News for Saturday, April 5, 2008

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Landfill to get second discussion County to hold another meeting for residents

COVINGTON - In response to concerns of residents along Lower River Road, the county will hold a second public meeting to discuss the proposed expansion of the Newton County Landfill.

School system to close for spring break

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System will be closed next week for spring holidays.

Newton, Social Circle resolve annexation dispute

COVINGTON - The litigation between Newton County and the city of Social Circle over the annexation of 1,150 acres is now officially resolved.

Accident cancels classes Truck fire forces GPC, I-20 exit to shut down

COVINGTON - An early morning tractor-trailer fire forced Georgia Perimeter College officials to close the school Friday and required that exit 98 of Interstate 20 eastbound be shut down for several hours.

10K planned to 'pave the path'

CONYERS - A group of residents is organizing a Pave the Path 10K walk/run to raise money and awareness for a multi-use trail to connect Olde Town Conyers to the South River Trail.

Two men rob wing eatery

COVINGTON - Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies are searching for two black men who they say held a gun to the head of the owner of Susie's Best Wings on Salem Road and took her money.

State DOT completes bridge reinspections

CONYERS - State transportation officials said Wednesday they had completed reinspections of bridges affected by a series of falsified inspections and that all were deemed safe.

Heritage boys blast Cedar Shoals, 8-3

CONYERS - The Heritage boys soccer team took care of business in the opening round of the Region 8-AAAA Tournament, beating Cedar Shoals and the bad weather on Friday at Evans Memorial Stadium.

McDowell walks away from awful crash

FORT WORTH, Texas - NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie Michael McDowell walked away virtually unscathed from a horrific tumbling crash during qualifying Friday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Rain postpones Braves-Mets; makeup May 20

ATLANTA - For a change, Bobby Cox welcomed the rain - and the rainout.

Newton Citizen Poll 4-5-08

This week's Citizen Poll was an open line ...

Salem moving on Seminoles get 3-2 win; girls game postponed

CONYERS - The action was fast, but the field was wet Friday night at Reid Memorial Stadium as Salem and Clarke Central battled each other and the weather in a first-round game of the Area 8-AAAA playoffs.

Earnhardt earns pole at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the third Hendrick driver to earn a pole this season. Now maybe he can be the first to win a race.

Rockdale Citizen Poll 4-5-08

This week's Citizen Poll was an open line ...

Iguodala leads Philadelphia into playoffs 76ers beat Atlanta 109-104

ATLANTA - Andre Iguodala scored 30 points and Andre Miller had 23 to help the Philadelphia 76ers wrap up their first playoff spot in three years with a 109-104 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

Darrell Huckaby - MLK's influence breaks through 16-year-old's political apathy

I was 16 years old on the first weekend in April in 1968. I'll save you the math. I'm 56. I paid attention to basketball and 16-year-old girls - in that order - and little else. I was apolitical. I knew that we were fighting in Vietnam because my brother-in-law had spent a year there and I knew that a lot of black folks were convinced that the token integration that was being reluctantly accepted across the South wasn't enough.

Perry 'Preys' on Covington

Town House Cafe on Washington Street was transformed Thursday while Tyler Perry and the cast and crew of "The Family That Preys" filmed in downtown Covington. The cafe was converted into Alice's Wing & A Prayer Diner for the shoot. Filming was expected to continue at Whitehall, a historic home in the downtown area on Friday. The movie stars Academy Award winner Kathy Bates and Academy Award nominee Alfre Woodard as matriarchs of two very different families being torn apart by greed and scandal, according to a synopsis released by Lionsgate Publicity.