was a basketball coach. For more than 25 years, in fact, I made my living - or at least part of it - by trying to teach high school players to throw a round ball through a round hoop more frequently than their opponents could throw the same ball through the same hoop. My ego would like for you to believe that there was a lot more to it than that, but in reality, there wasn't.

A safe Super Bowl GOHS reminds partiers to exercise caution

COVINGTON - It's okay to party hearty during the Super Bowl, but beware of the dangers of drunk driving. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety warns that Super Bowl weekend is one of the most dangerous travel periods on Georgia's roadways.

EMC sends crew to Kentucky Snapping Shoals is helping area recover from ice storm

COVINGTON - Snapping Shoals EMC has sent eight crew members to Winchester, Ky., to help restore power after an ice storm hit the area Wednesday.

Three volunteers honored for service

COVINGTON - Three pillars of the community were recently recognized for their service and for carrying out the dream of unification and equality espoused by Martin Luther King Jr.

Rockdale Blotter - 1/30/2009

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 Jan. 20 and Monday:

Announcements - 1/30/2009

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Playoff hopefuls vie for top spots tonight Newton boys host Stephenson in key 2-AAAAA clash

It's time to separate the contenders from the pretenders in high school basketball.

Farewell, Felton Georgia fires basketball coach after 0-5 SEC start

ATHENS - Dennis Felton led Georgia on a surprising run through the SEC tournament last season, winning four games in four days to capture the title.

Jack Simpson - A new era begins with ancient oath

The Obama inauguration attracted millions. People traveled great distances to see the man promising change. It was an historic event many simply had to experience in spite of the crowds and cold weather.

Community Calendar - 1/30/2009

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

A new era begins with ancient oath

The Obama inauguration attracted millions. People traveled great distances to see the man promising change. It was an historic event many simply had to experience in spite of the crowds and cold weather.

Kitchens steps up to lead Salem New baseball coach eager to take the field

CONYERS - When one door closes, another opens.

Newton Blotter - 1/30/2009

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

Local swim clubs ready for showdown

CONYERS - You want action? You want competition at its purest form? Then head to Johnson Park at 2 p.m. Saturday.