News for Thursday, December 18, 2008

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Truck driver killed in one-vehicle crash

COVINGTON - A man was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Butler Bridge Road Tuesday morning, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

3 county leaders leaving Varner, Fleming, Laster moving on from BOC

COVINGTON - Tuesday night marked the last time the current Board of Commissioners will meet.

Board to review suggested school names

COVINGTON - Christmas gift lists aren't the only lists the Newton County Board of Education members will look at this holiday season - they also will mull over dozens of suggested names for the new elementary school on Kirkland Road near Jack Neely Road.

GBI: Janitor arrested for child porn

COVINGTON - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested a janitor from Mansfield Elementary School who has been charged in connection with possession of child pornography, according to GBI spokesman John Bankhead.

Cat-ivity scene

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Oxford votes to disband fire station Newton County to take over

OXFORD - The Oxford City Council voted this week to disband the city's volunteer fire department, with Newton County Fire Services to take over.

Eastside falls to Franklin

COVINGTON - Eastside's basketball teams had moments of greatness but they could not overcome a pair of Class AAA top 10-ranked teams as Franklin County swept the doubleheader Tuesday night.

Pats collect pair of wins against Bulldoggs

CONYERS - The Heritage basketball teams chalked up impressive victories over Winder-Barrow on Tuesday night.

Jags top Rockdale Boys upended; girls fall in final seconds of game

CONYERS - Cedar Shoals came, saw and conquered Tuesday night by sweeping Rockdale on its home court.

Community Calendar - 12/18/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Government Meetings - 12/18/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

Newton, Alcovy boys get region victories; girls come up short Basketball roundup

COVINGTON - The Newton and Alcovy boys were able to collect victories on Tuesday, while the girls squads fell short in their quests.