News for Wednesday, September 2, 2009


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Sheriff asks citizens' help in apprehending fugitives

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office has announced a new "Most Wanted" feature on its Web site located at It is asking that the public log on and help them catch fugitives from justice.

Scores on SAT decline NCSS students below state, US

COVINGTON - On average students in the Newton County School System continued to score below state and national averages on the SAT.

DeKalb Tech to consolidate programs

COVINGTON - DeKalb Technical College announced Monday evening that it plans to restructure two technology programs at the school's Covington campus as a result of financial concerns.

Treasure hunters Locals look for hidden gold at antiques show

COVINGTON - Locals streamed into the Holiday Inn Express in Covington on Monday carrying their valuables and their hopes.

Salem gets win over Lady 'Canes

CONYERS - Just like a train, the Lady Seminoles' defense started slow but quickly gained speed and was unstoppable as Salem ran over Monroe Area 4-0 on Tuesday.

Sturkie Letter - 09/09/09

Georgia's 47th rank in SAT scores should be a wake-up call for both teachers and parents. Collectively, there should be a consensus into the structure of the classroom curriculum that will help Georgia's students become more viable for top colleges.

Falcons acquire Hill

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Rams cut ties to their top two picks from the 2006 draft Tuesday, trading cornerback Tye Hill to the Atlanta Falcons for an undisclosed draft pick and releasing tight end Joe Klopfenstein.

Three-game thriller Heritage's late rally leads to big win over Rockdale

CONYERS - This one lived up to its pre-match billing.

Heritage squeaks by rival Rockdale 2-1 Walden fans 11 in winning effort for Lady Pats

Rockdale pitcher Katie Ferrell was good. Nicki Walden of Heritage was a little better.

Kathleen Parker - 09/02/09 IN DEATH DO US PART COMPANY

Reaction to Sen. Ted Kennedy's death suggests that there really are two Americas.

Taylor brings speed to Ga. Tech defense

ATLANTA - Cooper Taylor assumed he would sit out the 2008 season as a redshirt. He thought he was too thin at 185 pounds to make an immediate impact on Georgia Tech's defense.

Donnelly Letter - 09/09/09

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Darrell Huckaby - 09/02/09

It was one of the funniest things I ever heard, in my 25 years of coaching high school sports - and that's saying something. My girls track team at Loganville had competed in the region meet at Pickens County and we stopped off at a Burger King for a bite to eat.

Fuzz Run returns to Covington

COVINGTON - The upcoming 26th annual Fuzz Run is probably the only time you'll get away with beating the police at a foot chase.

Cox gets his chance to lead Bulldogs

ATHENS - Joe Cox had it all figured out when he arrived at Georgia.