News for Saturday, September 27, 2008


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NCFS stresses prevention during Fire Safety Month

COVINGTON - There's a good reason the Newton County Fire Service is stressing fire safety education for youngsters - it works.

Oxford College celebrates Homecoming

OXFORD - A lot of memories will be made - and recalled - this weekend in Oxford.

On the beat: Thief still not caught up with digital age

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at

City to pay for drainage system repairs

COVINGTON - The city of Covington is footing the bill for drainage improvements on Avery Street at the urging of a resident who said a new development was causing an embankment in her yard to erode.

An apple a day

Palmer Stone Elementary pre-kindergarten students in Kim McSwain's, Wanda Rice's and Kim Boardman's classes celebrated American legend Johnny Appleseed's birthday Friday with a celebration that included apple-based games and activities like bobbing for apples, the worm tunnel crawl and making apple pies.

Eastside rallies for 36-22 win

ELBERTON - It's amazing what can happen in one minute.

Gladiators top Pats 31-23 in 5 OTs

ATHENS - For the kickers of both Clarke Central and Heritage, every kick must have seemed like a 65-yarder into the wind. After more than three hours of play, Gladiator quarterback John Wilson decided he would end the game himself.

Alcovy rushes past Jonesboro 34-19

COVINGTON - Alcovy moved to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in Region 4-AAAA after capturing a 34-19 win over Jonesboro on Friday night at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Newton loses 25-7 to Stephenson in penalty-filled contest

CLARKSTON - To say Friday's meeting between Newton and Stephenson at Hallford Stadium was in reality a football game would be an overstatement.

Government Meetings 9/27/2008


Rockdale shut out by Apalachee Bulldogs denied 4-0 start

WINDER - Taking advantage of Rockdale County turnovers and playing stout defense all night long, Apalachee knocked off Region 8-AAAA's top team with a convincing 17-0 win and celebrated homecoming in grand fashion Friday night.

Community Calendar 9/27/2008


Salem wins third straight Seminoles now 3-2 after losing first two games

CONYERS - It's funny how a football team's fortunes can change in only three weeks. Just ask the Salem Seminoles.