News for Thursday, March 26, 2009


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Swinging into spring

Eric Rusiecki, a freshman at Oxford College, takes a breather between classes and indulges in a bit of swinging. The swing is located on the college campus in front of Haygod dorm and gives a good view of the spring landscape. Rusiecki admits he's a frequent swinger, adding that, "Spring is the best time of the year," especially since he celebrated his birthday on March 16. A resident of Tucker, Rusiecki said he plans to attend Georgia Tech following his stay at Oxford.

Kids, adults dress up with Dream Weavers

COVINGTON - A trip to Disneyland compelled Covington resident Lyn Gossage to take her own journey into the field of fantasy by making costumes for children and adults.

RCSO arrests drug suspect considered 'big distributor'

CONYERS - A man authorities say is a major player in the drug trade in Rockdale and Newton counties was recently arrested by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Narcotics and Vice Unit.

Astronomy club to host sky viewings

COVINGTON - You don't have to go very far to take a trip to the stars.

Resident's complaint leads to drug arrest

COVINGTON - Police Chief Stacey Cotton received complaints from a concerned resident that drug and prostitution activities were taking place in the area of South Emory Street and Lunsford Circle and assigned his officers to find out what was going on.

NCSS revises its plan for theme school

COVINGTON - After low enrollment figures were reported for the Newton County School System's new parent involvement themed middle school, the Newton County Board of Education has decided to reorganize the grade levels at both of the planned theme schools.

Dad runs to help baby daughter Covington resident participating in marathon to raise money for cystic fibrosis

COVINGTON - Kendra Losch was in her first trimester of pregnancy when she learned she is a carrier for a rare gene that causes cystic fibrosis.

Parker has 42; Spurs beat Hawks 102-92

ATLANTA - Tony Parker scored 42 points and the San Antonio Spurs, playing without Tim Duncan, ended Atlanta's eight-game home winning streak with a 102-92 victory on Wednesday night.

Morgan eager to lead Jackets' D line

ATLANTA - Derrick Morgan knows Georgia Tech's defensive line will have major holes to fill in 2009.

'Little things right' Heritage edges Winder-Barrow to take second in region

CONYERS - Heritage junior Joseph Lester made his first varsity home run one that he will never forget as it gave the Patriots a 3-2 win over Region 8-AAAA rival Winder-Barrow at Danny Blue Field on Wednesday.

Patriots stay undefeated in subregion Boys, girls blank Rockdale

CONYERS - Heritage's tennis teams showed their dominance once again on the court taking all five boys and girls matches on Tuesday.

Community Calendar - 03/26/09

March 26

Heritage finishes strong in bad weather Patriots leading rain-hampered track meet

A steady rain could not dampen the spirits of the contestants or the crowd for the final day of the Citizen's Challenge track and field meet Wednesday evening at Seminole Stadium.