News for Tuesday, August 26, 2008


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Heritage hosts benefit tourney

CONYERS - The Heritage volleyball team hosted the inaugural Play for a Cure Tournament on Saturday.

Eastside finishes strong at LFO

FORT OGLETHORPE - Eastside's softball team started the LFO Invitational with a loss but finished strong, winning its four final games - including three shutouts - Friday and Saturday.

Marshall to visit future park site Sept. 2

COVINGTON - U.S. Congressman Jim Marshall, D- Georgia, will visit the future site of Chimney Park on Sept. 2 to tout the pending No Child Left Inside legislation that will provide more public funding for environmental education for students.

Heritage boys open with win Lady Pats top cross country squad at Jaguar Invitational

GRIFFIN - The Heritage boys cross country team opened the season with a bang Saturday.

School bus safety

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

SACS begins review

COVINGTON - The district accreditation review of the Newton County School System started this week.

Golden beginning Olympic champs Nadal, Dementieva win matches at US Open

NEW YORK - Olympic champions Rafael Nadal and Elena Dementieva showed their mettle at the U.S. Open, overcoming early challenges to win Monday in the start of what's expected to be a wide-open tournament.

Man dies helping motorist Authorities trying to identify victim

COVINGTON - A man who was helping a stranded motorist on Fairview Road on Saturday night was struck and killed when he inadvertently took a step back into the roadway, according to Lt. Bill Watterson of the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Woman's husband sought in slaying

COVINGTON - A Covington man is being sought by federal, state and local authorities in connection with the slaying of a Covington woman whose body was found Saturday night, according to John Bankhead, spokesman for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Rams to feature more big playmakers

COVINGTON - Not to say that one player can make or break a team, but Demtrius McCray is definitely going to be a big part of the Newton Rams football team this season.