News for Thursday, August 21, 2008

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Meeting planned to discuss benefits of planting clover

The Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, Oconee River Resource Conservation and Development Council and Pennington Seed will be holding a meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, to discuss the benefits of planting clover to improve pasture production.

Alcovy tops Comets Lady Tigers ride defense, pitching to 2-1 win

COVINGTON - The Lady Tigers learned that two out of three isn't bad in their 2-1 win against South Gwinnett on Wednesday.

Pelfrey shuts Braves down in three-hitter

NEW YORK - Mike Pelfrey pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game and David Wright homered to lead the New York Mets past the sloppy Atlanta Braves, 6-3 on Wednesday night.

Water Director: Supply in good shape Restrictions remain in place

COVINGTON - The Newton County water supply is in better shape than it was last year, but "we're not out of the woods yet," Water Resources Director Karl Kelley told the Board of Commissioners Tuesday night.

Working on the Walgreens

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Trails project moving forward Construction to start in 2009

COVINGTON - The county's special projects coordinator, Cheryl Delk, gave the Board of Commissioners an update on the status of several ongoing projects Tuesday night, including progress on the multi-use, countywide trail system.

Sports briefs

Lady Bulldogs split first matches

Conyers family to join reporter dad in China for Olympics Newton teacher, student leave for Beijing today

COVINGTON - Hudson Newberry, a fourth-grade student at East Newton Elementary School, won't be in class next week. He's not at home sick, but his teacher thought he had a good enough excuse to miss a week's worth of school.

Government Meetings 8/21/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

Lady Pats return four starters for volleyball state run

CONYERS - The Heritage volleyball team has a little unfinished business to take care of this season.

Two Subway restaurants burglarized

COVINGTON - Two Subway sandwich shops were targeted for burglary recently, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Community Calendar 8/21/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Suspect in Waffle House murder arrested

CONYERS - The suspect accused of murdering a South Carolina man outside a Salem Road Waffle House in May has been arrested.

UGA's Richt evolves as head coach

ATHENS - Mark Richt had completed the 40-hour course to sell life insurance. He was working as a phone solicitor setting up appointments for agents and preparing to take his exam.

Beijing Olympics: Bolt strikes again with gold in 200-meter sprint

BEIJING - Move over, Michael. Make way for Usain.