News for Thursday, October 30, 2008


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Quilts for a cause

Set for scares Residents prepare for Halloween celebrations

COVINGTON - Little goblins and ghosts will be filling the streets Friday, collecting treats and maybe causing a scare or two, all part of the Halloween celebration. For those looking for a place to take the kids for a safe, fun time, there are plenty of events in Newton and Rockdale counties.

Candidates respond to state issues

COVINGTON - The following is a summary of responses given by state candidates at a forum held Oct. 23. State Senate District 17 candidates John Douglas and Rudy B. Cox participated, along with House of Representatives District 95 Republican candidate Erick Hunt. Hunt's opponent, Democrat Toney Collins, did not attend.

Porterdale to hold liquor-by-the-drink referendum

PORTERDALE - Residents will have the opportunity to decide whether private clubs will be able to sell liquor by the drink in a referendum to be held Tuesday in conjunction with the General Election.

BOE approves plans to start theme school

COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education approved a recommendation that will allow the school system to move forward with plans to start a theme school.

Tigers need win to keep hopes alive

COVINGTON - Even though Forest Park has scored only 94 points while allowing 239, Alcovy head coach Kirk Hoffmann is not letting his team take the Panthers lightly.

Stakes high as Salem nears end Final two games pivotal for Seminoles to make playoffs

CONYERS - After starting the season 0-2, Salem has found its way by winning five of the last six games.

Veterans wins third straight NewRock title

CONYERS - On Wednesday, the Veterans Middle School football squad won its third consecutive NewRock championship after topping General Ray Davis 28-12 at Evans Memorial Stadium.

Government Meetings 10/30/2008


Stars of the game Tebow, Moreno lead teams into annual rivalry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - There's a rumor going around that Florida defenders had to do 188 push-ups a day during offseason conditioning workouts, one for every yard Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno gained against the Gators last season.

Community Calendar 10/30/2008


Newton faces tough road test at Union Grove

COVINGTON - It's a simple equation for the Newton football team this week.