News for Thursday, November 6, 2008

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Election turnout lighter than expected

COVINGTON - Voter turnout in Georgia was lighter than expected and Newton County was no exception.

NCPS report high conference attendance

COVINGTON - Schools in Newton County saw an overall increase in scheduled and held conferences during its fall conference period, the Newton County School System reported during its October work session.

City OKs golf cart ordinance

COVINGTON - The City Council approved an ordinance to allow golf carts on city streets Monday night.

MATURE drops sponsorship of Win-A-Wedding contest

CONYERS - The local MATURE Project's Win-A-Wedding essay will continue under private sponsorship now that overseers of the federal grant funding the nonprofit organization ordered it to stop all affiliation with the event.

Porterdale sets election for council

PORTERDALE - The City Council passed a resolution Monday night calling for a special election to fill the unexpired term of former Post 5 Councilwoman Kay Piper, who resigned late last month.

Coming together to pray

Pastor Eric Lee of Springfield Baptist Church,organized a meeting at noon Wednesday on the Square in Downtown Covington to bring the community together following Tuesday's election.

Alcovy, Eastside girls set goals for state

COVINGTON - The Alcovy and Eastside girls cross country teams will have to reduce their times, both in the 24-minute range, if they hope to be truly competitive in their respective classes at the state meet Saturday in Carrollton.

Patriots in a must-win situation Heritage needs victory, help from Salem to make playoffs

CONYERS - Typically, special teams play a significant, yet non-glamorous, role in a football game.

It's crunch time for 5-4 Tigers Win likely means playoffs for Alcovy in third season

COVINGTON - Since the first week of the season, Alcovy coach Kirk Hoffmann has stressed that the most important game is the next one on the schedule.

Greg Maddux wins 18th Gold Glove

NEW YORK - Age is no issue for Greg Maddux when it comes to fielding his position.

He's the boss Johnson sets firm rules for Yellow Jackets

ATLANTA - This time next year, Michael Johnson could be one of the NFL's richest rookies.

Eastside cheerleaders go for state title Saturday

COVINGTON - The Eastside competition cheerleading squad will have to jump, tumble and cheer like never before if it hopes to bring home the Class AAA cheerleading title.