News for Friday, December 27, 2013


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Covington Transportation Dept Savage set to retire

It was just eight years ago when Terry Savage joined the City of Covington as an engineering technician. Now he’s retiring as the Transportation Department’s project manager, a position he held for a few months.

Newton Citizen Poll for Dec. 29, 2013

The Newton Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest.

NCSO responds to shooting and high-speed chase around Christmas

No Christmas miracle kept one Covington man out of jail after he led a number of Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a high-speed chase through the county, striking three of the patrol vehicles along the way.

RCSO: Gun found in woods near scene of weave shooting

ATF brought in to assist in search

A firearm believed to have been used in the fatal shooting of a Conyers woman during an attempted armed robbery of hair weaves has been found in a wooded area in the subdivision where the incident occurred, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

ROB JENKINS: A brief glossary of modern teenage slang

Each era produces its own slang. Some terms demonstrate staying power and become part of the lexicon, while others are relegated to the dustbin of linguistic history.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Welcoming 2014 after a tumultuous year

If we make it ‘til midnight Tuesday, y’all, another year will have come and gone. Tempus Fugit! Time flies! And when you get as long in the tooth as I am, time moves at supersonic speeds.

Habeel caps strong season on links

Local golfer Ayanna Habeel recently capped a memorable 2013 season.