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The Center is what's 'right with region'

COVINGTON - The Center for Community Preservation and Planning has received a Regional Excellence Award from The Civic League for Regional Atlanta.

Man allegedly uses karate move on woman

COVINGTON - Covington authorities are investigating an incident in which a man, believed to be in his early 70s, reportedly "karate chopped" a woman outside a local thrift store last week.

School system to hold job fair on Saturday

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System is holding its annual teacher job fair on Saturday for certified teachers interested in working at one of Newton County's 21 public schools.

Students present vision for downtown

COVINGTON - A three-day charrette to update the Downtown Covington Master Plan drew to a close Wednesday afternoon at a public meeting held at The Center for Community Preservation and Planning.

Off to a great start Seminoles blast Chiefs in opener

CONYERS - In conditions more suited for hockey, the Salem baseball team opened its 2008 campaign with an 18-8 victory in five innings over visiting McIntosh at a chilly Henson-Carr Legion Field on Wednesday night.

Bibby adds 24 points to Hawks win

ATLANTA - Mike Bibby had 24 points and 12 assists in his home debut for Atlanta, leading the Hawks to a 123-117 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

Darrell Huckaby - Farewell to a local hero

I recently read that there are now a million words in the English language. I used to think that I did a fair job of arranging those words into meaningful commentary, especially when the subject was the glory that was Newton County in the idyllic 1960s.

Waddell says Thrashers not 'packing it in'

ATLANTA - Don Waddell insists he didn't give up on making the playoffs when he gave up on re-signing Marian Hossa, one of the best players in the Atlanta Thrashers' young history.

Nader tilts at windmill again

They both seem to come up about every four years. We have an extra day in February and Ralph Nader announces another run for White House.

Salem tennis team optimistic in '08

CONYERS - Salem's tennis teams are hoping for bigger and brighter things in 2008.

Events 2-28-08

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SIU: Drugs were sent to business Three facing charges following investigation

COVINGTON - An investigation by the Covington/Newton County Special Investigations Unit and the Flint Circuit Drug Task Force in Henry County has led to drug distribution charges against three people.