News for Thursday, May 29, 2008

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Kasey Kahne hopes wins give momentum

LONG POND, Pa. - Winning races used to be almost expected for Kasey Kahne.

Beckham helps win over US

WEMBLEY, England - David Beckham stepped up to the ball and singled out his target, like so many times before at Wembley. If any Americans were still were wondering, he showed what all the fuss back home was about.

Arts Association acquires new execs

CONYERS - Longtime artistic director for the Arts Association in Newton County will now be pulling double duty. He has assumed the same position with the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts. Chiapetta took on the post simultaneously with the organization's new Executive Director Malik Hardwick. Both men have hit the ground running and are full of plans to enhance and build upon the foundation of Rockdale's artistic heritage.

Police look for man accused of flashing girl

COVINGTON - The Covington Police Department is seeking a man who reportedly flashed a 15-year-old girl and her friend at the Covington Wal-Mart on Friday night.

Summer stories Libraries gear up for influx of readers

COVINGTON - This week, schools started their summer vacations, and the Newton County Library staff already is seeing a rush into its building.

To the top Murray, Williams advance to third round

PARIS - Start with this statistic on a busy, blustery day at Roland Garros: Maria Sharapova hit 17 double-faults. It bears repeating: 17.

Five more test positive for TB

COVINGTON - Five more Newton County residents have tested positive for active tuberculosis, according to a spokesman for the East Metro Health District.

Hawks hire Sund

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks, looking for new experienced front-office leadership after ending their playoff drought this season, hired Rick Sund as general manager Wednesday.

Local builders back state on insurance flap

COVINGTON - The Newton County Home Builders Association is backing the state association in its attempted takeover of Builders Insurance Group, a leading provider of worker's compensation and liability insurance for the industry.

Lewis signs with Mercer

CONYERS - Heritage standout Neicey Lewis is taking her game to the next level.