News for Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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Honoring grandparents

Staff Photo: Erin Evans

FBI study: Crime up locally Report reveals increase in violent, property crimes

CONYERS - Newton and Rockdale counties saw increases in violent and property crimes despite downward trends nationwide, according to new data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

YMCA registering for fall flag football season

The Covington Family YMCA is registering for the fall flag football season. This is the fifth season of the fall flag football program and the Covington YMCA is looking forward to another successful season.

Stimulus money to fund project Officials hope roundabout will help traffic flow better

COVINGTON - Construction of a roundabout planned for the intersection of Turner Lake Road and Clark Street will be entirely funded through federal stimulus money, Covington Mayor Kim Carter has announced.

Educational Foundation up and running

COVINGTON - It couldn't have come at a better time.

Snapping Shoals broadens Ride for the Cure

COVINGTON - Snapping Shoals EMC is urging residents to rev up their engines and prepare for this fall's community motorcycle and classic car ride for the American Cancer Society.

SKC Inc. announces plans to expand New division will create 10 jobs

COVINGTON - SKC Inc. announced Tuesday plans to open a new chemical division in Covington.

NCSS plans early release this week

COVINGTON - All Newton County public schools will release students early Thursday and Friday for elementary and middle school parent conferences and high school professional learning activities.

Rockdale spikes Salem in two-game sweep

CONYERS - Rockdale's volleyball team had lost three of its last five matches heading into Tuesday's meeting with Salem. Instead of continuing the mini-slump, the Bulldogs took their frustrations out on their local rivals.

Kathleen Parker - 09/16/09 Joe Wilson Loses It

South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson seems to have set a precedent last Wednesday night when he called the president a liar during a joint session of Congress.

Community Calendar - 09/16/09

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Pats' NewRock streak over Rams end Heritage boys' eight-year dominance

CONYERS - Newton ended Heritage's eight-year winning streak in the boys race at the NewRock Meet on Monday at Rockdale High School.

Lights fail Eastside, Morgan Co. Game concludes without declaration of a winner

COVINGTON - Eastside led 3-1 in the top of the fifth inning when Tuesday's game was halted after the lights went out, forcing the game to finish without an official winner.

Darrell Huckaby - 09/16/09

Barack Obama and I finally agree on something. Kanye West is a jackass.

Braves top Mets 6-0

ATLANTA - Adam LaRoche homered twice and drove in three runs, rookie Tommy Hanson pitched seven innings and the Atlanta Braves won their fifth straight, beating the New York Mets 6-0 on Tuesday night.

Give Georgia Tech's A-backs an 'A' for production

ATLANTA - Roddy Jones is used to the question - what position do you play? - and the inevitable follow-up when he tells someone that he's an A-back.