News for Thursday, May 8, 2008

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Wilson to run for BOC seat

COVINGTON - Newton County native Ann Wilson has qualified to run in the District 1 Board of Commissioners race.

Notebook: Collins gives a spectacular final effort in goal for Salem

CONYERS - In what turned out to be her final game at Salem, senior keeper Kellianne Collins was nothing short of brilliant against Marist.

City mulls changes to insurance

PORTERDALE - City Council members appear to be in agreement that city employees should pay a portion of their health insurance premium. The sticking point for the council is how much they should pay.

Last-minute letdown Lady 'Noles fall on goal with :34 left

CONYERS - The game was a scoreless tie for more than 79 minutes.

Gresham yet to see challenge

COVINGTON - The Board of Elections has received an e-mail challenging the eligibility of Board of Education District 2 candidate Horace Don Gresham, but the challenger is not a registered voter in the district, as required by law.

Braves win with help from Norton

ATLANTA - Pinch-hitter Greg Norton broke a seventh-inning tie with a bases-loaded single and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight win.

Head of the class Rotary recognizes top students

COVINGTON - Newton County celebrated the top 10 students at each high school Tuesday night with a reception in their honor.

Atlanta Gas Light looks at city system

COVINGTON - Atlanta Gas Light Company has approached the city of Covington about buying the city's gas system, Mayor Kim Carter said at Monday night's City Council meeting.

Cheek, Lady Rams struggle at AAAAA golf tournament

COVINGTON - Even though Region 2-AAAAA boys medalist Landon Cheek and the Newton girls knew what to expect at the Class AAAAA state golf tournaments at Jekyll Island, the courses still got the best of them.