News for Tuesday, April 15, 2008

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Porterdale hires new clerk

PORTERDALE - Months of controversy surrounding the position of city clerk came to a quiet conclusion in Porterdale Monday night. Lynn Fendley took the oath of office from Mayor Bobby Hamby and then took her seat at the council table to record the minutes of the council's regular meeting.

Kindergarten Round-Up approaching

COVINGTON - Parents have until the end of the month before the Newton County School System's annual Kindergarten Round-Up is held.

Former senator confirmed as federal judge for southern Ga.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia will have a full slate of judges for the first time in almost two years after the U.S. Senate confirmed former Republican state Sen. Randy Hall to the bench.

Local man wins $1.2M

COVINGTON - A Covington man has claimed a $1.2 million Fantasy 5 jackpot, his second win in 12 years.

Delta, Northwest directors sign off on merger

ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines has reached an agreement with Northwest Airlines to take over Northwest and create the world's biggest carrier.

Citizen comes away with three awards in annual AP contest

The Newton Citizen won three awards in the annual Georgia Associated Press Association contest, with staff writer Crystal Tatum picking up a second-place win and a third-place win and staff photographer Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith scoring a second-place win.

Water, water everywhere

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Man killed in head-on crash on Lower River Road

COVINGTON - A 27-year-old Covington man was killed Saturday afternoon as a result of a two-vehicle crash on Lower River Road, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Input on museum wanted Public invited to offer ideas

COVINGTON - The public is invited to give input on the design of the planned Newton County History Center at an upcoming meeting.

State Briefs

Woman who claims sex assault appeals to state Supreme Court

Diamond kings Three local baseball squads victorious

CONYERS - All three Rockdale County high schools prevailed on the diamond Monday.

8-AAAA soccer tourney ends tonight Salem girls shooting for third region title

CONYERS - Four Rockdale County soccer teams will be in action tonight in the conclusion of the Area 8-AAAA Tournament.

Heritage squads top Rockdale

CONYERS - The Heritage tennis teams wrapped up regular season play with a pair of 5-0 victories over county rival Rockdale on Monday.

Eastside golf hoists Newton Cup again

COVINGTON - The tradition continues for the Eastside golf boys and girls golf teams as they beat their county rivals to retain the Newton Cup on Monday at Indian Creek Golf Club.