News for Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Oxford plans Earth Day celebration, cleanup events

OXFORD - The next couple of weeks will be filled with beautification projects in Oxford.

Literary arrangements

Christy Ann Lassiter, a member of the Satsuki Garden Club, puts in the final rose of her group's display of "The Year of Pleasures," a book by Elizabeth Berg. Several groups in the club worked up displays in the Garden Room at the Newton County Library in honor of National Library Week, April 13-19.

Chase suspect death investigated Man dies after fleeing traffic stop

COVINGTON - A 22-year-old Covington man died Sunday following what Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown termed a "minor crash" after a short car chase. The man allegedly fled from a deputy attempting to make a traffic stop because the car did not have an appropriate tag.

New school negotiating for sewer City, WASA work on deal to provide service to area

COVINGTON - Officials with the city of Covington and the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority are working on an agreement to provide sewer to property north of Covington Municipal Airport that is being targeted by the Newton County School System for a new school.

Newborn OKs salaries for council Budget for 2009 approved

NEWBORN - Beginning next year, members of the Newborn Town Council will get compensated for their service.

Pats sit in first after 5-3 victory

CONYERS - Timely hitting by Heritage helped put the Patriots atop Region 8-AAAA with their 5-3 win over Apalachee on Tuesday.

Community Calendar - 04/15/09

April 15

Yoculan shoots for 10th NCAA title in swan song

ATHENS - Suzanne Yoculan is one of the most successful gymnastics coaches in the country, leading Georgia to nine NCAA titles. She is also one of the most controversial figures on the Bulldogs' campus.

Crumbley leads Seminoles past Bulldogs

CONYERS - It didn't matter where Salem played Tuesday night, Brandon Crumbley was bringing the heat with him.

Bill Shipp - 04/15/09 FEAR OF PHYSICIANS

The last time I visited a doctor, about a month ago, I fell off the scale in his office and broke a rib. It was 9 o'clock in the morning, and I had consumed only one cup of coffee.

Rams aiming to host state playoff game

COVINGTON - Newton's baseball team is in a position to make it to the Class AAAAA baseball playoffs this spring. After the first half of the region schedule, the Rams are in position to host a first-round series after in the state playoffs.

Kathleen Parker - 04/15/09 HOW DO YOU SAY FAUX PAS IN AUSTRIAN?

WASHINGTON - About that bow.

Darrell Huckaby - 04/15/09

Maybe it is because spring is in the air. Maybe it is because we all have cabin fever from being cooped up all winter. Whatever the cause, the effect is that history seems to happen in April - at least American history does. That's not to discount other months, of course. Pearl Harbor was attacked three weeks before Christmas and D-Day occurred on June 6 - and the Muslim terrorists - or whatever the politically correct term-of-the-day is for the human garbage that flew airplanes into the Pentagon, the World Trade Center and the Pennsylvania countryside in 2001 - chose September to carry out their dastardly deeds.

Hawks top Heat as teams rest key players

ATLANTA - Flip Murray scored 17 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks reserves past the Miami Heat scrubs 81-79 Tuesday night in a playoff preview that was more like a preseason game.