News for Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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Road may reopen in two weeks Temporary fixes to start Monday on Crowell Road

COVINGTON - Crowell Road could be reopened in two weeks, according to Board of Commissioners Chairman Kathy Morgan.

Dog owners must clean up after pet Ordinance requires disposal of pooch waste when in public

COVINGTON - Dog owners be alerted: If your pet poops on another person's property, you'll now have to clean it up.

Selecting the best: NCSS names finalists for top award

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System has selected some of its top teachers to compete for the title of Teacher of the Year.

Breedlove convicted of murder Man guilty in death of live-in girlfriend

COVINGTON - It took a Newton County jury only 20 minutes to find Rick Ray Breedlove guilty of the 2007 murder of Pamela Evans Spencer. It took Assistant District Attorney Melanie Bell only one day to present evidence from 18 witnesses who all agreed that Breedlove was undoubtedly Spencer's killer. It took Superior Court Judge John Ott less than two minutes to sentence Breedlove to life plus five years in prison.

Community Calendar - 10/21/09

Oct. 21

Pats face unbeaten Apalachee

Trailing 14-0 in the fourth quarter last week against Madison County, the Heritage football team was staring a sixth loss in the face. But this time the Patriots played the role of the comeback kings, getting a 57-yard touchdown run from Garry Peters to cap a 21-point quarter and stun the Red Raiders 21-20.

Heritage advances to elite eight

With the Heritage volleyball team last playing in the elite eight in 2005, the current group of players had never played past the second round.

Newton to battle Douglass

COVINGTON - A playoff berth for Newton's football team could be riding on Friday's game against Douglass. Just like last season.

Pharr Letter - 10/21/09

Once again the citizens willing to stand up and speak out against our local government intentions were able to achieve another victory at a recent Conyers-Rockdale Planning Commission meeting.

Government Meetings - 10/21/09

Wednesdays

Darrell Huckaby - 10/21/09

It hit me last Friday night as I was escorting my youngest child, Jenna, across the Evans Stadium football field during the Heritage High School homecoming festivities. (She was crowned Patriot Princess - appreciate your asking.) Three more Friday nights and my autumn weekends are going to change drastically - and even though I thought I was ready for the change, now that is upon me, I am not so sure.

Kathleen Parker - 10/21/09 SEND OUT THE CLOWNS

As the war of words escalates between conservative gabmeisters and the White House, Americans might pause to wonder: Have we lost our minds?