News for Saturday, April 11, 2009

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Special Investigations Unit arrests 3 in marijuana ring Newton County residents face drug charges, deportation

COVINGTON - Following an investigation that commenced the first of the year sparked by a tip from the U.S. Postal Service, the Covington-Newton County Special Investigations Unit has made three arrests involving large shipments of marijuana into Newton, Rockdale and DeKalb counties.

Wilborn seeking return to City Council

COVINGTON - After nearly four years away from the local political scene, former Covington Councilman Charles Wilborn is back.

'Unsung heroes' 911 dispatchers get their credit during Telecommunications Week

COVINGTON - While not visible when a crisis occurs, the 25 employees of the Covington-Newton County 911 Communications Center are the vital link between the public and help when it is needed.

Gresham booked, released $5,000 bond posted, court date to be set

COVINGTON - Horace Don Gresham, who was indicted by a Newton County Grand Jury for allegedly lying on documents he filed to run for a seat on the Newton County Board of Education, turned himself in to the Newton County Detention Center on Thursday.

Newton Phone Poll - 04/11/09

"City gets grant to beautify Interstate 20 exit, $50,000??? to beautify the exit? Come on. Highway 20/212/Brown Bridge is a mess and we get $50K for an exit? It will look out of place if you "dress up' one exit and not the others, even if using native plants. What is wrong with this picture? Gummint in action. What a terrible economic model. I'm sure many think the money is free. Is it really? Somebody (the taxpayers) paid the $50,000. Just because you can't directly link the payer doesn't mean it is free. This is another government ... the road to hell is paved with good intentions!"

Heritage holds off Rockdale rally for win

CONYERS - If Heritage is to overtake first-place Madison County and capture the Region 8-AAAA regular season championship, senior hurler Anthony Bazzani is sure to have a say.

Winning ways Alcovy closer to playoffs with 10-0 win over Stockbridge

COVINGTON - The Alcovy Tigers moved one step closer to making to the Class AAAA baseball playoffs with their five-inning, 10-0 run-rule win over Stockbridge on Friday.

Community Calendar - 04/11/09

April 11

Eagles fall to Franklin County 5-2

COVINGTON - The Franklin County Lions, winless in Region 8-AAA play prior to Friday night, came calling on Eastside and conquered blustery conditions and the Eagles 5-2, before the storms hit the Covington area.

Government Meetings - 04/11/09

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Perry, Campbell share lead at Masters

AUGUSTA - Kenny Perry thought he had a storybook ending to his career when he helped the Americans to a Ryder Cup victory on his native Kentucky soil and shared an emotional embrace with his father.

Hawks clinch fourth in East Atlanta tops Pacers 122-118

ATLANTA - Josh Smith scored 30 points and Joe Johnson had 24 to help the Atlanta Hawks clinch the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference with a 122-118 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.