News for Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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Mayoral education Ficquett students learn about government from city leader

COVINGTON - Second-graders at Ficquett Elementary School took a special field trip across town Tuesday morning. They met with Covington Mayor Kim Carter on the steps of the Newton County Historic Courthouse to ask her a few questions.

Eight candidates apply for Superior Court judgeship

COVINGTON - Eight attorneys have filed applications with the Judicial Nominating Commission to be considered for the fifth Superior Court judgeship in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit.

NCSO deputy involved in fatal crash

COVINGTON - A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in a fatal automobile crash Tuesday afternoon, according to NCSO spokesman Lt. Mark Mitchell.

Brown Bridge Road safe, reopens Mt. Tabor, portion of Crowell still closed

COVINGTON - Motorists who make their way home via Brown Bridge Road should get some relief from congestion and be saved the hassle of detours now that the portion of the road between Ram Drive and the Covington city limits has been reopened.

Tax break offered on energy-savers

Georgians will once again have the opportunity to buy energy-saving and water-efficient products without sales taxes during the 2009 Energy Star and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday this week.

Yellow River Jam, cleanup set for Saturday

COVINGTON - Porterdale has been jammin' since the recent Yellow River flood, but plans for this weekend will make it official. The third annual River Clean-up and Yellow River Jam is set for Saturday and there will be plenty of activity from daylight to dark.

Newton earns big senior night win

COVINGTON - Nine runs in the first inning followed by six runs in the third inning gave the Lady Rams a 15-0 mercy-rule win over Berkmar on senior night Tuesday at Turner Lake Complex.

Community Calendar - 09/30/09

Oct. 1

Braves pushing for playoffs with remarkable run

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones feels as though he's returned to the 1990s.

Linemen pave way for backs Blocking helped Eagles rush for 340 yards Friday

COVINGTON - They don't do it for the glory. They do because they love it.

Darrell Huckaby - 09/30/09

Have you ever left a funeral wishing you could turn back time and get to know the person you had just heard eulogized a little better - or a lot better. I have experienced that feeling a number of times in my life, most recently - and most notably - this past Sunday.

Kathleen Parker - 09/30/09 WHAT ACORN? I DIDN'T SEE ANY ACORN

While everyone in Washington is suddenly pretending they've hardly ever heard of ACORN, they might want to pretend they've never heard of the SEIU, one of the nation's largest unions.

Senior night sweep: Rockdale wins final regular season home games

CONYERS - The Rockdale volleyball team celebrated senior night with a pair of victories Tuesday night.

Ferrell leads Rockdale past Salem Lady Bulldogs sweep both games in season series

CONYERS - Katie Ferrell had been carrying Rockdale throughout its first season under coach Justin Arrington. On Tuesday at Salem, Ferrell took her leadership a step further.

Mullins Letter - 09/30/09

Daily, new evidence emerges indicating terrorists now control both the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government. One more radical appointment to the judicial branch will mean total control over the people. Over time, the permission to govern, under the Constitution, has been transformed by politicians to mean the authority to dictate. There is no authority or obligation in our Constitution for government to provide health care for anyone, including the president or the Congress.

Georgia, others provide plenty of gridiron thrills

ATLANTA - Georgia came from 11 points down to win a game - and that was the easy one. Another was decided on a hands-up defensive play at the goal line in the final minute, another on a field goal as time ran out.