News for Wednesday, October 28, 2009


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NCSS superintendent to retire in June

COVINGTON -- The Newton County School System will lose its leader at the end of the school year.

Oxford city council: Resident questions candidate

At least one Oxford resident is concerned about the possible outcome of next week's city election.

Nelson Heights Community Center: Henderson wants dual boards to run facility

District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson is requesting that the Board of Commissioners consider having dual boards run the Nelson Heights Community Center.

Porterdale city council: Chambers seeks re-election to post

Though he describes himself as someone who doesn't have politics in his genetic makeup, City Councilman Lowell Chambers said he believes he has seen some positive changes since his election to the Post 5 seat in a special election in March.

Deep concentration

Youngsters in the 3-year-old kindergarten class at First Presbyterian Church are paying close attention to the details as they decorate their pumpkins in preparation for Halloween. Catherine Atkinson appears to be adding eyelashes to her pumpkin's face.

Several places to hold Halloween events

COVINGTON - Little goblins and ghouls will have plenty of chances to fill their sacks and pumpkins with candy this Halloween.

Barnes' sister demands city investigation

COVINGTON - The sister of convicted murderer Lanny Perry Barnes has sent a 33-page letter to the city of Covington demanding an investigation into alleged violations of city ordinances by her brother's victims.

Covington motorcyclist dies in crash

CONYERS - A Covington man was pronounced dead at the scene early Tuesday morning following a motorcycle accident on Sigman Road in Conyers.

Officials urge safety, caution on Saturday

COVINGTON - Local law enforcement and fire departments are urging residents to take precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones safe on Halloween.

Superintendent Professional Development: NCSS leader completes program

COVINGTON - Newton County School System personnel continue to receive more training.

Community Calendar - 10/28/09

Oct. 28

Playoff trip on the line for Alcovy

COVINGTON - A reason to win is a big motivation for getting a team ready to play.

No love lost: Georgia, Florida rivalry comes with hard feelings

ATHENS - The picture hangs all over Georgia's training facility. The Bulldogs get to see it when they're changing into their uniforms, when they're lifting weights, when they're heading off to meetings.

Bad luck falls on Patriots Heritage's heartbreakers continue with latest loss

Just when it seemed like the Heritage season couldn't get more heartbreaking, things fell apart again Friday night in Winder.

3 straight losses have Auburn saying 'not again'

AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn Tigers insist it's not the same. Sure, the Tigers' offense is struggling, the quarterback play is getting criticized and the team is under heavy fire for its play after a strong start.

Kathleen Parker - 10/28/09

Picking one's battles has never been trickier, especially if you're a member of the benighted Republican Party.

Darrell Huckaby - 10/28/09

I love adages. Let me throw out a few for you today.

Mullins Letter - 10/28/09

Many Americans have probably never given thought of the liberties/freedoms they have enjoyed someday coming to an end. Ongoing events in government today suggest that is a looming reality. Since mainstream media makes little or no effort in keeping the public informed, many citizens seem unaware of the abounding breadth and depth of government corruption. It's as if the media shares in the corruption. One might liken the situation to a host of termites eating away the foundation while the people are busily engaged in meaningful employment to support themselves and family.

Prolonging possessions: Ga. Tech wearing down opponents with long drives

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is making a run at the ACC championship by holding the ball longer than any team in the nation.