News for Friday, September 5, 2008

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Deputies head to La. to help with hurricane relief

COVINGTON - The plea went out from the Louisiana Sheriff's Association that help was needed following Hurricane Gustav, and four of Newton County's finest answered the call.

Election 2008: The Job of BOC Chairman

The chairman of the Newton County Board of Commissioners is elected to a four-year term and serves as an at-large representative.

Varner says voters should look at record

COVINGTON - Republican Aaron Varner is seeking his third term in office as Board of Commissioners Chairman.

Morgan says balanced growth needed

COVINGTON - It's Kathy Morgan's goal to get Newton County moving. The Democratic candidate for Board of Commissioners chairman said the county has become stagnant in terms of dealing with growth and planning for the future, and she believes she is the most qualified candidate to turn that around.

Newton Blotter 9/5/2008

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:

Faster Alcovy prepared to meet Eastside

COVINGTON - Speed could be the key to winning tonight's county-rival game between Eastside and Alcovy as they tangle on the gridiron at 7:30 at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Rockdale Blotter 9/5/2008

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO), Conyers Police Department (CPD) and (GSP) (GSP) between July 28 and Aug. 1:

Short and sweet Alcovy rolls past Dutchtown in run-ruled game

COVINGTON - The Dutchtown Lady Bulldogs were willing to throw in the towel after the umpire mistakenly run ruled the game with Alcovy leading 9-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning Thursday.

Darrell Huckaby - 'Cotton Mill Math' a primer from a different age

I was late for a speaking engagement last week at the First Methodist Church in downtown Athens. I was a bit concerned because, as you know if you have ever been in downtown Athens at noon - or any other time - parking can be a bear.

Announcements 9/5/2008

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lady Patriots cruise to 9-0 victory

CONYERS - After scoring in each of the five innings played, the Lady Patriots took care of business against the Lady Bulldogs in region action Thursday night at Earl O'Neal Park, 9-0.

New stadium, old rivals, familiar faces Salem opens Seminole Stadium against county rival Rockdale

For the second straight Friday night, Rockdale County rivals square off on the gridiron, and, once again, this week's game features several interesting subplots.

Atlanta rookie throws 6 shutout innings vs. Nats

ATLANTA - James Parr tossed six sharp innings in his major league debut and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 Thursday night.

Community Calendar 9/5/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR