News for Thursday, December 11, 2008

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Covington police purchase Segways

COVINGTON - To save money on fuel and have a more effective way to do foot patrolling, the Covington Police Department has purchased two electric transporters.

Government Meetings - 12/11/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

Covington finances in good order

COVINGTON - The city of Covington is in sound financial condition, according to a report given by City Clerk/Finance Director John Grotheer at the city council's Monday night meeting.

Newton BOE approves balanced calendar for 2009-10 school year

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System is expected to continue to operate from a balanced calendar for at least the next school year.

School board fires embattled parapro

COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education approved the termination of a Cousins Middle School paraprofessional who was arrested last week on child molestation and other related charges.

O'Zone in violation of ordinance Liquor license in danger due to reduction of hours

COVINGTON - O'Zone Bar and Grill avoided denial of its alcohol license renewal application at Monday night's city council meeting but will now be under close supervision after Police Chief Stacey Cotton notified officials the restaurant is not in compliance with the alcohol ordinance.

Newton sweeps Henry's shot lifts Rams past Lions in boys game

COVINGTON - The Newton basketball squads started Region 2-AAAAA play with a sweep over M.L. King on Tuesday night.

SEC's Tebow, pair of Big 12 QBs are Heisman finalists

NEW YORK - Tim Tebow will go for two against a pair of talented quarterbacks from the Big 12 when the Heisman Trophy is handed out Saturday night.

Community Calendar - 12/11/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Heritage wins in last seconds Boys end Madison's streak; girls fall 61-31 to Red Radiers

CONYERS - Heritage basketball split a pair of games against visiting Madison County on Tuesday night.

Rockdale splits with Habersham Central

CONYERS - Rockdale basketball split a twin bill Tuesday night against visiting Habersham Central.

Salem girls still perfect in region Seminoles fall 66-60 to Winder-Barrow boys

CONYERS - So far, the Salem girls are really enjoying crossover play in Region 8-AAAA.