News for Saturday, October 4, 2008

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New housing units proposed for Porterdale

PORTERDALE - Developer John Wayne Maddox announced plans last week for construction of apartments on a tract of land off Ga. Highway 81 just southwest of the intersection with Ga. Highway 162.

Queen for a day

Drugs found in unlikeliest of locations

COVINGTON - Lt. Philip Bradford of the Covington/Newton County Special Investigations Unit said he would like to point out to area drug dealers that it's not just the police who are keeping a close eye on what they do.

GRPA names Baker Volunteer of the Year

COVINGTON - Luther Baker has devoted his life to promoting and improving recreation in Newton County. This year, the Georgia Recreation and Park Association took notice, naming Baker 2008 Volunteer of the Year for District 6.

Three more schools meet AYP Six fail to achieve state standards

COVINGTON - After including students' summer retest scores of the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests in Adequate Yearly Progress results, the Georgia Department of Education has determined that three schools that previously did not meet state standards now have met them, but the school system as a whole still does not meet the standards.

Newton Citizen Poll 11/4/2008

The Newton Citizen Poll is a compilation of opinions submitted by readers. This week's Citizen Poll was an open line.

Loganville overcomes Heritage Turnovers cost Patriots in 26-7 loss to Red Devils

CONYERS - As the saying goes, defense wins ball games.

10-4-2008 Citizen Poll

The Rockdale Citizen Poll is a compilation of opinions submitted by readers. This week's Poll was an open line.

Turnover trouble Gladiators hold off Rockdale for 37-32 win

CONYERS - Four second-half turnovers were too much for Rockdale to overcome Friday night at Reid Memorial Stadium.

Newton tops Redan in OT

PANTHERSVILLE - The Newton football squad topped Redan 42-36 in overtime late Friday night at Panthersville Stadium.

Eagles square off with Stephens County in key 8-AAA clash

COVINGTON - Eastside is trying to do something tonight that hasn't been done by a football team since 2004 - beat Stephens County in a Region 8-AAA game.

Community Calendar 10/4/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Government Meetings 10/4/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

Alcovy falls to Dutchtown 13-10

COVINGTON - Turnovers and missed opportunities proved costly for Alcovy in its 13-10 loss to Dutchtown on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.