Monday, August 20, 2007

News for Monday, August 20, 2007

A soldier from Winder, Georgia says he did nothing wrong. Army specialist Christopher Phillip Shore says he was ordered to kill a man in Northern Iraq, but purposely missed him. He says the bullets that hit the man were fired from far away. The man died two days later from his wounds. Shore and his commander were later charged with murder. The Army will hold a hearing on the case in the fall.

Children covered by Peach Care could have a hard time finding dental care. The state is terminating contracts with two of its largest dental providers, Help a Child Smile and Kool Smiles. The changes could affect 110-thousand children. State officials are hoping to adopt a single administrator program that allows individual dentists to sign up as providers, and increases reimbursements.

The Bibb County School Board is taking applications. The board needs to fill a position left vacant by board member Terry Tripp, who resigned to run for a seat on the Bibb County Commission. Applicants must live in the District One area which includes; Northeast High School, Appling Middle School, and Burdell-Hunt Elementary. Applications will be taken through the end of the month.

A loss by New England means the Warner Robins American Little League team is still in the running. That loss evens up all the teams, 1-1. The boys play New England tonight at 6:00pm on ESPN 2. If they win that game they will advance to the next round. The boys made it to the Little League World Championship in Williamsport, Pennsylvania after winning the Southeast Regional Championships.

Weather: Partly cloudy skies with a high of 98 degrees. Heat index of 103.