News for Wednesday, January 7, 2009

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Eastside coach pleads not guilty

COVINGTON - The head coach of Eastside High School's football team pleaded not guilty to theft by taking surrounding a mortgage fraud investigation in a DeKalb County Superior Court on Monday morning.

'A new chapter' City Clerk resigns to take position

COVINGTON - Covington City Clerk and Finance Director John H. Grotheer Jr. has resigned after more than 12 years of service. Grotheer has accepted a position as the finance director for the newly incorporated city of Dunwoody.

New Year's Day fire kills 55-year-old man

CONYERS - A 55-year-old man died in a New Year's Day fire near the border between Rockdale and Newton counties.

NCSS plans 10 public meetings Sessions to address issues with new theme schools

COVINGTON - Those interested in learning more about the elementary and middle parent involvement theme schools planned for Newton County will get a chance to talk to school system officials and ask questions in several upcoming meetings this month.

City to pursue neighborhood stabilization

COVINGTON - The city council agreed to pursue funding from the federal government's new Neighborhood Stabilization Program on Monday night, and named Builders of Hope, a nonprofit organization based in North Carolina, as its partner.

Man charged in woman's death

CONYERS - The suspect in the beating death of a Lithonia woman has now been charged with murder.

Carmike to project BCS title game in 3-D

CONYERS - If you like your football games big and in your face, then you might want to consider heading down to the movie theater Thursday night.

Darrell Huckaby - Seeking family recipes, stories

Well, the eating season is just about over, isn't it? We've all made those resolutions to cut back and push away from the table and be a little more active. I know I shoveled in the last leftover piece of Clay Stapp's traditional New Year's Day pecan pie just before midnight Sunday because everybody knows that diets begin on Monday.

Community Calendar - 1/7/2009

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Patriots' Bazzani signs with Eastern Kentucky

CONYERS - Located alongside the Heritage baseball press box is a list of 80 names, alumni who have extended their careers at the collegiate and/or pro level.

Comeback Jackets Tech overcomes 13-point deficit to beat Georgia

ATLANTA - Zachery Peacock scored 18 points and Georgia Tech rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat Georgia 67-62 on Tuesday night, completing a sweep of its state rival in the two major sports.

Eagles aim for another dual crown

COVINGTON - Even though Eastside's wrestling team competes in an area weaker than the one it was in last year, the Eagles know they will have to battle just as hard if they want to keep their streak of team duals championships alive.

Gridiron grandeur: SEC makes its case as No. 1 conference

Let the rest of the country brag about its ivy-covered traditions and its cultural superiority. Down in Dixie, it's all about trotting out the nation's top college football teams on any given Saturday.

Bill Shipp - A battle to get even

As 2009 dawns, the next cycle of Georgia politics is coming into view. We already have seen coverage of the budding race for governor, with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine preparing to run for the Republican nomination.

Letter - Gresham responds to proposed legislation

To the editor: