News for Thursday, August 14, 2008

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Tech QB Nesbitt appears OK after bruising shoulder

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson insisted Josh Nesbitt will recover quickly from a shoulder bruise the quarterback sustained in practice Wednesday morning.

Government Meetings 8/14/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

CPD search for missing elderly man

COVINGTON - The Covington Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of Covington resident William Worley, a man who is often seen using a motorized wheelchair along U.S. Highway 278, according to Capt. Craig Treadwell.

NCSS to use same amount of trailers

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System is expecting to operate with the same number of school trailers this school year as it did last year, but some of those were moved around over the summer.

Top of the heap Phelps stands alone among gold medalists

BEIJING - There's no such thing as a day off when you're chasing history.

Soldiers return home from nation of Georgia

COVINGTON - Soldiers with Company B, 1/121st Infantry of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Brigade based in Covington returned home from a training exercise in the nation of Georgia on Aug. 2, just days before the Russian military launched an attack there.

Cubs extend streak, take 2 from Atlanta

ATLANTA - The Chicago Cubs are playing so well on the road, they won two lopsided games away from Wrigley Field in one day.

Salem excited about upcoming softball season

CONYERS - The Salem softball team is excited about the upcoming season.

City of Covington to hire grant writer

COVINGTON - The city of Covington will hire a professional grant writer in the coming weeks, in lieu of hiring an assistant city manager.

Community Calendar 8/14/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Finneran attempting comeback Receiver has had two knee surgeries

FLOWERY BRANCH - The last time Brian Finneran caught a pass in a real game for the Falcons, Jim Mora was the coach and Michael Vick was the quarterback.

Weathering the storm

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith