News for Thursday, May 15, 2008

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Man sentenced in girlfriend's death

CONYERS - The 19-year-old charged in the death of his girlfriend after she was accidentally crushed by a front-end loader made an emotional apology to the girl's family before being sentenced last week to three years in prison.

Johnson to run for BOE District 2 seat

COVINGTON - Covington resident Eddie Johnson wants to see a change on the Newton County Board of Education.

Golf tourney raises scholarship funds for HHS athletes

CONYERS - Registration is open for golfers interested in participating in the second annual Eric Longfellow Memorial Golf Tournament at Cherokee Run Golf Club on June 7.

Extra-inning thriller Austin powers Heritage to 6-5 win in 11th

CONYERS - The Heritage baseball team won an 11-inning marathon in the opening game of its Class AAAA second-round playoff series Wednesday at Danny Blue Field.

Seminoles, Raiders split first 2 Decisive game today at East Paulding

DALLAS - Salem and East Paulding split the first two games in a best-of-three series Wednesday in the second round of the Class AAAA baseball playoffs.

Man jailed for missing TB treatment

COVINGTON - A Newton County man who tested positive for tuberculosis has been jailed after refusing to follow his medical treatment plan.

Gresham withdraws from BOE race Former candidate says he will run for commission in 2010

COVINGTON - Republican candidate Horace Don Gresham withdrew from the District 2 Board of Education race Wednesday, shortly before a hearing to determine his eligibility was scheduled to take place.

County to replace Oak Hill bridge

COVINGTON - Taking action before the Georgia Department of Transportation does, the Board of Commissioners has agreed to replace the bridge on Oak Hill Road running over Snapping Shoals Creek.

Cuttin' up

Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Duval plugging away, trying to reclaim glory

DULUTH - David Duval got started on the next tournament in his latest comeback at one of his favorite restaurants.

Eastside piling up the awards Eagles named team of year

COVINGTON - The accolades continue to be bestowed upon the Eastside wrestling team.

Glavine gets first win for Braves since 2002

PHILADELPHIA - Tom Glavine plans to keep his eyes off the scoreboard next time he takes the mound.