News for Thursday, June 19, 2008


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Community Calendar 6/19/2008


Lady Tigers work on chemistry in workouts

COVINGTON - The Alcovy softball team is older, more experienced and doing something it took them half a season to do last year - come together as team.

Material with asbestos found at dump site

COVINGTON - Material found at an illegal dump site on Sycamore Trail has tested positive for asbestos, according to a source with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.

Pats got top talent in tennis Heritage players dominate selections for All-Region

CONYERS - The Heritage boys tennis team dominated Region 8-AAAA again this spring, claiming their second straight region championship.

Lame Tiger Woods done for season

Tiger Woods walked tenderly out of Torrey Pines with a U.S. Open trophy he was destined to win on a left leg worse than anyone imagined. A group of children called out to him and Woods looked over and waved.

17-year-old guilty in '07 gun slaying

COVINGTON - After several hours of deliberations, jury members returned a verdict of guilty on all counts late Wednesday afternoon in the murder trial of Trevarius Dexter White, 17, who shot and killed 29-year-old Kawasikis Shawnte Ricks in the Hidden Pines subdivision during a drug deal in June 2007.

Fresh from the field

Staff photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Police say robbers hit wrong house

COVINGTON - Two people were the victims of a home invasion on Colser Drive around lunchtime on Friday, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Falcons sign former Georgia RB Brown

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have signed sixth-round draft pick Thomas Brown, a running back from Georgia.

Banner 17: Celtics add to record title haul

BOSTON - When the Boston Celtics built a new practice facility, they surrounded the court with their 16 NBA championship banners and left a blank space for No. 17.

City, county approve 2009 budgets Higher sales tax revenues predicted

COVINGTON - The City Council and the Newton County Board of Commissioners approved budgets for fiscal year 2009 this week. Both governments kept their current millage rates in place.

Government Meetings 6/19/2008


County to supply school officers

COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education agreed Tuesday to enter an intergovernmental agreement with the Newton County Board of Commissioners to supply school resource officers to the schools next school year.