News for Wednesday, June 18, 2008


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Alcohol ordinance: Covington lengthens sales hours

COVINGTON - The Covington City Council approved a new alcohol ordinance Monday night, extending alcohol sales hours, regulating activities of establishments that sell alcohol and requiring permitting of certain employees.

District 2 BOE hopefuls face off on platforms

COVINGTON - The two candidates for the Newton County Board of Education District 2 seat were on hand at Monday night's forum hosted by the Newton County Voter's League at the Historic Courthouse.

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College World Series: LSU keeps hope alive with late heroics

OMAHA, Neb. - Blake Dean hit a three-run double off the left-field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning to keep LSU alive in the College World Series with a 6-5 victory over Rice on Tuesday.

Getting serious Candidates speak to variety of issues at forum

COVINGTON - Candidates for Newton County tax commissioner and District 5 for the Board of Commissioners faced questions from residents Monday night in the second round of forums sponsored by the Newton County Voter's League.

City to bid out office renovation

COVINGTON - The city council agreed Monday night to bid out a project to renovate the mayor's office at City Hall.

Falcons let go of top draft pick from '06 Once-promising Williams cut

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons released disgruntled safety Jimmy Williams on Tuesday, two years after trading up 10 spots to pick him in the second round of the NFL draft.

Patriots put stamps on subregion Boys, girls tennis teams claim 8-AAAA South championships

CONYERS - It was a banner year for Heritage's tennis teams as both the boys and girls teams captured subregion titles.

Six candidates for Newton sheriff spar, share positions

COVINGTON - The six candidates for sheriff of Newton County who will face off in the July 15 primary stated their positions and took questions from an audience on hand to hear from them at Monday night's political forum at the courthouse.

Loganville hands Conyers first two losses

CONYERS - Conyers Post 77 suffered its first setback of the season, abruptly followed by its second, as Loganville collected a doubleheader sweep of Conyers on Monday at Henson-Carr Legion Field.