News for Thursday, June 12, 2008


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Newton going global for teachers

COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved at its Tuesday work session to enter into a contract with a teaching services company that will provide the school system with educators from a variety of countries and cultures.

Accused killer in Newton jail

COVINGTON - The man accused of killing his roommate at a home in Trelawney subdivision in late April is now in the Newton County Detention Center awaiting trial.

RYSA Chaos captures state title

CONYERS - The under-14 RYSA Chaos never felt the heartache of a loss as the squad recently won a state championship at the 2008 Georgia State Recreation Cup tournament.

Historic courthouses on display

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

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Firm takes over Petty Enterprises

CONCORD, N.C. - One of NASCAR's most storied race teams gave up majority control Wednesday when a private equity firm took over Petty Enterprises.

Salem Athlete oF the Year: Zach Roddenberry Roddenberry shines as two-sport star for Salem

CONYERS - As players become more focused on one sport, the number of two-sport, and even three-sport, stars at the high school level is becoming less and less.

Discussing issues Residents grill BOC candidates at forum

COVINGTON - Residents had the chance to grill Board of Commissioners candidates on a variety of subjects, from recreation to the landfill to property taxes, at a Newton County Voter's League forum held Tuesday night at the Historic Courthouse.

Bulldogs aim to take care of business

ATHENS - In 2006, when Georgia last went to the College World Series, Ryan Peisel got on the bus leaving the campus as the Bulldogs' starting third baseman with a .310 average.

Excitement injected into U.S. Open

SAN DIEGO - The 'June Gloom' so typical of summer in San Diego gave way to sunshine on the eve of the U.S. Open, filling the blue sky with fighter jets from Miramar that until Wednesday could only be heard in the fog.

Chairman candidates voice need for change

COVINGTON - Candidates for county commission chairman laid out their platforms and fielded questions before a packed boardroom at the Newton County Historic Courthouse on Tuesday night.