News for Thursday, December 4, 2008

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School board, county join forces on grant Secure parking in works for courthouse

COVINGTON - County commissioners signed off Tuesday night on a grant application that, if approved, would make the journey to school for some local students a lot safer.

Conyers Toyota to move to Stonecrest Collision center to remain in Rockdale

CONYERS - Conyers Toyota will leave Rockdale County next year and open a new location near the Mall at Stonecrest in DeKalb County.

Tigers hold on for first region win Boys get close victory; girls can't match N. Clayton's size

COVINGTON - Alcovy almost let a 17-point lead get away, but the Tigers were able to hold on to get their first Region 8-AAA win against North Clayton on Tuesday.

Rockdale takes 2 from Apalachee

CONYERS - Both the Rockdale boys and girls basketball squads took care of business Tuesday night over visiting Apalachee by winning their games, the first sweep of the season.

Tidying up for Twilights

Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Community Calendar - 12/4/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Heritage squads fall to Clarke Central

CONYERS - The Heritage basketball teams didn't enjoy their first forays into Region 8-AAAA competition Tuesday night.

Government Meetings - 12/4/20008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

Salem girls extend winning streak

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

Christmas parade set for Friday night

PORTERDALE - A parade featuring Santa and his reindeer will usher in the annual Christmas in the Village celebration Friday beginning at 6 p.m.

Commission votes yes on revenue fix County reworks revenue bonds

COVINGTON - Tough bond market conditions have hit home for Newton County.

Dwyer wins top ACC awards; Tech headed to Chick-fil-A Bowl

Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer was named both the Atlantic Coast Conference's player of the year and its top offensive player Wednesday after a regular season in which he led the league in rushing as the featured back in Paul Johnson's spread-option offense.