News for Saturday, November 15, 2008

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Schools start tray recycling on Monday

COVINGTON - Newton schools will be a little greener starting Monday.

Deputies add Tasers to arsenal Weapons offer alternative to hands-on altercations

COVINGTON - Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office just got more fire power, but it's designed to ensure safety rather than harm.

Variety of updates at town hall meeting Civic center on hold; traffic roundabout a go

COVINGTON - Officials gave an update on important projects and answered residents' questions at the city of Covington's second town hall meeting of the year, held Thursday night at Turner Lake Complex.

Eastside off to a good start

Staff photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Former BOE member Walsh dies

COVINGTON - A former Newton County Board of Education member died Thursday.

DOT to hold public meeting on Highway 212 widening

COVINGTON - The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting on the widening of Ga. Highway 212 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Elementary School, located at 6243 Ga. Highway 212.

Newton Citizen Poll - 11/15/2008

"Brian Nichols has been found guilty on all counts in the Fulton County courthouse shootings and his punishment must now be decided. There is only one punishment fit for Brian Nichols - the death penalty! He callously and in cold blood murdered four people and left one severely disabled for no reason. He forever changed the life of the deputy assigned to guarding him that fateful morning, and forever changed the lives of the families and friends of Judge Rowland Barnes, Court Reporter Julie Ann Brandeu, Deputy Hoyt Teasley and Federal Agent David Wilhelm. For the love of God people, his own mother wished he was dead! What does that tell you? Brian Nichols had no mercy for his victims on the morning of March 11, 2005. The people of Fulton County and the state of Georgia should have no mercy on him!"

Eagles run over Grizzlies Ground game key in victory

COVINGTON - Eastside's running game slowly chipped away at Creekview's defense, gaining more yards each quarter and scoring three touchdowns on the ground for a 20-6 win in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

No titles at stake for UGA, Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. - This Auburn-Georgia game figured to be a doozie, with championships and BCS bowl ambitions on the line, and maybe even a Heisman Trophy candidate or two on the field.

Government Meetings - 11/15/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

Community Calendar - 11/15/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Five Lady Patriots headline 8-AAAA All-Area volleyball

CONYERS - After winning the area title, the Heritage volleyball program is well represented on the All-Area 8-AAAA Team.

Hill's hoops job takes a back seat to football

COVINGTON - Rashad Hill was originally supposed to start this coming Friday in Eastside's basketball season opener.