News for Thursday, August 7, 2008

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Green joins UGA's deep corps of WRs

ATHENS - A.J. Green says summer workouts with his new Georgia teammates gave him a head start in learning pass routes.

Newton READS meets literacy services goal

COVINGTON - Newton County could soon become a Certified Literate Community, thanks to the hard work of Newton READS, a local nonprofit adult literacy tutoring program.

All-Area Tennis Team: Patriots rule the courts Heritage tennis puts out another top-notch season

For the second straight season, Heritage dominated the local high school tennis scene.

Braves suffer another one-run road loss

SAN FRANCISCO - Tim Lincecum pitched eight innings for his first win in more than three weeks and Aaron Rowand homered and drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday.

Alcovy volleyball ready to move on

COVINGTON - The Alcovy Lady Tigers are ready to put the last two years behind them and start fresh as they enter a new area with a new coach.

Government Meetings 8/7/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

Old buses to be used in training School system donates two vehicles to NCEM

COVINGTON - The school system's trash is Newton County Emergency Management's treasure.

Community Calendar 8/7/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Civic minded County, city OK convention center, hotel

COVINGTON - Both the Covington City Council and Newton County Board of Commissioners pledged support for the long-planned hotel/civic center/conference center Tuesday night, approving a joint resolution authorizing the issuance of $23 million in revenue bonds for the project.

Murder trial: Francis takes stand Jurors view tape of police interrogation

COVINGTON - Jurors viewed Wednesday a video recording of the GBI's interrogation of Thomas Marlin Francis and heard him testify in his own defense on the second day of his murder trial at the Newton County Judicial Center.